The Importance & Role of Your Skin
Your skin is your largest eliminatory organ. Other organs we think of as eliminatory are the kidneys, the large intestines, the lungs, the liver and the lymphatic system. The average adult human has skin with a surface area of 16 – 22 square feet. Why is this important and why do some individuals get acne while others don’t? There are so many variation in humans and what affects one person, may affect another person in a completely different way. Common causes of acne are dietary indiscretions, allergens, hormone imbalances, or disruptions to detoxification capabilities.
The liver, having up to 700 functions, may be incapable of handling the extra load of foreign disruptions and cause the body to push the toxins out via the five million pores on the skin, including the 20,000 pores on the face. Blocked hair follicles, excess oil production, bacteria, fungus, parasites and inflammation may also cause toxins to be released through the pores of the face and body.
How to Take Care of Your Skin Naturally and How to Seek Professional Help
If you’ve been to the dermatologist, chances are you were offered oral contraceptives, antibiotics, steroid creams or other harsh disruptive agents. Unfortunately, a repetitive cycle of continuous use or mixtures of alternative prescriptions are made, with no clear end point.
NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE would SEEK TO FIND THE CAUSE of the acne first, before slathering harsh chemicals into your body. Once the cause is determined, the appropriate natural medicinal agents would be recommended. A competent Naturopathic doctor would need to treat the body in a systematic way to care for it from the inside out. Rather than using antibiotics or BCP’s which will compromise your body’s micro biome and immune system while creating a fungal overgrowth, a good ND will treat by correcting the micro biome of the intestines, address the diet, allergies, essential fatty acids, nutrient deficiencies, and hormonal imbalances, while destroying the candida, parasites and bad bacteria that is present. The outcome is a clean body, clear skin and a radiant glow.