Face To Face With Acne
Popping pesky pimples and dealing with cystic acne is embarrassingly painful, enough to make you want to hide your head in the sand for a week. And hey, if that sand ends up exfoliating our skin, great! Unfortunately, we aren’t ostriches so that won’t fix the problem.
Maybe you’ve tried Proactiv, creams, peels, masks, meds, and a spoonful of sugar for good measure but nothing fully works, not even advice from that magical nanny herself. But have you tried chiropractic care?
It sounds crazy but relative to acne, and other skin problems, chiropractic care can help your body heal itself naturally.
What Causes Acne?
You’ve probably been asking ‘What is acne?’ or ‘How do I get rid of acne?’ and that’s how you found us, but to treat the “what” we have to know the “why” behind it, right? There are several culprits we can point our fingers at when it comes to outbreaks of our skin but here are some of the most common:
Food gets a bad wrap when it comes to breakouts because many of the foods we love spike our blood sugar resulting in inflammation within our body. This leads to skin problems it’s true, but to be fair some foods may help reduce acne, and we have great nutritionists who can help answer your questions about this.
This is the biggest contributing factor to acne among people today. Emotional trauma and climbing stress levels push our body to overproduce stress hormones leading to inflammation. How does this show up? Acne. Acne. Acne.
Oily Lotions & Makeup
These products can clog your skin pores causing outbreaks in your T-zone (forehead, nose, chin), so though you’re trying to cover up the problem using makeup, depending on the type you use, the ingredients could be doing more harm than good.
All of these things affect your skin and how this happens is the exact reason why chiropractic care can help.
Chiropractic Care & Acne
Chiropractic care focuses on the care of the spine, which protects the power cord to your entire body, your nervous system. This power cord runs to every major organ in your body by way of nerves so when these nerves get pinched or pressured, organs start to dysfunction.
When specific organs can’t do their jobs, like the liver, kidney, bladder, and heart, the health of your skin takes a hit. It could look like dry skin, eczema, a rash, or common acne. This all stems from those nerves being pressured, a direct result of a spine that’s out of alignment.
Chiropractic adjustments help to regulate the adrenal glands which produce the hormone cortisol in response to stress. Hello! That’s one of the causes of acne in the first place. Specific nerves in the spine (T9-T11) have connections to these adrenal glands so simple adjustments are able to treat the root of the problem reducing overall stress levels within your body.
Eating right, exercise, and natural treatments all work together to give you that healthy glow and lead to you feeling good about living your life well, which is exactly what we care about.
Call us at Palm Beach Health Center today to inquire about how we can set you on a holistic path to clearer looking skin and a healthier you.