The First Step in Treating Acne-Prone Skin is to Isolate the Cause
For those aged between 21-30, there’s a 45% chance of dealing with acne at some point.
Acne is generally not caused by the skin itself, but comes from within.
So, to treat acne with lasting results, we need to look deeper. Isolating and treating the cause is the key to clear, glowing skin.
Underlying causes typically are linked to one of the following top 5 factors:
1️⃣ Bowel and gut health: if gut health is compromised, such as leaky gut, or sluggish digestion, the body can use the skin to eliminate toxins, which in turn can lead to acne.
2️⃣ Hormonal imbalance: typically associated with puberty, premenstrually, perimenopause, and PCOS.
3️⃣ Diet: consumption of dairy can be problematic for some people, as well as refined sugars, unhealthy fats and eating foods that you may unknowingly be intolerant to.
4️⃣ Stress: both physical and psychological stress can create an environment for acne to thrive.
5️⃣ Adrenals: adrenal exhaustion can affect your immune system and hormonal balance, thus creating an environment in which acne can thrive.
Natural Acne Treatment
Once you have pinpointed what is fuelling the skin problems, the next step is to address and correct those areas using natural medicine.
Treating acne from within is the key to getting results
I tailor programs for everyone individually based on your constitution and sympmtoms. Iridiology helps me to pinpoint what is needed. From there, I will usually recommend a program including vitamins, herbs and homeopathics, as well as some dietary steps.
I like to include homeopathy as part of the treatment program because it can be tailored very specifically to quite precise symptoms.
This can range from things like how and where the acne presents. For example, acne in the hairline is well suited to a homeopathic called Nat Mur. Another example might be acne that fails to come to a head, which s well suited to a homeopathic called Silicea.
It’s also used to help gently strengthen and rebalance on a constitutional levels.
I will often use herbs when treating acne. I find them particularly useful in helping to take down inflammation, rebalance hormones and to help open detox pathways.
Giving the body the nutritional tools and equipment it needs to operate optimally is a vital step. Ensuring that nutrient levels, such as zinc, vitamin E, B vitamins and more are in balance means that the body’s natural detox pathways can operate more freely.
In addition, following a skin-friendly diet is important too.
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