Common Skin Problems
What is Acne?
Acne is a very common skin disorder caused by inflammation of the skin’s oil glands and hair follicles with bacteria and other irritants. Generally, the toxins present in our bodies are eliminated by the kidneys and the liver. But if the toxins are excessive, the skin too is pressurized to remove them, failing which, leads to inflammation. Fried, processed and fatty foods are a major cause of acne, in addition to poor hygiene.
What is Dermatitis?
Dermatitis is a painful condition wherein the skin breaks out into a red rash, develops blisters and appears scaly. You may also experience a burning or itchy feeling. Contact dermatitis, is a type of dermatitis caused when the skin reacts to certain chemicals it comes in contact with. These may include poisonous plants such as ivy or oak or certain metals such as nickel which is found in many everyday products. Irritant eczema results from an allergic reaction to impurities such as chemicals in food and detergents or environmental factors such as the weather. It is also very common among people who have prolonged contact with water or those who need to wash their hands several times a day such as restaurant workers, cleaners, hairdressers etc. If the hands are not dried properly each time it could cause soreness and irritation.
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis usually results in red, thick, dry and scaly patches on the skin which are due to inflammation and excessive skin production. The cause of psoriasis is believed to be genetic but factors such a poor diet and liver function, aggravate it. Fungal rashes, cysts and abscess are also common skin disorders which can be prevented to a large extent with a proper diet, supplementation, and natural treatments such as detoxification.