The skin is the largest organ in the body and is constantly in contact with the elements. Pollutants and dirt from the environment can clog your pores, and toxins in your diet can cause your skin to suffer. But a few small changes can greatly improve the appearance of your skin. Your skin is your largest organ. Is it time to detoxify your skin? Next you will know 5 essential foods that if you start consuming them more daily, they can have an excellent effect to heal and detoxify the skin of your body.

Function of our skin

Our skin is one of the largest organs in the body (measured by weight and surface area). Composed of two layers: the dermis (internal) and the epidermis (external), the health of our skin is vital to our general well-being.

The skin has three main functions: protection, regulation and sensation. Protection is the main role of the skin against mechanical impacts and pressure, temperature variations, microorganisms, radiation and chemicals.

The regulatory functions of the skin encompass many physiological elements: body temperature, peripheral circulation, and fluid balance.

An intricate network of nerve cells gives the skin its sensation function. The four sensations of the skin (cold, heat, pain and touch) have different nerve receptors. These receptors detect changes in the environment and send this information to the brain.

The importance of detoxifying the skin

Our skin absorbs practically anything, including toxins. Toxins come from various sources, but the environment is the main culprit for exposure. Other means for skin poisoning include: chemicals in water and makeup, poor eating habits, and hormonal disorders.

5 essential ingredients for skin detoxification

Detoxifying your skin will lead to a number of benefits . First, it allows the skin to perform its three main functions that keep us safe. Second, detoxing will give your skin a much cleaner and healthier appearance, and you will feel much better as a result.

1. Water

Drinking plenty of water is a crucial part of detoxifying your skin. First, water helps flush toxins from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, speeding up the elimination of harmful chemicals. Second, consuming at least 64 ounces of water per day prevents dryness and flaking of the skin.

Quick Recipe: Adding a teaspoon of lemon juice and a half teaspoon of honey to a glass of water in the morning is a great way to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy.

2. Fiber

As we all know, fiber is a vital substance for digestive health. A variety of fiber, called psyllium husk, helps remove fungus and yeast from the body, preventing them from excreting through the skin. The excretion of fungus and yeast can trigger adverse skin conditions such as acne and breakouts.

The recommended daily intake of fiber is 38 grams for adult men and 25 for women. Beans, fruits, nuts, vegetables, and whole grains are good sources.

3. Natural and chemical-free products

Many cosmetics include parabens, a synthesized preservative. Certain pharmaceuticals also contain chemicals. While the law regarding the safety of parabens in some countries is stalled, these chemical compounds were banned by the European Union in 2012 due to health concerns.

Foods of plant origin and diets where food is practically not cooked much, are excellent for your skin to begin to breathe, to unclog pores, to eliminate pimples, acne, eczema, and give your skin a healthy appearance.

4. Probiotics

It is clear so far that healthy digestion is a critical factor in skin health. Probiotics are often called ‘good’ or ‘helpful’ bacteria, because they help keep the gut healthy. They also contribute to overall well-being, including skin health. Yogurt, kefir, dark chocolate, miso soup, tempeh, and kimchi are all rich sources of probiotics that will help detoxify the skin all over your body .

5. Sweat to detoxify the skin

Although it is not a food, it is as if it were even to detoxify the soul. In Finland, a trip to the sauna after a night of binge drinking is a widely practiced ritual. Why? Because sweating (yes, that includes exercise) is highly effective in eradicating toxins (alcohol or otherwise) from the system.

Sweating helps your body eliminate toxins, which supports proper immune function and helps prevent illnesses related to toxic overload.

A remedy to detoxify the skin

This is a natural remedy with clay and apple that you can do to strengthen the results of your goal of detoxifying your skin. It is simple and is applied topically.

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon white or green clay
  • Essential oils (eucalyptus and tea trees recommended)
  • Apple juice
  • Activated carbon

Steps for exfoliation

  1. Mix the sea salt and clay. Add some green tea or water to make a paste.
  2. Apply the paste on your skin rubbing well. Wait approximately 3 minutes.
  3. Gently rinse your face with warm water and pat dry.

Steps for vaporization

  1. Fill a container with very hot water.
  2. Add 2-3 drops of your preferred essential oil.
  3. Steam your face for 10 minutes (it should be comfortable, it does not burn)

Face mask

  1. Combine 3-4 capsules of activated charcoal, a tablespoon of apple juice, and a teaspoon of clay. Stir the mixture into a paste.
  2. Apply the above ingredients to the surface of the face. Avoid contact with your eyes.
  3. Allow the mask to sit for approximately 10 minutes. Rinse well with lukewarm water.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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