The most common skin issues can sometimes be the most difficult to conquer. Often, manufacturers offer cookie cutter cures that may work for some, but not for all. Additionally, many common skin ailments can be exacerbated by drugstore potions and elixirs. Here are three common skin problems and how to deal with them.
Acne is the most common skin condition found in adolescents and adults, with infant and elderly sufferers too, though in smaller numbers. Acne flare-ups can be the cause of hormonal changes, stress, diet or sleep issues. Identifying the contributing factors to your acne is critical to assuaging breakouts. Dairy contributes to acne flare-ups, so consider your diet and how it may be affecting your skin. Up your green vegetable intake and lower your fat and dairy intakes to see valuable skin changes.
Psoriasis is a condition tolerated by over 7.5 million people. Though there is no “cure” per say, there are a number of lifestyle changes one can make to offset the scaly inflammation of psoriasis. Many dermatologists recommend ceasing all vices (smoking, drinking) and sticking to a nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich diet featuring lots of fresh vegetables. An elimination diet that excludes dairy, sugar and gluten can get you started on the path to less severe symptoms.
Like most common skin conditions, diet can be a valuable ally in relief of the most painful or inconveniencing symptoms. Eczema is triggered by an immune response, sometimes due to external factors but more often due to gut-level irritations.
See your doctor to discuss ongoing symptoms of these skin conditions and proper ways to approach relief.