How Insulin Resistance Affects Your Skin and How to Treat It

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How Insulin Resistance Affects Your Skin and How to Treat It
How Insulin Resistance Affects Your Skin and How to Treat It

For every little irregularity that shows on your skin, there is probably an internal hormonal imbalance. Your hormones govern your lifelong health, and when it comes to your skin, it’s not uncommon to see doctors prescribing hormonal medication and treatments to cure acne, blemishes, as well as severe rashes and more complex conditions.


Given the fact that an increasing portion of the global population is becoming resistant to insulin, a condition previously thought to be reserved for diabetics only, it’s not a surprise that people are reaching out to their doctors to cure their skin conditions. 


Let’s take a look at what insulin resistance is, how it manifests itself, and what you can do to treat it effectively and efficiently.
How Insulin Resistance Affects Your Skin and How to Treat It
How Insulin Resistance Affects Your Skin and How to Treat It

Common Signs of Insulin Resistance


Insulin resistance indicates a prediabetic state that will, if left untreated, lead to the development of diabetes in the months and years to come. 

If you’re insulin resistant, that probably means that you’re overweight and perhaps even obese, which means that you will need to work on shedding excess weight. This is especially important if you notice the common signs.

Signs of insulin resistance vary among individuals, however, there are some common indicators you can look for:

  • Weight gain
  • Excessive thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • High blood pressure
  • Low HDL and elevated triglyceride levels
  • Dry and dark patches on the groin, armpits, elbows, or the back of the neck
  • Heart disease

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How Insulin Resistance Affects your Skin

Insulin resistance and prediabetes can affect your skin in a number of ways. From small red blemishes to itchy rashes and dark spots, you should always visit your dermatologist if you notice that you have an unusual skin condition that won’t go away. 

Some of the skin conditions you should watch out for include:
  • Red Bumps
  • Reddish-yellow bumps
  • Spots and lines on the shins
  • Frequent skin infections
  • Yellow, red, or brown patches
  • Darkened skin that feels like velvet
  • Blisters, sores, and wounds
  • Skin tags

These are some common skin conditions associated with prediabetes and insulin resistance. 

No matter if you’re already experiencing the symptoms, have the genetic code to develop diabetes, or are simply overweight, it’s imperative that you make some drastic lifestyle changes.


Choosing the Right Diet Plan

It all starts with your diet plan and how you manage your caloric intake on a daily basis. 
How Insulin Resistance Affects Your Skin and How to Treat It
How Insulin Resistance Affects Your Skin and How to Treat It

In the case of prediabetes or high insulin resistance, there is a need to cut your calories while eating healthy foods in the process in order to drop unwanted weight and regulate your insulin levels. 


For example, the increasing popularity of hCG in Australia is an indicator that hormone-based diet plans have a big role to play in effective weight loss, hormonal balance and regulation, as well as the preservation of crucial muscle mass. 

Regardless of the diet plan you choose, it is important to stick to your new eating routine until you have finally reached your ideal, healthy weight.

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Introducing Regular Daily Exercise

Of course, it’s also important that you complement your weight loss routine with a bit of healthy exercise. While some of the more effective diet plans don’t require you to do any physical activity whatsoever, it can’t hurt to get up and about every day just to help speed up the fat-burning process.

How Insulin Resistance Affects Your Skin and How to Treat It
How Insulin Resistance Affects Your Skin and How to Treat It

You can start off light with a 15-minute walk or jog every day, and then transition into a more structured workout routine that will combine aerobic and anaerobic exercises

Together, these exercises will help mobilize the deep fatty tissue and make fat loss that much more effective.


Choosing Destressing Activities

And finally, keep in mind that cortisol (the stress hormone) has a big role to play in unwanted weight gain, and insulin resistance as a result. 

If you want to lower the effect of insulin resistance, help prevent diabetes, and bring your skin back to its former shining glory, then you should choose to partake in those activities that bring you inner peace and happiness

Try meditating every day and take up yoga if you want to minimize your stress levels and set a foundation for a healthier lifestyle overall.



Final Thoughts

Insulin resistance is an indicator of prediabetes, and it can take a heavy toll on your skin, and your quality of life in general. If you notice any of the aforementioned symptoms, or if you’re wary of your family’s history with diabetes, be sure to consult your doctor and make the necessary lifestyle changes that will help you build a healthier future.

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