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Lymphatic system and skin

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We're sure you've heard about the lymphatic system before, but not many know the important role it plays in the body and in the process of eliminating toxins. 

Let's Start With a Bit of Anatomy. 

The lymphatic system is actually a network of tissues and organs the help the body get rid toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. It's primary function is to transport "lymph", which is a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells throughout the body.

The lymphatic system takes all the toxins from across the body and then it transports them to the organs which are responsible for toxin elimination (such as the liver and kidneys) which in turn metabolise toxins and allow them to be excreted from the body. 

The lymphatic system itself is powered by breathing and movement, which is why exercising and breaking a sweat daily is so important to our overall wellbeing. 

Cleansing the Lymphatic System.

The lymphatic system cleanses the whole body, so if you have a high level of toxicity there is a chance the lymphatic system can get clogged, which can lead to symptoms like joint pain, swelling, cellulite, acne and other skin breakouts.

This is why cleansing your body can sometimes be necessary, as by minimising the amount of toxins going into your body you will experience an overall higher level of wellbeing. 

Watch the video below to find out more about the lymphatic systems and ways that you can carry out a sensitive skin detox to improve your skin and your overall health: 


Hannah de Gruchy BSc(Hons)

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Hannah de Gruchy is a freelancer writer who specialises in health and wellness. She has a keen interest in the biology of skin and loves using her words to help separate the real science of skincare from the pseudoscience of some skincare brands. Hannah has a degree in Human Biology and many years’ experience working in laboratories around London. Using this experience, Hannah enjoys turning complex science into interesting, engaging and easy to digest pieces to read. In her spare time, Hannah runs, practices yoga and loves cooking plant based foods.

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