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Skin Issues & Natural Remedies

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Are you embarrassed by the appearance and feel of your skin? If you experience the following, you may suffer from a common skin issue:

– red or rashy – inflamed
– dry – cracked
– itchy – patchy
– painful – weepy or bleeding
What Causes Skin Issues?
Skin issues are often caused by environmental or internal factors.

Potential Environmental Factors:
– soaps – detergents – perfume – dyes – cosmetics
– fabrics – animal hair – dust – pollen – mold
– bacteria – fungi – chemicals

Potential Internal Factors:
– toxicity – food sensitivities
– emotional factors (ex. stress) – system stagnation

Natural Skin Remedies
Avoiding Environmental Sensitivities: Try the following: switching to natural cleaning products and detergents that are fragrance free, using essential oils as opposed to perfume, & vacuuming often to reduce dust & animal hair.

Avoiding Food Sensitivities: Try an elimination diet, the most common food sensitivities are: gluten, dairy, corn, soy, eggs, & artificial ingredients. Eliminate all possible culprits for a few weeks, then slowly, one by one, reintroduce each food to see which one/s are causing the skin issues.

Managing Emotions (Stress): Stress and other emotional factors can cause a number of issues for the body, including the skin. Finding an outlet such as meditation, massage, yoga, & other forms of relaxation can help us to manage the stresses of life.

Adjust Food Choices to Control Inflammation: Certain foods can cause inflammation for our skin and other organs of our body, while other foods are anti-inflammatory. Avoid foods that contribute to inflammation: sugar, processed foods, red meat, dairy, and nightshades. Add in foods that have anti-inflammatory properties: fish, avocado, coconut oil, nuts, seeds, fruits, & veggies.

Supplements: The following supplements provide nutrients for healthy skin: vitamin D, selenium, zinc, fish oil, & probiotics.

Drink Water: Drinking plenty of water can help encourage the body to flush out toxins.

Exercise: Exercise can encourage toxins to be released through the skin through the process of sweating. Movement also helps to stimulate the lymphatic system.

Topical Care: Choose and apply one of the following topical remedies to affected areas of the skin: coconut oil, calendula, liquid vitamin D, emu oil, or an essential oils such as frankincense, geranium, lavender, myrrh, patchouli, rose, or tea tree.

Is your skin reacting to environmental or food sensitivities? Balanced Health scans for close to 1000 different sensitivities. To find out what sort of stress could be contributing to your skin issues, contact us at 612-812-9121 to purchase a Hair & Saliva Analysis Wellness kit.