Although drying skin is a part of the natural aging process, some may find that weight loss dieting can also cause dry skin. Some possible causes of dry skin while losing weight are a dehydration, a decrease in vitamins, or the most common cause: a drop in the metabolic rate.
Tips to help battle dry skin while dieting:
1. Take vitamin and mineral supplements daily with a focus on Vitamin A, Calcium, Iron and Omega-3 fatty acids
2. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
3. Stimulate your thyroid gland with iodine, or foods high in iodine such as spinach and kelp.
4. Bath in warm water instead of hot water.
-MD Diet Staff