I have seen many patients, who keeps on
applying lotion and cream for their dry skin. They
don’t even bother to consult their doctor. There are
many reasons for your dry skin. But one of the reasons
could be your deficiency of certain vitamins.
Vitamin D is known for its effects on bone health along
with calcium and magnesium. But along with this known function,
Vitamin D- also helps your skin to maintain its healthy
state and to heal as it plays an important role in
the cellular proliferation and differentiation of your
skin cells. Thus, it is an important therapeutic option
for your skin problems. Vitamin D also helps to built
your immunity. Strong immunity is important for your
Natural source of vitamin D is
- Sun light
Daily exposure to sun for 20-30 minutes, between 9—1 pm
is sufficient for your daily need of Vitamin D.
Vitamin B group
Vitamin B group are essential for cell growth, development and
overall functioning. Thus, it is very important for your skin health as
our skin is constantly regenerating. Deficiency of vitamin B group
may lead to skin dryness & increase your skin inflammation. However,
B- group vitamins are water soluble, means they are not stored in your body. Thus,
you need to include it in your daily diet.
Good natural vegetarian sources of B- group vitamins are:
- Green leafy veggies
Remember, in addition to these vitamins, drinking adequate
amount of water is also important for your skin health.
That’s all for today.
See you next Tuesday with another Tuesday tip.
Till then…… Take care….
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life….
Dr. Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician