Skin appearance may be an early sign of diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis or lack of vitamins.
That is why it is very important to study the skin's appearance as often as we can, because skin is a true thermometer of general health.
A study that included 114 menopausal women highlighted the fact that deep wrinkles on the face or neck may indicate an increased risk of bone fractures.
Explanation: Women with such wrinkles are more prone to lower oily density at the hips and spine.
Estrogen stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that both skin and bones need to maintain their density. "That's why the drop in estrogen leads to loss of skin elasticity and wrinkles," says Dr. Ronald Young.
Wrinkle deepening is a sign that the body produces too little collagen, which means that bone density is low.
If you notice thick and dark spots in the throat, your thighs on the abdomen, you should measure your blood sugar. These spots, called nigricans acanthosis, could be caused by obesity or diabetes, according to dermatologist Janet Lin.
"Stains can smell bad or itch, but most people only complain about the appearance of the skin," adds Dr. Lin.
The thyroid, the small gland at the base of the neck secretes two types of hormones: T3 and T4 and plays a role in caloric metabolism and regresses body temperature and heart rate. Also, thyroid hormones interfere with digestive activity, act on the nervous system, in the genital system and are indispensable for the health of the skin, hair and nails.
The first signs that the thyroid does not work well – hypoactive or overactive – tend to appear primarily on the skin on the arms and fingers as an eruption. However, legs, scalp and throat may also be affected. Hypothyroidism could lead to hair loss and drying and dehumidification of the skin.
Lack of Omega 3 fatty acids
Omega 3 is part of a group of nutrients called lipids. These fats are essential in a balanced diet. They help the body produce cells and ensure good functioning of the nervous system. Lipids are also the most important energy sources of the body and are divided into three groups: saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated.
Drying, skin exfoliation or dandruff are the signals our skin transmits when it needs omega3.
Natural Omega 3 sources:
– Fatty fish: herring, salmon, mackerel, sardines, tuna;
– Vegetable sources: flax seed, hemp seed oil, nuts, beans, canola oil, soybean oil, spinach.