Have you heard of the common belief that your hormonal imbalance is causing your severe acne eruptions? Well, there is truth to that and in fact your liver plays an important role in it. It is wrong to just manage the symptoms of acne without finding the root cause of the problem.
The liver’s major responsibility is to store carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and blood products; it also plays a vital role in the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein and fats, transforming ammonia to urea, to be excreted out of the urine; it also synthesizes the secretion of water daily and most importantly itdetoxifies drugs, bacteria and hormones.
The liver however, when burdened with demanding tasks, exposed to air and water pollutants, toxic materials from tobacco and medicines, too much alcohol, poor diet and severe stress, can malfunction and send wrong signals and create a hormonal imbalance in your body.
When that happens, toxins and waste products of the body’s metabolism begin to accumulate and are manifested in your skin.
This is what happens during puberty, when the rapid growth and metabolism results to overwhelming accumulation of waste products and an increased sebum glands activity.
When the liver fails to neutralize the toxins and regulate the hormones, two things may happen; it is either stored in its own liver cells or they are re-routed to be stored in different organs, tissues and the entire skin of the body resulting to more serious problems, and one of them is severe acne.
One major complication of a malfunctioning liver is its failure to produce bile, which is very important in fat metabolism, and when this happens, a person suffers from constipation adding up to the presence of an already increased level of toxin.
To prevent this from happening, a daily liver cleanse is necessary, just like a car that needs a regular tune up and a house needing regular cleaning; the liver also needs to be kept in tip top shape to keep it functioning at its maximum level.
To do this here are 5 easy steps to follow in liver detox:
You should decide how long you plan to do your liver detox, it could be from 5 days to 30 days the most. But the best way is to do it daily by making the right food choices.
Stick to a diet with loads of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds during your detox. These are foods that are easy to digest and are rich in fiber needed to cleanse the digestive system and the liver.
Have a regular exercise schedule and stick to it during your detox. Exercise promotes blood circulation in all areas of the body, helping speed up the detoxification and promoting the healing process.
You may take recommended herbal supplements to improve your liver function and give your immune system its needed boost. Some of the herbs include Burdock Root, Dandelion Roots, and Red Clover.
Drink at least 10 to 12 glasses of water. This is a must, as this will help flush out all the bad bacteria and toxins from your body.
Remember, that a healthy functioning liver will keep your hormones balanced and help you keep away from unwanted acne.