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10 Potent Ancient Therapies for all Skin Problems

Skin problems constitute about 50% of visits to a doctor’s office. Millions of people worldwide are battling various kinds of skin problems.

I also get patients with skin troubles and they tell me they have applied all they know and yet no cure. Some have even taken medications for it and yet, no solution.

These skin problems range from mild to severe and some of them cause depression for the sufferer. It affects their esteem and confidence.

I use these highly effective therapies to help them solve their skin issues. What you will be learning in this post will help you solve all your skin problems.

Symptoms of Skin Problems

There are many symptoms of skin problems but common skin symptoms are:

  • Rashes
  • Eczema
  • Dull complexion
  • Acne or pimples
  • Funny breakouts
  • Scaly and inflamed skin with patches
  • Itchy skin, etc.

Though there are many symptoms of skin problems, their causes are not far from three things: Toxins, Nutritional deficiencies, and dehydration.

If these three causes can be eliminated and compensated, your skin will change for the better.

How to Avoid The Causes of Skin Problems

  1. Toxins

These are substances that are not meant to be in the body but find their way there through diet and topical application of dangerous chemical-based products.

What many people don’t know is that the skin is an organ of elimination. It is the largest organ you have and your body excretes toxins through the skin in the form of sweat.

In the case of a toxicity crisis (excess amount of toxins in the body beyond what it can handle) and low immune functions, toxins get trapped in the skin, and this results in all kinds of breakouts and eczema.

So, where do people get toxins from?

1. Prescription and non-prescription medications. Being on these for a long time or taking them at regular intervals releases a high level of toxins in your body.

Some medications cause rashes, hives, and breakouts as side effects. This is why it is not advisable to be on lifetime drugs, give naturopathic medicine a chance and let the body heal itself.

Your body is a self-regulating organism and doesn’t need lifetime drugs for it to carry out its functions. And before you go for drugs, try the natural alternatives first.

Drugs should only be used in life-threatening situations. And if you even study the body well, what we take drugs for are not diseases but healing responses.

Many use drugs to suppress healing responses which further weaken their immune system and raise the levels of toxins in the body.

2.Chemical-based products. I can’t over-emphasize this enough. These dangerous chemicals go straight to the bloodstream through your skin pores and cause a lot of health problems including skin challenges.

Go for pure natural and organic problems to avoid stories that touch the heart later on.

3.Unnatural and chemically-preserved foods. All these are major sources of toxins and a lot of people consume them daily. Eat natural foods only and avoid GMOs. Doing this will reduce your exposure to toxins.

  1. Nutritional deficiencies

We are in the fast-food age and this is not helping health matters at all. Most of these fast foods, packaged or canned foods, and snacks are highly refined and lacking in essential nutrients.

A deficiency of essential nutrients the body needs like:

  • Water and oil-soluble vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Fatty acids
  • Phytochemicals and water

80% of your meals should be whole-plant based to avoid nutritional deficiencies and skin problems.

  1. Dehydration

Many people think they are drinking living water meanwhile what they are drinking is dead water. Avoid water that has been heavily treated with chemicals.

Avoid commercial drinks like energy drinks or fruit juices and sugary drinks, they dehydrate the body instead of hydrating it. Your body makes use of its store of water to process and digest this drink.

Drink lots of natural water, homemade fruit juices, and smoothies, and eat watery fruits and veggies.

10 Highly Effective Ancient Therapies For Skin Problems

These therapies are potent and can be used singly or in combination to treat any kind of skin problem you can think of.

  1. Colon cleanse

The colon is at the end of your digestive system. It is connected to your small intestine at one end and your anus at the other end. The work of the colon is to balance pH and absorb water from wastes products before expelling them.

But due to the wrong diet, sedentary living, and dehydration, the colon can become clogged with wastes and toxins. As the body draws water from the colon into the bloodstream, a whole lot of toxins follow.

This causes not only skin problems but other health issues. When the bloodstream is filled with toxins or wastes, the skin and complexion will be affected.

A colon cleanse improves your complexion, treats skin problems, and take years away from your face. It heals your gut flora, relieves inflammation, and heals your skin.

I tell people looking for clearer skin that real beauty starts from the inside. If the inside is not clean, the outside won’t be either. The skin and the gut are closely related, if you don’t treat your gut well, your skin will be affected.

Do two colonics or enemas a week.

  1. Liver cleanse

After the skin, the liver is the second largest organ in the body. The liver and the skin are closely related and anything that affects the liver affects the skin also.

Your skin is a reflection of the state of your liver. Your glow depends on the health of your liver. Your liver has hundreds of functions in the body and almost every other organ depends on the liver.

One of the main functions of the liver is detoxification and the production of energy. Your skin needs energy to expel toxins, repair, and regenerate itself. Your heart needs energy to pump blood to your skin to prevent aging and boost the production of collagen.

If your liver is not breaking down toxins properly, your body will try to expel them through your skin and this is when skin problems come up.

Excess toxins will build up in the deep layers of the skin and cause inflammation which manifests as all manners of skin problems including premature aging and wrinkles.

