Here’s a bloggertip from Samm of Organic Parade on how to prevent dry and rough skin:
The two main causes of dry and rough skin is deficiency in essential fatty acids and lack of vitamin A. If you only use olive oil and do not eat nuts and seeds, then chances are you’re not getting enough essential fats. So, it’s time to take a trip to your local healthstore and buy a bottle of flax seed oil. Take 1 tbsp a day with your cereal, salad, soup, etc. Or you can simply take it straight from the spoon. You’ll definitely see the difference in a week.
A simple test to check if you’re deficient in vitamin A is to arch your fingers and take a good look at the underlying color on the palm side of your fingers. They should have a yellowish hue. If it’s all white/grey there, BINGO! You’re Not getting enough vitamin A. Go eat an organic carrot everyday. Why choose organic carrot? Simply because organic carrots have twice the amount of vitamin A compared to non-organic ones.
Do another palm test after a couple of weeks. You should be able to see the slight yellow underlying skin color again.