What supplements should I be taking if my skin is dry?

Whenever clients say to me that they have dry skin I always ask them the same question back – “Is your skin dry or dehydrated?” What’s the difference? Basically
  • Dry skin is lacking in oil and is a skin type – meaning that you are born with it
  • Dehydrated skin is lacking in water and is a skin condition – meaning that you are doing something to your skin or exposing it to something that is making it dry.

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So, ask yourself, have you always had dry skin or is it normally oily? Did you have acne as teenager? If yes, then usually it is a sign that you are less of a dry and more an oily skin type. However, if it’s a no, then you are most likely a dry skin type, born with slighter drier skin. Another way to tell if you are dry or dehydrated is looking back on your little skin history book (what you don’t have one?!)

Does your skin feel tight when you wake up in the morning?

Does your skin always feel dry and tight no matter what you do to it?

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If both the answers to these questions was yes, you have dry skin type, if one or more of the answers to the question was no then you have dehydrated, not dry skin. Whether your skin is dry or dehydrated you are probably experiencing similar symptoms though.

Dry, tight, flaky skin that is more prone to redness and sensitivity, this could be on your body or face.

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Why does my skin get dry?

Normally on the skin we have a coating of a thin layer of natural lipids and fatty substances. They keep in moisture and leave the skin feeling soft and supple.

Environments, health conditions, menopause, genes or harsh products can strip these lipids leaving the skin unprotected. Simply, dryness is caused by harsh environments which strips away the fatty acids and essential oils from the skin leaving it unprotected and dry. 

How do we replenish these oils? Either through products or internally with a product such as Skin Omegas from Advanced Nutrition Programme

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What supplements do I need if my skin is dry?

If you are suffering from dry skin, then I would ALWAYS suggest Skin Omegas. This powerful combination of Vitamin A and Omega 3 and 6 is packed full of hydration to be your internal moisturiser. Also, the Omega’s used are EPAX supplier regulated. Epax, Advanced Nutrition Programme fish oil supplier, is a member of a global organisation which sets the highest standards for removing environmental toxins and also sources of its omegas from sustainable sources.

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Skin Omegas – take 2 a day

  • Enhances barrier of the skin
  • Hydration
  • Smoothing
  • Anti-inflammatory and calming

Active ingredients

  • Vitamin A
  • Omega 3
  • Omega 6

Skin Omegas are also not only for dry, dehydrated skin. If you have normal to oily skin, I would still recommend Skin Omegas. They are great for all skin types and we can ALL do with more hydration. I would just drop your dosage to 1 capsule a day if you don’t have major dehydration concerns. By the same turn, if you have MAJOR dehydration concerns then I would take up to 4 capsules a day to really give your skin a boost. Also if you are suffering with eczema, psoriasis then Skin Omegas are great for this

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Wishing you happy and healthy skin, Ms. Glow X

Ms. Glow