Clear skin is important to us all, at every age. The skin is the body’s largest organ, and as such, of course, it absorbs as much as our digestive tract can! For that reason, it is essential to put on our skin only those things that we want our body to absorb, so harsh chemicals and additives in products, such as parabens, perfumes and phthalates. Synthetic chemicals can actually pose their endocrine disruption or neurotoxic effects just through skin absorption so what we put on our skin is as important as what we eat. Harsh chemicals also cause our skin to more easily become inflamed or breakout in rash or acne.
So, for clearer skin, first, watch what you put on your skin. I recommend the environmental working group’s website https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/. It can give you a rating on your skincare products that you use, and help you find more natural alternatives.
Second, make sure you drink adequate water to stay hydrated and avoid sugary drinks (even juices) and high fat milk products to reduce acne.
Third, acne can be a sign of hormonal imbalance, which is easy to test and treat to get the acne to improve. It may also be a sign of high blood sugar and risk for diabetes, so be sure to have your doctor test your fasting blood sugar levels as well. If these tests are normal, and you use natural skin products, then problem skin may be your body’s way of telling you that your levels of toxicity are too high, and your liver is not able to process them all. In this case, a good liver cleanse and liver support program is key to getting your skin back on track.