Your skin is the mirror of your inner health. Different types of skin problems depict various underlying ailments. If not treated on time, these could lead to serious health problems. For instance, itchy and non-healing skin might indicate diabetes; sweaty skin might be a sign of fungal infections. Likewise, perpetually dry and scaly skin might indicate psoriasis or eczema. And oily skin might be a sign of acne. It is, therefore, important to address skin problems as soon as possible before they lead to serious complications.
Most common skin disorders
Acne: It is the condition in which the overactive oil glands and dead skin cells clog the pores, resulting in pimples. The symptoms of acne can be mostly seen on the face, neck, back and shoulders. If left untreated, it might cause blemishes and scarring.
Eczema: It is the inflammation of skin, often referred to as dermatitis. Eczema is characterised by excessive itching and dry and scaly eruptions with redness.
Psoriasis: It is characterised by thick, red, swollen patches covered by silvery white scales. It mostly involves the scalp, face, lower back, elbows, knees, fingernails and toenails. People with severe psoriasis might face social embarrassment, job stress and emotional distress.
Vitiligo: It is a chronic skin condition characterised by portions of the skin losing their pigment. The visible sign of vitiligo is the presence of pale, patchy areas of depigmented skin, which tends to occur on the extremities. The patches are initially small, but often grow and change shape.
Causes of skin disorders
Emotions such as anxiety, stress and depression might lead to conditions like vitiligo, psoriasis, eczema, acne and hives. The combination of auto-immune, genetic and environmental factors has also been seen as the cause of various skin disorders.
Homeopathy for skin
Any skin disorder is the outer expression of internal turmoil. Therefore, the homeopathic approach for skin problems is based on an in-depth analysis and evaluation of the case. Thus, proper medicine is selected. Homeopathy treats the individual as a whole. Homeopathic medicine works at a physical as well as emotional level. Homeopathy provides customized skin treatment for each individual. Moreover, homeopathic skin treatment gives long-term relief and comes with zero side-effects.
- Limit bath time and instead of hot water, use lukewarm water.
- After bathing, gently pat the skin dry with a towel to retain the skin moisture.
- Moisturise the skin.
- Follow a healthy diet.
Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15.