Is Your Acne Caused By an Overloaded Lymphatic System? 

We talk a lot about the connection between acne, hormones and gut health. An often overlooked cause is an overloaded or lazy lymphatic system. If you are experiencing acne behind your ears and on your neck, it is likely that your lymphatics need some lovin. It might be time to consult a naturopath for acne.

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WHAT IS THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM?

Sitting just under the skin, the lymphatic system is a matrix of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials (such as hormones).

It is a powerful network of elimination, and helps keep the body clean and nourished.

Its main function is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection fighting white blood cells, throughout the body.

The lymphatic system is made up of lymphatic vessels, which are similar to the circulatory system’s veins and capillaries. The big difference is that the lymphatic system is not pumped around the body like blood. It is a one-way-street of valves, that are activated by things like exercise.

The vessels are connected to lymph nodes, where the lymph is filtered. The tonsils, adenoids, spleen and thymus are all part of the lymphatic system.

THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM & ACNE TREATMENT

WHAT DOES THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM DO?

  • Detoxification
  • Regulates immune system
  • Absorption and transportation of free fatty acids
  • Mood regulation
  • Lymph carries the ‘happy’ hormone progesterone

SIGNS THAT YOU MAY HAVE LAZY LYMPH:

  • Swelling of legs/ankles
  • Sore breasts
  • Bloating
  • Bags under eyes
  • Swollen tonsils and lymph nodes
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Poor immune function
  • Lethargy
  • Brain fog
  • Cellulite
  • Skin conditions (especially acne)
  • History of tonsillitis

If your lymphatic system is struggling to transport Progesterone, this may contribute to ‘Oestrogen Dominance’ and breakouts. Lymph can also become stagnated in the abundance of nodes in the neck, jaw and ears. This is why we use lymphatic techniques in our Acne Facial.

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TIPS FOR SPARKLING LYMPH

  • Stay hydrated
  • Exercise
  • Try dry skin brushing
  • Contrast hydrotherapy (hot then cold water)
  • Lymphatic massage (our Acne Facial)
  • Releasing jaw tension (speak your truth)
  • Deep breathing (Kundalini yoga)
  • Avoid dairy
  • Use the green 525nm setting on MAX+ LED in-clinic
  • Herbal medicine
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NATUROPATHY & HERBAL MEDICINE FOR LYMPH DETOXIFICATION & ACNE

Our Naturopath Melissa often uses evidence-based Herbal Medicine to help safely detoxify the lymphatic system. Her top 3 fave herbs for this are:

  • Cleavers
  • Calendula
  • Echinacea

We can also use Echinacea extract topically with the dermaviduals range of customisable, therapeutic skin care.

BRUSH OFF THOSE WINTER BLUES, MELBOURNE!

Spring is the perfect time to work on your lymphatic system. Book in for a Naturopathic Consult or a Holistic Skin Intake in our Melbourne clinic to make it part of your skin saving spring xo

ASHA- PRINCIPAL THERAPIST

Asha, the original ‘Clear Skin Expert’ is a Naturopath, Corneotherapist and Facialist who combines these modalities to help her clients achieve beautiful skin from the outside and the inside.

Asha has curated the most talented team of natural skin specialists in Australia, to help you heal your skin and feel healthy and confident.

Complimentary Skin Analysis

We offer our clients a free skin analysis session (valued at $45) when you purchase 2 or more products from our recommendations. Skin Analysis is an accurate and scientific way of creating a plan for your skin concerns, to correct and retrain at a cellular level.
About Us

We are a truly holistic skin clinic, based in Collins Street Melbourne. Our methods were developed by Naturopathic Facialist – Asha Evertsz.

We offer a safe and evidence-based range of treatments, testing, skin care & make-up to help correct and repair damaged skin. Most importantly, we provide a safe and nurturing environment to help build your confidence whilst we correct your skin and acne concerns.

CLINIC HOURS

Monday: 10am – 8pm
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Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
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Address: 403/2 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone: 0413 357 139

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