If your skin looks sluggish with poor circulation, you might not be giving your kidneys, intestines, and liver the attention they need. Here is a plan to achieve beautiful skin by taking care of your internal organs.
After the liver, intestines, and kidneys, the next organ that detoxifies is the skin. When these organs do not function well, toxic substances in the body are partially expelled through the skin. And yes, it shows! Here are some tips for giving your precious organs the attention they deserve.
1) Drink One Glass Less
Alcohol reduces the absorption of nutrients from the intestines. In addition, processing alcohol consumes large amounts of liver energy and vitamin B. Whether you want to drink less or not at all, try to track your alcohol intake, set goals, and prepare for situations where not drinking (or drinking too much) is challenging.
2) Eat Bitter Foods
Bitter is good for the liver. It stimulates bile production in the intestines, just like eating healthy fats at every meal does. The liver carries waste products through the bile to the intestines. The waste is then eventually expelled from the intestines. Put these on your shopping list for beautiful skin:
- Citrus fruits
- Green tea
- Cabbage of all kinds
3) Plant-Based Foods
Studies have shown that consuming too much animal protein can cause kidney stones and worsen symptoms in people with already compromised kidney function. Our kidneys seem to respond well to plant proteins. Legumes such as quinoa, buckwheat, pumpkin seeds, lentils, and soybeans are also good plant protein sources.
4) Flush the Kidneys with Parsley Water
Detox your body with parsley water to help your kidneys: prepare 1.5 liters of water with 1 bunch of finely chopped organic parsley, bring to a boil for 10 minutes, then let it cool. Strain the parsley water and store it in the refrigerator. Drink a glass of this water every day.
5) Massage the Abdomen
Massaging the abdomen stimulates bowel function. Make 100 clockwise circles around the navel. Make small circles at first, then gradually increase the size. In this way, you stimulate the large and small intestines.
6) Perform a Hot-water Cure for Beautiful Skin
Ayurvedic hot water cures are good for the liver, and you can easily do them yourself. In the morning, bring 1.2 liters of water to a boil and let it boil for 20 minutes. The long cooking time kindles the “digestive fire”. This stimulates metabolism and detoxification. Pour the boiling water into a thermos. Drink the hot water little by little throughout the day. Be sure to drink it all by 3:00 PM. From 3:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., the liver is very active. Do this for five consecutive days and rest for two days. Continue this for three weeks.
7) Reduce Salt
After eating sushi, does your face curl up like a sushi roll? Then you may have dipped into soy sauce a little too much. Too much salt causes more water in the body. This increases blood pressure and can damage blood vessels and kidney filters. Therefore, it is always good to cut back on salt. At the supermarket, scan labels to check the amount of salt they contain.
8) Balancing the Gut with Probiotics
Our intestinal tract contains 1.3 times as many bacteria as the number of cells in our entire body. If the ratio of good bacteria to bad bacteria is appropriate, the intestinal microflora is healthy. If the balance is disturbed, probiotics can help restore it. Probiotics can be found in fermented products such as yogurt, sauerkraut, cottage cheese, and kimchi, or can be purchased in the form of supplements at pharmacies.
Let us know if these few tips have helped you in the comments below!