Published: Mon March 11, 2013
Categories: The Myth Minx
Wonders to Appearance
Many people think when it comes to your skin the philosophy of ‘inner beauty” is a myth. Focused on the outer appearance, topical treatments & miracle creams -- so many people over-look at our health effects the outer appearance of the skin.
Your skin is the reflection of what is going on inside your body, and nearly all skin conditions, from eczema to acne to stretch marks are the manifestations
of your body's internal needs, including its nutritional needs.
So what is your skin telling you? “It’s what’s on the inside that counts?” is no myth when it comes to healthy skin.
After all, the skin is the largest organ of the body and one of the most powerful indicators of health. Conditions such as dryness, flakiness, breakouts, sallowness, dullness and irritation of the skin may all be a sign of poor internal health. These conditions can often bring on by consuming too many processed foods, excess sugar, high stress levels, medications and drugs such as caffeine, alcohol and nicotine. A poor diet devoid of essential nutrients may manifest initially as minor skin conditions however left untreated, this can develop into more severe skin conditions or worse, disease of the body.
For luminous, glowing skin, most people only turn to the use of professional topical cosmetically products, however just treating outer blemishes does little to address the root cause of the problem: poor nutrition.
The sad reality is that the majority of professional skincare experts fail to make the link between healthy skin and a healthy diet and continue to push a miracle cream to solve all skin dilemmas.
Whilst application of topical active ingredients can do wonders for improving the appearance of certain skin conditions, to truly see a long lasting improvement, a holistic look must be taken. Advice on both the probable biochemical cause of the skin condition combined with correct topical application of cosmedical products is paramount to achieving optimum skin health. Getting not only the answers but also improvements to chronic skin conditions will build a loyal clientele that will never dare to venture to pastures new.
Combining the link between nutrition and the skin is key to building a successful skincare business. We need to gain client trust and respect by educating our clients. Without trust we become a snake oil salesman pushing yet another immortal beauty product with the promise of ever last youth.
So the next time you look at your completion or the complexion of your clients skin and you’re looking for lasting results – remember “it’s what’s on the inside that counts’ as much as what you’re treating it with on the outside.
Stay tuned for my Top 5: Ways To Diagnose Vitamin Deficiency on Thursday.
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