In this fast-paced world it’s very common to be trying to juggle multiple things at once. Work, school, household chores and social activities leave us with little to no time to take care of our skin. Skin acts as a window to our body. It’s health deteriorates according to the lifestyle that we maintain. It’s crucial to pay attention to these signs that our skin and body give as we need to take charge of our skin’s health along with our overall health before it is too late.
5 Warning Signs listed below-
- Super dry skin
Dry skin is faced by majority of people during winters. However, if you follow a low-fat diet, dry skin and itchy flaky spot can indicate fatty-acid deficiency. Apart from compulsory usage of heavy moisturizers which suits your skin type, it is encouraged to include avocados, walnuts, olives in your daily menu which constitute as healthy fats that are good for your health.
- Frequent breakouts and acne
Acne and breakouts can be caused due to hormonal imbalance or a genetic condition, worsening of acne points at stress as a fairly huge indicator of the same. Consumption of sugar and starch in daily food leads to high blood pressure levels which encourages inflammation. Cutting down on sugar and maintaining a healthy diet along with getting some calming mental exercise or yoga can significantly improve skin’s health.
- Dark circles under your eyes
The most common indicator of dark circles is sleep deprivation. Apart from this, dark circles can also be caused by hormonal imbalance or genes. The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults to get at least 7 hours of sleep to thoroughly rejuvenate themselves. During deep sleep, body repairs and regenerates skin muscles, brain cells, creates collagen, and purifies blood. Without collagen, skin starts showing premature signs of aging.
- Rough and peeling complexion
Dry skin is normal but if you come across parched and peeling skin, you may be using wrong beauty products. Over-exfoliation may lead to rough and peeling skin. Scrubs and cleansers used for exfoliation contains acids. These acids must be used carefully with a mild formulation to avoid rough skin. Do not mix salicylic acid with AHAs and retinol. Ask for advice before using products with active ingredients.
- Dull skin
Most common activities that lead to dull skin include drinking less water, smoking, drinking alcohol, low to no application of moisturizer, build up of dead skin cells due to no exfoliation. Maintain a consistent routine to monitor your overall health by consuming nutritious water-based food, drinking minimum 6-8 glasses of water, quit smoking as it results in premature aging.
Lastly, our advice would be to ensure using quality skincare products which promote clean beauty, sustainability and products that keep the overall PH levels of your skin in check.