What Your Skin Quality Says about Your Emotional and Spiritual State

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When most people think about their bodily organs, they think about things like their heart, liver, intestines, and kidneys. Few include their skin on that list. However, your skin is actually the largest organ in your body—and, it is also the most visible so its quality is easy to assess.

As a practicing Medical Intuitive, one thing I take into consideration when evaluating a new client’s overall health picture is the quality of their skin. While there can certainly be external forces wreaking havoc with your dermis (a rash caused by a new laundry detergent or swelling caused by a bug bite, for example) your emotional and spiritual health can also play a significant role in the quality of your skin. By achieving balance in these areas, you can improve your appearance so that you can make a better impression on others when they meet you for the first time.

What Dull Skin Reveals about Your Emotional and Spiritual Health

When a new client comes to me and I notice that they have a dull and listless complexion, my first instinct as a Medical Intuitive is to determine what in their physical, spiritual, and emotional lives might be keeping them from having a healthy and radiant glow. There are a number of physical health problems that might be at the root of their skin’s appearance, but few people realize the roll that our spiritual and emotional outlook can have. The mind-skin connection is very real.

From an intuitive perspective, people with skin issues may thought of as "thin skinned," meaning they are very sensitive emotionally. These overly sensitive or spiritually starved people may inadvertently engage in behaviors that damage their physical health, and this is reflected in their skin quality.

For example, someone who is lacking the spiritual and emotional input they crave may find it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Sleep deprivation can be extremely harmful. Not only is it hazardous to your mental and physical state, it can result in poorly functioning skin that shows early signs of aging. It can also increase your stress and anxiety levels.

Furthermore, people who are emotionally or spiritually starved tend to lead highly stressful lives. They do not have the ability to wind down so that they can relax and rejuvenate. This stress can cause all kinds of problems, mainly because of increased epinephrine and cortisol production. These naturally occurring hormones can reduce the amount of blood that flows to the skin and can hinder your body’s natural skin repair system. It can also disrupt your skin’s protective barrier, which is necessary for keeping your skin hydrated. This can result in your skin appearing dry, dull, and listless. If you are chronically stressed, this problem may become very hard to overcome.

Skin with Acne, Rosacea and other Skin Issues

In addition to stress, external forces such as processed foods, pollution, household cleaners, noxious fumes, and cigarette smoke (both first and second-hand) can introduce toxins to our bodies, and it is important that you are aware of ways to eliminate them. Some skin diseases, such as acne, rosacea, and psoriasis, reveal that a person has a lot of toxins built up in their body and that these toxins are trying to get out. Without a solid emotional and spiritual foothold, you may find it difficult to do the things you must to detoxify. To make matters worse, acne breakouts can rob you of your confidence and self-esteem, which can further damage your emotional health, leading to more breakouts.

This brings to mind the age-old question: which came first, the chicken or the egg? Are emotional and spiritual problems caused by the skin issues, or are they serving only to make these skin conditions worse? Left untreated, this can bring about an endless cycle. It is therefore a good idea to find someone who can coach you on natural and holistic methods that can treat problematic skin while eliminating emotional and spiritual deficiencies.

Stress and Hives

Hives are often associated with allergic reactions, but they can also be caused by stress. In 2016, Danish researchers demonstrated how highly-stressful work conditions can lead some people to break out in hives. While finding ways to alleviate a lot of the stress inherent in your daily life may be an attainable goal, eliminating or reducing work-related stress is often far more difficult. This is because most people are either unwilling or financially unable to let go of their high stress jobs. In this case, seeking the help of a Medical Intuitive or holistic health coach may be in your best interest.

Stress-relieving methods such as yoga, meditation, mindful breathing, and aligning your chakras, can significantly reduce the impact of stress on your physiology, and this can help to eliminate the instances of hives breaking out on your skin. This can also give you the appearance of being more professionally competent and in control of your life, which can help you advance in your career.

What Does Glowing, Radiant Skin Reveal about You

What is glowing skin, exactly? You may have had others notice and comment on your glowing skin the morning after a night with a skillful lover or in the early stages of falling in love. You may notice the glow in your face stepping out of the shower after a great workout. You may have seen the glow in the face of new parents as they hold their baby in their arms.

What do all of these scenarios have in common? They are all examples of glowing skin reflecting a happy, contented, and proud interior. When you (or someone else!) satisfy your emotional and spiritual needs, the effect on your skin is clearly visible. Other who look at you will feel the confidence radiating from you and this can cause them to have confidence in you as well.

As a Medical Intuitive and holistic healer, I take pride in the healthful glow my clients have once they learn to detoxify their bodies and tend to their emotional and spiritual needs. That is how I know that I have achieved success.

The Time is Now: Take Control of Your Spiritual and Emotional Health

The role that your spiritual and emotional state plays in your overall health is significant. It is therefore important that Medical Intuitives take these factors into consideration when evaluating their patients. Skin quality is just one part of the bigger picture, and for patients who are adept at putting on makeup, it may be deceiving. That is why individualized, in-depth attention is necessary to properly diagnose the root of your problems and find a way to balance your emotional, spiritual, and physical needs.

Dr. Veronica Anderson MD is a Functional Medical practitioner, a Homeopath, and a Medical Intuitive. As a national speaker and the designer of the Functional Fix and Rejuvenation Journey programs, Dr. Veronica has worked hard to help people who feel as though their doctors and traditional medicine have failed them. She advocates using science-based natural, holistic, and complementary treatments to address the root causes of various diseases. If you are ready to see how good you can feel when you transform your health, be sure to schedule a consultation today.