Face the Facts: Chiropractic Care Can Help Your Acne
By Donna Kostiew
Let’s face it. Acne is the worst. Not only can it be incredibly painful, but it’s so hard to keep your spirits up during a bad breakout. You think everyone is staring at your face because of it (they’re probably not), you listen to the ones who are brave enough to give you their unsolicited advice on how to treat it (been there, done that, tried it all), and you know more about concealers than the best makeup artist in Hollywood does (you should really be working for them). But worst of all, if you’re an adult, you were completely misguided and lied to as a teenager when everyone told you that you just needed to grow out of it. Because it has yet to happen. And you’re 36.
The truth is that acne can attack our bodies at any stage of life; it's so common that an entire industry of over-the-counter and prescription medications have been developed to treat it. Unfortunately, these medications (with their 23 step treatments … or so it seems) only address the symptoms of acne and often have very unpleasant side effects. Most of them have warnings on the side of the bottles that list these potential side effects, allergic reactions, and maybe even death. OK, that last bit was made up, but my point is this: Wouldn’t you rather have a form of treatment that encourages your body to heal itself naturally, without any yucky side effects?
Who Wants to Deal With These on a Daily Basis?
These things suck, and nobody wants to deal with them.
- Red, splotchy areas
- Dry, flaky patches
- Sensitive, peeling skin
- Blisters or scarring
- Difficulty breathing
Chiropractic care can definitely help to keep you out of the acne-treatment pharmacy aisle. You just need to take that first step of making an appointment.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help Acne?
Chiropractic care is a safer, more effective alternative that actually addresses the causes of acne, rather than just treating symptoms. There are a variety of factors that can contribute to acne, and the adjustments your chiropractor will perform help to correct many of these issues.
- Glandular imbalances are regulated
- Immune system receives a boost
- Stress and inflammation are reduced
- Nerve functions that affect skin are improved
The approach your chiropractor takes with your treatment may not only affect your skin but may also improve many other areas of your life as well. It’s a wonderful start to clear, healthy, acne-free skin and better health and wellness overall. There are no guarantees, but there are no guarantees in a bottle, either. So leave those expensive skin treatments aside … the ones that haven’t been as loyal to you as you have to them … and save your money for something better.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Centennial, Colo.