Your skin is your largest organ and can carry clues about your health!
It protects you against invasive bacteria, regulates body temperature and picks up information from the stimulation of touch, pressure, pain, heat and cold.
So, it’s really no surprise then, that when there’s something wrong with you on the inside, your skin sends the first warning flare.
But how can this help you?
Well you may be interested to know that certain areas of your skin reflect the function and health of certain parts of your body.
It’s been said that our cheeks reflect the condition of our lungs and those with sunken or hollow cheeks are said to have weaker lungs and trouble with digestive organs, while those with a natural rosy glow are in healthy function.
If you have swollen under eyes, this can be a reflection of a problem with your kidneys and possibly a retention of fluid from eating too much salty or fatty foods.
There are also some red flags to keep an eye out for!
1. Chapped lips.
Lips are a reflection of the health and hydration of the entire body. Less water in the body means less moisture for the skin and our lips are extra sensitive to drought.
Other signs of dehydration include headaches.
So be sure to drink eight 8 glasses of water a day with additional servings of food; such as nuts, avocados, anchovies and sardines, which help maintain healthy cell membranes and hold in moisture.
2. Cracks in the corners of the mouth.
This can reflect a B Vitamin deficiency and this can especially be the case with diets that include substantial amounts of refined and processed foods.
This skin rash can be sign that your body is trying to slough out toxins from foods which don’t agree with you.
But do remember, these are only signs that MAY occur.
So, eat healthy and take notice of anything your skin may be trying to tell you!