Throughout the UK and indeed the world, millions of people suffer with skin complaints such as acne, eczema and psoriasis; there are an estimated 5 million eczema sufferers, 1 million psoriasis sufferers, 4 million rosacea sufferers and 10 million acne sufferers in the UK at any one time. With these age old problems comes a mountain of scientific research and remedy.
In our ever health conscious world, we are becoming more and more aware of the implications an out-of-balance internal system plays on many conditions. Skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis are now being looked at as the symptoms of underlying imbalances in the body. This is thought to highlight a correlation between the body’s impaired detoxification ability, inappropriate immune responses, digestive disorders or hormonal imbalances and skin complaints.
Here are some tips at dealing with skin issues:
v Remember what you put into your body, reflects on your skin. ”you are what you eat”: limit refined foods, sugar and alcohol. Avoid fried foods and foods rich in omega-6. Eat a balanced diet with ample fruit, vegetables, whole grains and healthy protein
v Drink plenty of fresh water to facilitate in the body’s cleansing process
v Boost your diet and skin health with skin repair nutrients: ensure your multivitamins contain the nutrients needed for skin repair, such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Zinc. Also ensure you included a good source of essential fatty acids such as Omega-3 and fish oils for a great anti-inflammatory support
v Ensure you are getting plenty of sleep: sleep is essential for revitalizing and restoring the physiological processes that keep the body and mind healthy and properly functioning. During sleep, the body increases its rate of cell division and protein synthesis, further suggesting that repair and restoration occurs during sleeping periods
v Stay fit with plenty of exercise: this increases the oxygenation and health of all of the body’s cells
v Eliminate stress: stress negatively affects the body’s ability to heal
v Identify and eliminate food sensitivities: skin issues can often be a direct and indirect reaction to food. Try a food elimination diet and see how your skin reacts. The top foods to eliminate are cow’s milk, peanuts, fish, wheat, shellfish and fish
v Check medication and supplements: ensure there are no additives, dyes or fillers that could be potential allergens in your medication and supplements
v Stool Analysis: this will evaluate whether you have an imbalanced gut flora or Candida overgrowth that maybe contributing to your skin symptoms. This can be especially effective for eczema and psoriasis
v Identify and eliminate environmental exposures: your skin condition could be caused by many external factors. For example, eczema could be the result of a sensitivity to medications, dryer sheets, cosmetics, nickel, chlorine in water, dyes, heavy metals, clothing materials, laundry soaps, to name but a few
v Help your skin along: it is not always possible to keep our skin clear and it is very stressful when suffering any of the aforementioned skin conditions. Finding products that work to keep your skin condition under control can be essential. SkinMed has a vast range of products treating many skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema, sensitive skin and pigmentation. The company draws from the expertise from both the pharmaceutical and the cosmetics world where many decades of experience bring options that work.