Naturopathic Skin Care, it’s a real thing…
Believe it or not, our skin is one of the largest organs in our body. The skin is the first line of defense against bacteria, trauma, viruses, and allergens from the environment. It protects us from harm and stops pathogens from entering the body. It also provides sensation and regulates body temperature. That is why supporting the skin and ensuring the protective barrier is working optimally is so important! Naturopathic skincare is an assessment of the internal and external factors that contribute to the skin’s health. Everything from diet, digestion, hormones, and creams can impact how the skin is functioning. Furthermore, Dr. Swalah always assesses the role of hormones and gut health when evaluating skin health. Naturopathic treatments aim to address the internal imbalances and restore the protective barrier of the skin
Therapies are used to successfully manage a number of the following conditions.
Acne occurs when the skin's oil glands become clogged and inflamed. There are many internal and external causes of acne, like hormones, genes, medication, diet, gut health and cosmetics. Testing to determine the underlying cause and creating a custom treatment plan is available.
Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition, often due to genetic, impaired immune function, improper digestion and impaired barrier protection. Understanding the underlying root cause is important in creating a custom treatment plan.
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition which happens due to increase skin cell turnover. Naturopathic skin doctors investigate the causes of flare-ups like stress, nutrition deficiencies and use diet, botanical medicine & much more as part of the treatment plan.
Naturopathic skin doctors are aware of the internal and external factors that contribute to skin aging. By creating lifestyle modification, using specific nutrients and topical treatments, naturopathic skin specialists are able to reverse premature aging and support graceful aging.