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What Your Skin Says About Your Health

Your skin is the largest organ of your body and it speaks to you everyday, staring you in the mirror. Just think about when you're menstruating and you break out along your jawline. This is your body telling you your hormones are changing and it is displaying itself on your face. Continuous outbreaks, blotchiness, dryness, among other things are all telltale signs that there may be bodily imbalances. The solution is not always complicated but it may be a result of an underlying autoimmune or health condition. If your skin is excessively dry, the solution may be to moisturize daily, especially after showering or bathing and make a conscious effort to drink more water. According to the Mayo Clinic, men should drink 15.5 cups and women 11.5 cups of water a day on average. If you feel you are hydrating effectively and drinking plenty of water, than it may be a sign of a more serious condition such as an irregulated thyroid or Sjogren's Syndrome. These and many other conditions can easily be diagnosed from a blood test per your doctor's orders.

Rosacea is a facial skin condition which can cause persistent blushing, visible veins, swollen bumps, burning sensation, irritated eyes, or an enlarged nose where the skin has thickened. If you have one or more of these conditions, it is best to see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis as rosacea is often a result of an overactive immune system; however a definitive cause is unknown. Flare ups of rosacea may be triggered by hot/spicy foods or drinks, alcohol,