One of the most common issues we see at The Facial Room heading into fall is dull, devitalized skin. This is partly because of sun exposure from a fun-filled summer, also due to the liver starting to slow down as we transition into the colder fall season and our bodies begin to conserve energy for the colder months. Breakouts can also start showing up as our skin is trying to purge what the liver is trying to process.
Here is a guide to help you transition smoothly into fall and keep that glow all season long!
Step 1: Eminence Organic Skincare: Exfoliants, Peels & Hungarian Paprika Infused Products
Using Eminence Organic skin Care peels and exfoliants for the skin is one of the most effective ways to release the toxins and brighten the skin. Eminence Organic Skin Care treatments infused with paprika stimulate the circulatory system in the skin and creates a detoxifying and oxygenated environment to help the skin looking toned and glowing. The leaders in professional skin care, Eminence Organic Skin Care, have been developing and constantly innovating skin care products to improve skin clarity and texture and revitalize your complexion. By using Eminence Organic Skin Care products, the visible signs of aging appear reduced and the skin appears dramatically refined softened and smoothed. Overall, your skin will begin to look firmer and plumped.
Check-out The Facial Room favourite awarding winning, vegan and gluten-free Eminence Organic Skin Care products to help you keep your skin looking its best at any age:
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Step 2: Physical Exercise to Stimulate the Liver
Unlike the heart or lungs, the liver is an organ which we don’t normally associate with regular physical exercise. However, researchers have found that exercising and staying physically active can help keep the liver stay healthy. By maintaining ideal body weight, we ensure the liver is functioning properly.
In fact, research has even suggested that regular exercise can prevent and reverse fatty liver disease. Clinical trials have shown that both aerobic and resistance exercise reduce our liver fat content. Exercise increases fatty acid oxidation, decreases fatty acid synthesis, and prevents mitochondrial and hepatocellular damage through a reduction of the release of damage-associated molecular patterns. Basically, physical exercise involving walking, jogging, swimming, dancing and weight training is an effective way to fight fatty liver disease.
Step 3: Consume Drinks/Foods to Stimulate the Liver
Keeping your liver functioning at peak performance in order to break down toxins like alcohol and natural byproducts of metabolism, partly depends on consuming certain foods and drinks and avoiding others.
- Coffee reduces fat buildup in the liver and increases protective antioxidants. It also helps liver enzymes eliminate cancer-causing substances.
- Green tea, like coffee, is believed to reduce overall fat content in the liver. It also reduces oxidative stress and other signs of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Fruit & Berries
- Blueberries, raspberries and cranberries contain anthocyanins, antioxidants which give berries their distinctive dark colours. What’s more, they help keep the liver healthy by slowing down the development of lesions and fibrosis and the development of scar tissue in the liver. By adding these berries to your diet, you ensure that your liver is supplied with the antioxidants it needs to stay healthy.
- Grapefruit contains antioxidants that naturally protect the liver by reducing inflammation and protecting cells. If you make grapefruit part of your daily diet, you keep your liver healthy by fighting damage and inflammation.
- Grapes, especially the darker varieties, are liver-friendly food since the compounds they contain, like resveratol, can lower inflammation, prevent liver damage and increasing antioxidant levels.
- Prickly pears may also be beneficial to liver health. Studies have found that compounds in the fruit may help protect the liver.
Cruciferous vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale and mustard greens are recognized for their high fiber content. However, they also contain highly beneficial plant compounds which increase levels of detoxification enzymes and protect the liver from damage.
Most nuts contain unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, and antioxidants which help prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. If you make eating a handful of nuts, such as walnuts or almonds, part of your daily diet, you can help maintain liver health. It should be noted though that nuts are high in calories.
It is recommended that we consume fatty fish and fish oil supplements to help reduce the possibility of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Fatty fish should become part of our diet since they are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce inflammation. These fats prevent the accumulation of excess fats and maintain enzyme levels in the liver.
It is suggested to eat oily fish two or more times each week which is not an easy thing to do. Fortunately, we can take daily fish oil supplements.
Generally, it’s not a good idea to eat too much vegetable or animal fats. However, olive oil has a high content of unsaturated fatty acids which help reduce oxidative stress and improve liver function.
If you’d like to learn more about keeping your skin bright and healthy, please read 10 Tips For Healthy Skin.
We’d love to hear how you keep your skin healthy during the fall months. Share your comments with us below and join the conversations on social media.