What Your Skin Can Tell You About Your Health

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Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and it also has a number of essential functions. Your skin acts as the first line of defense for your immune system, and it also plays a pivotal role in helping you maintain an ideal body temperature. We can also tell a lot about a person’s health by taking a closer look at their skin. In today’s blog, we explore some of the things you can learn about a person’s health from their skin, and we explain how the team at Hypercharge can help improve your skin health.

What Your Skin Says About Your Health

Your skin can give a doctor a sneak peak into what might be happening under the surface. Some of the things your doctor may be able to infer by looking at the hue, texture or firmness of your skin include:

  • Hydration Levels – Dry, flaky skin is one of the telltale signs of chronic dehydration. When you’re adequately hydrated, your skin appears moist and healthy, but if you’re not giving your body enough water, your skin can get patchy and dry.
  • Vitamin Intake – Sometimes the skin is the first indicator that the individual is not getting enough of a certain vitamin in their diet. For example, itchy, inflamed or hyperpigmented skin can sometimes suggest that the individual is dealing with a Vitamin B deficiency.
  • Underlying Health Conditions – Some health conditions like diabetes, liver problems or kidney disorders can lead to changes in the appearance of our skin. Dry, red or itchy skin can sometimes be a side effect of diabetes, while yellowing, bruising or bloating can suggest that you are dealing with a liver or kidney issue.
  • Sun Damage – Excessive exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays is also oftentimes evident on your skin. Wrinkles, sunburn, scaly skin or the formation of dark spots or moles can suggest that your skin requires care after being exposed to ultraviolet rays.
  • Stress-Related Conditions – Finally, the color of our skin can sometimes change as a result of exposure to external factors. For example, a condition like psoriasis or rosacea can sometimes lead to reddening of the skin when the individual is exposed to mental, physical or emotional stress.

Improving The Health Of Your Skin

If you want your skin to take on a healthier appearance, you don’t need to completely overhaul your daily routine, you just need to make a few simple adjustments to your normal life. Some simple things you can do to greatly improve the health of your skin include:

  • Drinking plenty of water throughout the day
  • Eating a range of healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, lean proteins and whole grains
  • Getting your annual physical
  • Protecting your skin with sunscreen when you’ll be outside for an extended period
  • Cutting back on unhealthy options like smoking and alcohol consumption
  • Finding healthy outlets for stress alleviation
  • Getting regular exercise

One final way to enhance the health of your skin is by connecting with the team at HyperCharge Clinic. We have a number of rejuvenation techniques that we offer that can greatly improve the health of your skin from the inside out. For example, therapy techniques like red light therapy and whole body photobiomodulation work to energize our body at the cellular level. When our cells are more energized, they can better perform essential functions, including the processes that aid in skin development and health. Healthy cells make for healthy skin, and we can help restore balance to your cells so that your skin can take on a firmer and moisturized appearance.

Whether you want to overcome dry skin or achieve a more youthful appearance, let the team at HyperCharge Clinic be your guide when it comes to skin care. For more information, or for help with another wellness issue, reach out to the team at HyperCharge Clinic today at (612) 440-0513.

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