We all know that toxins are harmful and cause damage to the body, potentially even death if their levels are too high. The cells of the body live because they are constantly nourished with nutrients, while the cells have the ability to eliminate by-products and waste. Detoxification is a natural, continuous process that occurs in every living organism. Can detoxification improve the appearance of the skin?
Keeping your body healthy requires minimizing the amount of toxins that are in the body. The benefits of detoxification are overall health improvement – increased energy, fresh breathing, reduced allergies and many other benefits. Wastes that arise as a result of processes taking place in cells leave the body in a gaseous, solid or liquid form. The gas is carbon dioxide that we exhale. We discharge other waste from the body in the form of urine and feces. An important role in detoxification is also played by: skin, liver, kidneys and lungs.
Before trying any method of detoxification, always consult a physician. This should especially be done by people with serious medical conditions. Pregnant women should not use detoxification at all.
What benefits does detoxification bring to the skin?
The skin is a barrier that separates the body from the outside environment. But the skin is not impermeable. The cosmetics that you use externally, get inside the body, and the toxins are able to leave the body, getting out through the skin. Free radicals and UV rays can damage the skin, which eventually ceases to function properly. We refer to this phenomenon as skin aging.
How can detoxification help your skin? By minimizing the number of chemicals in the body, you help the body to function more effectively. Good nutrition is one of the ways to maintain healthy skin. Healthy skin is smooth, elastic and properly moisturized. Nutrients in food contain many vitamins and micronutrients that can help maintain good skin condition. For healthy skin you need, among others:
- Essential unsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that are found in fatty fish and flax seeds.
- Vitamins C and E act preventively against harmful effects of UV radiation and free radicals.
- Selenium and zinc are an irreplaceable building material for tissues. They can be found in seafood, nuts, grains and vegetables.
- Vitamin B6 balances hormone levels. It is especially useful for women who have premature menopause.
- Vitamin A reduces the level of sebum on the skin.
- Potassium helps maintain skin elasticity and proper hydration of the skin. In addition, it supports the leaching of toxins from the body.
- Drinking the right amount of water prevents the skin from drying out and helps remove toxins from the body.
How to deliver ingredients beneficial to the skin?
Freshly squeezed juice is one of the best ways. It is tasty and nutritious. By drinking juice, you provide the body with lots of vitamins, enzymes and minerals. Enzymes contained in vegetables and fruits support the digestive system, so drink these natural cocktails with meals. Most fruits and vegetables are sprayed with chemicals, so the use of non-organic products is tantamount to consuming harmful substances.
Regular exercise oxygenates the cells of the entire body including the skin. Oxygen reduces the effects of free radicals and inhibits premature aging of the skin. If you do not practice or do not like sports at the moment, you can choose from a whole range of pleasant and light activities: walking, yoga, swimming, cycling, running. Whatever you choose, do it regularly.
Cleansing the skin of dead cells cleanses and rejuvenates the skin and stimulates the skin renewal process. Just once a week, do an energetic massage with a towel after an evening shower or you can use organic peeling during the shower.
Another way to detoxify is to reduce the number of artificial chemicals introduced into the body through food and cosmetics. The skin absorbs a significant part of chemicals in products with which it comes into direct contact. You can avoid unnecessary hassles if you choose organic products that contain fewer preservatives and chemical additives.
By following these recommendations, you will enjoy firm, smooth and young skin for a long time.