Skin Conditions

Ezcema

Most of us know that eczema involves redness, flaking and itching and more. The skin of people with eczema releases large amounts of allergic substances compared to that of normal people. These substances (e.g. histamine) cause itching, flaking and redness.

If you suffer from eczema here are a few points you may want to consider:

Psoriasis

Want to rid yourself of Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is caused by new skin cells being formed too quickly. The cells never mature completely as replication occurs 1000 times as fast as in normal cells. These push up to the skin surface and cause too many cells to crowd into the same space, leading to scaling and redness.

Here are some factors you might need to consider if you would like to establish what might have kicked off the psoriasis and what is keeping it going:

Acne (Acne Vulgaris)

Acne vulgaris is the most common type of acne and tends to develop around puberty, when testosterone levels rise in boys and to a lesser extent in girls. Sebaceous glands produce oil to lubricate and protect the skin. This oil becomes trapped, propiounus acne bacteria proliferate and the skin becomes inflamed. Sebaceous glands are most numerous in the face, back and chest, which is why these areas are usually the worst affected.

Sufferers often resort to skin scrubs and chemicals which strip off the skins protective layer which contains natural bacteria-fighting substances such as undecynic acid. This can make the problem worse.

Cellulite

Hate to see that unsightly orange-peel skin on your buttocks, legs or arms?
If you want to rid yourself of cellulite you may want to take a look at some of the possible causes:

  • Do you have weakened connective tissue?
  • Is your circulation poor?
  • Do you regularly eat refined foods or stimulants?
  • Do you avoid exercising?
  • Are you well hydrated?

Dry Skin

Want to Rid Yourself of Dry skin?

If your body is getting everything it needs then you should not have to use moisturiser, except perhaps where you want to protect your skin from the elements.If you have dry skin then here are a few possible factors to consider:

  • Are you stressed?
  • Is your digestive system in good shape?
  • Do you get enough vitamin A?
  • Do you get enough “essential fats”?
  • Are you getting enough vitamin E?
  • Is your thyroid in tip top shape?
  • Could you be dehydrated?
  • Do you have enough B vitamins?
  • Do your personal care products help?

Wrinkles and Hyperpigmentation

Want to slow down the ageing process?

The good news is that the way you eat, move and think every day has more of an impact on your ability to age well than the most expensive creams and lotions.

If you want to slow down the accumulation of wrinkles or age spots then here are a few factors you may want to consider:

  • Is your skin under constant assault?
  • Do you have a normal “healthy” diet?
  • Are you antioxidant-rich?
  • Do you like to cook your food till it’s browned?
  • Are you stressed?
  • Do you get enough E?
  • Do you smoke?
  • H2O – are you getting enough?

Acne Rosacea

The hallmarks of acne rosacea are a red “butterfly” flushing  pattern across cheeks, nose and even the chin.  Skin eruptions, broken capillaries, a purple almost bulbous nose (and sometimes pain) can result.  Initially the symptoms come and go, then become permanent.