Skin health and appearance is very important to most people. A lot of people care about the health of their skin more than other organs in their body. That’s understandable because you see your skin every day and your skin is usually the first thing other people notice about you. That means skin matters. Diseases that affect the skin can cause an enormous amount of distress, which is understandable. All of us are concerned with our appearance to some degree. This is especially true among teenagers and those in their 20s. Most skin conditions are not trivial. They may not kill you, but they can cause an enormous amount of anguish.

The conventional medical treatment of skin conditions mostly involves using topical preparations or medication that suppresses the symptoms, and requires continual use. It doesn’t address the underlying cause. When a symptom manifests in the skin, there is almost always a deeper internal cause. The skin offers a window to what is going on inside the body so that changes to the skin may signal a more serious health problem, frequently serving as a marker for underlying internal disease.

Your liver is the metabolic factory of your body, producing energy to sustain the thousands of functions performed every minute by all of your body’s cells. If your liver is not doing its job of breaking down toxins efficiently, they must be eliminated from your body by other means – in many cases they come out through your skin!

Skin conditions that may result from liver toxicity include:

  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Premature aging and wrinkling of the skin
  • Brown liver spots
  • Rashes
  • Hives
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Acne rosacea

There are many different types of skin problems and an accurate diagnosis often requires a consultation with a skin specialist or dermatologist.

If the skin is treated with strong steroid creams or antihistamine drugs to stop a rash, the toxins are suppressed deeper into the body and cannot escape through the skin; this may cause health problems to appear on a deeper level in the future. Steroid creams should only be used intermittently for short periods of time. Long term use of steroid creams causes loss of collagen in the skin resulting in thinning and wrinkling of the skin.

Help your skin by helping your liver

  • Take a comprehensive liver tonic such as Livatone to support the liver’s ability to detoxify and eliminate.
  • Your liver has a high requirement for the antioxidants found in vegetables, particularly leafy greens. Antioxidants help to protect your liver cells from damage while they are detoxifying your bloodstream. The antioxidants in vegetables also help to protect your skin cells from free radicals, and therefore premature aging. Ideally you would consume one or two large vegetable salads each day. Some of the vegetables you consume should be raw.
  • N-acetyl cysteine is the precursor of glutathione, which is your body’s most potent detoxifier and antioxidant, helping to reduce inflammation.
  • Selenium – this can be taken as Selenomune capsules - one capsule daily. Selenium is a mineral that exerts anti-inflammatory effects in the body and is necessary for the production of the antioxidant glutathione.

These nutritional supplements can reduce inflammation in the skin and support the detoxification pathways in the liver.

Stress, unresolved emotional conflicts, suppression of emotions, lack of sleep or excess alcohol intake will overload your nervous system and may manifest as recurrent skin problems. Try to get more sleep and talk to friends and family to ease your burden. Magnesium supplements can help you to cope with stress.

The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.