The skin: your prognostication


Your skin is almost like your sixth sense. It is the largest organ on your body, and it is your interface with the world- yeah I speak tech tooπŸ˜‰. It is the first contact we make with the outside world, the first tool with which we sense our environment, and the first place where we are exposed to the diseases we live in close quarters with.

What’s more? It is the only organ that is exposed to our external environment. Therefore, it is the first line of defense against the outside world. It is also the organ most likely to age with time. It tells us what is happening around us, and gives us information about UV rays, pollution and the chemicals, and how these things interact with our body. 

In addition to its functionality, the skin also has an important psychological function. It is the first thing people see when they look at us, and it can affect how we feel about ourselves as well as how we're perceived. A healthy, clear complexion is often seen as a sign of youth, vitality and pulchritude, while blemishes or other skin conditions can cause feelings of self-consciousness or insecurity. Given its importance in both our physical and psychological health, taking care of the skin is an essentiality.

Now with all this said, it got me thinking; besides these alluring attributes the skin has, what other function isn't usually talked about but is very prominent and shouldn't be dismissed so casually. And it hit me:

The Skin is a personal prognosticate that helps you make decisions about your life and your future.

Hold up a damn minute; are you tryna tell me the skin sees the future now or what?!😳


Hell no, don't be so dramatic.

What the skin has is millions of sensory receptors that collect information about touch, pressure, temperature and pain, and convey it to the brain for processing and response. This response substantially carries neurotransmissions that eventually tell us about incoming maladies. As additional evidence to support any trepidation, this response may also be accompanied by symptoms.

For example, when a fever, breaks out one of the rudimentary signs is a hot and sweaty skin. Other mentions include chickenpox and measles, which comes with a rash. These rashes may appear as small bumps, blisters, or patches in various parts of the body. The rash typically goes away once the illness has run its course but what it does is hint at something being wrong, et voila❕A prognosis. (If you discover a persistent rash, please don't play the oracle and assume the cause.
It's always best to seek medical opinion 😌)

In recent years, dermatologists have found that certain diseases and conditions are linked to changes in skin appearance or function. These include:

-Alopecia

-Psoriasis

-Eczema

-Acne, etc

Some of which we are familiar with.
But these same studies have also revealed an unexpected connection between food and good nutrition and our skin's capacity to prognostically warn us about these diseases as well as their resistance to exhibiting alarmingly high levels of symptoms.

Here's an example and maybe another might follow πŸ˜‰

Skin tags

Have you noticed small skin growth that form around your neck and sometimes underarms? They might not hurt or cause discomfort, you may not even notice them until they are touched or pointed out by someone else. They are called skin tags and some of these skin tags are benign, but several skin tags that start to appear could indicate type 2 diabetes.
They are fueled by insulin-like growth factor, a protein connected to diabetes that promotes skin overgrowth. These growths can also be related to a number of other conditions and lifestyle factors. So if you get skin tags, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have diabetes. However, if they do appear, it’s a good idea to see your doctor. They may recommend testing for diabetes.


Pale skin 

Contrary to what we see in adverts, assaulting your thin skin with a ton of creams will not give you a glowing appearance. The glow we perceive on our skin can be attributed to the use of appropriate products but it doesn't take away the fact that what we eat is immediately reflected in our skin. Nutrition plays a very beneficial role to our dermal health. 
Our skin is healthy and glowing when we eat well, but it will also reflect if we are deficient of any nutrients. For instance, a vitamin and water shortage as well as unbalanced hormones can make our skin appear dry, lifeless, and pale and in some cases can lead to breakouts.
Little wonder why it is advised we eat and live healthy.

Now that you understand how salient the attributes of the skin is, I bet you would do anything or plausibly everything within your ability to take care of your skin. Or don't you want to glow like gold?😏


There are a number of things we can do to take care of our skin and make sure it stays healthy and looking its best. Here are some tips:

Moisturise regularly. This will help keep your skin hydrated and prevent dryness, which leads to premature aging.

Protect your skin from the sun. Ultraviolet rays can damage your skin and cause wrinkles, so it’s important to wear sunscreen whenever you’re outdoors.

 Avoid smoking. Smoking damages your skin and speeds up the aging process.

☬ Eat a healthy diet. A healthy diet helps your skin to stay looking its best. Make sure to include plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your diet.

Get enough sleep. Sleep helps your skin to regenerate and repair itself.

By following these tips, you can help to keep your skin healthy and looking its best without spending a fortune on mountains of skin care products.

P.s. I have nothing against skincare products, I use them myself. I only advise on playing your part first before expecting them to work magic for you.😌

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  1. Slowly, we'll discover all the magical properties our body has. Can't wait for telekinesis!

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  2. Be Yonce ✌️15 July 2022 at 13:46

    Ay, why're you givin away my secret?!
    Nice one Glorychy, nice one.

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    1. Sorry sis, I had to do it for my lovely audience.

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  3. Wow, this interesting and enlightening. So, I have a question, over the years, I noticed that my skin has gotten way drier than it used to. Nothing much has changed in my simple skincare routine. I am curious as to what can possibly cause this, and suggest natural foods/options to stay moisturised and glowing.

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    1. Thank you, so excited to have you here.

      I am not a skin expert but from experience I know that moisturising is very effective for dry and even oily skin, another factor less talked about is resting- this helps to relieve stress.

      The fruits you can incorporate in your daily or weekly diet should include:
      Pineapple - it promotes the process of cell rejuvenation.
      Cucumber - contain healthy vitamins such as vitamin c and k.
      Citrus fruits - helps with pigmentation.
      Avocado - possesses anti-inflammatory properties.
      Kiwi fruit - if accessible increases the production of collagen.
      This will definitely do wonders for you skin.

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  4. Can the skin predict the outcome of a job interview?

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    1. I sincerely wish it could cos trust me when I say the stress is doing press up.

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  5. My skin has been scarring really easily of late, do you have any idea why?

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    1. As said earlier, I am no skin expert; however, scarring is caused by inflammation to the skin. Normally, when this happens the body produces collagen to repair such damage. Collagen is boosted by good rest, adequate water intake, exercising as well as proper dieting.
      My little advice is this: if the scarring is persistent, please do see your dermatologist.

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