What Your Skin Is Telling You

Monday, 15 Nov 2010 03:09 PM

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According to many experts, skin conditions such as wrinkles, acne, and eczema reveal a number of things apart from age. The skin exhibits preliminary signs for a number of diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Skin that suffers from an outbreak of spots, as well as dryness and roughness, is very common among women who suffer from skin diseases such as “sick skin,” which is caused by over-use of cosmetics, an unhealthy diet, and a hectic lifestyle.
 
Stress levels are also likely to show on skin, first. Stress and excessive hormonal imbalance are known to induce acne and pigmentation in a majority of people. Stress can also lead to premature aging as well as skin diseases such as psoriasis. Skin is most likely to wrinkle when it is less oxygenated and when excessive toxins are produced in the body. Good skin care routines and a balanced diet with plenty of vitamins and nutrients are essential for people who suffer from dull skin, pigmentation, and other skin conditions.
 
For example, lack of zinc is associated with a number of skin conditions such as acne and eczema. Lack of vitamins and minerals that are found in fruits may also trigger acne. Skin inflammation may also be caused by the lack of essential fatty acid derived from oils and seeds.  Allergy and skin inflammation are often caused by dairy products and other wheat based products. A diet that is high in iodine is one of the main causes of acne.
 
Herbal supplements such as gingko biloba are used to obtain a glowing skin that is clear and beautiful. These herbal supplements increase blood circulation to the face and other part of the body, helping the skin look radiant. Other supplements such as St. John’s Wort may make the skin prone to sun damage. Finding an herbal supplement that is best suited to your skin is probably the most important of all skin care tips.
 
Other skin care tips include the following: Avoid the use of harsh detergents and soaps as they may cause an allergy or rash. Using harmful soaps, shampoos, and washing powders may also cause skin inflammation and allergic reactions. These soaps may dry the skin by removing the natural oil that is present for protective purposes. Using harsh chemicals such as cleansers may also lower the pH of the skin and make it dry.
 
Another important cause of the “sick skin” syndrome is the lack of exercise, which reduces the blood supply to the skin. Lack of exercise may also reduce toxin removal from the body, which makes the skin duller. This also results in wrinkles and other skin conditions such as inflammation and acne.
 
Skin care tips that will guarantee clear and healthy skin: take adequate vitamin supplements, use milder skin care products, and follow a regular exercise routine. In a nutshell, listen to what your skin is telling you and watch it glow!

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