Everyone wants clear skin. Clear skin is a key physical feature that denotes beauty and health, and people are naturally drawn to healthy looking people. A clear complexion is a great physical attribute that never goes out of style. However, there is more to this than a shallow preference for pretty people. Often skin problems denote an underlying health problem.
If you have a skin problem, it’s more than a beauty issueâ€”it’s a health issue. Skin eruptions can mean an organ isn’t functioning properly. It could also mean a virus, infection, or food allergy. If you have problems with your skin, it’s best to get it checked out by a professionalâ€”a dermatologist who is a skin specialist. Dermatologists are qualified to diagnose all kinds of skin disorders. Because skin covers the entire body, skin disorders also include disorders related to the scalp (hair) and nails. So if you are having problems with thinning hair or brittle nails, the dermatologist can diagnose these as well.
Once you have figured out the culprit responsible for your dermatological problems, how to best treat it is your decision. If you do a little research, you may find that herbal cures are just as effective as traditional medicine, less expensive, and have fewer side effects. If you decide to go this route, you will find that herbs not only have medicinal value, but nutritional value as well.
Some great herbs for general skin health are kelp, alfalfa, and parsley. Kelp is a natural source of iron and iodine. These nutrients help regulate the thyroid which helps fight germs and bacteria. Alfalfa boosts the immune system due to its concentration of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and sodium. Parsley is much more than a garnish. It’s high in vitamins A, B, and C.