Beauty starts with the inside, but unfortunately most advertisements and marketing schemes for beauty focus on the outside, and completely forget about the inside! The skin is the largest organ on the body, and reflects overall health going on inside our organs, or sometimes a reaction of our organs to something going on. According to Medical New Today, eczema is a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, and rough. Blisters may also occur. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema. Eczema affects a large section of the American population to a lesser or greater degree. Certain foods like dairy or nuts may trigger the reaction, and so much is not understood of how it passes as a genetic trait or other environmental factors such as pollen or smoke. However, it is generally an inflammation of the skin and a reaction to something. Something is triggering the reaction from inside, whether it is the skin organ or some other chain reaction of organs in combination.
Having beautiful skin is not about using the latest fad skincare (that is usually filled with toxins, chemicals, fillers, hormone inhibitors, etc.), but is working on inner organ health, first and foremost. And, we should add, it is having the most beautiful skin that YOU can. Not compared to another person's, because everyone has a different genetics. The basics are hydration levels (drinking enough water), a large portion of fruits and vegetables in our diet, adequate sleep, managed stress levels, and limiting environmental toxins including our personal care items, cleaning supplies, radiation exposure, just to start.
One of the areas we will focus on is the personal care products, and how can we use better for us products that will reduce the exposure that eventually contributes to potential long term health issues. Sometimes these long term affects are not limited to the skin, but to cancer, abnormal hormonal levels, and other ailments to our body in general. Stay tuned for our Part 2 on this article, Clean Beauty - Inside, then Out, for more information as we delve into the problem with personal care products and what can we do to make better choices for ourselves and for our families.
References: Medical News Today