Your skin, hair and nails, can reveal a lot about your health! In fact, they share the same nutritional requirements for health and they react to deficiency in similar ways. Below are some of the key signs from your skin, hair and nails that you could be under too much stress or that you may have a nutrient deficiency.
Signs You Are Too Stressed
Breaking out in spots?
When a person becomes stressed, the level of the body’s stress hormone (cortisol) rises. This in turn causes an increase in oil production, which can lead to oily skin, acne and other related skin problems.
There are many reasons why men and women lose their hair, but it is thought that one of the primary causes is stress. When someone is under stress, hair can go into the telogen (fall-out) phase.
Nails are not immune to showing outward signs of stress. Some people develop the nervous habit of biting their nails or picking at them when they feel stressed. In addition, physical or emotional stress, can cause white horizontal lines to appear across the nails. Brittle, peeling nails also are a common side effect of stress.
Signs You Could Be Nutrient Deficient
Could You be Deficient in Vitamin A?
Vitamin A is involved in immune function, skin health, vision, reproduction and cellular communication. Dry skin and hair, red or white acne-like bumps (on cheeks, arms, thighs or buttocks), acne, ridges on nails, are all signs of a vitamin A deficiency.
Could You be Deficient in Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is an antioxidant. It is important for the formation of collagen, needed for normal bones, gums, teeth and skin. It also helps the immune system work as it should and the
nervous system to function normally. Dry skin, coarse or splitting hair, poor healing of the skin can all be signs of a vitamin C deficiency.
Could You be Deficient in Calcium?
Calcium helps to build and maintain strong bones and teeth, as well as the normal functioning of nerves and muscles. It also helps blood clot normally. Coarse hair, brittle nails and ridges on nails, psoriasis can all be signs of a calcium deficiency.
Could You be Deficient in Zinc?
Zinc contributes to normal mental skills and abilities and helps to maintain normal hair, skin and nails. It also helps with the normal healing of wounds and contributes to normal fertility and reproduction. Coarse, brittle, thinning hair, acne, eczema and other skin problems, white spots on nails, dandruff and even stretch marks.
Not Getting Enough Omega-3?
Omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, as well as normal growth and development. Dry or itchy skin, scaly or flaky skin, cracking or peeling of fingertips or skin, small red bumps on back of upper arms, mixed oily and dry skin, eczema can all be signs you are not getting enough Omega-3.
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