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If your skin is bad are your internal organs bad as well?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 24, 2012 at 10:34 AM

I have terrible skin, it's dry, red, uneven, slight acne, dark circles etc

As skin is an organ does this mean my other organs are suffering too, i just can't see it? (other than how i feel of course)

59d367d77f4082717bade07508624db8

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on May 26, 2012
at 07:23 AM

Same here. It's confusing...

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on May 26, 2012
at 02:55 AM

this bums me out

Cccb899526fb5908f64176e0a74ed2d9

(2801)

on May 25, 2012
at 10:44 AM

For sure. I was digging further to see if there were any obvious contributing factors.

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

(15613)

on May 25, 2012
at 10:42 AM

I think feeling terrible and constantly tired, is probably a pretty reasonable indicator- independent of the skin- that something is wrong other than your skin.

F55be68a03e578c64c526004505daae2

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on May 25, 2012
at 07:03 AM

I know tons of people with perfect skin and tons of problems. I guess some of them put stuff on their skin though, so its not that fair as some of these products contain vitamin E, salicylic acid, ...

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 25, 2012
at 06:57 AM

Could be... your teeth, hair and nails is another way to tell.

C513f1dba19e01bbd7e0f4f12b243a97

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on May 25, 2012
at 06:01 AM

I think there can be something going on inside even if your skin doesn't reflect it, though - I know a girl who has lovely skin, but issues with her hormones and frequent migraines. Maybe skin inflammation is just one of the many manifestations of something not quite right inside?

Cccb899526fb5908f64176e0a74ed2d9

(2801)

on May 24, 2012
at 10:41 AM

Can you describe your diet? Also, height/age/gender/weight?

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on May 24, 2012
at 10:38 AM

Terrible, constantly tired

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Cccb899526fb5908f64176e0a74ed2d9

(2801)

on May 24, 2012
at 10:37 AM

Not necessarily. How do you feel, other than your skin?

Cccb899526fb5908f64176e0a74ed2d9

(2801)

on May 24, 2012
at 10:41 AM

Can you describe your diet? Also, height/age/gender/weight?

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

(15613)

on May 25, 2012
at 10:42 AM

I think feeling terrible and constantly tired, is probably a pretty reasonable indicator- independent of the skin- that something is wrong other than your skin.

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on May 24, 2012
at 10:38 AM

Terrible, constantly tired

Cccb899526fb5908f64176e0a74ed2d9

(2801)

on May 25, 2012
at 10:44 AM

For sure. I was digging further to see if there were any obvious contributing factors.

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20203f15287a14924c714eb68a34ce6c

(596)

on May 25, 2012
at 06:55 AM

I would suggets for you to check on the Chris Kresser podcast, specially the one about the gut-bran axis. Very informative one, will surely trigger some light bulbs regarding your own situation.

HERE

And see this one too, for a more direct tackle to your question about skin.

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on May 25, 2012
at 03:35 AM

probably - inflammation on the outside - suggests inflammation on the inside ....

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742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on May 25, 2012
at 09:57 PM

I feel great but my skin looks like shit...so I don't know.

59d367d77f4082717bade07508624db8

(1198)

on May 26, 2012
at 07:23 AM

Same here. It's confusing...

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on May 26, 2012
at 02:55 AM

this bums me out

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 25, 2012
at 03:21 AM

I have developed dark circles under my eyes when I was suffering from celiac (I did not know at the time). I believe that it comes from your liver not functioning properly. Each time I eat more sugar/junk even gluten free, they are worse. Each time I eat good food, they are lighter. Just my experience.

From what I know, skin reflects your overall health. If there is some inflammation in your body, your skin will show it. Skin is like a diagnostic tool. It helped our ancestors pick the best mates based on their health conditions in my understanding. If your skin is healthy and glowing, there is nothing wrong with you.

Skin is NOT THE ONLY way to tell whether something is going on with your health. I was one of those lucky people who always had clear skin, even when I was very very sick.

I was losing hair and my nails became brittle, but I had flawless skin - I very very rarely had breakouts! The only time I actually started to have breakouts is when I went Paleo. It is NOT BECAUSE of Paleo, but because my autoimmune system was not functioning well at the time. So, even though I felt much better on Paleo, I still developed break-outs which I believe were correlated with my liver and intestinal health.

The good thing - you can improve your health by healing your gut, cleansing your liver and pancreas, eating whole foods, sleeping well, drinking enough pure water, etc.

Gut health is important and good working liver as well.

Many people report that taurine powder in small amounts helped them.

I do not really believe in supplements, but even when I was celiac, GNC hair, skin and nails helped me to reduce hair loss. But I believe that clean diet comes first.

C513f1dba19e01bbd7e0f4f12b243a97

(670)

on May 25, 2012
at 06:01 AM

I think there can be something going on inside even if your skin doesn't reflect it, though - I know a girl who has lovely skin, but issues with her hormones and frequent migraines. Maybe skin inflammation is just one of the many manifestations of something not quite right inside?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 25, 2012
at 06:57 AM

Could be... your teeth, hair and nails is another way to tell.

F55be68a03e578c64c526004505daae2

(85)

on May 25, 2012
at 07:03 AM

I know tons of people with perfect skin and tons of problems. I guess some of them put stuff on their skin though, so its not that fair as some of these products contain vitamin E, salicylic acid, ...

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