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Are you comfortable in your skin? Back to School Skincare

Are you comfortable in your skin? Back to School Skincare | Mr Vitamins

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 skin

A 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 you

It 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.

Teresa Adouni - Mr Vitamins Naturopath

Teresa Adouni Naturopath and HerbalistTeresa is passionate about natural medicine. She believes that good health lies in balance and her aim is to help you find that balance using, herbal medicine, functional testing, nutritional supplements and food-as-medicine. Find out more about Teresa here Back To School Specials