What is Acne. Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Acne most commonly appears on your face, neck, chest, back and shoulders. Acne can be distressing and annoyingly persistent. Acne lesions heal slowly, and when one begins to resolve, others seem to crop up. Acne is a skin condition that causes pimples or "zits." This includes whiteheads, blackheads, and red, inflamed patches of skin (such as cysts).
What is Eczema. Eczema is a term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. The most common type of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema. Atopic refers to a group of diseases with an often inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions, such as asthma and hay fever. Eczema affects about 10% to 20% of infants and about 5% of adults and children in Australia. With proper treatment, the disease often can be controlled.
What is Psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition which varies in severity from a minor irritation to a major impact on your quality of life. The most common type is called plaque psoriasis. It causes a thick, patchy, red rash with silvery, white scales. It can appear anywhere but most often appears on the elbows, knees, scalp and lower back. The condition is not contagious, and it's fairly common, affecting up to 6-8% of people in Australia. The rash can cause itching and burning and may bleed easily if rubbed or picked.
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), these types of dermatological issues are often seen as being caused by an energetic imbalance in which there is too much Dampness in the body, often accompanied by excess Wind and/or Heat.
Skin problems that are caused by Damp-Heat tend to be characterised by redness, inflammation, swellings, and blisters or sores that contain or secrete pus or fluid (as may be seen in eczema, dermatitis or acne), while those involving Damp-Wind tend to be very itchy, and may come and go unpredictably (like hives).
Fusion® Skin Tonic contains a synergistic blend of Chinese and Western herbs traditionally used to help relieve eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, hives and non-specific rashes, and to promote the healing of cuts, scratches and other minor wounds.
In Chinese medicine terms, this formula revitalises the skin and improves its texture and tone via several mechanisms. For example, Fang Feng (also known as Wind Protector) and Tribulus dispel excess Wind and Dampness (to relieve itching and pain), and Dong Quai and Peony invigorate and nourish the Blood (which in turn nourishes the skin).
These and other Chinese herbs in the Skin Tonic are supported by the Western herb Burdock, which is traditionally regarded as having beneficial effects on skin conditions by supporting detoxification, acting as a blood purifier and aiding the elimination of metabolic wastes.
Herbs traditionally used to cleanse, nourish, moisten and revitalise the skin, improving its texture and tone. A specially formulated blend of Chinese and Western herbs traditionally used to address skin conditions and promote a healthy complexion.
Improves the texture and tone of the skin, and helps reduce dryness, redness, thickening, scaling and cracking. Suitable for use in a wide variety of dry, itchy, inflamed and/or scaly skin conditions, including eczema (dry or weeping), dermatitis, psoriasis, hives (urticaria) and non-specific rashes.
Strengthens the skin’s natural resistance to minor infections, and helps clear mild-to-moderate acne and minor boils. Promotes healing of scratches, cuts, abrasions and other minor wounds and sores. Suitable for men, women and children 6 years and over.
Combines well with the Hypercal Nourishing Cream, SKT Oil or the SKT Cream which helps to relieve dry itchy skin conditions and naturally promote healing.