Our bodies are miraculous machines. Our organs help filter out what we take in on a daily basis. The liver is the most important organ for filtration. From the food we eat to the air we breathe, the liver removes as much of these toxins as possible so our bodies remain balanced and healthy. However, an improper diet and unhealthy lifestyle can result in an overworked liver that no longer properly eliminates toxins. Often, these toxins reach the surface of our skin creating massive acne breakouts. But how does this happen, and how can we prevent it from happening by detoxing the liver?
How Toxins Affect The Skin and Acne Production
When the liver attempts to detoxify the body it uses several methods to do so, and one way is through the skin. When we sweat we aren’t just eliminating fluids, we are also releasing sebum. Due to its highly toxic nature, sebum can cause the sebaceous glands (the glands through which we sweat) to become clogged. This in turn leads to blackheads and whiteheads. A lower toxin count prevents these clogs from occurring and keeps the skin in balance.
How to prevent acne through Detox
The key to liver detoxification involves taking a long hard look at our diets and lifestyle. Modern lifestyles are full of processed foods, alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine. The body considers much of what we consume to be toxic. Eliminating, or at least reducing, these toxins in our daily life will result in less excretion of sebum through our sweat glands, thereby reducing the amount of whiteheads and blackheads that cause acne.
Here are a few additional tips for detoxing your liver to rid your skin of acne and toxins.
- Eliminate processed or chemical laden food products from your diet.
- Use all natural beauty products, house hold cleaners, and cookware.
- Maintain healthy stress levels and reduce chemical stress hormones in your body.
- Do a cleanse to flush out your system to give it a fresh start.
- Take probiotics daily, to help restore your natural digestive tract.
- Try eliminating dairy, which has been known to aggravate the problem.
- Take a multi-vitamin and vitamin D.
Healthy clear skin is achievable with a few lifestyle changes. Anything worth having is worth working for. If you are experiencing acne it’s only your body’s way of saying I’m over loaded with toxins. Start with the steps given above to start healing your liver while at the same time clearing your acne.
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