Naturopathic Treatment for Acne
Not only are skin conditions physically uncomfortable, they can really take a toll on our confidence, emotional wellbeing and willingness to socialise. Most treatments around skin focus on topical agents or harsh medications like steroids, hormonal replacement therapies (e.g. contraceptive pill), antibiotics and accutane, which all carry a large amount of unwanted side effects that could potentially cause other health issues in the body. These treatments may work for some time, but they often don’t lead to long term success as they only address symptom manifestation but fail to address the underlying causes. These underlying causes are usually related to our diet, lifestyle and environmental factors. Most skin issues like acne are driven by internal causes such as hormonal imbalances, gut issues, nutrient deficiencies, infections, food intolerances/allergies and inflammation, which can all be traced back to our diet, lifestyle and environment.
Lastly, skin issues and their effect on mental health can worsen a person’s diet and lifestyle habits, which makes their skin worse, leading to a vicious cycle. This is why it is so important to address the underlying causes of the issue.
If you suffer from acne and it is affecting your quality of life, call Oak Health today or book an appointment online to find how practical, sustainable and evidence-based diet and lifestyle interventions, as well as herbal and nutritional supplementation can be used to address the underlying causes of your acne, leading to long term results.