Causes of skin problems

Eyes are the mirror of the soul, the face is a person’s passport … If you can somehow hide your emotions so that our facial expression does not accidentally betray them, then it is almost impossible to hide the consequences of, for example, one sleepless night or smoking for 20 years. And what can we say about the consequences of constant malnutrition, stress, etc. Our whole life “passes” on our face …

Causes of skin problems

Improper skin care

Very often, due to improper care, skin problems arise:

  • enlarged pores
  • comedones – “blackheads”
  • various kinds of rashes
  • scars remaining at the site of acne (blackheads)
  • dry and dehydrated skin
  • early wrinkles, etc.

You need to learn that daily skin care morning and evening consists of three simple steps:

  1. Cleansing
  2. Toning
  3. Nutrition, hydration, protection

How to properly care for your skin, what cosmetics to use, etc. – a whole section has been written about it Proper skin care. 

Digestive system disorders

The skin, like a mirror, reflects the internal state of the body. If there are disturbances in the functioning of the digestive system, then this will necessarily affect the skin:

The main causes of disorders in the digestive system :

  1. improper nutrition
  2. not drinking enough fluids, especially water
  3. drug abuse
  4. parasitosis

Due to the constant malnutrition, disturbances occur in the gastrointestinal tract and biliary system. Violations lead to a number of chronic diseases: gastritis pancreatitis cholecystitis – this is a classic “bouquet”. As a result, the intestines and liver cease to perform their main function – excretory. The body is slagged , the metabolism is disturbed and, as a result, skin problems arise.    

How exactly disorders of the gastrointestinal tract manifest themselves on the skin is described in the section Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. 

How and what to eat right, how much fluid to drink and what is written in detail in the section Proper nutrition. 

And, of course, do not forget that the gastrointestinal tract begins with the oral cavity, so we master Proper oral care. 

The presence of parasites in the body

The presence of parasites in the body is a very common cause of skin problems. A whole section is devoted to this issue. Be sure to check yourself here: Signs of parasites in the body.   

How to protect yourself from parasites – section Prevention of parasitosis . 

Ways to get rid of parasites – section Treatment of parasitosis with drugs. All pros and cons are discussed here. 

Alcohol abuse

Ethyl alcohol, contained in all alcoholic beverages, has a destructive effect on the cells of the liver and pancreas. In addition, alcohol makes the liver and pancreas work harder to break it down and remove it from the body.

And it doesn’t matter what kind of alcoholic beverages we are talking about: wine, vodka, beer or cognac. If earlier wine, beer, cognac were made from natural ingredients, now the producers began to save themselves time and money. It is much easier to mix water, alcohol, add colors and artificial flavors – and that’s it! And you don’t need to follow the technology, look for herbs, fruits, insist, endure, etc.

As a rule, alcohol is closely associated with malnutrition, i.e. there is a double or triple load on the digestive organs, and they already cannot cope. We have already considered what disturbances in the work of the digestive system lead to …

Drug abuse

Almost all synthetic drugs have a narrowly targeted effect and a whole list of contraindications.

When they are taken, digestive disorders (intestines), liver and kidney disorders are most often observed, tk. these organs are primarily responsible for removing excess drugs from the body. The liver suffers the most – it takes the brunt of the blow.

If the excretory organs do not cope, then the excretory function of the skin is activated. Various sorts of rashes appear, peeling of the skin begins, pigmentation increases, and allergic reactions occur.

Taking medications must be approached very responsibly. You should not take everything, especially without a doctor’s prescription. Try to take medications only after meals so as not to irritate the stomach lining.

Take medication only when absolutely essential. In all other cases, as a rule, it is enough to competently cleanse the body of toxins, toxins and parasites, and then it will begin to restore itself – this mechanism is laid down by nature.   

Hormonal system failure

In hypothyroidism (decreased thyroid function), the most common symptoms are dry and pale skin and hair loss. In addition, dense swelling of the face and limbs still occurs, which does not leave a fossa when pressed.

With diabetes, dryness of the skin and mucous membranes is also pronounced. Often worried about itching and pustules on the skin.

With hypercortisolism (Itsenko-Cushing’s disease), the level of corticosteroid hormones in the blood is increased. The most common cause is long-term use of glucocorticoid drugs. At the same time, the skin is dry, thinned, with a purple-bluish tinge on the face and chest. Pustular skin lesions are characteristic.

In adolescence, hormonal changes in the body take place and the skin usually becomes more oily, acne and acne often occur. The problematic skin of adolescents needs special care.  

