Taking Care of Your Skin
By Regan Golob
Skin is the single largest organ in the body. It actually takes in more air than our lungs and eliminates a lot of toxins via sweat or dead skin flakes. When the skin acts up by exhibiting rashes, eczema, pimples and so forth, what it is telling me is that one or more of the eliminating organs have met overload. So you need to support the eliminating organs: lungs – do deep breathing exercises in fresh air; kidneys – drink a high quality, chemical free water — 8 glasses a day and take appropriate supplements.
The main key to healthy, beautiful skin is to let it breathe and to encourage a good sweat. Americans try to do so many things not to sweat, and we wear too much clothing. It is preferable to wear only natural fibers which breathe, such as cotton, linen, wool and silk. Polyesters, nylon, rayon, etc., all block the skin’s respiration, and also produce a static charge that is stressful to your body’s electromagnetic field. If you have ever been shocked when walking on a synthetic carpet, you know how much electricity can be built up. Check your deodorant, and if it contains any aluminum, discard it. A lot of people don’t or can’t sweat. This is known as an hydrosis, and is like having a plugged radiator. Get a natural fiber skin brush and spend 5 minutes a day brushing your skin, working from your feet and hands up toward your heart. This is also very good to do on bad knees, shoulders, and any area that hurts to help remove toxins. Skin brushing removes the old dead skin so your radiator can get air to produce sweat. It is also beneficial to do a facial mask with Redmond Clay weekly.
The common product that is hard on our skin is propylene glycol, a moisturizing ingredient that is in most creams and cosmetics and shampoos. Propylene glycol and other alcohols have been tied to liver flukes, which, according to “The Cure For All Cancers” by Hulda Clark, are implicated in all cancer cases. She feels that when this solvent is absorbed through the skin into the liver that the liver fluke eggs that we all carry are able to hatch.
Scientific research is showing that this mineral plays a key role in skin cancer prevention. Taken in supplement form or in a cream, it even protects the skin from sun damage.
If you do spend any time in the sun, selenium can help reduce your chance of burning which lowers your chance of developing of skin cancer. Here are some of the best sources of selenium which include whole-grain cereals, seafood, garlic, and eggs.
Remember MSM ( sulphur) blocks the receptor sites of Selenium, and MSM is another great supplement for the skin elastin.
Here is another important mineral that is very important to skin health. Used together with vitamin C (Ester C) and the mineral zinc, copper helps to develop elastin, which are the fibers that support skin structure from underneath.
While a copper deficiency is rare (doctors caution that supplements can be dangerous), topical applications of copper-rich creams can firm the skin and help restore some elasticity, according to some study results.
The third but most important mineral I want to discuss is Zinc, which can be very important to consider if you have acne breakouts. In fact, sometimes acne itself is a symptom of a zinc deficiency.
Taken internally or used topically, zinc works to clear skin by taming oil production and may be effective in controlling the formation of acne lesions or help those already on your skin to clear sooner.