Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Less common reasons for dry skin are vitamin and mineral deficiencies. These can arise because of:
- Rapidly losing a lot of weight
- Active cancer, especially if you're undergoing chemotherapy or radiation
- Malabsorption syndromes such as celiac disease and chronic diarrhea
- Gastric bypass surgery
- Poor nutrition
Do you think you might have a vitamin or mineral deficiency?