Updated: May 27, 2020
Naturopathic doctors try to get to the root cause of your skin concerns and at the foundation of this is often diet.
Lifestyle changes including nutrition, along with botanical medicine and supplementation can all play important roles in optimizing skin health and treating conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne and rosacea.
The skin is our largest organ! With the multibillion-dollar cosmetic industry, it’s no surprise that we tend to associate skin firstly with beauty rather than health. But the skin has so many important functions:
Our first line of defence against viruses and bacteria we’re exposed to on a daily basis
Protects us from ultraviolet radiation
Helps produce Vitamin D when exposed to the sun
Allows you to sense your environment which includes feeling heat, cold, touch and pain
Regulates your body temperature
Conditions of the skin can indicate imbalances in the body, especially of the digestive system and liver. Naturopathic Doctors can help you restore balance to these systems through lifestyle changes. Your diet can play as important a role as the topical skin products you use.