Top 5 Warning Signs of Skin about Your Health

Top 5 Warning Signs of Skin about Your Health

 Warning signs of skin

Aren’t we all a little particular about our skin? Haven’t we always felt our skin should glow and considered rosy cheeks to be a sign of good health and vitality? It may be unconscious, but we know that the skin is one of the largest organs in our body and that it protects our body from virus and bacteria. It also regulates the temperature of our body and transmits messages to the brain from information that a touch conveys whether it is pain, pressure, relief, hot or cold. This makes the skin the first organ to throw up warning signs in case there is something wrong with your health.

Here Are Top 5 Warning Signs of Skin You Make a Note of

Chin, Jaw and Neck Pimples

They are the first signs your periods are either gonna come or are here already. Testosterone and other hormone levels tend to fluctuate during your monthly cycle, which make your glands produce more oil that can eventually block your stomas and lead to pimples. To get rid of these pimples here’s what you can do …

Use a good cleanser that has ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to fight acne. Apply the cleanser over your face, especially your jaw, chin and neck. However, if you suffer from a bad case of pimples or spots while menstruating, then visit your doctor or see a dermatologist to get the right treatment. Better yet make sure you eat healthy food and don’t skip meals.

Extremely Dry and Dull Skin

You can always differentiate between skin that is normally dry and skin signs of internal diseases. Your skin becomes dry in the winters due to the weather; however, if you find your skin is dry even when it is humid and hot then it could indicate a deficiency of the good omega 3 fatty acids. The fatty acids help to reduce swelling, lower the risk of cancer, heart diseases, and arthritis. These fats also help to keep the cell membranes strong and maintain cell turnover in the skin, so that it stays supple and healthy. A deficiency of these fats can slow down the skin’s natural exfoliation, which can cause further dryness and at times even dandruff. To make sure you get enough omega 3 acids here’s what you can do …

You can eat well and make sure your diet has foods like sardines, flaxseed, salmon, walnuts and soy as they are known to have plenty of fatty acids.

The Skin has a Yellow Tinge

Any issues in your liver such as gallstones, cancer or even hepatitis could make your skin yellow. Too much of bilirubin in the body could give the skin and in some cases your eyes a yellow tinge. Bilirubin the end result of a breakdown of dead blood cells in the liver. A yellow tinge to the skin in children often indicates jaundice as their body creates more bilirubin than the adults.

When this happens in adults, it is often a sign of serious issues with the liver. It could mean that you suffer from cancer of the liver or have hepatitis A, B or C. It could also mean scarring of the liver or cirrhosis due to alcohol abuse.

Untimely Aging

It makes sense to listen to your skin. A bad lifestyle can cause wrinkles, sagging skin, dark spots and dullness of skin before you are old. This could mean that the skin is unable to repair the skin damage caused as quickly as it is supposed to. The collagen and elastin in your skin help to keep it looking youthful and radiant. These proteins and fats are very vulnerable to the food you eat and your lifestyle. Bad food habits, too much stress, and smoking can harm tissues of the skin, making you look older than you really are.

Excess sugar in your diet can create issues like increasing inflammation and free radicals in the body. It also causes havoc with the cells in the body as the glucose in sugar holds onto the collagen and elastin supply in the skin, during a process called glycation. Advanced glycation can cause the protein in the skin to discolor and become weak.

Sugar glycation can happen in and out of the body which can hamper the whole defense mechanism of the body and its effects are always seen on the skin first. Eating food that is high in sugar content and low on nutrition will definitely damage your skin and make it lose its glow and softness, earlier than it should.

To make you not age prematurely here’s what you can do ...

Maintain a healthy lifestyle, eat well and make sure you include all foods that provide proteins, fats, and vitamins that your body needs to function properly. Pay attention to the warning signs of skin.

Dark Circles and Swelling

Your blood vessels tend to enlarge and leak when you suffer from severe allergies. This leak can cause the skin to become puffy and leave behind purple-blue patches under the eyes. Very few of us know that dark circles are caused due to allergies. The causes of allergies can also cause the production of the chemical histamine which often leads to swelling of the skin, itching and a runny nose. Such allergies make you rub your eyes a lot which can aggravate the issue by increasing the inflammation and further discoloring the skin around the eyes. To make you do not cause further issues due to allergies here’s what you can do …

Avoid rubbing your eyes vigorously even if you can feel your eyes are itching. Make sure you visit the doctor to find out what caused the puffiness and avoid the same in the future.

These are just the top 5 warning signs of your skin; however, it is essential that you pay attention to what your skin has to say to you, not doing so could further aggravate the underlying health issues. Catching the condition early is the best way to get treated quickly. Consult the Best Dermatologist in Hyderabad to get the right treatment.

Reviewed By:

Dr. Kaushal M. Bhavsar (MBBS, MD)

Assistant Professor in Pulmonary Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Ahmedabad