It is easy to forget that your skin is the largest organ in your body, and the only organ that we can see easily and on a daily basis! The skin can be thought of as an outward reflection of your inner health and well being.
Skin problems cause a huge amount of physical discomfort and emotional stress and many of the prescribed medicines that patients use simply give some topical relief, but do not treat the underlying cause. Many people find that when they stop using prescription medicines that their problems flare up again. Some products, such as steroids, have side effects and should not be used for extended periods.
Herbs have been used by herbalists to treat skin problems for centuries using them for blood purifying, immune support, to fight infection and aid elimination. A herbalist looks at the patient as a whole, taking into account family history; diet; medical history and lifestyle. Our bodies are complex and when we develop a problem there is often more than one factor acting as a trigger. Whilst the best approach is to consult a practitioner, there are a number of things that you can try for yourself.
Diet, including the amount of water that you drink, is an important aggravating factor in most skin complaints.