The Model Health Show

Have you ever thought about what your skin can tell you about your overall health? Whether it’s dry skin, acne, or eczema, the presentation of your skin can often indicate a deeper issue happening internally. Instead of treating these conditions as isolated problems, it’s important to take a holistic approach and address underlying imbalances or inflammation from the inside out. 

Today’s guest, Dr. Trevor Cates is a naturopathic doctor, bestselling author, and the founder of The Spa Dr. She helps patients worldwide treat skin conditions and balance hormones through holistic methods. In her new book, Natural Beauty Reset, Dr. Cates explains how to address underlying imbalances and optimize health with a root-cause approach that leads to healthy, vibrant skin. 

You’re going to hear how your food choices impact your skin and how addressing gut health can improve your appearance. Dr. Cates is sharing important principles on topical skincare, including the truth about personal care ingredients, pH levels, and sunscreen. You’ll learn about the skin microbiome, how stress can present on the skin, and the most common mistakes folks make with their skincare routine. Please enjoy this interview with the amazing Dr. Trevor Cates! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How sleep deprivation can impact your skin health. 
  • What connection the thyroid has with the skin. 
  • How your skin can give you clues about your health. 
  • What leaky skin is. 
  • Warning signs that your skin’s barrier function has broken down.
  • The #1 trigger food for skin problems. 
  • How insulin production can cause acne breakouts. 
  • The best way to determine if dairy consumption affects your skin.
  • How the skin microbiome works. 
  • What you should know about the gut-skin connection. 
  • How frequent hand sanitizer use impairs the skin microbiome. 
  • What to look for in a facial cleanser.
  • The long-term side effects of using birth control to treat acne. 
  • How stress can worsen inflammatory skin conditions like rosacea and psoriasis. 
  • The connection between self-worth and self-care. 
  • What the ideal pH is for skincare products.
  • Important information about products that claim to be natural.
  • The two most common skincare mistakes. 
  • How to create a DIY face mask. 
  • Why hormone imbalances impact skin health. 
  • The importance of building a consistent, calming bedtime routine.
  • Which foods are the most supportive for skin health.
  • The difference between chemical and mineral sunscreen.

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