The skin is your largest organ and it serves the purpose of protecting your body from infection. When the skin is irritated, you can suffer everything from rashes to acne to chronic skin conditions. The important thing to remember is not to try desperate measures to correct the problem. Instead, it is best to allow the skin time to heal properly. It is equally important that the treatment be effective according to the particular type of problem that you are experiencing.
The reason that many people decide to try abrasive treatments is because they think that the harsher the treatment is, the faster they will see results. Unfortunately, harsh treatments that are very abrasive usually make the problem worse instead of better.
There is almost always an internal cause that needs to be addressed that is causing inflammation of the skin. Until this issue is addressed properly, the problem can never be completely cured.
Unfortunately, people rarely realize this. As a result, they frequently turn to potentially harmful treatments that can pose a number of additional problems on their own. Treatments like chemical peels that remove a portion of the skin, popping acne sores or taking medications that can potentially be dangerous are just some of the things that are frequently utilized by people who are desperate to get better skin. In addition, many people try topical products that are very abrasive and can permanently harm the skin itself. Sometimes this causes the skin to become excessively dry. Many times, the use of harsh products causes other problems throughout the body, further exacerbating the skin issue and posing a whole host of new problems that were not previously there.
Why does all of this occur? Harsh chemicals can cause the circulation of blood to slow down, thereby reducing nutrients that are essential to the skin. Activity of the lymphatic system also slows down. This means that toxins are not moved out of the body efficiently. This puts the skin at risk and the very organ that is responsible for keeping dangerous inflammation from getting into your body is now inflamed itself. This also causes your skin to break out even more, get infected and even wrinkle prematurely.
Fortunately, you can choose treatments that are effective without doing all of this damage. Many of them are holistic treatments. If you are having problems with your skin, consider using all natural products that are completely organic, free from harsh chemicals. In addition, avoid the desire to exfoliate on a daily basis. Perform this routine no more than two or three times a week. Avoid over cleansing your skin as well.
One of the most important things that you should realize is that problem skin can sometimes be a signal about something else that is going on inside your body. Finding the reason for the inflammation can help you better address other health concerns and maintain a healthy body for years to come. It is also worth mentioning that you should not feel badly about yourself simply because your skin is imperfect at this particular point in time. Many people are ashamed to go out in public or look in the mirror if their skin is less than perfect but is important to realize that it is a medical condition just like anything else. As a result, an effective solution can almost always be found.
By BRITTA PLUG