ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Liver, Skin, and Acne

Updated on October 25, 2012
Roles of body and acne spots
Roles of body and acne spots

Mystery of Acne

Acne has always been a mystery on why people have them, truth is acne is like a "check engine" light on a car. Researchers or doctors usually look for that single cause for any sickness and the “one size fits all” solution which is usually antibiotics. Antibiotics usually work short term and drawback is there is a high chance that bacteria in the body will build a resistant against the antibiotics if misused or used too much. There are many causes to acne. It’s a typical skin problem whether it’s simple or severe. The kidney, the liver, and the skin are the three most important organs in the body aside from the lymphatic system. The skin is an organ; it has many functions which are to help protect us from foreign organisms. Acne has been part of growing up for many people, when reaching puberty, the hormones increase causing acne. But acne does not stop there and some get them later on while others might not.

Acne Resolution?

Many people on first encounter with a skin problem is to approach a dermatologist and to some it will help, but upon interviews and researches there are some people who stay on antibiotics for over a year and the problem persist, which is also very unhealthy. Taking antibiotics for the wrong reasons can cause more problems to your health but sometimes busy doctors look for a quick fix to satisfy their patients who are looking for a quick resolution.

Acne and skin problems are not always a surface issue and slapping cream or topical gel is not always the answer. Most of the problems with the skin usually lie not outside but inside our body. Certain organs begin to reject the breakdown of toxins or the organs are overworked and another organ will take over. In cases of acne, some people begin getting it when they get older and these are usually called adult acne, which means exactly what it says. Adults have been through a lot over their life and chances are their body is weakened over the years. Those who drink (alcohol) a lot or do any liver damaging substances will possibly have some issues with their skin. The liver is one of the primary organs to breakdown toxins and with it overworked, the skin which is the secondary handles it through excretion and toxins can cause bacteria growth causing skin problems.

Antibiotics can only work on microorganisms such as bacteria and if used correctly it can clear the issue. But it’s important that the body is clear of all bacteria before stopping otherwise it will grow back. But if you have a weak liver the antibiotics might be too stressful on the liver and cause more acne to appear rather than clearing.

The skin can be very sensitive to toxins that are excreted by the body can cause:

  • Uneven skin tone
  • Adult acne
  • Sagging and wrinkles on skin
  • Blemishes on skin
  • Rashes and sores

Detoxification Of The Liver

Understanding your own body is very important. It’s like having a toothache all of a sudden; first reaction might be that the tooth is bad. But looking further you find that the gums are also swollen and bad breath, usually means the body is having issues with the diet. This is not to say that the tooth itself might not be a problem but the cause of the problem may lie beyond the infect area. Detoxification would be something that the body might need and it does not mean you need to see a doctor. Most detoxification can be done by changing your diet for a couple of months and slowly you will feel a change. Drinking water or water with added lemon juice can help with detoxification, the popular rule of 8 x 8 which is drinking eight 8 ounce cups daily. There are supplements like milk thistle to help strengthen the liver, and the cost is very cheap and quite effective. Another aid to help the detoxification is green vibrance which improves the nutrients that the body receives and overall improves health. This not only helps with detoxification but also weight control, but this does not mean your diet is only water. It means that water has to be a part of it. And the food you will eat need to be pure meaning no greasy or junk food but health meals.

Certain things to consider staying away from while on a detoxification diet:

  • Dairy products (causes inflammation)
  • Beef (contains certain toxins that can stress the liver further)
  • Duck (same as beef)
  • Eggs (can cause inflammation)
  • ALCOHOL (this is self explanatory)

Understand that during detoxification of any organ, the body will feel fatigue and is not recommended if you are already fatigue from being sick. Best thing to do in using detoxification with fatigue individuals is to eat natural detoxification food, which is usually practiced in Asian cultures. Which consist mostly of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and certain oils, but just keeping a strict diet of fruits and vegetables and maybe some supplements are enough to help without over doing it.

Because the body is weakened from the detox, it will take time to recover and the skin should start to show some sign of clearing in a couple of months. This is not going to be an overnight remedy but even after the acne begins to clear it does not mean that you can destroy your diet again.

© 2012 Dave Rogers


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • snoblet profile imageAUTHOR

      Dave Rogers 

      6 years ago from New York

      @Cathy Fidelibus It indeed gives a healthy glow and one that is important to have at all times, thanks for the comment

    • Cathy Fidelibus profile image

      Ms. Immortal 

      6 years ago from NJ

      Thanks detoxification is a great idea, it gives you have a healthy glow from the inside out.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)