Of people in the UK will suffer from a skin condition at some point. in their life
Of people visit their GP for support with a skin condition each year.
Of people that suffer from a skin condition use over-the-counter treatments to try to relieve symptoms but the often with little success.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body, so we think it’s worth keeping this precious part of our body healthy and well-nourished. We often think of eating foods that are perceived to be good for us because we believe they will help support our gut health, bone health or heart health etc. But how often do we eat a particular food because we think it will be good for our skin?
Looking after your skin will help protect it from ageing, reduce the severity of the symptoms of a skin condition and help to protect you from damage associated with exposure to environmental toxins. At JWSN we provide evidence-based, personal solutions to protect and improve your skin health. If you feel like your skin has lost its glow, or your feel weighted down by the symptoms of a skin condition such as psoriasis, eczema, acne or rosacea, we may be able to help.
Globally, the number of people suffering from a skin condition is increasing. According to the British Association of Dermatologists (BDA), skin conditions are one of the most common reasons people visit their GP. In the UK, as many as 54% of people suffer from a skin condition at any time, and globally, regardless of culture, age, or socioeconomic status, skin conditions are the 4th most common non-fatal disease.
Most of us are self-conscious about our appearance. If we feel unhappy about our appearance, it can affect how much we want to socialise with people and how we feel each day. Severe skin conditions are associated with people having more time off work (and school), a reduction in lifetime achievements, low mood, and anxiety. That’s why we want to help you tackle the symptoms of your skin condition so you can refocus on more rewarding things in life.
How Do Nutrition and Lifestyle Treatments Impact the Symptoms of a Skin Condition.
Skin condiitons, such as psoriasis, acne, roseacea, and eczema, are known as ‘inflammatory skin conditions’ which means that there is too much inflammation within the layers of the skin. This inflammation causes symptoms such as itchy, flaky, inflamed and sore skin that are associated with skin conditions.
Nutritional medicine provides a powerful set of tools to help combat the symptoms of a skin condition. Our dietary and lifestyle solutions tackle the symptoms of a skin condition in several different ways.
Specialist nutritional advice can help to:
- Reduce the overall amount of inflammation in the skin
- Helping to neutralise the inflammation that is already present
- Balance key hormones.
- Correct any nutrient inadequacies to help the immune system function in tip top condition.
Foods that are high in sugar, and often refined and proceed, are likely to increase inflammation in the body and ideally these should be avoided as much as possible. In contrast, anti-inflammatory foods, such as oily fish (up to 1 -2 portions and week) and fruits and vegetables , which should be eaten abundance, will help to reduce the severity of the symptoms associated with a skin condition.
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Nutrition and Skin Health and Aging
Whilst skin aging is a natural process, nutritional and lifestyle approaches can help to combat some of the factors that influence the rate we age. By correcting inflammatory imbalances and nutritional deficiencies, as well as combating against environmental stressors and hormone imbalances, we can help you to protect your skin from the daily rigours of life and bring a little glow to your checks
How do I get help to treat my skin condition?
While nutrition is our first-line treatment for skin health at JWSN, we also work alongside clinical dermatology consultants. Our nutritional and lifestyle consultations and resources, in combination with specialist medical support where appropriate, will help to boost your quality of life and help you feel that bit more amazing.