Everyone’s skin is different, and different skin types have different needs, as do different types of problems or issues.

First, it’s best to identify what you are treating. Certainly, if you’re dealing with a serious skin issue, you’ll want to know exactly what it is; so it’s best to consult a physician, and get a diagnosis. Some conditions can be exacerbated by applying the wrong treatment.

Additionally, some issues such as severe acne, types of eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis are often treated with medication, but there are literally thousands of cases in which people have chosen the holistic approach to skincare, and have seen great success.

What are your goals for your skin?

Would you like to look younger and perhaps decrease wrinkles? Everything that we ingest, from food and beverages to the type of air we breathe has an effect on our bodies. It affects the way we look and feel. The right kinds of exercise and skin treatments, whether it be a body wrap or a massage, coupled with a healthful and nutritious diet can work wonders for your being and overall wellness. Additionally, there are times when prescribed medicines may be beneficial in some ways and harmful in others, which is why it is so important to look at the overall picture.

Acne or acne scars

There are different theories regarding acne and its causes, including hormonal imbalances and genetics, however studies now indicate that there is a link between diet and the rate of breakouts and flare-ups. Stress is also a factor, so it makes sense that a diet that is high in carbohydrates, processed foods and trans-fats would increase stress. Such foods are hard on your system because essentially they make your body’s organs work double-time in its effort to process them. In turn, physical activity become more challenging as well. When you develop a plan that optimizes your body’s opportunity to A) derive nutrients and B) have a better and more effective workout, everything in your body naturally begins to benefit everything else. When you work out, your brain produces endorphins which make you feel better and think better, which in the end, results in less stress, a better complexion, and a happier you.

Tired eyes/dark circles

What causes those pesky raccoon eyes? While genes are largely to blame, other issues come into play such as age and seasonal allergies, but there are good ways to treat them, and once again; a holistic approach can work wonders.

Should I see a doctor?

If you have been trying over-the-counter medications as a solution to skin problems, and you’re not seeing results, or if your condition is worsening, then by all means, see a doctor or a licensed professional, and get a diagnosis. Once the diagnosis has been made, you can begin to take steps toward treatments. Many times, prescribed medication can work in tandem with natural treatments.

If you are you dealing with a specific issue, and you don’t mind sharing, please feel free to post a comment or a question. Of course, if you want to connect with me, I am happy to answer your questions privately, too.

With love,