The Secrets of Healthy Skin
I've mentioned in a few other places on my site that LiverKidneysLungsColon and theSkin
the body has 5 ports of elimination:
So the first and most important thing to understand with natural healthy skin care is that all 5 ports of elimination must be working optimally.
You may have noticed that if you eat some kind of heavy fried food or some potato chips you can pretty well be guaranteed to have a pimple or a breakout the next day. Why is that?
The liver can only handle a certain amount of heavy fried food, or excess toxins. After that it has to find another method to rid the body of this oil overload ( ie another port of elimination), hence it uses the skin and pimples are the result.
Similarly, many skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, etc, are due to the same reason. One or more ports - usually the liver or colon - are overworked and not working as well as they should, so the toxins are coming out through the skin.
Therefore, it is essential to:.
avoid constipation, eliminate 3 times per day,
do a detox twice per year and
check with a Naturopath to determine the exact cause of your skin problems and to ensure your liver and organs are functioning well.