Skin Problems

Skin Problems

Treating Acne, Rosacea, Eczema and Psoriasis

These are all common skin complaints that we can help you with.

Your skin is an external reflection of how your body is functioning internally. Due to the intimate relationship between the skin and the rest of the body, treating skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema or psoriasis involves both external and internal treatments.

How we Treat your Skin Conditions

We take a holistic approach to assessing the causes of your skin condition. Firstly, a thorough case history is taken then accurate diagnostic testing will identify the underlying causes and contributing factors to your condition.

Based on these findings, your naturopath will recommend a personalised supplement regimen to boost your health status and address the causes of your skin ailment.

Essential dietary and lifestyle adjustments are recommended and nutritional or herbal medicines are tailored specifically to your symptoms and the underlying causes.

Tips for Healthier Skin

There are changes you can make in your daily diet and lifestyle to help you on your way to better skin:

  1. You are what you eat: So eat well! A healthy, well-balanced diet is essential for skin health and your Naturopath can provide you with dietary advice specific to your skin condition.
  2. Be active: Exercise helps increase blood flow to the skin, and encourages the removal of toxins through sweat; so make daily exercise a part of your skin health program today!
  3. Aim for better stress management: Stress can increase inflammation and affect digestive and immune function, all of which are contributing factors to poor skin health.
  4. Brush your skin: Dry skin brushing prior to your morning shower is a simple technique to stimulate lympathic circulation, helping your body to clear the build-up of toxins that can aggravate skin conditions.
  5. Wash your skin with pH-controlled gels: Humans are covered in a diverse range of skin microbes, many of which promote skin health. Washing too frequently or using alkalising soaps can remove some of these beneficial microbes from the surface of your skin, allowing pathogenic organisms to cause infection.

Causes of Common Skin Conditions

Healthy, radiant skin relies on your body and internal organs being healthy and functioning well. There are many functions of the body that, if not working properly, can contribute to acne, rosacea and other skin problems.

These may include:

  • Ineffective clearance of toxins or metabolic wastes via the digestive tract and/or the liver
  • Poor immune function and inflammation
  • Sluggish circulation and lymphatic flow
  • Poor personal hygiene or even excessive hygiene
  • Hormonal fluctuations (e.g. skin conditions that worsen pre-menstrually)
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Allergies or food sensitivities that aggravate these conditions.

What Results you can Expect

Treatment is designed to firstly tackle the most severe symptoms. You will find that your skin inflammation will reduce, your skin will heal and become smooth again. Nutritional deficiencies are identified and rectified. Since your hormones will be balanced and immune function improved, outbreaks will no longer occur.

Get in touch now

Make an appointment for healthier skin today

Call us on 03 9879 9596.