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Skin Conditions

Children, teens, and adults are affected by embarrassing and often painful skin conditions that cause self esteem to plummet, affect one's social life, sleep, work and recreation.

Causes Of A Rash

To get to the root of the problem, you must understand what is going on in your body. Symptoms such as itchy, scaly skin, plaques, or open blemishes can help identify the condition.

If you've touched poison ivy, or have a blackhead or a pimple, that's pretty obvious. In other cases, you may assume you or your loved one has a stress rash, or perhaps contact dermatitis from exposure to a chemical of some sort ... then the itchy, burning, or dry patches never go away. Or get worse.

Some symptoms of persistent conditions can be itchy skin or open blemishes found with acne, rosacea, eczema or psoriasis. Here are a few of the more common skin conditions:


It won't surprise you that Acne is the #1 skin condition that most affects teenagers. More than 80% of teenagers and young adults go through some form of mild pimples or severe acne.

Acne can continue into adulthood, sometimes as a chronic condition but often in relation to stimuli such as hormones, stress, toxic exposure or diet.

People with naturally more oily skin have a greater challenge in controlling acne because the excess oil can turn to blackheads, whiteheads and pimples. When these become infected, cycstic acne can occur, with the possibility of scarring.

Hyperpigmentation (also called Melasma)

Sometime skin naturally has areas that are darker than the rest of the skin. Appearing anywhere, hyperpigmentation can be small or widespread as a purplish birthmark or lighter in color. When melasma, or hyperpigmentation, occurs during pregnancy, it usually recedes completely after the baby is born. Hyperpigmentation can be appreciated as a unique symbol identifying the individual. It can cause distress when it occurs on the face, however, as it did with my young niece who successfully had it removed via plastic surgery as a teenager.


Rosacea occurs on the face and can creep up on the unwitting. Very often those afflicted with Rosacea at first believe this just have a rash due to cold weather or some temporary contact dermatitis. Due to enlarged blood vessles, the face looks red and flushed with this skin condition. Sometimes the face will sting or burn when the skin is stretched (when laughing, for example).

Pimples can occur with Rosacea. The skin may become thicker if the condition persists. Rosacea is highly treatable once the trigger is determined. It's often something simple. A good friend had only to stop drinking hot black tea and her Rosacea disappeared.


Symptoms of Eczema are itchy, dry skin. Sometimes the skin turns red. It can be anywhere on the body, but eczema often occurs on the face, feet, hands, arms and knees, especially when areas are continually exposed to triggers in a work environment. Eczema commonly afflicts children, sometimes infants. Very often children seem to outgrow it when they pass the teenage years. However, the dry, itchy skin of eczema can continue or occur in adulthood as well, especially if the triggers are not avoided.


There are several forms of Psoriasis, including Erythrodermic Psoriasis, Guttate Psoriasis, Inverse Psoriasis and Pustular Psoriasis (which can be confused with acne). They have different characteristics as well as similarities including reddening of the skin, with silvery marks known as plaques.

Psoriasis is itchy, painful and the plaques can crack or bleed. Psoriasis can be mild or severe, with just a small patch of afflicted skin, or covering the entire body including elbows, knewws, scap, back, face, palms of hands, soles of feet, finger and toe nails, neck, ears, and genitals.

Some researchers believe that Psoriasis occurs when the immune system produces too many T-Cells, triggering inflammation and excessive amounts of skin cell reproduction. Determining one's triggers, cleansing the system, proper nutrition and an anti-inflammatory diet are key to controlling psoriasis outbreaks.  


Warts generally grow as cylindrical columns that express upwards and outwards from the skin. Except on the thinner skin of the face, these tiny cylindrical columns usually fuse together to cause what you would recognize as a wart. Young boys have been known to show them off or use them to gross out girls, but most people want to get rid of them asap as they can be painful and unsightly.

Unlike most of the other skin conditions, warts are are highly contagious. Caused by infection with several of the many strains of human papilloma virus, children spread them easily. 

Cure Skin Conditions At The Source

Skin conditions can be treated. It is important to understand the problem before trying to remedy it.

We encourage you to consult a dermatologist or skin care professional that will guide and support you with a natural solution to detoxify and cleanse your system, restore missing nutrients, and learn how to manage the condition using safe, natural, holistic skin care programs such as those recommended in this website.

Just remember, medications are often toxic and exacerbate the problem in the long run, perhaps destroying your immune system in the process.

The only permanent solution is eliminating the root causes of a rash, not the symptoms. Complexion and skin health reflects your immune system and health in general.

To achieve the beautiful, glowing skin you deserve, cure skin conditions at the source.