You take care of your body. You strive to eat a healthy diet, get regular exercise, and take supplements to ensure well rounded nutrition. But there’s one important thing you may be overlooking when it comes to your wellbeing: your skin!
In the United States alone, it is estimated that 15 million people suffer from an ailment related to the skin. Whether it be hives, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, dermatitis, or acne, many of us can relate to the frustrating and sometimes embarrassing nature of living with a chronic skin condition. It keeps you from feeling confident and comfortable and can send you on a spiral of treatment options that result in a variety of nasty side effects.
When you suffer from a chronic skin condition such as acne, psoriasis, rosacea, or eczema it can be increasingly difficult to seek a natural treatment. It can seem as if the only options are limited to conventional pharmaceutical tretments—which often come with a host of unpleasant and even dangerous side effects.
The Problem with Conventional Treatments for Chronic Skin Problems
Conventional medicine typically treats these issues with topical creams, pharmaceutical drugs, or injectable medications such as antihistamines, corticosteroids, and immunosuppressants. These one-size-fits-all treatments are often counterintuitive when it comes to overall health. Here are some of the main issues reported when it comes to popular conventional treatments:
Antihistamines are drugs that block the action of histamine (a compound released in allergic inflammatory reactions) at the H1 receptor sites. Many people grab an antihistamine to treat an allergic reaction or uncomfortable skin condition. Constant use of this type of drug has been shown to increase the risk of developing dementia- especially when used by older adults 65 and over. Other side effects listed on the packages of antihistamines include; confusion, dry mouth, constipation and drowsiness.
Topical corticosteroids are a synthetic version of naturally occurring hormones produced by the adrenal glands within the body. Corticosteroid ointments, creams, lotions and gels are used to treat rash, dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. The cost of topical corticosteroids is quite high, even with generics. Commonly reported side effects are itching, burning, irritation, redness, and dryness. A 2019 case report has shown that long-term use of topical corticosteroids to treat chronic skin problems can trigger secondary Cushing’s syndrome in adults. Cushing’s syndrome is characterized by high blood pressure, abdominal obesity, reddish stretch marks, a round red face, a fat hump between the shoulders, weak muscles, weak bones, acne, and fragile skin that heals poorly.
Immunosuppressants weaken the immune system to provide relief for an overactive immune system which is present in autoimmune disorders such as psoriasis. These drugs carry a serious risk of infection. When an immunosuppressant drug weakens your immune system, your body becomes less resistant to infection overall. Those who have been prescribed this type of drug have also reported loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, increased hair growth, and hand trembling.
Perhaps you’ve tried one or more of these methods, and either it didn’t help or you’ve run into side effects you don’t want to repeat. (Or, you simply want to avoid such side effects in the first place.) Now what?
Skin Healing Goes Far More Than Skin Deep
When suffering from a chronic skin condition it can be frustrating to try to find natural treatments for chronic skin conditions that work, but is also safe and healthy for long term use. Fortunately, there have been significant advancements in natural skincare options in recent decades—and some of the ancient and traditional remedies can be surprisingly effective as well.
But before we introduce our favorite natural skin treatments, it’s worth mentioning that a holistic approach is best when it comes to natural healing treatments for the skin. That’s why when we work with patients with chronic skin conditions, we always look at their diet and lifestyle as well as their skin. Initially developed to treat chronic pain, The Hache Protocol for Pain Resolution is a natural, holistic method that helps support the body to make the most of any natural treatment. We have found it to be highly effective in treating all types of chronic skin conditions as well as chronic pain. With the combined power of microcurrent treatment and lifestyle changes you will be on the road to relief from problematic skin ailments.
3 Top Natural Skin Treatments for Chronic Conditions
Some of the most promising natural skin solutions we’ve found to treat chronic skin issues are as follows:
- Topical herbal solutions -Borage seed oil, chamomile, tamanu nut oil, and sea buckthorn oil have all shown promising results when applied topically for chronic skin conditions to reduce inflammation, seal in moisture, and increase the strength of the skin’s barrier. Scientists, doctors, natural healers, and progressive thinkers are becoming more aware of the damaging effects of conventional skin care ingredients. Our goal is to help you treat you skin condition with a natural, non-invasive treatment plan that is healthy for your whole body in the long run while delivering excellent results.
- LED therapy – LED (light-emitting diode) therapy uses wavelengths of visible light to treat the skin. The light penetrates deep within the skin to treat skin issues such as sun damage, rosacea, acne, eczema, and psoriasis. The American Academy of Dermatology has stated that “These treatments show great promise in treating acne. Some patients with severe acne cysts have seen clearing for years when laser therapy was added to their treatment plan.” This type of treatment can be conducted in a medical setting or at home with the use of consumer devices. Blue light has been shown to be particularly effective when treating acne. This process is non-invasive and has no down time or recovery period.
- Microcurrent – Microcurrent therapy is a non-invasive electrical procedure traditionally used to treat nerve and muscle pain, inflammation, and other health issues. It is now very common to see microcurrent therapy used to help improve acne pitting, redness, rosacea, and skin inflammation. Low frequency pulses of direct current, which are similar to our body’s own electrical signals, are emitted. This results in improved tone, tightness, and a more balanced complexion. Microcurrent therapy is an excellent alternative to traditional treatments for acne, rosacea, and other chronic skin conditions. Skip the questionable ingredients in your over the counter products for a non-invasive treatment that is on the cutting edge of skin care technology.
We are all different and our bodies respond to treatments based on our constitution. If you’ve tried one natural skin treatment method and it didn’t work for you, don’t give up. Sometimes what’s needed is the right combination of treatments and lifestyle changes to hit on an approach that works for you.
The Definitive Guide to Treating Skin Conditions Naturally
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