Your journey starts here. To peruse optimal skin health we look at your nutrition, lifestyle and skin care choices. What happens on the skins surface - dryness, breakouts, wrinkles - can
be a symptom of not only external factors but what’s happening inside, be it inflammation, hormonal changes or nutritional issues. A holistic approach emphasizes the interrelatedness of all areas,
this is the key to achieving the healthiest skin possible.
The fundamentals of a holistic skincare approach for achieving beautiful, healthy skin
Achieving beautiful, healthy and glowing skin is a journey which will require your commitment, our support and expert knowledge. Both time and
patience with incremental progression is required with both home care and in-clinic treatments.
The right topical nutrition is fundamental to keep our outermost surface layer of skin intact. This layer maintains skin's overall hydration and serves as our
primary defense against the environment, so keeping it strong and healthy is critical. Incorrect skincare can damage the outer layer by stripping essential lipids and moisture. Using a non-toxic
skin care regimen daily is vital and will help preserve this important protective layer.
Gut health is very important to our skin. Poor gut health can inhibit the nutrients that can be absorbed, and your skin will be the first sign of issues
in this area. An imbalance in gut bacteria also contributes to the development of skin conditions - Rosacea, acne, psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema are all inflammatory
skin conditions, and inflammation occurs when the immune system is fighting against bad bacteria.
Hormonal health is often associated with acne, but it also plays a role in dark under eye circles, fine lines, and facial flushing. Sex hormones
and thyroid hormones both need to be balanced for healthy functioning skin.
Glycation is one of the main causes of skin ageing. Glycation is a chemical reaction that forms destructive molecules called Advanced Glycation End
Products (AGEs) mainly caused by the excess sugar we ingest but also oxidative stress and UV radiation. AGE molecules accumulate in the dermis and end up destroying the support cushion
of the skin formed by elastin and collagen. Poor diet and a high sugar intake can accelerate ageing and cause it to lose radiance leaving a dull and tired appearance.
Aside from potentially causing skin cancer, the ravages wrought by the sun’s UV rays also degrade collagen in skin which causes unnecessary wrinkles as well
as an over production of ‘melanin’ (our skin pigment) creating pigmentation flaws and age spots. Whether its winter or summer, rain or shine, any time spent outdoors can leave the skin vulnerable to sun damage, so it is ALWAYS important to safeguard the
skin by using an SPF.
Your skin evaluation and consultation at Seed Holistic Skin Therapies is the first step toward improving the appearance and texture of your skin.