026: Skin Irritants You've Probably Not Heard Of w/ Lily Mazzarella

I've spoken a lot on this show about eczema, and today, I'll be expanding on the wealth of information we've already received. Tune in to learn more about the roles of stress and skin irritants in eczema. 

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My guest, Lily Mazzarella, MS, CNS, is an herbalist, nutritionist, educator and writer. She is the owner of Farmacopia, a modern apothecary and integrative practice in Santa Rosa, CA. Lily is the formulator and creator of Farmacopia’s line of Signature Tinctures, Adaptogen Powders and Superfoods, and co-founder and formulator of Reishi Roast Original and Reishi Roast Elixir.

In this episode, take a closer look at the role stress (which is unfortunately so often brushed off) plays in skin rashes, as well as how lesser-known skin irritants can have an impact on the health of your skin. 

Has practicing better stress management helped your skin condition? Tell us about it in the comments!

 

In this episode

  • Lily's history with eczema
  • The role of stress in skin conditions
  • Lesser-known skin irritants
  • What is balsam of Peru?

 

Quotes

“The skin and the nervous system actually derive from the same tissue. It's called the ectoderm.” [6:06]

“The skin has its own stress axis, so it actually is a source of stress hormones.” [7:30]

“If you have impaired genetic pathways for processing sulfur, it can accumulate in your system, and it can add to itch and red flaring skin conditions and flushing and irritability and sleeplessness.” [12:51]

“Four percent of people have an allergy to balsam of Peru.” [21:35]

 

Links

Find Lily online here

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“The skin and the nervous system actually derive from the same tissue. It's called the ectoderm.”