Our skin often makes the first impression for us, yet skin is more than just an outer surface for all to see. Healthy skin has long been considered a sign of beauty. Healthy skin is smooth, without blemishes, warm but not hot or red, and is neither dry and flaky, nor is it excessively moist. It is important to realize that our skin health is a reflection of our internal health.
Skin is our largest organ; it is involved in detox and is an active barrier system, working hard to maintain our internal environment. A comprehensive protocol addressing nutrition and digestive health, and topicals while identifying the cause of skin issues is most effective to renew your skin's natural glow. This approach has proven best for improving complexion, and overall skin health.
Hormonal imbalance is one of the most common reasons for skin and complexion issues. As we age, our hormone levels fluctuate naturally. Healthy skin is a sign of healthy hormone balance and organ function and for this reason healing skin conditions usually requires more than topical symptom management alone. Additionally, high levels or prolonged periods of stress, inadequate sleep, illness, dietary factors and certain medications can also impact hormones causing an imbalance and worsen skin health.
Commonly Treated Conditions
As a naturopathic doctor, seeing skin conditions is pretty
well a daily occurrence. Skin conditions can range from acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, rashes and redness, itchiness, hives, age spots, not to mention the various types of infections from cold sores to athlete’s foot, ringworm, and even some cancers.