#GlowingSkinFromWithin The second most asked question after "which foods I should eat/avoid to improve my skin” is, "which supplements do you take to keep your skin clear?”. You can read my answer to the first question in a post below—just find the "dairy face” post.
I’ll start with one of my favorite herbal supplements, Milk Thistle. It is often found in supplements labeled as Silymarin. Silymarin is a flavonoid compound found in milk thistle, which is extracted from the seed of the plant-only, not the leaves and stalk. Unlike the whole Milk Thistle plant extract, Silymarin is thought to have no estrogenic-mimicking effect, so keep that in mind if you have a health condition for which you should avoid it (such as breast cancer).
Milk thistle has been used for centuries to treat liver conditions, to protect it and repair it from environmental damage, alcohol poisoning, medications, etc.
It is also used to:
support the liver’s metabolic function;
boost glutathione production (glutathione is our body’s main detoxifier);
fight inflammation (it has anti-inflammatory properties)
lower blood sugar in individuals with type 2 diabetes
LIVER & SKIN
The liver is one of the main organs involved in our body’s detoxification. When the liver is sluggish, several skin problems can occur. The most common skin issues that milk thistle is considered beneficial for are acne and rosacea, but it may also help improve dark circles. According to Ayurvedic face mapping, breakouts in between the eyebrows are also caused by a congested liver.
As of right now, unfortunately, the evidence to support these claims (with research) is insufficient. However, the anecdotal evidence is rather encouraging. Milk thistle is generally regarded as safe when used in the recommended amounts, but always consult your medical doctor before starting any supplement. 🌱🌼
Do you take milk thistle? If yes, have you experienced any benefits?
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