While the holidays are a time of joy and celebration, it can also be a time of liver taxation. Yep, many traditions include delicious fatty foods and gleeful drinking. Our liver has the responsibility of filtering out toxins from our bodies as well as has a key role in fat digestion. So, this poor, hard-working organ goes into overdrive during the season to be jolly!
Your Liver and Problem Skin
This is also why acne breakouts are common during these fast times. Our liver causing breakouts and chronic acne occurs because stressed livers lead to hormonal imbalance, impede proper internal cleansing and can prompt inflammation. Liver stagnation has a particular relationship with skin breakouts as it relates to blood cleansing, which feeds our skin.
Asian medicine has a particular condition called “Liver Qi Stagnation” that is pointed to as the root cause of many acne cases along with many other conditions such as PMS, menstrual dysfunction, irritability and digestive issues. Watch this short video on Liver Qi Stagnation and the skin for more info! I talked with Naturopathic Doctor, Emily Lipinski, who offered up her insight to acne and Liver Qi Stagnation – and what to do about it!
Happy New Year – start you year off with liver love!…and these all-natural post-party tips. Wink.