The Surprising Link Between Immunity and Skin Health

The Surprising Link Between Immunity and Skin Health

Welcome to another edition of our Vysana newsletter. I’m Dr. Sunny Dhesi, and today we’re delving into a fascinating topic: the connection between your immune system and skin health.

Hydration: Your First Line of Defense

It may sound cliché, but hydration is crucial for both your immune system and skin health. Adequate water intake ensures the efficient flow of immune cells and antibodies throughout your body, enhancing your ability to fight off infections.

Vitamin C: More Than Just an Immune Booster

Vitamin C, commonly associated with immune health, plays a pivotal role in skin health too. It’s a vital precursor for collagen production, essential for maintaining skin elasticity and vitality. Interestingly, consuming vitamin C in smaller doses throughout the day is more beneficial than a single large dose.

The Winter Skin & Immunity Connection

As we approach winter, the lack of sunlight reduces our natural Vitamin D production, impacting both our immune system and skin health. Pairing Vitamin D supplements with foods rich in Vitamin A creates a synergistic effect, enhancing your skin’s health and resilience.

The Rapid Renewal of Internal Cells

Did you know that your gastrointestinal tract cells renew every two to three days? This rapid renewal underscores the importance of a nutrient-rich diet for maintaining both internal health and vibrant skin.

Tackling Seasonal Skin Concerns

With the end of summer, we often see an increase in skin concerns like pigmentation and dryness. Addressing these issues requires a tailored approach, including specialized treatments and adjusting your skincare routine to the changing seasons.

A Personal Immunity Story

Let me share with you a compelling story that perfectly illustrates the intricate dance between our lifestyle, stress, and immunity. It’s a tale that many of us can relate to in our fast-paced lives.

One of our patients shared an intriguing experience about her husband. He had recently returned from a business trip to Bali, a journey intended for personal development and training. However, upon his return, he was noticeably unwell, exhibiting symptoms of fatigue and lethargy.

This situation is a classic example of how stress, especially when coupled with travel, can take a toll on our immune system. The husband, typically fit and health-conscious, found himself grappling with the unexpected consequences of his journey. The stress of travel, coupled with the demands of his training program, had triggered a spike in cortisol levels in his body. This increase in cortisol, a stress hormone, can lead to inflammation, making the body more susceptible to infections.

The story doesn’t end there. It also highlights the importance of simple yet effective practices in maintaining our immune health. Practices like wearing a mask during travel, maintaining hand hygiene, and being mindful of our stress levels can significantly bolster our defenses against infections.

Remember, every choice we make, every stressor we encounter, has a ripple effect on our overall well-being, including our skin health. Let’s take this story as a lesson in nurturing our immunity and, in turn, our skin, with the care and attention they deserve.


I hope you found this newsletter enlightening. Remember, your skin’s health is deeply intertwined with your overall immunity and well-being. For more insights and tips, don’t forget to watch our latest winter immunity webinar on YouTube which will be released shortly. (20th Nov 23)

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Dr Sunny Dhesi

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