As the days lengthen and the weather becomes warmer many people will be shrugging off their winter woollies and exposing more skin to the elements. Sun worshippers may rejoice but for some this can be a daunting thought especially if eczema, acne or psoriasis are an issue.
People often feel judged on their appearances and skin issues can be a cause of embarrassment and poor confidence. Spring time is an excellent time to cleanse and detox and this is a superb way to way to help shift stubborn skin conditions.
The skin is the largest organ of elimination although not the most efficient. As such, skin conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis can point towards poor elimination. Herbs can be used to promote the body’s ability to cleanse and heal, thus helping to resolve these problems.
Circulatory herbs promote correct perfusion of tissues enabling delivery of nutrients (promote healing) and carry away waste products. Lymphatic and blood purifying herbs cleanse by aiding the removal of the toxins from the skin and their excretion via the liver and urinary system. Bitter herbs play a traditional role in stimulating the digestion and encourage regular bowel movements.
Napiers Skin Detox Formulas combine these herbs as food supplement blends. These combinations also includes herbs that act as anti-inflammatories reducing inflammation, redness and itching. It can take a few months to see results so best started now in preparation for beautiful summer skin. It is recommended for those aged 12 and above. Do not take if pregnant or breast feeding, and always check with your doctor or herbalist if you are on medication.
Topical applications are big business in the cosmetics industry but many can be harsh on delicate skin and strip away natural protective oils. We recommend Napiers Calendula Cream for skin that is broken or irritated as it will reduce redness and speed up healing. Starflower cream is our best seller for eczema- soothing itching and moisturising dry skin. Pokeroot ointment is recommended for psoriatic plaques. Acne skins would benefit from an antiseptic cream such as Napiers Tea Tree and Goldenseal cream.