Worsening skin problems are signs of liver dysfunction. Skin rashes are a major sign of Hepatitis C. You can take natural liver tonics, do a liver flush or cleanse, and adopt a change of diet that boosts liver health.

Avoid foods and things that damage the liver like alcohol, prescription, and non-prescription medications, wrong diet, and the use of toxic skincare products.

  1. Oil pulling

This Ancient Ayurveda technique is almost 5000 years old and known as “Kavala”. In this practice, you swish oil in your mouth for a while.

It is best done on an empty stomach, preferably, first thing in the morning before brushing.

Oil pulling is done by using any cold-pressed oil of your choice. Coconut oil is best used for this, followed by olive or sesame oil. Pour a tablespoon of the oil in your mouth and swish it for as long as you can.

The longer the better. Make sure the oil touches all parts of your mouth, especially the vein under your tongue. Do not swallow this oil because it is loaded with bacteria and toxins.

After spitting out the oil, rinse your mouth with saltwater, and then brush your teeth. This act has so much impact on all parts of your body including your skin.

This act draws toxins from the mouth and bloodstream and this, in turn, makes the skin bright and healthy.

  1. Special baths

There are special baths done to treat skin problems, some of them are the Epsom salt bath, mud bath, and herbal baths. In this procedure, you soak in a hot water infused with salt, herbs, essential oils, or mud for as long as 20 minutes.

This does wonders in treating a whole lot of skin problems. An alternate bath also boosts circulation and makes the skin glow.

  1. Dry Skin Brushing

This age-old practice is done by brushing the skin using a natural brush in a certain way. It tightens loose skin and improves the quality of your skin.

It releases stress from the kidneys and helps them carry out their functions of blood cleansing. Dry skin brushing stimulates the nervous and lymphatic systems and helps hormonal and oil glands.

Doing this regularly will help the body release toxins and firm up the skin. It reduces cellulite on the skin, exfoliates, makes your pores clean and small, boosts energy, supports the lymphatic system, reduces skin problems stretch marks, and improves your body image and self-esteem.

Get a natural brush, don’t use synthetic ones. When about to bath and you’ve pulled off your clothes, start brushing the skin without wetting it.

It’s best to start from your feet and then move upwards towards your heart. Do not miss any area, make sure you brush each area several times.

Once you’ve finished brushing all your entire body, take your bath. After a shower, dry your skin and rub coconut oil on your body. This therapy cannot be used for all cases of skin problems though.

So avoid this if you have rashes, sunburn, irritations, eczema, wounds, and psoriasis.

  1. Kidney cleanse

There is a kidney-skin connection and many are not aware of this. Healthy kidneys give you healthy skin. The kidneys filter blood and fluids. The moisture content of the skin is controlled by the kidneys.

The kidneys are the primary organ of detoxification. They cleanse the blood and a clean bloodstream boosts a healthy and glowing skin. Impure blood cause inflammation and skin disorders.

Avoid chronic stress if you want to care for your kidneys. These make your kidneys weak and fatigued. Adopt a healthy diet and pick up kidney cleansing teas like watermelon juice, watermelon seed tea, citrus fruits, and their juices, and green leafy vegetable smoothies.

  1. Diet and supplements

You can eat for glowing skin. If you want healthy skin, don’t eat dead and heavily-preserved foods. 80% of your foods should be whole-plant based and you also need fruits and raw vegetables daily.

All these will prevent nutritional deficiencies and improve the health of your skin. You can also take quality supplements like omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and mineral and vitamin supplements like vitamin C, iodine, selenium, vitamin A, etc.

All these will keep you looking youthful and give you a bright complexion.

  1. Deep breathing

This act helps flood your body with oxygen which helps in rejuvenating and regenerating the skin and the entire body. All healthy cells depend heavily on oxygen.

You can do this regularly daily. Exhale and empty your lungs. Then you take in a deep breath and hold it for 3 seconds before you exhale.

Repeat as much as you can and gradually increase your count to 5,6,7 and so on. But do not overdo it, listen to your body, and don’t cross your limit.

  1. Juice fast

This is a powerful remedy to clear a host of skin problems. But before you embark on this, you need a whole body detox, a change and diet, and supplementation for at least three months.

Then you embark on a 1 or 2 weeks juice fast. Anyone who does this gets a glow and healthy skin. Skin problems vanish immediately but you have to do specific cleanses and supplementation before embarking on this.

10. De-worm

Intestinal worms and parasites are behind a whole lot of health problems including skin challenges. If you have any persistent skin problem, try going on a de-worming program. If you can eradicate all the worms and their toxic waste products from your system, not only will your skin pick up but your overall health will improve.

If you need help or direction on handling any skin problems, feel free, and contact me HERE. You can get other tips on a glowing and healthy skin here.

Sources

  1. Liver and Skin Health NCBI, NCBI, SD, eLife
  2. Kidney and Skin Health HC, WebMD, KC
  3. Colon and skin health NCBI, AM MD
  4. Benefits of dry skin brushing
  5. A healthy diet and skin health HP, MB, IJD, TF, MDPI, VWH, VWH

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