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There is a heavily revamped, updated version of this blog in the article archives: “Verdict: Colon Cleansing Benefits the Skin [Infographic].”
The largest organ in your body is your skin. It is your first line of defense against the environment and it is also a window into how well your body systems are functioning. Lackluster skin that is dull, flaky, and bothered with blemishes may be an indication of something that is more than skin deep. You might want to look at your digestive system and see if your skin could benefit from colon cleansing.
Your skin requires a steady supply of blood and nutrients. If toxins are delivered instead, your skin will be dull and lifeless.
Just like your colon, your skin is an organ of elimination. Many blemishes on your skin are your body’s way of trying to get rid of toxins.
To have the best skin you need to cleanse more than just the surface, you need to cleanse from within as well.
Herbs to Cleanse from Within
Look no further than the natural world for herbs that can help you cleanse and detox your body. When your digestive system is clean and functioning properly toxins are eliminated before they make it to your skin. Here’s a few beneficial herbs:
Senna Leaf. Senna is native to India and China where it has been used as an ancient remedy for constipation. Modern science knows that senna leaves contain sennosides. Senna gently stimulates the muscles in the colon to act as they should; and push fecal matter through the colon and out of the body. Senna also helps the colon to absorb water to soften the stool. It is important to drink plenty of water when you take any product containing senna.
Dandelion. Dandelions may be a nuisance to gardeners but herbalists know that every portion of the plant is good for the body. It is rich in antioxidants that stop the work of free radicals in the body. It can encourage the release of stomach acid to aid in the digestion of fat and act as a mild laxative. Dandelion root contains a specific amino acid, kynurenic acid, which helps maintain the flow of bile while also stimulating the liver. This supports the natural detox processes of your body.
Milk Thistle. Milk thistle is related to the sunflower. The seeds of the plant are used for a variety of herbal preparations. When it comes to having better skin, you need milk thistle to help support your liver. When your liver is happy your skin is happy. Milk thistle also increases bile production in the intestinal tract, helping to soften stools while acting as a mild laxative to encourage regular bowel movements.
Colon Cleansing with Herbs
Colon cleansing with herbs is easy and comfortable. No, we aren’t suggesting you utilize enemas with herbal water. Not only is that uncomfortable, it won’t give you the benefit of the herbs.
The best way to colon cleanse with herbs is to take My Gentle Detox once a day and drink plenty of water. My Gentle Detox is made from the following herbs:
- Senna Leaf
- Cascara Sagrada Bark
- Dandelion Root
- Artichoke Leaf
- Milk Thistle Seed
- Sarsaparilla Root
As your body flushes out the excess waste and toxins the load on your skin will be lightened. When you get better nutrient flow to the skin, skin tone, color, and condition improve naturally. Of course, better skin is just one benefit from colon cleansing. Learn more about the benefits of colon cleansing.
It’s just amazing what herbs can do. Try My Gentle Detox for the most amazing skin and the most amazing you.