Detoxing your insides is super important at least once yearly. If you have never looked into detoxification before, then please listen carefully as you will soon learn that it can dramatically assist with the appearance of your Keratosis Pilaris.
With my personal experience, once I learned about the importance of detoxification and it’s benefit not just on your skin but your overall health I jumped on board.
When i detoxed for the first time, i actually wasn’t doing it as an experiment to clear up my Keratosis Pilaris as i was a little clueless at this point with what was causing my KP.
I was doing it because i was having some problems with my overall health and digestion and as a nice surprise my Keratosis Pilaris on my legs cleared up with in about three weeks after i stopped detoxing.
Because this detox was something that i put together myself before i was a qualified Naturopath, and it was my very first time – i can look back and say that i didn’t detox properly. I knew this because when i detoxed my Keratosis Pilaris got extremely bad all over my legs (it was already bad, but this was horrendous) new bumps were forming that were really large, angry and red.
This was very scary at first because I didn’t really understand what was happening initially. I wasn’t supporting all of my elimination organs properly and as a result my body was using my skin (the largest organ!) as an elimination channel.
Even though my skin got worse, it did show me the link between my digestive system/liver and my skin and that they were very intimately connected.
If the environment of our digestive system is poor and we are not eliminating toxins regularly with daily bowel movements of 1-2 times daily, then our waste system will begin to get very back logged and our body will find other ways to store or eliminate toxins.
Several factors can contribute to an underfunctioning digestive system including:
All of these factors can lead to overgrowth of bad bacteria, candida, constipation, inflammation and food sensitivities that all contribute to a very unhealthy environment for the digestive system. When our digestive system is not functioning at it’s optimum, then ‘auto-intoxication’ can occur where our own insides are causing us to be toxic.
This means our body needs to find a back up plan to get rid of this waste, and this is where our skin can become very handy. Our body forces this waste to be eliminated through our skin or it stores the toxins in little garbage sacks underneath the skin to deal with later.
All of this creates bumpy skin like Keratosis Pilaris.
Before this post gets too long, I want to add if you do any sort of detoxification you must support your liver and kidneys at the same time or you may have what has happened to me and it may get worse.
Also if you are chronically constipated do not detox until you are eliminating at least once a day.
Please share your experiences with detoxification, exactly what you used and how it benefited your KP!