Completely Detox Your Skin With These Five Key Ingredients

Written by on November 25, 2017 in Alternative Health Care, Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments

By Power Of Positivity

Your skin is your largest organ. Is it time to detox your skin ? 

“The skin is the body’s largest organ, and it is constantly in contact with the elements. Pollutants and dirt from the environment can clog your pores, and toxins from your diet can cause your complexion to suffer…(but) a few small changes (can) greatly improve the look and feel of your skin.” – Shari Forschen, N.P.

What our skin does

Our skin is one of the largest organs of the body (measured in weight and surface area.) Comprised of two layers – the dermis (inner) and epidermis (outer) – the health of our skin is vital to our overall well-being.

The skin has three main functions: protection, regulation, and sensation. Protection is the skin’s primary role against “mechanical impacts and pressure, variations in temperature, micro-organisms, radiation, and chemicals.”


Regulation functions of the skin span many physiological elements: body temperature, peripheral circulation, and fluid balance.

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

The importance of detox

Our skin absorbs pretty much anything, including toxins. Toxins come from a number of sources, but the environment is the primary culprit of exposure. Other means of skin toxification include: chemicals in water and makeup, poor dietary habits, and hormonal disorders.

To detox your skin will lead to a number of benefits. First, it enables the skin to perform its three primary functions that keep us safe. Second, detox will give the skin a much cleaner, healthier appearance – and you’ll feel much better as a result.

The five essential ingredients for skin detox

1. Water

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

Quick Recipe: Adding a teaspoon of lemon juice and a half-teaspoon of honey to your morning glass of water is an excellent 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 to rid the body of fungus and yeast, which prevents them from being excreted through the skin. Fungus and yeast excretion can trigger adverse skin conditions, such as acne and rashes.

The recommended daily intake (RDI) of fiber is 38 grams for adult men and 25 for women. Beans, fruit, nuts, veggies, and whole grains are good sources.

3. Chemical-free products

Many cosmetics include parabens, a synthesized preservative. Certain pharmaceutical products also contain the chemicals. While the “jury is still out” regarding the safety of parabens in the U.S., the compounds were banned by the European Union in 2012 because of health concerns.

 See ‘Green Face Detox’ below for a healthy, natural alternative!

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