by Mia M.
The basic knowledge known around the world about drugs is that they can cause numerous health complications of vital organs like the liver, kidney, etc. But what’s neglected is usually the fact that skin, being the largest organ of the body, also gets affected.
Recovering from drug abuse has a tremendous impact on skin health and shouldn’t be overlooked ever; rather, it should be focused on and be a part of the whole post-drug recovery process. Abuse can leave very shocking marks. Since consuming the drugs drains the body of nutrient supply, the skin of the person who is abusing appears older compared to the people of the same age.
Here we have some information regarding the skin condition that arises due to drug consumption. The article also discusses possible ways to deal with, treat and improve skin health.
Hyperpigmentation is a common condition that is determined to be the effect of drugs. The skin of the lips becomes dry and cracked. Skin conditions like wrinkles, acne, breakouts, inflammation and itching also occur.
Other conditions such as permanent scarring on the injected area, dryness, and itchiness on the whole body are also observed. Some of the effects of drugs are pigmentation issues, uneven textures, sores, scabs, and scars caused by meth; which is notorious for destroying the skin. Skin abscesses resulting from heroin abuse can turn deadly if not treated. Broken capillaries are also experienced by those who abuse alcohol.
The conditions that result from abuse won’t go away on their own. Some of them are not even entirely curable but can still be managed in some ways. Proper nutrition along with the right skincare regimen helps with skin healing. The skin requires discrete attention and extensive care to heal even after someone has undergone post-drug recovery treatment.
Here are some ways to improve skin health. These tips build up confidence which then successively helps with emotional and mental health.
Healing firstly needs to start from within the body. All good and expensive products will go in vain if the person in recovery gives no attention to what’s inside. Since the body has been nutritionally depleted, the first step should be supplementing it with vitamins and minerals and essential fatty acids via whole foods and even oral capsules and tablets.
The best possible way to heal the damaged skin is with topical solutions. Below are some of the most widely considered solutions that help with post-drug recovery.
Skin recovery is a long process that wouldn’t happen overnight but surely could be done with the right treatment plans, dedication, and stress-free lifestyle along with a good company that can provide emotional support. Spending time in a relaxed and pampering environment is known to harm no one and will only provide a sense of relief, a new sense of self that will work positively towards healing inside and out.
About Mia M.
I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.
tattoo lover, plant hoarder, DIY addict and overall stoner grandma