Help Is Here for Skin Conditions

by | Nov 30, 2017 | Health & Well-being |

Our skin is our largest organ.  It actually makes up 1/6 of our total body weight.  Skin keeps everything in our body safe, clean and protected.  Our skin is made up of millions of skin cells and consists of 4 layers.

  1. Stratum Corneum
  2. Stratum Granulosum
  3. Stratum Spinosum
  4. Stratum Basale

Every square centimetre of skin contains about half a million cells that are constantly dying, sloughing away and being replaced.

For normal, healthy skin, the cycle of skin cell maturation and renewal repeats about every 28 days.

When a disorder or environmental factor leads to our skin not functioning properly and becoming dry, irritated, and flaky, our overall health is put at risk.

Some of the factors that affecting skin conditions include:
  • Genetics
  • Sun
  • Aging
  • Cold, dry, windy air
  • Exposure to air conditioning, heaters, fires and fans
  • Excessive bathing and showering (keep under 5-10mins and not too hot)
  • Using toxic soaps, detergents and solvents
  • Lack of various vitamins and minerals
  • Dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis, rosacea and acne, rashes
  • Food Intolerances and Allergies
  • Hormonal Imbalances

 

We can help!

At Bargara Beach Holistic Health Centre, our Naturopaths specialise in Skin Conditions.  In fact, our leading Naturopath, Rebecca Lang, has been getting such effective results that she has had requests from over 500 Naturopaths – Australia Wide – to share how she is achieving such good results.  Skin is challenging to treat both pharmaceutically and naturopathically.

It doesn’t have to be complicated though and you or your child do not have to be on steroid creams.  There are safer alternatives that will provide results that our Naturopaths can share with you.  Whether you or your child is suffering from eczema, psoriasis, dandruff, dermatitis, acne, rosacea or even an unusual rash that won’t go away, we have a protocol that has been highly effective for many people.

Skin balance

When our skin is out of balance, we need to listen to our bodies and seek answers.  We also want to prevent long damage and scarring.  Steroid cream is not considered a long term option due to the side effects that can occur.  Side effects can include (but not limited to) thinning of the skin, discolouration of the skin, triggering other skin conditions such as rosacea, bone thinning, fluid collection in the legs and some strong topical steroids used regularly on large areas of the skin can effect a child’s growth.

We know that many people have tried safer options for skin treatments but they have little success and end up going back to the steroid creams.  Or as soon as they stop the treatment of alternative creams and lotions the skin flares up again.

Acne 

Acne can cause so much anxiety and low self esteem.  This is the last thing any teenager needs to be dealing with. With the right dietary advise, supplement script and topical products your teenager will be feeling much happier, as will you.

Aging Skin

Aging skin is something we would prefer didn’t happen but we do know that aging is a blessing.  Oxidative Stress is what causes your skin to age quicker and also puts you at more risk of disease.  This is when your Free Radicals are higher than your Antioxidants.  Our state of the art equipment will test your oxidate stress so we can assess exactly where you body is and then support you making changes.  We can then retest to see the improvements.

 

Should you wish to book an appointment or find out more, please click on the button below or contact our clinic on (07) 4159 1834.  You can also follow us on Facebook – Bargara Beach Holistic Health Centre or Instagram  _healthandhealing

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DISCLAIMER:  This is not to replace medical advice.  Please speak to your Medical Practitioner if you have any concerns.  Please contact your Naturopath if you would like to do a supervised detox.