6 interesting facts about your skin.
The skin offers a direct reflection of what is happening inside the body.
Our skin is our largest organ, and it provides an outward manifestation of our inner health. When our immune system, hormones, digestion, blood sugar and other body systems are out of whack this often shows up on our skin. If your skin symptoms are suppressed true healing will not occur.
Common prescriptions do not fix the underlying problem.
Most commonly prescribed medications, such as antibiotics and steroids, do not address underlying factors that go beyond what’s happening on the skin. Instead they suppress the symptom and can worsen a person’s health and skin. Sometimes we need these medications but they are often overused and often used too quickly without trying natural solutions first.
The skin has a delicate pH balance and community of bacteria which are crucial for health.
There is a benefit to having bugs in our digestive system and on our skin. It is important to have healthy gut microorganisms, including bacteria. Our skin has its own microbiome that helps keep it clear of blemishes and breakouts – and prevents premature aging. When skin lotions and treatments disturb our skin’s delicate pH balance, our skin microbiome is affected.
What you eat can have a big effect on your skin.
Many nutrients and foods can and do nourish skin from the inside out. Our skin can reflect what we eat and drink. Healthy food intake is very important for healthy skin.
Products that you put on your skin affect internal health.
Many skin care products contain endocrine-disruption chemicals and some may even be carcinogenic. What you apply on your skin can be absorbed into the bloodstream. These chemicals can cause chaos with our hormones and so affect the skin. Be careful what you put on your skin.
Our stress levels can affect our skin.
The mind and skin are closely connected. Many skin conditions can be triggered by stress. Lowering your stress levels is important in achieving healthy skin. Many of our nerve endings are connected to our skin and other organs. When we experience a heightened sense of emotion, be it sadness, anger, or another upset, these dramatic feelings can play out on our skin. This relationship can be a vicious cycle.