If you suffer from dry itchy skin or dry skin rashes it is nice to know that you can find relief by taking certain vitamins for dry skin. One vitamin for dry skin that is often overlooked is omega 3 fatty acids " as most people know it by fish oils.
Fish oils (also known as omega 3 fatty acids) can also reduce inflammation of the skin and regulate oils so this makes it very effective for not only dry patchy skin, but for skin conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Most folks don't realize the important connection between fish oil and a hormone called prostaglandins. Good prostaglandins are important for health young skin.
Prostaglandins are a hormone that helps regulate cell function within the body. Prostaglandins also help balance a hormone called androgen which can cause excess oil production, acne, blackheads and clogged pores.
In order to get these good prostaglandins you must either fish or take fish oil vitamins. And the problem is .. most of us never get enough fish oil or omega 3 fatty acids in our diet.
You find get omega 3 fatty acids from oily cold water fish like salmon or tuna. The problem is eating too much fish in not recommended due to polluted waters. It's a shame isn't it? As a health advisor for many years, I've been recommending and using a purified, molecularly distilled fish oil supplement that is guaranteed to be free from mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium and PCBs
Other vitamins for dry include vitamin A which acts as a potent free radical scavenger and quenches free radicals. This helps keep the skin young and helps to slow wrinkle formation. Deficiency of vitamin A include: early or excessive wrinkles, dry scalp and hair, dry itchy skin or dry skin rashes, and dry eyes. Good food sources are egg yolks, carrots, milk and yellow and green leafy vegetables.
Vitamin E is also a very important vitamin for dry skin and skin cell renewal. Like vitamin A it helps keep skin hydrated and is an important anti-oxidant. Good sources include: nuts, vegetables, spinach, beef, sunflower and other seeds.