Saturday, May 29, 2010
Beautiful Skin Comes from Within
The manufacturers of beauty lotions and skin care products will have you believe that beautiful skin comes in a bottle or jar. While it is important to cleanse your skin and allow it to breathe, it is also important to keep you inner elimination organs functioning at top notch so that the skin will not have so much work to do with eliminating toxins.
When we go through hormonal changes, our liver gets clogged up and toxins will look for another place to exit. Usually this is via the skin in the form of pimples or acne, especially if our bowels are also not functioning properly.
Fortunately, these things can be remedied. It may not be an overnight process but within a few weeks to a month, these skin conditions can be remedied with a good cleansing program and dietary changes. The worst offenders are typically sugar and pasteurized dairy products. Simply eliminating these may show benefits quite quickly. Food additives and refined oils are two further products that should be eliminated.
Certified organic produce also contains more enzymes and minerals that contribute to healthy skin. Eating raw fruits and vegetables leave enzymes intact so they can go to work to clean up waste in our bodies. Drinking freshly pressed juices is a quick way to cleanse your blood and give your digestive system a rest from work so that your body can work on healing.
A few colonic treatments may be helpful if constipation is severe. This will speed up the elimination process. A good probiotic will rebalance the bowel flora so that the colon will start working properly. Look for a probiotic that has a full spectrum of bacteria and is packaged with the food it eats to ensure that it will still be alive by the time you take it. Eating a diet high in healthy fiber will contribute to daily cleansing of the colon and maintaining healthy bacteria.
Light exercise, saunas, skin brushing and drinking lots of alkaline water will further help to eliminate toxins. Beware of reverse osmosis or distilled water also known as “dead” water which tends to be quite acidic and are not suitable for everyday use. When in doubt, test with a pH strip. Our cells need bio-energy and dead water will not provide it. Using alkaline water has improved the skin tone and color in many people who have kidney disorders.
To lighten the load on the liver it’s important to remove chemicals from everyday use. This includes personal care products that you wouldn’t feel safe eating, air fresheners and paraffin candles, estrogen containing products, cleaners, scented detergents, drier sheets and other such items that are not necessary. When you have MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities) you quickly learn that these items are not necessary to stay clean or healthy.
Removing heavy metals like lead and cadmium from the body will free up the mineral receptors responsible for calcium and zinc uptake that will also contribute to healthy skin.
For those who want to know what skin care products I recommend you can take a look at my site www.goodskinforlife.com. Pure, certified organic and safe enough to eat. Creating a barrier between your skin and the toxic environment will go a long way to protect your skin from the outside. The next blog post will be about cleaning up the inner terrain so follow this blog!