Your Skin Is Trying To Tell You Something

February 24th, 2011 | Nutrition and Health

Okay. So here’s the deal. Take care of your body and your body will take care of you. Don’t, and it may lash back at you. THE END.

Oh, wait. There is more. Sorry. Exercise. Drink plenty of water. Get enough rest. And above all, you have to eat right. I know you know this. I know you’ve heard this a thousand times. But are you doing it all? A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports just 14.6 percent of Americans are eating well and exercising regularly. Eating right can be the make or break point for your overall health. An improper diet won’t just translate to weight gain, either. Your immune system could weaken, you could develop Type II Diabetes, you’ll lose energy and your skin health could be drastically affected.

Your skin is like a message board. It’s a huge indicator of what’s wrong in your body. Many rashes, blisters and discolorations are a result of internal issues that manifest through the skin. Most people only think about skin issues after they occur, rather than trying to prevent them. The truth is that many skin issues can be avoided with a proper diet.

Poor nutrition means you’re not getting all the essential nutrients your body needs to stay healthy; and your body warns you about this in a variety of ways, especially through the condition of your skin.

Here are just a few very basic examples:

  • Brittle, yellow nails, pale skin and painful cracked lines around the mouth can all be signs of a lack of iron, the most common mineral deficiency in the world according to the World Health Organization.
  • Acne, which can be a result of countless imbalances within in your body, and thickening and hardening of the skin, could mean a vitamin A deficiency.
  • Impaired wound healing and easy bruising can likely be due to a lack of vitamin C.
  • Eczema, acne and dry skin can be attributed to a lack of vital fatty acids, omega-6 and omega-3, in your diet.
  • Psoriasis, as well as many health issues in general, can be a result of increased feelings of stress.

Your skin is very strong. After all, it’s there to protect your body from the outside world. But skin is a very sensitive organ when it comes to overall health. Check out one of my recent blog posts for different foods that are rich in vital nutrients for happier, healthier skin! And remember to keep exercising, drink plenty of water and get lots of rest to ensure those healthy eating habits are doing everything they can for you!

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6 responses to “Your Skin Is Trying To Tell You Something”

  1. Carin G.


    Just received my order or “TERRASIL MAX” today. I like the scent of this ointment. I have shingles on the back of my leg calves,just above the ankles. It’s quite painful, VERY much inflamed, blisters and it drains. My doctor thinks that I don’t know what I have and hasn’t issued me a note to stay at home. I have heard shingles can be contagouse. Is that true. I am on my feet all day. I work in retail for a large grocery chain. I have allowed the skin to air dry, I would clean twice a day the wound areas on a daily basis. My doctor on the other hand thinks I’m just making up excuses to be off from work.
    I purchased the 44mg size of “TERRASIL MAX” and I am praying that this product really does do the job others have said it does. I’m hoping for the draining to stop as well as the pain to go away. The pain is more severe after standing all day, and gettin those shocking nerve pain does not make life any comfortable. I hope I won’t be disappointed with “TERRASIL.”
    Carin G.
    Pleasanton, CA. USA

  2. Gay Virock


    The first step to curing acne is knowing what type of acne you have. This information gives you precious insight to what may have actually triggered the acne outset. Once you know your acne trigger, you are one step closer to removing the acne activator and living acne free.

  3. Kelly Willmschen


    Most acne medications only mask the symptoms of acne and do nothing to stop the real cause of acne. This is why people buy acne products month after month (year after year). And every time they stop using the product, acne would come back again and again.

  4. Treasa Saltus


    The old adage, “you are what you eat” cannot be truer than when it comes to common causes of acne. Often individuals who do not consume a healthy diet or whose diet lacks the proper amount of critical vitamins and minerals find that their acne is worse or flares up after bad food. Your body must be healthy before your skin can improve so strive to eat a well balanced diet. If you are experiencing acne problems,look first at the nutrition value of your current diet.

  5. Graham Cabibbo


    Sleep deprivation can also affect the entire next day in the form of difficulty concentrating and headaches.

  6. […] For examples of how your internal health impacts your skin, read this. […]

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