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7 Vitamins and Nutrients For Dry Skin

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If you suffer from dry, itchy skin, you are not alone. There are many potential causes of dry skin, including allergies, the weather, not being hydrated enough, and more. Luckily, you can counteract dry skin with a few practical measures.

Keep reading to find out how vitamins can help you treat dry skin.

Vitamin D is an excellent option for dry skin

Vitamin D, a vitamin that can dissolve into fat, is an essential part of keeping you healthy – including your skin. This vitamin plays a huge part in protecting your skin and skin cell growth in addition to managing the skin’s immune system.

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Vitamin C is your skin’s best friend

As an antioxidant, Vitamin C packs a punch in protecting your skin and making collagen, which is a crucial part of your skin health. Research shows that the skin has very high levels of Vitamin C, so low levels may contribute to dryness and itchiness.1

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Vitamin E – A natural reliever

Vitamin E can be used to relieve the dryness and itchiness that your skin may have. Vitamin E is another antioxidant that protects your skin so that it doesn’t get further damaged.

Collagen – The skin’s essential protein

Collagen makes up for around 30% of your body’s protein and is essential for the health and structure of your skin, joints, muscles, and hair. As you get older, you create less and less collagen, but supplements and diet changes can help make up for low levels.

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Fish oil – Another great source for skin care

Fish oil has been known for its benefits to skin health and can help your skin stay hydrated. Fish oil reduces skin inflammation and protects the skin against the sun.

Zinc has anti-inflammatory benefits

You may find that many lotions and creams have zinc in them.

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This is because zinc has anti-inflammatory benefits that help prevent skin dryness and itchiness.

Probiotics are good for your skin

You may be surprised to learn that your gut and skin health go hand and hand. Probiotics – beneficial bacteria that live in your digestive system – are good for your skin because they may help reduce oxidative stress, improve the skin’s moisture barrier, and help regulate the skin’s pH balance.

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What are the risk factors for dry skin?

Anyone can have dry skin. However, you may be prone to having dry skin if you:

  • Have a job that frequently requires your hands to be in the water
  • Have certain conditions
  • Live in a cold or windy environment
  • Use your hands to work with certain material
  • Often swim in chlorinated pools
  • Are at over the age of 40

There are several different symptoms of dry skin. Some of these symptoms may include:

  • Itchiness
  • Feeling skin pain
  • Cracks in the skin
  • Wrinkled or having rough, loose texture
  • Raw skin
  • Flakes
  • Skin inflections
  • Skin that peels

Consider IV therapy for dry skin

You may be asking yourself what the most effective treatment is for dry skin. It turns out that IV therapy is not only the most beneficial but also the fastest method to get what your body needs.

IV therapy involves receiving vitamins and hydrating fluids via a catheter directly into your bloodstream. This process only takes up to roughly an hour long. Because IVs bypass your digestive system, you can enjoy the full effects of the ingredients quickly.

Overall, it can be frustrating to have dry skin. The good news is that there are many ways to treat this condition. Consider IV therapy if you’re looking for a fast way to restore your skin’s hydration and relieve itchiness and redness.

In-Home IV Treatments With Drip Hydration

Drip Hydration offers mobile IV treatments in the comfort of your home. Once you book your appointment, a certified nurse will come to your desired location and administer the treatment, which usually takes less than an hour. During this time, you can do anything you’d like, such as relax under a warm blanket or watch TV. Drip Hydration will also go to hotels, worksites, or other locations upon request.

You can either browse our treatment options and decide which is best for you or speak to a representative who can help you choose what you need based on your health goals. To schedule your appointment or learn more, contact us today!


[1] Pullar JM. - The Roles of Vitamin C in Skin Health.;