Healing Acne from the Root
In the realm of skincare, most discussions focus on the external: the serums, the lotions, and the methods of application. However, as with many things in life, what's on the inside matters significantly. In the case of acne, our internal health, particularly the liver, plays a fundamental role.
Acne is often a manifestation of internal imbalances, particularly within the liver and the gut.
There's a reason why holistic practitioners often refer to the skin as the "third kidney." Like the kidneys, our skin helps expel toxins, and when there's an overload, acne can flare.
1. The Role of the Liver in Skin Health:
The liver is our detoxifying powerhouse. It filters the blood, ensuring the removal of harmful substances from the body. If overburdened, toxins might get rerouted, causing skin eruptions like acne. An overburdened liver can result from chronic stress, lack of sleep, a diet of of highly processed foods, exposure to toxins from beauty products, and chemicals within homes. Furthermore, hormonal imbalances, often a result of a stressed liver, can lead to excessive sebum production, another acne trigger.
2. Acne and the Elimination Process:
Efficient elimination is the foundation for clear skin. By boosting the liver's detoxifying capabilities, we can tackle acne at its root. Herbs such as burdock root and dandelion leaf, found in our Nourish blend, serve as nature's assistants in this elimination process. These herbs are revered for their diuretic properties, which means they promote the increased production and elimination of urine, aiding in the efficient removal of waste products. Additionally they help stimulate bile production, vital for digesting fats and removing waste, and provide antioxidant properties that protect the liver from oxidative stress.
3. Nourishment and the Skin-Gut Connection:
It's no revelation that our gut health influences our skin. The gut-skin axis, as some call it, is a bidirectional relationship wherein an imbalanced gut often presents itself as skin issues. By providing our bodies with anti-inflammatory herbs and those rich in minerals and vitamins, we're not just aiding our skin, but also promoting a balanced gut. Our Glow blend, infused with hibiscus, horsetail, and moringa, is a testament to this dual action.
4. Stress, and Their Direct Link to Acne:
In our hyperconnected world, stress has woven its way deep into our lives, not just troubling our minds but showing its effects on our skin as well. When stress invades, it sets off a cascade of hormonal imbalances, leading to exacerbated inflammation and increased sebum production, both major culprits for acne. Nervine herbs, like chamomile in our Nourish blend, offer a natural antidote. Known for their potent calming effects on our nervous system, nervine herbs quell anxiety, promote tranquility, and most importantly, foster sound sleep - a critical yet overlooked component in acne recovery.
The Efficacy of Herbs for Acne:
Addressing acne requires a multifaceted approach. Essential to this is living a balanced life, which encompasses getting regular, quality sleep and nourishing the body with wholesome foods while avoiding inflammatory ones like seed oils, dairy, caffeine, sugar, and alcohol.
Our specially curated Glow and Nourish blends are more than just skin-deep remedies; they target the underlying causes of acne. By harmonizing internal imbalances, these blends work synergistically with healthy lifestyle choices to bring about a naturally radiant complexion.
- Glow: By balancing sebum production with nettle, reducing inflammation with horsetail and hibiscus, and delivering a nutrient boost with moringa, nettle and rosehip, Glow offers a well-rounded approach to skin health.
- Nourish: With the power of burdock root and dandelion leaf, Nourish supports liver functionality, promoting efficient elimination. Chamomile, an anti-inflammatory gem, calms both the skin and gut.
The pursuit of clear skin is as much an inward journey as it is an outward one. While topical treatments have their place, understanding and nurturing our internal systems can lead to lasting skin health. With herbal teas that support liver health, boost elimination processes, and offer abundant nourishment, achieving radiant, acne-free skin becomes an attainable dream.
As always, consult with a healthcare professional when considering new additions to your wellness journey.
The antioxidant effect of Hibiscus:
The anti-hepatotoxic activities (liver supportive effects) of Hibiscus:
The anti-aging effects of Hibiscus on skin:
The wound healing properties of Nettle (Urtica dioica):
The incredible health benefits of Nettle (Urtica dioica):
The support of collagen, antioxidative, and anti-inflammatory properties of Rosehip:
Rosehip - an evidence based herbal medicine for inflammation and arthritis:
Moringa oleifera is a prominent source of nutrients and antioxidants: