Health & Wellness – A look at Rosacea
Why do we look for holistic therapies and yoga? To calm the mind, destress or to simply to find a natural therapy that will help to treat our ailments?
Many individuals suffer from skin complaints and pile on the lotions and potions that the pharmacy or doctor has prescribed. Does this help? It may certainly ease the discomfort but what is causing it? Why does it happen? This is where a nutritionist may be able to help you.
Our skin is the largest organ of the body and is for protection, regulates our temperature, protects our bones and muscles and senses touch. When the skin reacts to inflammation, hormones, over activity of the immune system or a virus, a nutritionist can help to find the cause and create a personalised plan to reduce the symptoms and in many cases, provide a stronger immune system and a heathier gut, thereby providing inner health. When these steps are taken, the skin will not be so much under attack and symptoms will reside.
Rosacea is a condition that not many doctors understand and very little information is available out there on ‘Dr Google’. “So how can a nutritionist help with that?” I hear you ask!
Let’s take Mary. She is 42 years of age, works full time, has two teenage children and is financially stretched. Mary came to see me as I specialise in skin disorders. Mary was finding her cheeks and nose were beginning to form a red rash and the skin was hot and bumpy. Mary has tried lots of steroid creams and although they calmed the area she was finding her skin was extra sensitive now.
Nutritionists take over an hour in consultations so that we can look at all the body systems to establish any deficiencies that may be evident. In Mary’s case, stress was exasperating her skin condition as well as a slight imbalance of hormones. The steroids were thinning the skin therefore the area was more sensitive. Together we formulated a diet that was plant based to assist with the hormone imbalance as well as look at her lifestyle and skincare choices.
Mary admitted never taking time out for herself so relaxation therapies were suggested. Yoga and meditation were high on the list as these activities wouldn’t make her hot as other activities would raise the skin temperature causing more redness and discomfort.
Two months later Mary came to see me and her skin looked 90% better. She has continued with her diet, a gentler skincare routine and with her relaxation therapy. Mary felt more confident and was certainly more relaxed.
Since writing this article, I now have available a home facial kit that is totally safe and beneficial for rosacea skin. It contains growth factors and a hylauronic mask that will be very healing, soothing and cooling for this skin type. Look on the product page for more info!
My name is Jan Curson and I have been a dermal therapist for 30 years. During this time I have been a beauty therapist teacher, I have owned 3 salons, managed 2 beauty salons NZ and Australia and have a wealth of knowledge and qualifications. I have been trained by doctors and top cosmetic companies. I have recently returned from New Zealand having lived there for 9 years.
Whilst in New Zealand I treated many skin conditions and rosacea being the most common. I studied The Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine in Australia whilst living in New Zealand as I felt I needed to learn more about inner health and the affect on the skin and body.
I offer online consultations so I can offer help anywhere in the world as well as face to face consultations held in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.