How Your Skin is A Reflection of Your Health

The state of your skin can yield several clues about what’s going on inside your body. This is especially useful, as your skin could indicate any underlying condition that could be serious. Here are a couple of things your skin might be saying about your body.

Drooping skin
Lightly pinch your skin and let go, checking if the skin immediately snaps back to its original position. If not, then you are very likely dehydrated. Skin cells are often sensitive to the amount of water in the body. If you’ve been drinking enough water, your skin retains an elastic, supple quality, and when stretched should bounce back without hesitation. If your skin is drooping and you have dry mouth and fatigue, increase your intake of water to keep yourself well-hydrated.

Appearance of acne
Acne is more common in adolescents than adults but that doesn’t make us impervious to them. If your face suddenly breaks out and pimples start popping up, it might signify a hormonal fluctuation, though it can also be a sign of other medical conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome. Aside from acne, polycystic ovarian syndrome is accompanied by a sudden increase in weight, a surge in facial hair, as well as inconsistent menstrual periods.

To help control acne the Moroccan Argan oil would be handy. The oil is packed with essential fatty acids which would help control over production of sebum which is usually a result of hormonal imbalance. Sebum acts as nourishment for the acne-causing bacterium that naturally resides in the skin. The more sebum there is the more the bacteria will thrive. The oil also is packed with nutrients having anti-inflammatory properties therefore preventing acne from getting further inflamed. Its high content of Vitamin E will also help prevent scarring. On the other hand, if you think you might have polycystic ovarian syndrome, check with your doctor for recommended treatment.

Canker sores
Those sores in or around the skin of your mouth could be caused by a lack of vitamins and minerals in your diet. This is especially true of zinc. To confirm a zinc or mineral deficiency, consult a doctor to get an official diagnosis. Fortunately, a zinc deficiency is easily treated. Simply increase your intake of food rich in zinc, such as red meat, beans, and nuts. For severe deficiencies, a doctor may prescribe a zinc supplement.

Puffy eyes and dark circles
The skin under your eyes is really thin, and not much fat is deposited there. As a result, the blood vessels underneath are visible under skin during times of increased blood flow. When you consume a lot of sodium, the body retains water and increases the blood volume, causing blood vessels to fill up more. Apply cucumber slices or Argan oil to relieve the swelling.

Too much perspiration
Sweating is normal, but too much of it can be assign of hyperthyroidism, when your thyroid gland goes into overdrive and speeds up your metabolism. This causes you to heat up and perspire more. If it’s not just the lack of air conditioning, see a doctor who could confirm hyperthyroidism for you.

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