Skin problems can be especially upsetting and difficult to deal with, particularly when they are visible for all to see.
Your skin is your body's largest organ. As well as coping with a multitude of environmental and external factors, your skin's condition reflects the state of your inner health.
Skin conditions are our body’s way of telling us that something is out of balance. Your skin may be telling you that you are eating the wrong foods or not eating enough of the right foods. Perhaps the detoxification systems in your body are sluggish and not eliminating toxins properly, placing an extra burden on your skin. Stress can also be a major contributing factor when it comes to problem skin, especially conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Sometimes food sensitivities can be involved and your naturopath can send you for a food sensitivity test, or remove certain foods in your diet through an elimination or cleansing diet.
Sometimes, external treatments alone do not offer the healing solution your skin needs. Naturopathy's holistic approach to skin care considers a wide range of factors, from diet and lifestyle, vitamin and mineral deficiencies to the functioning of your internal organs, to help determine the cause(s) of your skin condition.
By understanding and treating the cause of the skin condition your naturopath can offer natural, effective, long term solutions to your skin concerns.
If you have been struggling with a persistent and frustrating skin condition, it's possible that you need to consider the problem from the inside out. There may be some underlying health issues in your body, or dietary or lifestyle issues, that need to be resolved. This is when naturopathy may be able to help you.
Conditions that can be successful treated with naturopathic medicine include:
Most people find that when treating their skin problem using naturopathic principles, their general wellbeing and health also improves, as the treatments address the cause of the problem, rather that just using a cream to cover it up.
Natural solutions for problem skin aim to sustain healthy skin and promote a clear complexion by using the body’s own restorative capabilities to vitalise the skin from the inside out.
Management of acne, breakouts, hyper-pigmentation and wrinkles plays an important part in skin quality. Naturopathic treatment looks at healthy resolutions for skin conditions in people of all ages and skin types.