For most people, clear skin is something they take for granted. Truth be told, there are millions of people just like you who are affected by skin conditions including acne. It affected me for five years and I tried just about everything to clear my skin.

Eventually I came to understand that there is not just one single cause of acne. It’s caused by compromised organ and hormone function and must be treated naturally.

Love Your Liver, Love Your Skin!

In my opinion, your liver is the most important organ in the human body. It is responsible for detoxing the entire body. Big job when you think about it. Your liver acts as a filter and literally cleanses your bloodstream of toxins you are exposed to on a daily basis.

We are exposed to toxins everywhere we look. Synthetic skincare products, caffeine and food additives, just to name a few. Our liver has the very important job of cleansing our body of all these nasty toxins.

But what happens if your liver is not functioning properly? If your liver is not functioning properly, it cannot process toxins from your body. What happens next is a build up of toxins in the blood stream. These toxins are expelled from your body however they can. Even through your skin.

Top Five Tips For A Healthy Liver

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1. Eat organic food as much as possible

Your diet is one of the largest burdens for your liver, as it works hard to eliminate any toxins found in food. Many foods are contaminated with chemical additives, growth hormones and pesticides.

By eating organic foods as much as possible, you limit your intake of these nasty toxins. Opt for organic fruit, vegetables, chicken and oats.

2. Use natural skincare products and cosmetics

Your skin is the largest organ in the human body so it’s only natural that you need to be mindful of what it comes into contact with. On a daily basis your hands are exposed to many products including hand wash, hand lotion, shampoo and more.

Whenever possible, use natural skincare and cosmetic products. This includes any hand, hair, body, skin care and makeup products. Swap your foundation for a natural makeup made with organic mineral powder.

3. Use natural household products

It’s easy to forget that toxins are everywhere you look, even in your household cleaning products. That’s why it’s very important to choose a natural alternative and always protect your hands by wearing gloves when cleaning.

4. Avoid alcohol

Alcohol may destroy liver cells resulting in potential liver damage. Liver damage can cause inflammation, alcoholic hepatitis and fatty liver health. Alcohol consumption can also cause dehydration, which in turn dehydrates the skin resulting in fine lines and wrinkles.

5. Avoid smoking 

It will come as no surprise that smoking may harm your livers ability to process and eliminate toxins. It can also make liver disease induced by alcohol worse. These two go hand in hand.

Remember, fighting acne is a journey and it involves looking after yourself from the inside AND out!

Olivia x