5 Ways Your Liver Is Affecting Your Skin

The human body is a complicated matter. Each part can impact other components, whether the effects are negative or positive. It’s essential to try to help various parts of your body work in harmony with the other parts. If you’re having problems with your skin, the solution can be as simple as changing your face wash or eliminating certain foods from your diet. Other times, it could be something a little more complicated. This makes sense as our skin is the largest organ of our body! At Sacred Mama Organics, we want to explore some of these intricate matters...starting with your liver. 

Dry Skin

Your liver has a lot of significant responsibilities, one of which is eliminating toxins from your body. If your liver isn’t operating at 100% health, this means the breakdown of harmful toxins is going to run slow. In retaliation, your body will attempt to release the toxins through an alternative method – releasing them through your pores. This can cause inflammation that will result in itchy, dry skin.

Acne

If your liver isn’t helping with processing and eliminating the toxins that enter your body, you may start to see acne developing. The acne may not be limited to just your face! Acne could begin to appear on your chest, back, and other areas.

Enlarged, Visible Veins

Also known as “spider angiomas” these blue-purple lines can be seen most commonly on your legs. Their appearance is very closely linked to an unhealthy (or failed) liver. Your liver helps create balance within your hormone production and an overabundance of estrogen may cause the enlargement of arterioles.

Lower Glutathione Levels

Let me introduce you to one of the most potent antioxidants you probably haven’t heard of…Glutathione . While this molecule is produced in your body naturally, it can be depleted and slowed down by a plethora of factors that – you guessed it – relate to your liver. Glutathione works to protect the body from free radicals in order to help improve fine lines and wrinkles, moisture levels, and uneven pigmentation. Finding alternative sources of glutathione is essential to achieving a bright, youthful complexion.

Hyperpigmentation (Dark Spots)

Are you seeing dark spots appearing on your face? Are they hard to get rid of and stick around for a while? These spots are called hyperpigmentation and could be the result of your liver not working efficiently. When your hormones are beginning to overload your system, they can cause more melanin  to be produced in small patches.

What can you do to improve your liver’s health and get better skin? 

Did you find anything in our list of “5 ways your liver is affecting your skin” that you can relate with? If you said yes, you’re probably ready to fight back against lousy liver health!
You can start restoring your liver by…

  • Drinking water that is enhanced with minerals
  • Enjoying a cup of dandelion or milk thistle tea
  • Minimizing alcohol and sugar intake
  • Upping Glutathione levels

The first three steps are pretty self-explanatory, but reintroducing glutathione might seem to be a daunting task. Did you know that watercress is a vegan-friendly way to help replenish this antioxidant? Watercress can increase the presence of glutathione in your body to relieve the stress on your liver.
To get you started on the path to changing your lifestyle and your liver’s health, we formulated a facial oil that infuses the power of watercress directly into your skin. Rich in glutathione and other skin-loving nutrients, this is a simple way to support your healthy body habits. Radiant skin starts with feeding every part of your body and mind. We are here to help you.

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