If your liver is unloved then you’ll likely have trouble keeping your acne away permanently. Sure you may be able to “cure” your skin for some weeks or even months at a time, but your acne is likely to eventually come back. You’ll also very likely need to rely on taking supplements indefinitely to correct imbalances that your unloved liver is contributing to.
The idea of this treatment plan is to not ever have to rely on using a treatment or to take supplements indefinitely or “for the rest of your life” so it is so, so, very important to work on rebalancing any internal system or organ that it not functioning as well as it should.
What is an unloved liver?
An unloved liver is a liver that’s not functioning at its best. This can happen when a liver is a little too overloaded with either physical or emotional toxins (or both), or if there is blood deficiency or blood stagnation in the body.
I always recommend my clients who have a liver that is not functioning at is full capacity to visit an acupuncturist to get a full internal diagnosis. Look for a good acupuncturist in your local area.
How does an unloved liver cause acne?
Our liver is an extremely important organ with a lot of extremely important jobs to do (which is why we need to learn to love it more than we do). Here is how our unloved liver can cause acne:
1. The purification of potential toxic substances
One of the jobs of the liver is to purify toxic substances that enter the body. The body is then able to either use or excrete them. These toxins can come from many different things, such as the foods we eat, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, medications, cosmetics, or simply from the toxins in our homes and our surrounding environment.
An unloved liver may not be able to adequately purify all toxic substances that enter the body, so these excess toxins either end up stored in our fatty tissue or eliminated through one of the bodies seven elimination channels – one of these being the skin. When toxins come out via the skin they come out through our sweat and sebaceous glands as sebum. And while sebum production is a healthy way of the skin to moisturise and protect itself, when sebum is produced in excess then it can get clogged in the skin and cause whiteheads and blackheads – which is the beginning of acne inflammations.
Excess sebum production is also linked to a hormonal imbalance which we’ll look at in Balance Your Hormones and Stress Less, but without a loved up liver we’re unlikely to adequately balance our hormones long term. It is therefore important to do the liver work too.
If you have a lot of whiteheads and blackheads (comedonal acne) then you likely have an unloved liver that needs some love and attention.
2. The holding on of emotional toxins
Just like physical toxins, our liver can purify emotional toxins too. But if we suppress these emotions then our liver can become overloaded and stop being able to do such a good job at purifying them. This of course leads to an increase in stress levels (read Stress Less to learn the connection between acne and stress), and not enough room for our liver to be able to properly purify physical toxins. Which as we’ve already discussed can very easily leads to acne.
Our liver can store any emotion but typically it stores anger, irritability, frustration, resentment, jealousy and envy. So if you are feeling these emotions more than usual or are having trouble processing them, then giving your liver more love and attention is a good thing to do for your skin (and for your wellbeing too!).
When you clean your liver both physically and emotionally then you’ll find that you’ll be able to much easier and faster be able to process your anger. And this means you’ll be more stress free, enjoy life a lot more and of course have clearer skin.
How To Love Your Liver
Since we can store both physical and emotional toxins in our liver, then it’s essential to detox on both a physical and emotional level.
How you detox your liver will depend largely on your constitution and how much you resonate with energetic work. While liver flushes are highly effective they’re not a good “fit” for everyone, or even needed. Some will be able to handle a robust approach while others will need to be much more gentle. And the same goes for emotional cleansing of the liver – some approaches are certainly more intensive than others.
The first step I recommend to you if you are concerned about your liver, is to get a diagnosis from a good acupuncturist or Chinese Herbalist to see if you do in fact have a liver that is not functioning to its full capacity (and therefore if you have a blood issue that is causing it).
However, if you want to just go for it and start cleansing your liver (hey, we can all benefit from a bit of liver cleansing), then the following love your liver guide will help you learn what method of liver detoxification is best for you plus how to actually do it.
Why you don’t want to jump into a liver flush without getting educated
Liver flushing is intense and without proper guidance you are potentially opening yourself up to complications. A great example is Tracy from the LoveVitamin.com who has a horrible experience with her first liver flush. It is very important to do the correct preparation and preliminary work before launching into a flush.
What does this mean? It means that you will need to cleanse your colon before and after a liver flush, and preferably your kidneys too. Without doing this preparatory work then you potentially could experience a much more difficult cleanse as your kidneys struggled to keep up, or stones could have trouble coming out and get stuck in your colon (which can cause their own problems too).
It is also important to keep flushing until no more stones come out. You will feel immediately more awesome after doing a flush but after a few days stones that are further back in the liver will move to the front to where the bile ducts are. You will likely then begin to experience symptoms again – which is why some people experience a clearing of their acne then after a week or so their acne returns. Once you have no more stones, then often no more acne too.
Please don’t let this prevent you from doing a liver flush – done properly flushing is safe, highly effective and comes with very little side effects. It is also likely a huge player in your chronic acne and can give you a complete cure so that you don’t have to worry about your acne coming back, or make you reliant on diets and supplements for the rest of your life.
The liver guide lists both gentle and basic liver work, up to how to do a complete flush. It also includes how you can cleanse your liver from energetic and emotional toxins.
Want to go full power?
I highly recommend that you get a hold of the Love Your Liver, Cure Your Acne guide here because it includes both gentle liver cleansing and energetic and emotional cleansing too. If however you feel that you want to skip all of that and launch yourself straight into a liver flush, then the best book I can recommend to you is The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush by Andreas Moritz. In fact this is an awesome book for everyone to have a copy of so I recommend it anyway. And if you get the kindle version then it’s much more affordable.