Healthy skin is a look everyone wants to have, however having healthy skin is can be a challenge. If you have thyroid disease, you are likely to be dealing with several skin issues. Most of those with thyroid issues deal with dry skin, dry scalp and hair, edema (i.e.bloating), dry weak brittle nails, and puffy eyelids.
Proper skin function requires assistance from the rest of the body, particularly hormones produced by the thyroid. For example, hair growth, grease glands and skin thickness all rely on thyroid hormones to be effectively and properly maintained.
In addition to protecting us from various negative aspects of life the skin also warns us of developing issues with a variety of identifiers. For example, alterations in skin texture and color as well as hair quality could be preliminary signs of imbalances, particularly if they are related to thyroid discrepancies. Other signifiers that point to conditions such as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis or Graves’ Disease can manifest themselves as dry or dull skin, rashes, hives, pre-menstrual acne and facial swelling.
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Since we are on the subject of dry skin and other issues that come with hypothyroidism, I found this article on coconut oil. Now, I know there is a lot of talk about coconut oil lately,but for helping with dry skin, it’s hard to beat.
The article also brings up the fact that coconut oil helps increase your metabolism which in turn can help with weight loss. I’m all for that!