What does your skin say about your health?
Sometimes it's easy to forget that your skin is actually an organ, and it doesn't just respond to external influences. It can also tell you what else is going on inside your body. Here are just three signals that your skin could be sending you:
You're stressed out
Are you constantly breaking out? If so, it's likely a sign that you're seriously stressed out. Marina Peredo, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital, explained to Prevention Magazine that your body releases cortisol when it experiences stress or anxiety, which can cause acne.
To clear your skin, try reducing stressors in your life and engaging in relaxing activities. If your zits persist, you may also consider the Omnilux Acne Treatment here at Skin & Cosmetic Solutions, which uses certain wavelengths of light to target and destroy acne-causing bacteria.
You have an omega-3 deficiency
If your skin is dry and moisturizers just aren't doing the trick, the problem could be a little deeper than your skin. In fact, your diet could be to blame. An omega-3 deficiency often causes dryness, as Francesca Fusco, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, told Oprah Magazine.
"[Omega-3s] play a vital role in … strengthening cell membranes and regulating cell turnover, which ensures skin stays hydrated and radiant," Fusco said.
Boost omega-3s in your diet by adding foods like salmon, walnuts, flax seeds or soybeans.
You've had too much sun exposure
Wrinkles and spot are a natural part of aging, but they can also indicate sun damage. The best way to avoid them is by protecting your skin. However, if you're already seeing the signs, you can decrease the evidence today.
A simple BOTOX treatment can temporarily reduce lines on your forehead or around your brow, as well as on other areas on your face and neck. An injectable filler like Juvederm can also help your skin feel smoother.