Skin Talks! What is Yours Saying?

PRESENTED BY | Theresa Canosa, CH
DATE & TIME | Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Skin is the body’s largest organ and plays several important roles in keeping us healthy and alive. One function being that it serves as a communication center, receiving information from the outside and transmitting that information to our internal systems. This communication goes both ways; when something is amiss on the inside, it can show up on the outside, alerting us that something is out of balance. Often times, these ‘alerts’ can be quite embarrassing and it is our instinct to cover them up and make them quickly go away. While this may be a temporary fix, suppressing the issue will only create a bigger problem in the future. So what is our body really trying to say and what are some ways that we can address the root cause in a vitalist manner? Let’s take a closer look…

Common Causes of Skin Issues:
– Poor Diet
– Nutrient Deficiencies
– Digestive Inflammation
– Food Sensitivities
– Dehydration
– Lack of Exercise
– Lack of Sleep
– Hormone Imbalance
– Excess Toxins
– Stress

One of the best ways we can support our skin is through our diet. Minimizing highly processed foods and maximizing nutrient dense foods will give our bodies the vitamins and minerals that it needs to maintain healthy skin. Identifying and removing food allergies and sensitivities is one of the best things you can do for your skin – especially for those suffering from chronic skin issues such as eczema. A wholesome balanced diet containing plenty of fruits and vegetables, healthy fats such as avocados, coconut oil, and rich protein sources will nourish your insides and shine through to the outside.

In addition to diet, there are several lifestyle practices that support skin health. Starting with drinking more water! Water is elemental to the body and when we are not drinking enough our skin shows it. Increasing water consumption to at least 64 oz per day will help to reduce the appearance of dry skin and wrinkles. Exercising daily, even just a brisk 30 minute walk, will boost circulation and bring nutrient rich blood and oxygen to all the cells in the body. Another way to move the lymphatic system is with body brushing. Not only will this remove dead skin cells and increase blood flow to the skin’s surface, it also helps to support healthy detoxification. Reducing overall stress and getting at least 7-9 hours of sleep every night is another way to support your skin. When we are sleeping, the body has time to repair and replenish. Growth hormones are secreted when we sleep, which aid in the repair of damaged cells.

When internal systems are out of balance it can wreak havoc on the rest of the body, especially on our skin. One way we can restore balance is by removing obstacles and providing support with plants. Herbs are excellent allies when it comes to restoring vitality. Below are some of my favorites:

Liver Support – Dandelion Root, Yellow Dock, Calendula
Digestion Support – Chamomile, Plantain, Burdock Root
Lymphatic Support – Ginger Root, Red Root, Cleavers
Nervous System – Support: Milky Oats, Skullcap, Lemon Balm

If you would like to learn more, I am teaching a class called, “Skin Talks! What is Yours Saying?” at Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. We will dive deeper into common skin issues and ways to address them both internally and externally.

PRESENTED BY | Theresa Canosa, CH
DATE & TIME | Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
LOCATION | Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism
                      424 E. Simpson St., Lafayette, CO
SUGGESTED DONATION | $10 for the class

To register or for more information email: theresa.canosa@clinicalherbalism.com

RESOURCES |
Pure Skin Care by Stephanie L. Tourles
Herbs for Natural Beauty by Rosemary Gladstar

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