Back to School Skincare Feature (+ for Adults too!)They say that the eyes are the windows to you soul, and it could also be said that your skin condition is the window to your health!
What to look for when you look at the skinA lot can be learned about a person's health by looking at their skin, on their face and also their body; for example:
- Puffiness under the eyes could indicate allergies
- Dark circles under the eyes could mean adrenal depletion or an under-functioning liver
- The general lack of integrity of the skin in relation to age could indicate nutritional deficiencies
- The various skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis
Your skin tells a story - about youIt is important to remember that skin conditions are generally a reflection of disharmony in the system at a deeper level. the good news is that when you correct the underlying health conditions, you can usually see a significant improvement in your skin.
Possible causes and solutions for skin conditions
- Poor diet or genetics Acne could be a sign of insulin resistance
- Impaired liver detoxification An under-functioning liver could manifest as Acne. St Mary’s Thistle and Schisandra are excellent liver-restoring herbs.
- Leaky gut Leaky gut (intestinal permeability) can manifest as acne, eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions. Healing the gut using supplements such as glutamine, golden seal or Vitamin A is recommended.
- Stress If your body is constantly in fight-or-flight mode, in the long term the results can be impaired digestion, poor immunity, and hormone imbalance, to name just a few conditions.
- Food intolerances/allergies These will often show up as acne. Food testing and diet diaries can help find the food culprits.
- Nutritional deficiencies Skin issues can be related to low levels of zinc, selenium, and iodine. Australian soils are known to be low in these minerals and supplementation can be beneficial.