Looking at Skin Problems Differently

August 3, 2010 at 12:02 pm

By Leanna Broom PhD. Consultant Medical Herbalist

There are numerous labels for skin problems. They manifest differently after all, but they all have these factors in common. They can be uncomfortable, unsightly and embarrassing. Many people say they feel self-conscious and unclean. If skin is aesthetically pleasing it also reflects the inner health of the body.

I always remind people that their skin was perfect once, so with a good diet eaten daily – ‘Food is our daily Medicine’ and some trouble-shooting with Herbal Remedies, the balance of skin can be regained.

Here are some of the skin conditions that can respond to Herbs:

■ Acne   ■ Acne (rosacea), ■ Boils   ■ Chloasma/Hyper-Pigmentation

■ Eczema/Dermatitis/Itchy Rashes ■ Herpes Cold Sores

■ Hives and Prickly Heat ■ Psoriasis■ Vitiligo ■ Warts

Contagious Skin Conditions such as Impetigo and Scabies and the many fungal conditions, common ones and ones that occur rarely are treatable.

Skin Problems Manifest from Within the Body

Conditions displaying over sensitivity such as allergies, rashes and contact dermatitis do not usually occur when the body is healthy on the inside. When Skin Problems occur it’s a symptom of the body attempting to excrete toxins and regulate itself. Skin is the biggest excretory organ of the body and attempting to push the problem back in the body will only be a temporary resolution. Its your bodies way of saying ‘Help’

Leanna uses a natural remedy topically to relieve the symptoms, whilst the Herbs heal from within. This may be a cream, ointment or gel. Oils may be used within the cream, neat or in a carrier oil, depending which ones are used. They may be essential oils with a nice smell or fixed oils for therapeutic properties, such as moisturising, nutritive and protective. Sometimes a poultice may be used.

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