Ahhh summer! Great weather and long days! A time to enjoy the sun and the water! Beach days, pool parties, and vacations. However, with those longer hours of daylight and hot, dry, or humid weather our skin is affected differently than the colder and darker days of winter. Many different skin concerns arise including but not limited to, sunspots, skin, fingernail and toenail fungus, bug bites, and wounds. But here’s the catch, we don’t have just the sun to blame but rather the internal condition that our body faces. Overtime a lack of a healthy diet full of fresh fruits, vegetables, water, and proper supplementation can lead to an unhealthy environment for our internal ecology. Bacterial growth overtime weakens the immune system and as our body fights back to protect us, we usually see the results on our largest detoxification organ, the skin. So, let’s first take a deeper look into what this means.
Researchers have found a number of skin conditions related to an overgrowth of yeast (Candida Albicans) and suppressed immunity. These include (but are not limited to); Vitiligo, Milia, Tinea Versicolor, Athlete’s foot, and fungal nail. Researchers believe that the causes of these skin conditions might include dead skin protein and cells becoming trapped under the skin’s surface. On the skin’s surface, this can cause a lack of a pigment called melanin. But why would that happen? Most believe that it may be an effect of an autoimmune condition where the immune system mistakenly harms healthy cells. Melanocytes are the cells responsible for giving us skin melanin. Having less healthy cells present leaves a greater chance of a microscopic fungus living on the skin’s surface. This also occurs in dead tissue of the hair, toenails, and outer skin layers. The fungus then continues to spread until our immune system is able to properly fight back.
So, what does the sun have to do with this? Why do these conditions seem to worsen in the summer?
To put it in short, heat plays a huge role in this fungus spreading by maintaining a hot, moist environment, in which this bacterium it is most comfortable. As for the spots on the skin, a lack of melanin means suppression of melanin synthesis. Our body needs to be producing melanin to protect our immune system by absorbing vitamin D from the sun (synthesis). So there fore without this process the ultraviolet rays will weaken the immune system more instead of strengthening it, eventually leaving the skin open to even more bacterial and fungal infection.
So, what do we do to rid this fungus and prevent future break outs?
The first and most important thing is to clean up our bodies from the inside out. This means choosing a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables, high quality drinking water, proper supplementation as needed, and getting quality sleep.
The second is to treat the fungus from the outside in, using our very own product made specifically for all types of skin ailments. “Happy Nails and Skin”!
‘Happy Nails and Skin” can not only assist in strengthening our skin’s immune response, but it can also be used as a natural alternative to preventing bug bites!
With some of the powerful ingredients being:
Whole Leaf Aloe Vera, which supports the immune system and stimulates epidermal tissue regeneration.
Wild Carrot, which is high in Vitamin A, an antioxidant that attacks the free radicals to prevent and heal pigmentation and an uneven skin tone. Repairs the skin tissues and provides protection against the sun’s harsh rays.
Rosemary, which is full of antibacterial properties that counteract germ-positive bacterial, fungal, and drug-resistant infections and encourage cell rejuvenation. A rich source of iron, calcium, and vitamin B6 that when absorbed through the skin can support the immune system and reduction of free radicals
Happy Nails and Skin is a remarkable combination of botanical extracts and proven ingredients that effectively reduce pain, itching, and discomfort of fungal infections while attacking the bacteria and fungi that are responsible for these problems.
With the correct skin care, you can support your skin in these hot summer months from the inside out to the outside in!
Please consult your physician before use.
The origin of herbal medicine predates the development of agriculture and cultivation in Iran, yet some believe that the ancient Persians were the first to document the properties of herbs and to use plants to cure diseases.
The Persians, who lived in an empire stretching from the Indus Valley in the east to the Aegean Sea in the west with considerable variation in climate and vegetation, became familiar with a vast range of medicinal plants.
The Avesta mentions several medicinal herbs including basil, chicory, sweet violet, and peppermint, while Bundahishn cites the names of thirty sacred medicinal plants.
Avestan texts list not only the various parts of plants such as roots, stems, scales, leaves, fruit and seeds used for treatment but also indicate which plant is the remedy for each disease.
Many modern-day Iranian herbalists use reference books inherited from generations past, and still prescribe plants as treatment for good health and balance.