Colonic Irrigation & Clear Skin

For many people, acne and spots in general can be a significant source of self-consciousness and low self-esteem. It seems rather difficult to find the best treatment to cause skin to clear up completely and this can also be rather costly.

Bad skin can affect many people. It is especially common among adolescences that are experiencing changes in hormones and skin characteristics. In fact, out of every five teenagers, four of them are statistically likely to suffer from some sort of acne. As you age, the incidence of acne is significantly lower, between the ages of 25-40 years old, only one in 20 women and one in 100 men are sufferers by acne, this may be on-going from younger years of the acne may have appeared later in life.

Acne is able to form as dead skin cells and natural oil block up the hair follicles of the skin. The glands that are attached to these hair follicles produce sebum. When the follicle is blocked, the sebum cannot escape the skin out of the pores and so it gathers with the dead skin cells. This forms a spot in either the form of a blackhead or whitehead (characterised by their colour).

Causes of unclear skin

It is often suggested that various lifestyle choices can influence the health and clearness of skin; however, many medical experts suggest that they are less related to bad skin than many think. These include:

  • Diet – Not many know that the skin is an organ and must respire like the rest of your organs. To be at its best, the skin needs to be hydrated and nourished and to aid this it is claimed you require necessary minerals, vitamins and nutrients. This element, however, is more related to dry skin and wrinkles as opposed to spots.
  • Hygiene – Apparently, if you do not clean your skin often enough or effectively enough, dirt and oil can build up in the pores. If the pores are blocked, it can seemingly appear to cause dry skin, spot breakouts and cells not being renewed as much so skin looks less fresh, clear and vibrant.

Despite many people claiming that the above are notable factors in terms of why spots occur, BUPA say that acne is not a result of diet or hygiene issues. Instead, they (and other health care professionals) advertise the following as the most fundamental causes:

  • Puberty – During this time in the lives of males and females, testosterone (a hormone) is more abundant in the body. This consequently leads to an increase in sebum production so your skin gets greasier and spots form easier. This is thought to be the key behind many teenagers suffering from spots.
  • Menstruation – In women, throughout the menstrual cycle, the levels of hormones in the body change quite a lot. This can encourage the formation of acne.
  • Pregnancy – Like with menstruation, for the duration of pregnancy, the hormonal balance within the woman’s body is altered. This change can lead to acne to develop.
  • Hereditary – Acne may be a family trait that can be inherited from parents. Just like eye colour, acne can be passed on between generations in genes. Therefore, if you are the child of a parent (or two) who suffered from acne, it is more likely that you too will suffer from it.
  • Health conditions – Cushing’s syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome are among the health conditions that can result in the development of acne. This is relatively rare but possible.
  • Contraception – This cause of acne is also rather rare. It is generally localised to progesterone-based contraceptives.
  • Cosmetics – Some greasy cosmetic goods can cause acne. This may be moisturiser or foundation that is greasier than normal (possibly if it is manufactured for use to relieve dry skin).
  • Medical products – Some ointment and steroid creams can lead to the development of acne. This is fairly rare as a general cause; however, among medication that can cause acne the most common is with use of eczema treatment and anti-epileptics.

Colonic irrigation and clear skin

The skin is a very important organ in terms of removing waste material from the body. If other waste eliminating organs, such as the liver, kidneys or colon, are failing at being efficient in removing the waste, the skin will work harder to compensate. The toxins that are released through the skin in such cases can cause spots to form. Therefore, by getting colonic irrigation to improve its efficiency at removing waste and toxins, you are relieving the pressure on the skin to remove the excess waste. This often leads to the clearing up of the skin as the toxins are removed elsewhere.

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