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Fall in Love with Your Skin Again
It is cold outside but our hearts are often warmed by February's celebration of love. Flowers, cards, candy and gifts are shared. Dinner in your favorite restaurant with friends and loved ones can become an exciting event. Everything should be perfect. But for some men and women, skin conditions can mar even the most special events. Children and teens are also affected and embarrassed by many skin conditions.
It’s not just a small deal. The skin is the largest organ in the body. In many ways, it is also the most sensitive. The derma responds to the environment, toxicity and our diet. Principal skin problems include acne, cystic acne (in children, teenagers or adults) and rosacea. Also, there are all types of herpes (especially cold sores and shingles), psoriasis, eczema, rashes, hives and many others. In order to successfully overcome these skin issues for all ages, it is essential to target the root cause and address all the triggers of the outbreak from the inside.
People who suffer from different conditions do so in summer or winter, rain or shine. Many find they are dealing with pain, an unsightly condition that affects their self-esteem, and a weakened immune system. Often this spiraling effect goes on for years with no relief in sight. The results can be so debilitating people often do not want to go out into the world for any reason, even a lovely February evening to share with the special people in their lives!
The use of natural medicine – namely, the coordinated use of herbs and vitamins – has been a widely accepted therapy. It works both preventively and for healing bacterial and viral skin problems. Many years ago, Dr. Wayne Diamond, a naturopathic physician and psychotherapist with a 30-year, full-time, private practice in Philadelphia, researched ways to combat these skin conditions. His research showed there are many important steps to attaining clear, healthy skin, such as:
Cleansing the Skin, the Liver and the Blood of Toxins
Herbs have been used for thousands of years to safely promote internal cleansing. Dandelion root cleanses the liver and blood of toxins and balances the skin pH levels. It improves the function of the kidneys, pancreas, spleen and stomach. Sarsaparilla root cleans the blood of impurities. It is useful for hives, nervous system disorders and psoriasis.
Balancing the Body's Chemistry and Nervous System
Stress, anxiety and imbalance are huge triggers of an outbreak! These factors cause the body to undergo dramatic changes. They have a very negative effect on the health and clarity of our skin, often pushing the sufferer over the edge towards more skin outbreaks. L-tyrosine is an amino acid, neuro-transmitter, and is very useful to reduce the skin's absorption of stress.
Addressing circulation and inflammation
Healing skin layers and balancing the pH of the skin is essential to obtaining clear, healthy skin. Beta carotene is necessary for the repair and maintenance of skin and mucous membranes. It also enhances the immune system. Vitamin E helps to prevent cell damage, improves circulation and repairs tissues. Selenium is an antioxidant working synergistically with Vitamin E to protect the tissues and cell membranes.
Building the Immune System
This prepares the body to be healthy enough to fight off future skin outbreaks and illnesses. Astragulus root protects the immunity, aiding in adrenal gland function and digestion. Ligustrum stimulates the immune system, decreases inflammation and protects the liver. Echinacea is good for your immunity and combats irritation caused by bacterial and viral infections.
Out of Dr. Diamond's research came an incredible formula … Herpanacine Skin Support System. For the past 25 years, this natural formula has included all of these powerful ingredients. Visit: www.diamondformulas.com or buy at your local health food store.
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