What is My Skin Telling Me?

When you see a pimple or a rash on the skin, what’s the first thing you do?

My guess is attack it. You apply creams and scrub it, you pick it and you rub it.

The next time you see inflammation on your skin (we ALL get it sometimes, so don’t worry), instead of touching it, ask yourself, “Why?”.

“Why is this appearing?”

“What is it that my body is trying to communicate with me?”

I know you likely won’t know the answer to these questions, and that’s ok (that’s actually what I’m here for).

Inflammation shows up on our skin as our body’s way of communicating with us. Your body is usually saying, “Hey you! My usual forms of detoxification are a little backed up right now, so I hope you don’t mind but I’m going to push this bacteria out through your skin until you have me working properly again”. Acne, rashes, premature wrinkles… these are all messages from the body that something is not in balance. So,

  • when we fight inflammation topically
  • when we use acids to clear acne
  • when we use botox and fillers to mask the signs aging…

You’re actually stopping your body’s ability to communicate with you.

Skin conditions of all forms are symptoms. Symptoms similar to when you’re getting sick with a cold and you get the early warning signs… you can either quickly treat your body better to prevent the cold or make it not as bad, or you can just completely ignore those warning signs altogether and ask it to come full force. Imagine if every time we got sick, your body didn’t give you any warning at all? That would actually be kind of scary.

All illnesses and diseases begin with very subtle symptoms, and those symptoms become louder and more severe until your body finally has your attention and you attempt to support it.

A pimple on your forehead is usually related to digestion or respiratory health.
A pimple on your chin is connected to your bladder or your hormones.
Rosacea on your cheeks is often related to the lungs.

So the next time you see a so-called “flaw” on your skin, try to see it with gratitude that your intelligent body is taking good care of you. Skin conditions are usually one of the earlier symptoms of a larger problem. Listen to your body, don’t fight it.

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About Rachel Devine

Rachel Devine is the founder and skin care formulator of R Devine Organic Skin Care. With a passion and deep understanding of the skin from the inside-out, Rachel goes against beauty industry standards to treat the skin from a holistic, whole-body approach, with focus on the nervous system and lymphatic system in particular. Rather than forcing the skin to act in unnatural ways like most skin care lines, R Devine Skin Care supports the skin's natural processes. The skin is the body's largest organ and it's important to respect that. Rachel is also a certified breathwork coach and guided meditation teacher. She believes the mind-body-soul alignment is vital for both skin health and overall full body health.