Why Your Diet May Be Linked To Dry Skin

If you are taking supplements like eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), vitamin E and beta-carotene for dry skin—here are some simple dietary suggestions to improve your skin’s moisture:

  • Reduce your fat intake by about 25 percent
  • Eat fish three times a week
  • Limit red meat to no more than twice weekly

If you plant to eat out, choose blue-skinned, cold-water fish like mackerel, sardines, horse mackerel, yellowtail or Spanish mackerel. And try to use “seed and nut” oils for salads and cooking.  This includes flax, sesame, linseed, soy, olive and canola oils.