We Get It - Chronic Illnesses are Hard On Your Skin
Here you will find beauty and skin care products handpicked by Marty Ross MD for the person living with chronic illnesses like Lyme disease, mold toxicity, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and autoimmune illness. In chronic diseases it is very important to use clean and non-toxic skin care products. We carry
Passport to Organics products with the cleanest and purest organic ingredients when possible. We round this out with supplements that support healthy skin by Thorne - a company with a proven track record of using safe and effective ingredients.
Beauty and Skin Care Tips
Here are some skin care tips using diet and key ingredients found in our pure, clean & organic products.
Start off with a good skin care foundation by drinking water regularly and eating healthy foods like those found in a plant-forward paleo diet or The Mediterranean Diet.
From there - support and build the collagen scaffolding and backbone of the skin using collagen peptides. Chronic illnesses can injure collagen leading to skin aging, lines, and wrinkles. But this can be reversed with collagen support from collagen peptides like those in Thorne Collagen Plus.
Lock moisture in your skin with ceramides. Ceramides are a healthy fat we make naturally. Ceramides cover the outer skin layer to hold water in. You can boost your skin ceramides using a supplement that provides these ceramides. Look at Thorne Collagen Plus for ceramides.
Attract water into the deep layer of the skin with Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar found in healthy skin that is a water magnet. Attracting and holding water in the deep layers of skin plumps up the skin to remove lines and flatten wrinkles. Use a skin cream with hyaluronic acid to replenish this skin sugar. And for those difficult lines and wrinkles use a hyaluronic acid serum to spot fix areas before you apply your skin cream.
Use a moisturizer to hold moisture in the skin. Consider one with hyaluronic acid or one with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that may help aging skin and prevent oxidative damage from toxins, chronic infections, sun and pollution.
Address special problems like skin aging, age spots, dark pigmentation, acne, pimples and even rosacea with retinol face cream instead of another moisturizer. For a healthy foundation consider washing your face with an organic turmeric based face cleanser and using a Vitamin C toner. We also carry a rose water glycolic acid exfoliator to help smooth your skin. For nail and hair issues consider biotin supplementation.