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Hi everyone,<br><br>
I just wanted a bit of advice. I've been veggie for 3 years now and my skin seems to have become very dry since then. I don't know if it's related, or hormonal or something, but I moisturise every day and it still doesn't seem to help much.<br><br><br><br>
I have also been getting a lot of blemishes - little red dots etc. I've been eating more walnuts for omega oils, but does anyone have any other advice?<br><br><br><br>
Thanks<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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Are you getting enough fat?
 

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Did you switch to a different shower gel when you went veggie? My skin has always been on the dry side, but it's not too bad if I avoid regular bar soap (kills my hands worse than doing dishes), the wrong shower gel, washing my hair too often, and so on. Are your iodine intake and thyroid ok?
 

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I was wondering about fat too. I find the typical vegan diet too low in fat for me. My skin becomes dry, dull and flaky, my scalp becomes dry and flaky and my hair loses it's lustre. I never find I have to add much, just 1/2 to 1 avacado a day, buying the full-fat soy instead of the low-fat, upping the fatty nuts is enough to bring back the rosy glow to my cheeks and the softness and lustre to my hair and skin. Not everyone does well on low fat.
 

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Thanks for the advice everyone.<br><br><br><br>
I drink quite a lot of water (about 1.5 litres a day), so that's probably enough, and I try to eat nuts every day for fat. Any other tips for getting more fat?<br><br><br><br>
I'll try and change my soap and see if that helps.<br><br><br><br>
As far as Iodine, I had not even thought about it.I have no idea what foods contain it so I don't know if I'm getting enough! I don't know what the symptoms of an underactive thyroid are either apart from being thin. Does anyone know?<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Thanks again, I really appreciate it<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
 
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