Topical Skincare Products are NOT the Cure
All of us want clear, healthy, gorgeous skin. The problem with that is we are often confused about what it takes to get there. We've tried everything and still have not found a cure. That could be because we are looking in the wrong places for a cure. We are depending on topical skincare products to fix the problems we are facing with our skin.
One popular myth, skincare can cure skin ailments, has many believing that skincare alone is the cure for skin problems. Let me tell you from experience, that is so far from the truth. That is why I want to make it my business to let you know, SKINCARE is NOT the cure.
Below is a list of the five main causes for problematic skin. Notice that skincare is not a cause nor is it a cure for problematic skin. Skincare is vital in the journey to clear, healthy skin, but it only focuses on healing what appears on the surface. Topical skincare products can heal the symptoms (acne, eczema, rosacea,hyper-pigmentation, etc...), but do not remedy the problem.
Diet is placed at the top of the list for one reason; Diet plays a major role in all of the other causes listed. A poor diet triggers stress, causes inflammation, causes vitamin deficiencies, and causes hormonal imbalance. There you have it. Change your diet. It’s that simple. Really, it is.
On your journey to healthy clear skin it’s important to eat foods that eliminate inflammation, aid in balancing hormones, contains adequate vitamins and nutrients, and foods that make your gut happy. In doing so, there are foods that you will probably want to eliminate. The two at the top of my list are dairy and sugar.
Every person is different, so what works for one may not work for others. That’s why it’s important to know your body. Keep a journal of how certain foods make you feel. Eliminate foods and record how your skin is reacting to the foods you’ve eliminated. Remember, it’s important to be mindful of what you eat as well as what you put on your skin. Being mindful of these things can and will be life changing for you.
To sum it all up, great skincare is needed to help with healing skin ailments, but ultimately living a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet, rest, exercise, and drinking plenty water is really the cure. When you have a stressful week or two that results in a bad breakout, great skincare is needed to help heal that break out. Skincare is also needed to maintain healthy, glowing skin.