Some medical professionals claim that colon cleansers are a great way to help detoxify the body and enhance skin tone and general health, according to the Mayo Clinic. However, using a colon cleanser or getting a professional colonic might actually not be as helpful to health and beauty as the patient hopes. Learning more information about the ins and outs of colon cleansers and general skin care can help prepare you to make such health and beauty decisions.
Dehydration, Colonics and Skin Health
When you use a colon cleanser or have a colonic, you run the risk of dehydration, according to the Mayo Clinic. Having plenty of fluids in your body is essential to skin health as well as your electrolyte balances. Due to the potential risks associated with dehydration, the Mayo Clinic encourages people to consider avoiding the use of additional cleansers or treatments on the colon beyond ordinary care.
If You Decide To Have That Cleansing
If you must have a colon cleansing, then the Mayo Clinic suggests you follow some basic tips that can help you avoid the potential risks associated with improper colon and skin care. Before you get any type of colon cleanser applied to your sensitive areas, talk to a traditional doctor to make sure this is not a dangerous idea for your unique health profile. Sometimes colonics don’t agree with certain medications, so be especially cautious about getting traditional medical advice before proceeding with your plans. You should also ensure that the practitioner offering colon cleansers uses only equipment that wasn’t used on other patients. Always ask for a complete list of what herbs and other substances are used in your planned cleansing; some herbs can cause allergic reactions on the skin or interact with medications. Also, do not believe any claims that colon cleansers can cure diseases or make you lose that extra weight.
Whether or not you choose to have colon cleansings, you should not smoke and be sure to drink plenty of water if you wish to have healthy skin and digestion, according to the Mayo Clinic. If you had a colonic recently, be sure to drink more water than you normally might to decrease your risk of the dehydration that can dry out your skin and harm your vital organs in severe cases. Avoiding strong soaps, moisturizing your skin daily and staying away from extremely hot water while bathing can also help your skin and colon.
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