Expert Advice on Dealing With Skin Issues

February 08, 2015

Good news is on the horizon if you have troublesome skin. Don’t listen to all the negative opinions about ageing and there is nothing that you can do about your skin-you can get your skin looking better with some TLC.

While, like millions of other women, you may have shelf loads of half used skin treatments in your bathroom cabinet, the fact is that there are some workable steps that you can implement to rejuvenate your skin. Skin care products can help your skin, but for true and lasting rejuvenation, you need to treat your skin holistically. This means feeding your skin from the inside and treating it on the outside. You need to make better choices about how you manage your skin by improving your lifestyle, diet, health and the skin care products you choose to use. Don’t just treat dermatitis, rosacea and acne by reaching for the closest skin care product; rather get to the root of the problem, which is inflammation. Get rid of the cause and you will enjoy healthy and good looking skin for years to come.

 

Expert Recommendations on Holistic Skin Care

More and more women are coming to realize the benefits of treating their skin holistically and the results are astounding. We spoke to some experts and this is what they had to say:


Dietician Recommendations

There is no doubt that poor dietary choices will result in skin issues such as infection, allergies and eczema. A poor diet can even cause your skin to age prematurely. If you want healthy skin you need to eat a diet that is loaded with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. Free radicals are what causes your skin to age early and antioxidants will fight against the free radicals. The minerals and vitamins will keep your skin glowing, healthy and good to look at. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and is contained in papaya,kiwi fruit, oranges, strawberries and sweet peppers.

Sunflower seeds, almonds,hazelnuts, vegetable oils and wheat germ all contain vitamin E which is essential for good skin health. Eat red, orange, yellow and dark green vegetables and fruits to make sure you get optimum amounts of beta-carotene. Liver, egg yolks and fish oils will supply you with enough vitamin D to promote healthy skin.

Look to the following minerals to help maintain good skin integrity:

  • Zinc - poultry, lean meats and oysters
  • Copper - cereal grains,meat, nuts and shellfish
  • Selenium - poultry, meat, seafood and Brazilian nuts

All the vitamins and minerals in the world come to nought if you do not drink enough water. You need to drink this magical elixir throughout the day if you want to enjoy smooth, supple and radiant skin. Make sure that you have access to water at all times and watch how your skin thrives.

Holistic Practitioner Recommendations

Your skin reacts adversely to poor diet, insufficient hydration and emotional upheaval. This means that you have to manage your skin holistically if you want optimum results. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and is therefore more exposed than any other organ in your body. Teenagers develop acne due to hormonal imbalance and inner emotional upheaval. Middle aged women can experience acne rosacea simply because they have repressed anger issues and they follow a poor diet. Diet, vitamin and mineral supplementation and quality skin care products will sort this out in time. Don’t forget to exercise as this will help with any emotional issues that you might be experiencing. Certain medications can exacerbate poor skin, so be mindful of what your medicine is doing to your skin. Dealing with the root problem of your condition in conjunction with medication will heal you quicker and get you off the drugs sooner.

Get in touch with nature as this helps to restore balance to your life. This can be done by walking regularly in calm and serene surroundings. Making permanent lifestyle changes is the sure-fire way to long lasting overall good health. Remember, a healthy body and mind is essential if you want to look and feel good.


Dermatologist Recommendations

There are so many products in the marketplace today which can only help to confuse you. Many of them come with complex instructions and this serves to only confuse matters even further. Keeping your skincare routine simple is the first step towards enjoying healthy skin.

If you have oily skin you should use a gentle cleanser and add a sunblock first thing in the morning. Stop using day and night creams as well. Eczema can be soothed with a quality moisturizing cream and ointment. Do not use any soap on your face as this will only exacerbate the condition. Once you have bathed or showered, apply a moisturizer that is free from fragrances. You might need antibiotics if your skin is inflamed as this means you could have a bacterial infection.

There you have it! Our three experts agree that you have to manage your skin holistically if you want healthy skin. All the products and regimes in the world won’t work unless you get to the root problem that is causing the skin problems. And once you have addressed the issues, you have a much better canvas on which the products will have a much better effect.

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