Dermatology Anti-Aging Tip: What’s bubbling in today’s cauldron you ask? Doc’s Secret Dermatology Potion: Licorice Root, Ginger and Blackberries! The secret to having beautiful skin free of acne, eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis is finding creative ways to get more berries and antioxidants such as licorice and ginger into your diet. Today I will share my secret "Anti-Aging Dermatology Potion" and explain the benefits of each herb for the skin.
Berries are high in flavonoids and vitamin C that help protect our skin from damage by free radicals. Anti-oxidants are also important to prevent the loss of collagen, the layer behind our skin that helps our skin to look plump and youthful.
Collagen is what women pay a lot of money to their Dermatologist to inject under their skin but you can build it naturally with herbal medicine.
A 2013 a Dermatologist research study by The Journal of Preventive Medicine, concluded that ginger provides anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin via its active ingredient gingerol. This is why my Dermatology patients notice how much better their skin appears when using my “Gingerberry Blaster.” This is what lead me to finding this research about the benefits of ginger for the skin!
Using ginger regularly helps the skin’s appearance and ability to heal faster as ginger is also a “Vulnerary Herb” or wound healer. A 2017 Dermatology research study from The Journal of Phytochemistry demonstrated that 6-shogaol a component of ginger actually helped protect skin cells from UVB light and aids skin regeneration once damaged by free radicals. This is amazing news for Dermatology patients that struggle with skin cancer and those that want to prevent skin cancer. Instead of just relying on putting sunscreen on the skin we can also improve the skin by internally taking ginger.
Another 2020 Dermatology study on ginger concluded that 6-shogaol may be protective against damage to melanocytes and a potential therapeutic agent for Vitiligo as well as Skin Cancer Prevention. So if you are constantly out in the sun or even often, my Gingerberry Blaster Recipe is an excellent “Daily Dermatology Ritual.”
Did you know that licorice was also found successful in improving acne and Rosacea vs a 0.02% Triamcinalone cream in a 2018 randomized Dermatology trial published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
Many people do not believe I am 45, and I attribute that to relying on herbal medicine to treat my own acne and eczema along with clean eating! My skin looks better now than it did at age 20. Click on my Free Holistic Dermatology Presentation to see for yourself and learn more about how I use Naturopathic Medicine to treat many chronic Dermatology conditions at the ROOT CAUSE:
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Dr. Nicole Sundene
Dr. Nicole Sundene, NMD
Dr. Sundene is a Naturopathic Doctor in Scottsdale, Arizona, and is considered a Female Hormone Expert in Women's Health and Bioidentical Hormones. She specializes in Holistic Women's Health for Menopause, Thyroid, Hashimotos, PMS, Perimenopause, Autoimmune, Postpartum, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Anxiety, Food Allergies, Digestion, Dermatology , Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema and Adrenal Hormonal Conditions. In 1999 she began working for a Hormone Doctor prior to starting Naturopathic Medical School. With over 22 years of experience in both Prescription and Natural women's health and hormones she presents to women the best integrated health solutions for their Chronic Disease. She has been an Herbalist for over 27 years and enjoys teaching women how to use herbs to balance their hormones, nutrition and optimize their health. Dr. Sundene relies on blood testing for her hormone metrics. The hormone testing is covered per the patient's insurance plan and conducted at certain points in the woman's menstrual cycle. To learn more about Hormone Testing for Women Visit: Bioidentical Hormones. Follow Dr. Sundene on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for more tips on Women's Health, Female Hormones and Naturopathy!
Now I know the secret why we are the same age and you look so much younger than me. I am driving to the store to get the ingredients right now. Love you Doc!!!