Our skin is the largest organ in our body and is our primary defence against the outside elements. The skin is not only a physical barrier to the environmental factors outside, but a signalling device of what is going on inside. Our skin helps communicate our health and feelings inside. After all, who has not blushed or felt flushed before? What is your skin letting you know? Do you know what signs and symptoms to be on the lookout for? In this blog post, we will cover what your skin is telling you and how to better take care of it.
Did you know that some experts consider the psychological pain associated with skin issues to be more painful than physical ailments? This is one of the reasons you need to learn about what your skin is trying to tell you. If you know the problem, you are halfway towards a solution.
What do pimples on your skin mean?
Pimples and acne are one of the most common skincare concerns. Did you know that acne can be a map to tell you about health issues? Every pimple on your face can be a signal that you are missing something from your diet, or that something is happening with your hormones. A general rule of thumb is that extra water for hydration and whole foods for nutrition can significantly improve overall skin texture.
The skin issue of Skin Tags
Skin Tags are small protrusions that often show themselves on the neck, eyelids, near the armpits or around the groin. They may be connected to your blood sugar level and hormonal imbalances. If you are suffering from high blood sugar levels, they may drive an epidermal growth factor. This factor controls how quickly some areas of the skin grow. As a result, certain areas of skin can grow too fast and produce these skin tags. To help in both these cases, being mindful of your diet can be a game changer. So, aim to eat whole foods. In addition, avoid dairy and processed food. This can significantly reduce your skin tag number and size. If your skin tags do not go away, then you are still doing something good for your body.
Eczema is an itchy and uncomfortable rash that may show up on the face, hands, knees, elbows, behind your ears, or on your feet. Unfortunately, the main culprits of eczema are food sensitivities or a microbial imbalance. These issues can trigger gut level irritations that bring up an immune response. Dealing with your gut can be a complicated process, so doctors frequently recommend an elimination diet. In addition, you can always use a topical eczema specific cream.
Rough, flaky, or dry skin, is potentially one of the most common skin issues. Especially since we are coming into winter. While we primarily link skin to an overall dehydration problem. Whether that be topical or internal, there can be several other factors causing it. Nutrient deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, or circulatory disorders are just some of these problems. Diet is a large contributing factor and experts suggest ensuring you have enough healthy fats in your diet. These will help your skin retain moisture and improve texture. For now, try some dry skin cream.
Let us know if you found this post useful. We would love to provide you with all the information to help you achieve glowing skin. Potentially in the future we can get into more detail about each of these skin issues independently.