Did you know that our skin is the last to receive nutrients in the body, yet the first to show signs of imbalance, toxicity or deficiency?
The skin is the largest organ in the human body, and as one of the body’s secondary eliminatory organs, ( the primary being the liver, kidneys and lungs),it is responsible for ¼ of the body’s detoxification each day, by sweating from either exercise or heat.
if the primary organs are not functioning efffectively, accumulated toxins may back up into the blood and the body may attempt to release the offending toxins through the skin, This can give rise to various skin conditions, such as, acne, abscesses, boils, eczema, dermatitis, hives, redness, itching, and skin infections.
Deficiencies in vitamin A, B, C, E, zinc, CoQ10 and Essential Fatty Acids(EFA’s) can also show up on the skin, with symptoms such as dry skin, poor wound healing, premature aging (loss of skin elasticity, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles), stretch marks, permanent red goose bumps on the tricep region, telangiectasia (broken spider veins), rashes, dermatitis, eczema, and dull, devitalized skin. Excessive trans fats, refined carbohydrates or dairy allergy can lead to the development of cellulite.
Yupp- a wealth of problems on the outside signaling a wealth of problems on the inside. I think its safe to say that we know that washing with soap can also be causing damage and not actually removing anything!
Example of good cleaning for your face?
Start with gentle steam (put a towel over your head, hot water in a bowl, hold near your face for about 5-10 minutes) , wash with warm water (finish with cold to close your pores) pat dry (not completely), rubbing can spread bacteria, allow to air dry. Some believe in moisturising, some believe in not putting anything on (blocking pores, and too much artificial stuff out there- depending on your skin type you choose!
I currently use a hemp moisturiser, (no you cannot get high from it), and it seems to work for me, giving me my youthful countenance!
Where it comes to sunblock and all the chemicals in most, that would be a blog article in and of itself!