Your skin plays a vital role in your body’s health and wellbeing. Not only does it serve as your body’s largest organ, it also protects your internal organs, regulates your body’s temperature, excretes metabolic waste and toxins from your body and serves as part of your body’s immune system.
It’s also one of the first places in the body where immune system issues can appear – showing up in the form of;
Although thought of as more of a teenage skin issue – acne (skin pimples, pustules and cysts) is thought to affect up to 1 in 3 adults. It can be brought on by hormonal imbalance, digestive conditions, stress, dehydration, allergies, food sensitivities or a mixture of factors. Traditionally thought of as ‘just a cosmetic issue’, acne can have significant negative affects of self-esteem.
Rather than just being treated topically, a systemic approach must be taken for long-term relief.
Eczema is a very common condition (suffered by up to 1 in 10 people). It’s an inflammatory response to a stressor that can manifest as dryness and recurring skin rashes that may swell, itch, crust, flake, crack, peel, ooze or bleed.
Anyone who has suffered eczema, or suffered along side someone with it, knows how stubborn it can be to treat. Although hydrocortisone creams work initially to suppress the symptoms, or get an eczema ‘flare’ back under some kind of control – they’re not a long term solution. Eczema is warning message from your immune system that something is not as it should be.
Psoriasis (which means itching condition) is a chronic auto-immune disorder that causes the skin cell’s growth cycle to speed up. A frequently recurring condition, Psoriasis is most often seen as silver, red and white hues of scaly patches appearing on the skins’ outer layer, but it can also extend to involve inflammation of the joints – called psoriatic arthritis.
Although the cause of psoriasis isn’t fully understood, it’s believed to be triggered by a mixture of genetics and localised skin injury. Flares can also be triggered by stress and environmental factors.
Each of these conditions are highly treatable. The solution to effective long-term relief, as opposed to merely treating the symptoms, is to uncover and treat your individual underlying cause/triggers.
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