We depend on nature’s plants, fish and mammals to maintain and build our health – actually to keep us alive and well. When the body lacks appropriate nourishment our health declines. Environmental toxins and emotional upsets also stress our health. The early signs of stress and deficiencies that show up are a general low immune system, i.e. susceptibility to frequent colds and flues. Unless the cause is corrected, more severe illness will result.

Illnesses in turn can progress to degenerative diseases of the body systems. Unhealthy skin, hair and finger nails are also signs of physical imbalance. In caring for our skin we can experience the best improvement by adopting a dual approach of improved nourishment, i.e. proper diet as well as directly applying effective natural ingredient body care products.

Improved health and physical appearance can be restored to the body in a safe and effective manner with the use of nature’s plants. Herbalism has been effectively used throughout the history of man. It is a powerful and safe approach to maintaining and restoring health. Herbs are specialized foods with specific functions that offer many varied physical benefits. The body responds well to the use of herbs and vegetable oils as they are composed of the same chemical makeup as our body. Our body responds readily to the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, essential fatty acids, hormones, and oxygen that are found in these plants. It stands to reason, that what maintains and builds health, can also restore health and balance to the body.

Our skin craves hydration and the nourishment that herbs and plant oils offer. When developing skin care products for different skin types and conditions, the specific properties of plants are considered. Some plants are known to be particularly hydrating while others are known for their ability to tone the skin and shrink the appearance of large pores. When formulating a skin care system specifically for acne the aspects of skin care to be considered are deep gentle cleansing, toning pores to prevent debris from being lodged in the pores and on the surface of the skin, support the skin’s ability to maintain balanced sebum, i.e. oil production, soothe the skin and support the renewal of soft smooth skin. There are many natural elements – herbs, flowers, clays and mud that can be incorporated into a skin care system that will help balance, minimize and even prevent the symptoms of acne.

Of all skin types acne is the most obviously individual. Each person’s acne is due to different causes and therefore responds differently to care. What works for one person may not solve another person’s needs. Sometimes acne responds readily to a skin care system. When the acne is stubborn it will best respond to individualized custom care.

It is also important to realize that food choices – drinking plenty of water, eating a balanced diet of foods rich in anti-oxidant vitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids and raw enzyme rich nutrition will have a powerful effect on your skin. Feeding your skin from within plus feeding your skin topically with pure wholesome balancing nutritive skin care products that are focused on your personal skin’s needs is sure to give positive results.

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Wisdom of Natural Skincare.