Achieving clean, vibrant and healthy-looking skin is as much an internal issue as an external one. Therefore, we need to look inside our bodies to discover whether a detox program will help to rejuvenate our body’s largest organ.
Applying appropriate active topical products to the skin can offer improvement, but internal toxicity will hinder regeneration and healthy cell renewal. This is why when we want to achieve healthy-looking skin, we need to consider both external pollution as well as internal toxicity levels.
Detox programs have made major headlines in recent times, with promises of brighter skin, increased energy levels and their contribution to weight loss. Studies now confirm that weight gain and toxicity go hand in hand. As much as there are divided opinions as to whether detox programs are necessary, there is sufficient evidence to suggest that they do assist in helping the body cope with stress and improve one’s overall energy levels and appearance.
It is widely believed that poor diet and junk food are the primary reasons for toxicity, however, no matter how careful we are, it’s hard to avoid the everyday pollutants around us. There are preservatives in the food, chemicals in water, and pollution in the air. Additionally, we are constantly exposed to stress, and the demanding tasks of everyday life are highly challenging to both body and mind.
Environmental changes, a hectic lifestyle can also cause a major strain on the body’s normal functions. Organs such as the liver, kidneys, intestines and the bowel, which normally eliminate body waste material, may become overwhelmed with the difficulty of processing these wastes.
If this happens, digestion, circulation and metabolism are often thrown out of balance and may result in constipation, bloating and improper digestion. As a result, other symptoms are felt, which may include constantly feeling tired, headaches and the inability to perform efficiently. As for weight loss, how can anyone lose weight whose bowel is not eliminating effectively and their body is full of toxins? They simply can’t.
So how does toxicity affect the skin? We know that nutrients are transported through the blood to nourish every organ in the body, the largest of which is the skin. Skin that exhibits dullness, sallowness, dryness and signs of premature ageing could therefore be the result of essential nutrients not reaching the skin.
As the skin is fed primarily from the blood, any stagnation, whether it is toxicity or poor circulation, will ultimately affect the skin’s appearance. It is therefore a good idea to look at some of these factors when you are trying to determine the causes of your skin deficiencies. An internal cleansing program will boost energy levels and assist in boosting the clarity and vitality of the skin.
Detox programs are generally recommended twice a year. The best time to introduce them is during the less stressful months of autumn and spring, when climatic stresses are less intense and place lower demands on the body. There are several detox programs available over the counter that do not require a prescription, and can be readily purchased from a health food store. But how do we know which ones work and whether the research behind them is sound?
If toxins in the liver are released too quickly, they can unlock years of toxic build-up into the circulatory systems, resulting in nausea. Therefore, the more gradual and gentle the approach the better. If you have a medical condition and are taking medication, you will need to first check with your doctor or a qualified health care professional.
Good advice for anyone who wants to be successful in any area of life is to use the experience of successful experts. When considering detoxification, it is no different. You can study herbs and experiment with different herbal combinations, but the problem with learning from personal experience in any field is that it is the slowest and the most expensive way to learn. Another matter to consider is to look for products that are backed by evidence-based research.
If you are looking for a safe and gentle product that meets this criterion, the Swiss A.Vogel Cleansing Program is good. The uniqueness of the A.Vogel products is that their formulas are based on fresh-plant extracts rather than dry herbs. These plants are organically grown to strict quality standards delivering a much higher level of therapeutic constituents to the end product.
Fresh plant remedies have a recognised position in medicine today. They are one of the leading producers worldwide of high quality certified organic fresh-plant remedies. This company also produces a complete skincare range under the label of Bioforce, which is based on similar principles.
A good inner-cleansing program will not only help support your health and vitality, it will also benefit your skin.
This article was submitted by the Association of Professional Aestheticians of Australia.