Updated: Aug 2, 2021
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Acne is an inflammatory condition of the oil glands characterised by small cysts which often become inflamed and form papules, pustules, nodules and cysts, usually on the face, chest and back. The oil glands are sensitive to normal levels of androgens and other hormones. Increased and abnormal keratinisation at the exit of the follicle obstructs the flow of sebum and oil. Propionibacterium acnes, a normal skin bacteria, colonises the oil ducts leading to inflammation and acne.
At Vitascript our primary aim is to reduce the toxin load on the skin by assisting tissue cleansing and enhancing elimination with diet, herbal medicine and nutritional support. We address toxin load and skin health by increasing detoxification via kidney, bowel, immune system,liver and skin, aided by medicinal herbs and nutritional compounds.We also provide topical relief and treat the causes with bespoke, individualised herbal creams that contain astringent, anti-inflammatory, tissue healing, antibacterial and scar-reducing herbs and nutrients.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease which causes the accumulation of flakey, scaly-pink or silvery-white patches on the skin which may or may not be itchy.
In psoriasis, skin cells are produced at a greater rate than required, but are not shed at the same time, causing an accumulation of cells, which build up as psoriatic plaques.
While genetic and environmental factors are involved, psoriasis often runs in families and a key hallmark is an immune system out of balance.
People with psoriasis often have low levels of Vitamin A, D, Zinc & Selenium and this can contribute to the skin worsening. Triggers include; Stress, Allergens, Trauma to the skin: itching, rubbing or exposure to chemicals in washing powders, perfumes etc., alongside poor digestion, a sluggish liver, gall bladder or bowels.
At Vitascript our primary aim is to restore your skin back to beautiful by finding the addressing the underlying cause of your psoriasis, we start by calming your immune response, and as 70% of our immune regulation occurs in the gut, we usually start here. Nasty bacteria living in the gut produce large amounts of toxins that can prime your immune system to be over reactive and dysregulated. Reducing systemic inflammation, via the gut, and with immune modifying herbs and nutrients, such as Hemidesmus, which has been shown to reduce cell mediated autoimmunity and reduce inflammation. As psoriasis is a chronic condition, we treat all your body systems so your whole health improves while your skin does.
Atopic Dermatitis & Eczema
Atopic dermatitis and Eczema is an allergic condition, with many sufferers also experiencing Asthma and or Hay Fever/Allergic Rhinitis. The combination of asthma, eczema and hayfever is called "Atopy". Increased IgE and Histamine release is a feature of atopy which leads to allergy symptoms. In order to address atopy, the underlying triggers and allergies must be addressed and eliminated.
Vitascript uses herbal medicine and specific nutrients to calm your immune system, we also prescribe an allergy probiotic powder clinically trialled to down regulate IgE on the DNA level, reducing histamine release and calming down a hypersensitive immune response.