Most people mistakenly believe that skin conditions such as acne, blemishes, psoriasis and eczema, can be solved by piling various skin ointments onto the skin and treating the issue externally, however, what i have witnessed from my own skin problems and those of others who approach me for advice, is that it is always always a matter of the dis-ease that is manifesting within their bodies, and therefore, to develop truly vibrant skin, we must begin from the inside out. Let’s take a long at some of the major organs that influence the appearance of the skin :
Liver : the liver plays a major role in keeping the body free of waste, such as producing enzymes to destroy toxins. The liver prepares these toxins so the body can dispose of them through urine or your bile. When the liver is overloaded it slows down it’s ability to get rid of these toxins and therefore those toxins remain in your blood.
Lungs : Cleansing the lungs is vital for skin health and overall health. responsible for filtering out fumes, allergens, mould, and airborne toxins. One of the most efficient way to insure that your lungs are kept in check is by making sure you exercise regularly, practice breathing deeply via certain types of meditation or yoga, and eating a diet that is rich in specific foods that aid with lung cleansing. Foods include : Spinach, Kale, Celery, Cucumbers, Cabbage, Grapefruit, Oranges, Berries, Cantaloupe, Carrots, ginger & lemon
Spleen : the spleen aids in providing nourishment for the body. The liver often becomes congested due to the unhealthy foods we expose our bodies to, and because those toxins are not getting eliminated they stay in the body and cause various problems and acne is one.
Bowels : When the bowels are not moving, waste will create toxicity and the feces will remain in the color for a longer period of time than they should, which results in toxins getting re-absorbed by the body into the bloodstream. When the body wants to eliminate an excess of toxins, the skin being the largest detoxification organ of the body,are the first port of call, Which can result in acne, spots, and blemishes. Cleansing your digestive system will aid a great deal in clearing your complexion and improve your energy levels. Improving intestinal wall competency will also aid absorption of nutrients and water, while preventing absorption of unhealthy bacteria and incompletely digested food or toxins.
Gut : keeping your gut in check means a more vibrant, energized, active you. 70% of the cells that make up our immune system are in the wall of our gut, and when our immunity isn’t in full swing, not only does it de-pleats our bodies from having the energy to carry out the simplest of tasks, but it also makes the skin more vulnerable to break outs. So making sure the gut is regularly cleansed and devoid of toxins is essential for skin health.
Colon : the colon is the last stop before waste excretion. The liver sends excess hormones and toxins it has filtered from the blood to the colon to be excreted. If they are not excreted in time, they get reabsorbed into our bloodstream, causing hormonal imbalance which aggravates the skin hence causing flare ups which result in acne and spots.
Skin : sweating out your toxins regularly is necessary for glowing skin. Your skin is a source of toxin elimination, and like your lungs, it can both absorb toxins and release them. Although this is largely unknown, lungs are a huge part of detoxification since they play a major role in flirting out fumes, allergens, airborne toxins and so on. Exercise is one of the most efficient ways to get rid of excess toxins and get rid of extra water and waste in the body.
Another effective way to encourage clear and youthful skin is lymphatic drainage which boosts immunity and removes dead skin cells while encouraging the regeneration of new skin cells. Dry brushing or making your own scrubs will do the trick just fine. To create a simple but nutritious skin scrub, combine a few teaspoons of grounded coffee and cacao power with some brown sugar, add a little bit of almond or coconut oil. Another favorite of mine is himalayan sea salt with a little bit of almond oil.
Now don’t panic, I know it seems like that’s an awful lot of body parts to keep in check however, luckily all the same foods help eliminate toxins and waste from all these vital organs. A diet high in dark leafy greens, chia seeds, psyllium husks, aloe vera juice, herbs, herbal teas, fruits, probiotic foods and prebiotic foods + regular juicing with beetroot & celery alongside drinking plenty of water will do the trick! Taking certain supplements such as solgar vegan digestive enzymes, pukka triphala plus, evening primrose, nettle, milk thistle or fibre smart will also help a great deal.
About the author
Jwaydan Moyine is a classically trained Film Composer, Pianist, Cellist, Singer/Songwriter, and a Writer and Entrepreneur. She founded Earth Children to bring awareness to matters regarding the Environment, Animal welfare, Sustainable & Conscious living, Wellness & Humanitarian issues. She is heavily involved with activism for animal welfare in the UK and Egypt and child welfare in Syria, Thailand and Romania. She resides in Berkshire Running an organic food farm, and a small organic skincare, Writing and bringing awareness to matters regarding the Planet, Plant based nutrition, Cruelty free living & the necessity of adapting to Veganism for the sake of Sustainability, Animal welfare and our Health. She has several qualifications in nutritional therapy, culinary medicine & holistic healing. You can find out more on what she is doing over at the Earth Children Facebook Page!
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