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Why is it so important to take care of our skin?

Updated: Dec 8, 2022

I want to talk to you about the overall health of our skin. Our skin is our largest organ and it reflects what is going on inside our body. One of the major functions of our skin is to protect us from external factors such as bacteria, chemicals, and temperature. It also acts as a waterproof, insulating shield, guarding the body against damaging sunlight, and harmful chemicals and at the same time it exudes antibacterial substances that prevent infection while manufacturing vitamin D for converting calcium into healthy bones. Skin additionally is a huge sensor packed with nerves for keeping the brain in touch with the outside world. At the same time, skin allows us free movement, proving itself an amazingly versatile organ.

Our skin is amazing, this is why it is crucial that we take very good care if it. The secret is not how you treat your skin on the outside ( which is important), but how you treat your skin from the inside out ( what you put in you body, will be reflected on your skin).

I can tell you this from personal experience, because I have suffered from eczema, acne and dry skin.

Unfortunately, no amount of skin cream was able to make up for my diet or lifestyle factors, since these were are all a signs of a deeper issue within my body. Diet, lack of exercise, gut problems, stress, bed sleep hygiene, are all major factors of how our skin looks. Treating these conditions with medications or steroid creams is a superficial band aid solution which rarely results in the long term remission of symptoms. Plus, steroid creams have undesirable side effects which can cause much larger problems later on. Real treatment can only be obtained by identifying and addressing the underlying cause from the inside out, while supporting all the body systems required to truly heal. Healing needs to be a multi-functional approach involving an assessment of all bodily processes, including digestion, lifestyle habits, stress levels, sleep and more!

Other negative contributors are inflammatory omega6-fatty acids and trans fats that sometimes populate the Standard American Diet and lead to bed skin. Inflammation can trigger everything from mild skin irritation to brain fog, aggressive behavior, anxiety, depression and more. Dermatitis, which manifests as eczema, acne and rashes, almost always signifies excessive inflammation.

Although skin conditions can often be disheartening and impact self-confidence, I encourage you to see it as a beautiful wake-up call to re-evaluate what you are putting in and on to your body. It’s sometimes not until problems like eczema, acne or psoriasis arrive that we truly start delving into how to improve our overall health and start questioning our lifestyle and dietary choices. The good news is that nutrition and other natural medicines are so effective at treating the root cause of your problems and creating long-lasting sustained health.

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