The skin is the first line of protection to underlying tissues from foreign substances, pressure, sun light and microbes. It is a highly sensitive and living organ that is remarkably efficient for its self- repairing mechanism when the immune system is not compromised. Despite it’s resilience, it will not tolerate well prolonged exposures to a toxic environment. As the skin being the largest organ in surface size, all of the chemicals that are exposed to it can be potentially absorbed into the system and affect internal organs and their functions. Therefore the holistic skin care starts from the understanding of basics on dermatology to self-rejuvenating mechanism and how we can support it. The topic addresses the importance of hydration and nutrition for holistic skin care as well as how to read the labels from cosmetic products to protect the internal system.
Losing weight without a proper detoxification program may create many harmful effects to the skin. The detox plan requires a good diet and an assortment of supplements. A healthy and shiny skin needs water, so moisturizing the skin with a proper water intake regimen should be a top priority.
Podcasting hosting by HeeJoo Park, RPh, ABAAHP, FACA, MS
CEO of Key Compounding Pharmacy
Dr. Nina Walsh, ND Specializes in Naturopathic medicine, accupucture, holistic skin care.