Do you have skin issues?
Our skin is our largest organ in the body. We sometimes take it for granted and complain when it gets irritated in some way or another. Some people experience breakouts in the form of pimples, acne or skin rashes and don’t understand why. Many times when we are experiencing itchy or dry skin, it can be that we are reacting to some kind of irritation which can be from many different causes. Possibly something we ingested (pesticides and herbacides are common skin and hormone disrupters), something we put on our skin (perhaps a lotion, or cleaning agent, or perfume), something we touched (poison ivy or other irritating plant), or even something we have inhaled. You see, the skin is also one of our bodies pathways for detoxification and sometimes people have small breakouts when detoxifying. Yes, we actually detoxify through our skin as well.
But how do we know what is causing a rash, eczema or psoriasis or redness? How long has it been going on? Is it hereditary? What can you do about it? Are you eating healthy organic foods like fresh vegetables and fruits? Are you consuming alot of sugar? Sugar is one of the worst foods to have if you are looking to ensure healthy skin as it increases inflammation in the body.
Eating healty organic foods and using clean skin products is a great way to reduce herbacides and pesticides and other toxic chemicals that your body has to eliminate. Skin is one of the pathways that the body uses to eliminate toxins. Be kind to your body.
The first place to start is to take a look at what you are eating! Another area to look at is your lifestyle. Perhaps you work in a place that contributes to your issues. Yes, your diet and lifestyle have a lot to do with your skin. Has someone ever said to you “Wow you have wonderful skin for your age!” or “Whoa, what happened to you, are you feeling ok?”?
Our skin offers a telltale sign of how our body is functioning from the inside out. Usually if we are feeling good on the inside, it shows on the outside.
Scientists have known for a long time that there is a connection to the food we eat and the effect it can have on our bodies, including our skin. For example, refined sugar in our diet has long been known to create inflammation and unfortunately it is one of the biggest culprits as far as skin conditions go. A lack of omega 3 fatty acids in a persons diet can also be another trigger for specific skin conditions. Sometimes food intolerances to dairy (another food group that causes inflammation in the body) or gluten intolerance can be a culprit. Tomatoes or citrus fruits can be another trigger for others.
Taking a look at your cosmetics, skin lotions and cremes, hair dyes, sunscreens, bath products and household cleaning supplies as well as laundry detergents are very important as well. If you are not using natural products, you are exposing your skin to several chemicals everyday. Your skin is also one of your largest absorbers so whatever you put on your skin, or put your skin into, is going to have an effect on your skin conditions as well.
Be sure to check out the skin care and beauty products listed in my store. A few of my favorite companies that I personally use are Ellie Bianca Frankinsense and Myrrh Facial Oil, Dermaniche and Lulo for my face. For bath and body, I love Live Clean, Soul Tree, Attitude, Ellie Bianca, and several others.
Just type the name of the company into the search products box and check out what each one offers. Many are all organic, clean skincare and beauty products. Attitude has several household cleaning products such as laundry detergent, dishsoaps, as well as skin care products and they are very reasonably priced too.
Everyone is so different and getting to the root of what is causing your issue takes time but you are worth it!
If you are experiencing skin issues and want help, I can do a complete personal diet and lifestyle assessment for you and work with you to find some of your root causes. If this interests you, please contact me.