Our skin is our body’s largest organ, and if it changes, either gradually or rapidly, we must take notice. Below are a few things you may mistake for a sign of aging that may be a sign of something else.
Super Dry Skin
If your skin is dry, flaky, or you are experiencing rashes, eczema, or psoriasis, it may be a sign of severe internal dehydration. This goes beyond proper hydration, which is part of the equation, but also to increasing skin-healthy Omega-fatty acids in your diet. Start with a daily supplement and eating more Omega-rich foods, like salmon, avocados, and walnuts.
If your acne is concentrated to one area, it may be a sign of something specific:
Jawline Cystic Acne—is often a sign of a severe hormonal imbalance or lymphatic problems. Do a lymphatic cleanse and talk to your doctor about regulating your hormones.
Forehead Acne—black and whiteheads on your forehead is often a sign of severe stress. Take measures to reduce your production of unhealthy stress hormone cortisol, and your acne is likely to clear up.
Acne and Inflammation Around Your Mouth—if you have inflammation and whiteheads around your mouth, it is likely a sign your digestion is out of balance. This could be a sign of a food allergy, internal candida, acid reflux, or poor fiber intake. Start with a daily probiotic and a clean, high-fiber diet. If you see no improvement, remove dairy and gluten for at least 2 weeks and see if that improves your breakout.
Yellowing Skin Or Eyes
If your eyes or skin is yellow, you may have jaundice. Seek immediate medical treatment, and minimize alcohol and processed sugars from your diet.
These are just a handful of things your skin may try to tell you, but notice any change as a sign that something is internally off balance and trying to get your attention with an external red flag.