Steps to Heal Damaged Skin

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Healing | 0 comments

Steps to Heal Damaged SkinIn our efforts to bring you as much information as we can when it comes to obtaining and maintaining health, we want to talk a bit about the steps you can take to heal damaged skin. At Live Well Holistic Health, we believe in treating the body from the inside out, and with this in mind, we want to address some fundamental issues.

The Hope For Toned, Smooth Skin
We are all hoping for toned, smooth skin. Many of us, however, suffer from uneven pigmentation, redness, fine lines, wrinkles, dullness and dryness, age spots, acne scars, or chronic skin irritations.

Causes of Damaged Skin
All of these conditions are symptoms of damaged skin, which can occur due to excess sun exposure, harsh weather conditions, pollution, cigarette smoke, chemicals, poor diet, lack of exercise, excessive use of alcohol and drugs, stress, bacteria, infections, medical and mental trauma, and the natural aging process.

Vulnerability to Cellular Breakdown
Young skin generally heals much faster than older skin. As the skin ages, it becomes more vulnerable to cellular breakdown, which weakens the epidermis, the outer protective layer of the body.

Decline of the Immune System
When the epidermal layer weakens, it becomes less efficient when it comes to hydration and the essential retention of nutrients. When water, vitamins, and minerals cannot penetrate the body efficiently, the immune system begins to decline, which doubles the negative effect on the skin.

Repairing and Reversing the Damages
At Live Well Holistic Health we want to deliver the good news, which is that it is entirely possible to repair and even reverse the effects of damaged skin:
•    Eat Vitamin C rich foods like citrus fruits, dark greens, peppers. Vitamin C helps to produce collagen, which fortifies skin structure, increasing firmness.
•    Eat more protein such as fish, lean meats, eggs, tofu, beans, and nuts to rebuild cells.
•    Eat Zinc-rich foods to help the body synthesize protein, generate collagen for skin tissue repair, and strengthen the immune system. This means fish, soybeans, whole grains, mushrooms, egg yolks, and pumpkin seeds.
•    Drink dandelion tea to detoxify the system.
•    Drink lots of water to stay hydrated from inside out.
•    Avoid chemicals in foods, cosmetics, and cleaning products. Use natural and organic products instead.
•    Exercise daily to pump blood and nutrients into the skin.
•    Include meditation and meditative exercise like yoga into your lifestyle for balance and tranquility.
•    Eliminate junk and fast food and anything containing too much sugar, salt, and trans fats to prevent skin cells from drying out, which causes premature aging.

Add these herbs to your diet to help heal damaged skin:
•    Lavender to inhibit damage from free radicals
•    Sandalwood as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and astringent to help rejuvenate, fade age spots, and reduce appearance of wrinkles
•    Uva Ursi or Bearberry to tighten pores, reduce inflammation, fight infection, fade dark spots
•    Licorice Root to reduce redness and irritation, reduce inflammation, and lighten the skin
•    Seabuckthorn Berry, which is filled with fatty acids to relieve dryness, restore plumpness, smooth and regenerate skin.

Contact Us
For more information on how to heal damaged skin, as well as to learn about other healing protocols, contact us via our online form or scheduling tool or simply call 610 896 1554.

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