Skin Health

Skin Health

A Functional Medicine Approach to Skin Health

Conditions that affect the appearance and health of the skin can be more than skin deep which needs a different approach than just treating the issue topically. Skin issues can also have a detrimental affect on feelings of well-being and confidence.

Many skin conditions that do not resolve with topical treatments and anti-inflammatory medications respond well to treatments on a deeper level. This can involve removal of potential dietary triggers, regulation hormone metabolism and other improvements directed at improving different body systems to bring back balance.


IBS presents itself in so many ways and is often multifactoral in nature. Research indicates that stress plays a factor and it’s important to try and manage your exposure to stress. A lack of gut motility which controls the muscles that regulate the movement of food through the gut may not function normally. This can present in two ways, either an increased or decreased gut motility, presenting in either diarrhoea or constipation.However, one of the biggest causes is an overgrowth of bacteria or fungus (Candida). We look to test and see what could be contributing thereby ruling out any potential contributing factor that we need to eridicate.

Nutritional status / Hormonal Health / Gut Health/ Liver Health/ Food sensitivities / Toxin Exposure / Leaky Gut and Endotoxins/ Genetics /

Skin Disorders Supported

Treatment Approach

At the Dublin Centre for Functional Medicine, the goals of treatment are to reduce and reverse symptoms, heal any scars and correct any underlying imbalances or dysfunction that may be contributing to your condition.

Conventional treatment for may include a variety of medications including topical creams, antibiotics, steroids,  or oral contraceptives. These treatments may have short- or long-term side effects.

For this reason, you may choose to try natural treatment to possibly avoid use of conventional medications, or together with conventional medications in order to decrease conventional medications required to manage your condition. 

Our approach includes

  • Identify and address underlying factors in your lifestyle (e.g., incorrect hygiene, medication use, stress management) or general health (for example, PCOS, that may be contributing to your acne symptoms, 
  • Identify and remove food triggers through food elimination or laboratory testing for food intolerances/allergy testing
  • Look at balancing hormones through detoxifcation.
  • Soothe and heal the skin using targeted supplements

Our Approach to Skin Issues

Personalised Nutrition Approach

Our team of functional medicine practitioners will customize a personalized nutrition plan aimed at mitigating inflammation, stabilizing blood sugar levels, and integrating nutrient-dense foods into your diet to tackle your unique digestive health challenges.

Targeted Supplements

Based on the specific skin condition, your practitioner may suggest targeted supplements to support the body, address deficiencies, combat infections, and balance the microbiome

Functional Testing

Our approach is guided by the principle of testing rather than guessing, which can prove to be quicker and more cost-effective in the long run. Our functional medicine doctors and practitioners can advise on specific tests related to gut health, including the SIBO breath test, candida test, and parasite testing, to identify the root causes of your issues.

Alternative Treatments

Our practitioners can suggest additional treatments or lifestyle interventions with proven efficacy to assist you in addressing a specific skin condition, such as light therapy.

Why Choose the Dublin Centre for Functional Medicine?


Once you start the process, we will guide our collaborative process with a practitioner, We will gather the required information we through detailed intake forms so we can understand you better and help support and motivate you through the process.


Our practitioners have years of experience dealing with multiple conditions. The functional medicine approach focuses on the route cause and addresses the imbalance.

Personalized Approach

Every one of us is unique and has a set of circumstances. Everything about you including symptoms, lifestyle, diet, genetics and capacity to heal is different and will require a personalized approach.

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