Part of being clean on the inside is looking clean on the outside by having healthy, glowing skin at any age.
My friend, Dr. Trevor Cates, also known as The Spa Doctor joins The Randy and Christa Show to share wisdom from her new book Clean Skin from Within.
Trevor gives us a quiz for how to identify our skin type, talks about the six root causes of skin issues, and how to pinpoint how many of those root causes might be involved in certain current skin situations.
The six root causes are:
- Blood sugar imbalance
- Oxidative damage (anyone else a sun baby?)
- Microbiome Imbalance
- Nutritional Deficiencies
- Hormonal Imbalances
When it comes to blood sugar imbalance, when consuming a lot of sugar, our blood sugar goes up, which drives up insulin. When insulin is high, androgen activity and sebum production increase (an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands), both of which trigger breakouts.
Trevor explains how the other root causes are connected to poor skin health in the show.
Then she shares how to transform your skin from the inside out and the outside in with fish oil, antioxidants, and a clean diet loaded with fresh, organic fruits and veggies.
Trevor explains the skin as our “Magic Mirror”.
The body is brilliant and is always giving us clues as to what’s going on inside. Trevor helps us understand that our skin can actually tell us exactly what changes we need to make because it’s giving us daily clues about our root causes – the key is knowing what to look for.
Common skin ailments include psoriasis, dry skin, vitiligo, itchy skin, hives, and infectious skin diseases, including viral conditions such as herpes and warts, fungal skin diseases such as ringworm and athlete’s foot, and bacterial skin infections such as impetigo. And yet, despite the growing number of skin problems people face today, many traditional skin doctors scoff at the idea that what patients eat and other lifestyle factors can significantly affect their skin.
Trevor says that 80% of our skin comes from the inside, yet The American Academy of Dermatology, despite all the research, stated (on February 17, 2016):
“There is not enough data to recommend dietary changes for acne patients.” Instead, the academy says, the “recommended treatments include topical therapy, antibiotics, isotretinoin, and oral contraceptives.”
This is why we decided to host Trevor. Until most dermatologists believe otherwise and have this book in their waiting room, we must take our health into our own hands.
After you watch the show, we highly encourage you to take the skin quiz and then to let us know in the comments below what your skin type is. Mine is Heath!