Stop Acne - Detoxifying The Skin

When too much toxin is stored in the body, the body expels it through the skin and the lungs instead of the proper channels which are the bowels and urine, thus, leading to acne. By detoxifying the body, we help restore the alkaline and acid balance of the body and will also re-establish the natural elimination process.

Detox diets feature foods that do not provoke or aggravate acne that will allow the body discharge toxic waste. In addition to detox diets, you have to take lots of water, exercise a lot, brush your skin, carry out breathing exercises, and bath with Epsom salts. These activities will enhance the release of toxins from their proper channels by stimulating the organs from which they are being released, thus making detox process effective.

When carrying out detoxification, you will experience some changes which includes the following
-Fatigue: when following a detox diet plan, you will feel slightly tired or less energized which necessitates resting and sleeping.

-Disease symptoms- as you detox fast, you will experience some disease symptoms particularly if you were consuming foods the fall under the "acne aggravator" list. You may experience headaches, nausea, bloating, bad breath, and runny nose.

There is no need to panic as all these symptoms are temporary and good signs to tell you that your body is discharging toxins properly. As time goes on, they will decrease telling you your body is getting more balanced and cleansed.

Safe guidelines to help your detoxifying process.

Drink lots of water, make sure the water is filtered or mineral water and mixed with several drops of lemon. You can drink water at least every one hour.
Buy detox teas and drink.
Eat only fresh nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables.
Take at least two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in the morning before breakfast; make sure you have not eaten anything before taking it.
Take sauna daily for at least twenty minutes.
Each morning before taking your bath, brush your skin.
Meditate or take breathing exercises in the mornings, they will help speed up the natural healing process of your body.
Exercise every morning and evenings.

Since the major part of detox plans are the selection of foods (non-acne aggravators), here are a list of foods that any detox plan can feature.
- Blueberries
- Sprouts
- Onions
- Carrots
- Watermelon
- Apples
- Spinach
- Grapes
- Almonds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Avocados
- Brazil nut

The following are to be avoided during the detoxification process
- Caffeine
- Wheat
- Alcohol
- Tobacco
- White sugar
- All refined carbohydrates
- Dairy products
- Fish
- processed foods
- grape (they affect the liver detoxification enzymes)