It isn't new knowledge that the eating disordered are malnourished. Hair loss, brittle bones, the shakes, etc. What I'm struggling with most right now is how fragile my skin is. I can't even shave without cutting the shit out of myself (that's a whole lot of blood). This is disgusting, but remember Cabin Fever when the diseased girl is shaving her legs in the bath and her skin just peels right off? And then there's the whole dry, crocodile skin thing. I'm so tired of being sick it's ridiculous.
So what I want to discuss is the effects you've noticed to your skin due to your eating disorder. How does it make you feel, and what do you do to try to hide it? Does it encourage you to recover or just prove you're really sick?
Also, do you have any links to studies or articles about this? Here's what I found; it's not much.