Skin conditions / Hair loss

Are you struggling with acne, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea or recurrent cold sores ?
Experiencing unexplained hair loss? It is often an indication of unbalances in the body and the underlying causes need to be pinpointed to figure out the most indicated treatment options.
Natural remedies, good diet and healthy habits can help improve your symptoms and your daily life.

The skin is a remarkably complex organ which reflects our total health and especially the state of our digestive system and liver. The quality and health of the skin and its repair and rejuvenation processes require specific anti-oxidant nutrients for healing and construction of new skin tissue and protect against free radical damage or stress-related skin conditions. Some key minerals, such as Zinc, are very important when dealing with skin issues to help with  wound healing, strengthening the immune system, supporting the hormone production, controlling the inflammation and tissue regeneration.

Food and herbs can also aid in the cleansing process for their detoxifying and anti-bacterial actions. When the liver is overwhelmed with toxins, it becomes less effective at removing them from the circulation. This increases the likelihood of toxins passing into the blood stream causing or aggravating skin conditions.

Many skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, acne and rosacea are inflammatory responses of the body that can be helped by eating certain food (essential fatty acids for example) or anti-inflammatory herbs (such as turmeric).  Ginger can be used to improve circulation and digestion and to enhance the effectiveness of other herbs and spices. It’s also been shown to modulate biochemical pathways activated in chronic inflammation. Aloe vera can help soothe and cool inflamed skin used topically and, when taken internally, can support the gastrointestinal tract which can also help towards a reduction of skin toxin overload. A sluggish bowel can increase toxic burden which the body may attempt to eliminate through the skin, resulting in a sallow, blemished complexion, or an exacerbation of problems such as psoriasis or eczema. Reduce your body toxic load by choosing a clean diet. Your herbalist will help you with a personalised treatment plan including the foods and herbs that would be right for your body and your condition.

Improve your skin condition by balancing your microbiome and feeding your body with the right herbs & nutrients.

Hair thinning may be caused by a lot of different reasons: lifestyle habits, not getting enough of certain nutrients in your diet (such as iron, folic acid and other minerals), or experiencing chronic stress. It can also be hereditary, from an underlying medical conditions, if you recently had a baby or are going through hormonal changes or if you lost a significant amount of weight in a short amount of time.
Sometimes suffering from immune system deficiencies, a skin disorder or eating disorder can also play a role. Consult your naturopath or medical herbalist to know more about the root cause in your situation and what are the natural remedies available that would help you. A balanced diet, some targeted supplements, essential oils or special haircare can make all the difference.

Start looking after yourself today.

Equisetum arvense (Horsetail)

Most commonly known as Horsetail, it is native to the northern parts of Europe.
Herbalists use it as a connective tissue tonic that promotes repair, improves tissue strength and elasticity and well as removing toxins from the body.
It improves both collagen and elastin production, restores mineral levels. It has also been traditionally used for BPH, prostatitis, arthritis and to promote renal function.

Contact your herbalist before taking it to make sure this is the right herb for you and there are no contraindications.