I was wondering this morning why I hadn’t written about this topic before because it’s one of the biggest causes of acne. In fact, it’s more common than you think. Oh, and I know it’s a little bit of a squeamish topic for some, but hey, it’s really important!
I can’t really comment from personal experience here because I’ve never had this problem in my life (honest!), but I’ve read so much about it in the past year or so and how many, many people have completely cleared their acne through getting rid of their constipation and getting regular.
How chronic constipation causes acne is really simple. Waste that is not eliminated by your bowels then enters your bloodstream. These toxins now in your bloodstream need to come out somehow, so some will come out of your skin when you sweat. So of course, the end result is blocked pores and a possible acne breakout.
Honestly, don’t underestimate the importance or removing toxins through your bowel. I once read an article that said every time you go and do a poop you should celebrate because you’re removing all those toxins from your body. This made me laugh and I’ve remembered it ever since.
Now this doesn’t mean that if you have acne you have a problem with constipation (I don’t). And it also doesn’t mean that anyone that has constipation will get acne because everybody’s body works differently. What it does mean is that if you have a problem with acne AND you have a problem with constipation, then getting yourself regular just may be the answer to clearing your skin.
That’s me! What do I do now?
If you have a problem with constipation, it’s best to visit a doctor or natural therapist for advice. You don’t even need to tell them about your skin, you can just go to fix the bowel movement problem if you want. A natural therapist in particular may be a great option because I’ve heard that taking laxatives can weaken the colon and in the long run they can precipitate constipation. So modifying your diet and taking herbs and supplements is a much better option that using conventional medicine.
I could list a ton of natural remedies that sound quite good that I’ve found on the net, but I’m going to leave that to the professionals because I’ve never tried them before and I don’t know which sources are dodgy (dodgy means sketchy in Canadian).
Remember to celebrate next time you poop!