What your skin is really trying to tell you

It becomes pretty obvious that you’re unhealthy when you’re levelled with a stroke, flattened by a stroke or even diagnosed with obesity. Such health crises will wake you up lickety-split and are guaranteed to motivate health and lifestyle changes.

Listen to your body.

Did you know our bodies give us warning signs of waning health long before we get thwacked with potentially life-threatening illnesses? Our bodies speak to us in whispers, and if we don’t listen the whispers get louder and eventually, our bodies start yelling.

Why is your body screaming at you?

If you have frequent acne breakouts, psoriasis, eczema flare-ups, or other rashes, your health may be on the fritz. Your skin is the body’s largest organ of elimination, and if it’s acting up, your body is probably trying to tell you something.

Extreme oiliness or dryness, discolouration and/or clogging are relative to what it’s like usually, but there are other subtle signs that are worth paying attention to that may require further attention.

A healthy diet = A healthy you.

Healthy skin comes from the inside out. Diets filled with processed foods often leave skin looking and feeling dull, oily, and discoloured. But nourished bodies that are fuelled with whole foods containing the recommended number of vitamins often display a much healthier appearance.

What you choose to put into your body will reflect itself on your skin. You may be diligent about fruits, veggies, and multivitamins, but your skincare routine may still missing vitamins such as these.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is found at high levels in the outer layer of the skin, its cancer-fighting properties and its role in collagen production help keep your skin healthy.

Fill up on citrus fruits, leafy greens, bell peppers, and cauliflower, all of which are full of this vital nutrient. Vitamin C has been known to fight colds and when used on the skin, vitamin C can help with collagen production. Vitamin C also helps reduce wrinkles, improve skin texture, and reduce photodamage.

Not getting enough vitamin C in your diet? Try the McNab’s effervescent energy tablets, filled with vitamin C and the energy kick you need to start your day!

Vitamin E

Like vitamin C, vitamin E is an antioxidant. Its main function is to protect the skin against sun damage. Vitamin E absorbs the harmful UV light from the sun when applied to the skin.

Use vitamin E on your skin to help reduce the appearance of scars and rough, dry skin. To get your dose of vitamin E add more nuts, olives, and spinach to your diet, these foods will also help keep your skin supple. These foods will not only help your skin stay soft but will help your hair’s lustre and strength.

Most adults need about 15 mg of vitamin E per day. If you find that you don’t have the time to prepare meals with vitamin E, you can increase your intake by taking McNab’s immune-boosting SuperGuard tablets.

For more tips on how to become the best you that you can be, be sure to check out our 100 Ways to Energy blog.