Taking shilajit has a positive impact on many organs in your body. After all, it is packed with over 85 minerals, and is full of fulvic acid, which is a powerful antioxidant. Many people don’t consider, however, the enormous impact using shilajit can have on the largest organ of the body – the skin. Using shilajit both internally and externally can greatly improve the health and appearance of your skin. Let’s take a look at why shilajit is so beneficial for your skin.
Epidermis: Largest Organ of the Body
When you think of the organs that make up the human body, you often think of the heart, liver, brain, or pancreas. But, the largest organ of the human body is actually your skin. In fact, as humans, our skin accounts for 8 pounds of weight, and equals 22 square feet. Our skin is wonderful at keeping us healthy:
Protection from the Elements:
Our skin not only makes us look human, it also keeps us from evaporating. It protects us from sunlight, chemicals, and the weather.
Protection from Disease:
Our epidermis exudes substances that act as an ant-bacterial, protecting us from disease. It also makes vitamin D to keep our bones healthy.
Sensor for Our Brains:
The skin is filled with nerves that sense the outside world and communicate all this outside information to our brains.
Our skin offers us insight into our overall health. A healthy lifestyle, including exercise and a well-balanced diet rich in nutrients results in a good, clear complexion. Often, a bad complexion is a sign of more serious health issues.
Feed the Body with Nutrients
The best way to get a clearer, more healthy complexion is to make sure your are feeding our body with the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals it needs. According to Dr. Mercola, the key to beautiful skin is by “making sure your blood is continuously supplying healthy nutrients to every cell in your body.” The organs responsible for eliminating your body of harmful toxins are your liver, kidneys, intestines, adrenals, and thyroid. So, just how can shilajit help your skin?
Why Shilajit is Good for the Skin
Shilajit is full of substances that detoxify the blood, balance hormones, improve brain function, and boost the immune system. It feeds your body the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. When the organs in our body are overtaxed or not working correctly, your skin suffers. For example, dry or flaky skin and hair that falls out can often be due to a weak thyroid. Our society’s diet has a big impact on the health (or lack of it) of our bodies. A diet of processed foods, alcohol, drugs, chemicals in our products, and trans fat all overwork and overwhelm our intestines and other organs. Shilajit improves and balances our body’s overall health – thus improving its appearance. Additionally, shilajit is rich in fulvic acid, which is powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants prevent the oxidation of the cells in our bodies. Taking shilajit will slow the aging process, which is a bonus for your skin! There are a few ways to start taking advantage of the benefits of shilajit for your skin.
Take Shilajit Internally
Taking a daily dose of shilajit is beneficial for your skin’s health. It is often said that best way to heal your skin is from the inside out. Eating healthy foods, including fruits and vegetables (read our post on taking shilajit and integrating smoothies into your diet) will help your skin stay clear and beautiful. Shilajit will go a long way in improving the function of your organs, which will have a positive benefit for your skin. It’s easy to take shilajit every day – read our guide to learn more!
Use Shilajit Externally
You can also use shilajit on the outside – by rubbing it into your skin. It has been known to have a healing effect on some skin disorders, such as radicular pains. Also, you can use shilajit to treat joint pains by applying a cold compress. Or, you can rub shilajit into the skin to use to fight germs (as a germicide or antiseptic), or provide pain relief (analgesic). Try creating a skin mask to leave on for 15 minutes. Get creative and add traditional mask ingredients such as avocados, honey, nutmeg, or ginger!