In other cases, it is necessary to treat the underlying endocrine disease.

Be sure to think before you start taking hormones both internally and externally! Having intervened once in the hormonal system, it is difficult to restore its normal work later. 

If hormones come from the outside, then the body does not need to produce them. And you will depend on hormonal drugs for life. In addition, their reception should not be interrupted and should not be abruptly stopped taking, otherwise irreversible violations may occur.

The hormonal system and the nervous system are closely related: a failure in one of them leads to a failure in the other.

Nervous system failure

The skin is responsible for one of the five senses – touch, as it has a large number of nerve endings – receptors. During pregnancy, as the embryo develops, the skin and the nervous system develop from a single germ layer. Therefore, all emotions, experiences and stresses are reflected on the skin.

The usual reaction of the skin to severe stress is itching, hives, and various rashes. It is with strong experiences that neurodermatitis, psoriasis, eczema are exacerbated.

In this case, Essential oils help effectively. There are several different ways to use them.  

  • with depressive conditions: “Geranium”, ” Ylang-Ylang “, “Bergamot”, “Peppermint”, “Patchouli”, “Lemon”;
  • with irritability: “Geranium”, “Lavender”, “Grapefruit”, “Cedar tree”;
  • with increased excitability, tearfulness, night fears: ” Ylang-Ylang “, “Lavender”, “Tea tree”;
  • for relaxation: “Geranium”, ” Ylang-Ylang “;
  • with emotional and mental stress: “Geranium”, “Bergamot”, “Peppermint”, “Eucalyptus”, “Lavender”, “Tea tree”;
  • to improve sleep (for insomnia): ” Ylang-Ylang “, “Lavender”.

Start using essential oils and gradually your nervous system will become stronger, which will definitely affect the general condition of the body and the skin.

Sleep disturbances

The night should be meant for sleep. Sleep of beauty is considered to be sleep until 12 o’clock at night. And if you consistently go to bed after 12 hours, you steal your beauty and youth from yourself.

It is at night that all regeneration processes go through intensively – the renewal of skin cells is enhanced. Therefore, the main task of a quality night cream is to enhance this process.

Chronic sleep deprivation always affects the skin:

  • the skin has an unhealthy grayish color
  • becomes flabby
  • dark circles appear around the eyes
  • there is puffiness around the eyes – “bags”

Therefore, if you want to be beautiful, get in the habit of going to bed before 12 o’clock at night.

If you are persistently worried about insomnia, then the best way to deal with it is a walk in the fresh air before bed and relaxing aromatherapy, for example, baths with essential oils.  


You have probably heard more than once that smoking is harmful. Let’s take a look at how smoking affects beauty.

How smoking affects skin, hair and nails:

  • grayish skin color
  • yellowish skin color
  • wrinkles
  • sagging skin
  • dry skin
  • hardened skin
  • vascular network on the skin
  • “Black points” – comedones
  • scars remaining after acne (acne)
  • dark circles under the eyes
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  • allergic skin reactions
  • brittle, dull, foul-smelling hair
  • flaking and breaking nails

Why smoking affects beauty, as well as what to do about it, you will learn in the section Smoking and beauty. 

Unfavorable ecological situation

The general ecological situation, unfortunately, is only getting worse every year. People are too thoughtless about nature, which feeds them, gives them water, clothe them, gives them life … And each person on himself, to one degree or another, began to feel this deterioration due to a change in his state of health for the worse.

Therefore, if you live in a big city far from nature, then you need to cleanse the body of accumulated toxins, toxins, salts of heavy metals and radioactive elements every year . If you do not do this constantly, then the diseases will come one after one, because failure will occur in all systems of the body. With such a state of health, there is no need to talk about beauty …  

Hereditary predisposition

In most cases, hereditary predisposition is a combination of lifestyle: food culture, emotional state, attitude to health, etc. And in rare cases, the disease is really in the genes.

So look at your parents and next of kin. How do they live, what do they eat, do they lead a healthy lifestyle? Compare with yourself. And if they already have chronic diseases, and you have a similar lifestyle, then this is a serious reason for you to think about it!

In Western countries, the prevention of possible diseases is actively used: if your parents are worried about the gastrointestinal tract, start taking herbal preparations in advance, which will not allow you to develop the same problems. If we are talking about the liver, then work in this direction, etc.

If you are worried about skin diseases, then prevention should be carried out for the whole body. And in the first place is the constant regular cleansing of the whole body. Only in this way can you prevent the development of similar problems in your future. 

event_note February 2, 2021

account_box Dr. Peter B Milburn

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