I’ve been told to eat vitamin E capsules for my hair and skin. I took Nature’s Bounty for months but it didn’t seem to make a difference. Which capsules would you recommend?

There are many good brands available in market for skin, hair and nails. You can try any or the following capsules: Perfectil Plus, tablet Maxideen, or Novophane capsules.

My lips keep getting really dry, so dry the skin peels off but the rest of my face is fine. Is this normal? How can I fix this?

Following are some tips to tackle dry lips:

1. Keep yourself well hydrated, drink lots of water and increase your fluid intake.

2. Refrain from licking your lips if you have a habit of doing so.

3. Moisturise with a good lip balm frequently and use good quality lipsticks.

4. Wear a sunblock on your lips too. It's available in some over the counter chapstick brands.

5. Take a good diet with adequate vitamins.

I’ve been using organic coconut oil on my face lately. I heard it’s good for the skin. But I’m not using it excessively as I also heard that oil can clog my pores. Is it okay to use coconut oil on my face? If yes, is it fine to use it once before going to bed?

It's not recommended to use coconut oil on face as it may clog the pores and give you breakouts too. Since coconut oil is comedogenic, it may contribute to acne breakouts in some people. If you have an oily skin, coconut oil might cause blackheads, pimples, or whiteheads to form on your face if left on overnight. It can also act as a breeding ground for bacteria and fungus. On the contrary, if you have a dry skin, coconut oil may help to keep it hydrated and plump. Some studies suggest it may have collagen inducing properties as well.

I’ve been noticing dry patches all over my legs lately that are super itchy. I’ve been moisturising very thoroughly but nothing seems to work. Please help!

Dry skin leads to itching and once you start to itch you become trapped into an itch scratch cycle.To avoid such a thing from happening please incorporate following points in your skin care regime.

1. Avoid taking shower in very hot water as it tends to dissolve and strip off your natural skin oils, hence making it dry.

2. Use moisturising soaps with high glycerin contents as glycerin is a great humectant.

3. Moisturise when your skin is damp and hydrated especially after showers because that's the perfect time to lock water and moisture in your skin.

What people normally do is that they wait for their skin to get dry before moisturising it. That's why their moisturisers don't work well. You can add a few drops of glycerin to your lotions and apply. Glycerin will keep your skin hydrated. Try to use Physiogel Lipid Balm at night for a deeper moisturising effect.