Best Colon Cleanse for Sensitive Skin

What method of cleansing is the best colon cleanse for people with sensitive skin? There are many options available that are safe, gentle, and less likely to irritate sensitive skin.

You may find more that one of these methods useful. Our bodies are amazing, miraculous and ever changing. You will need to experiment to see what works best for your unique body.

First of all, it's important to conduct a cleanse that focuses on natural ingredients.


People with sensitive skin understand very well how certain foods and beverages can affect the quality and appearance of their skin.

Toxins, chemicals and additives often add stress to an already stressed out body, so most often the best choices for cleansing the colon are made and used at home.

I recommend you check with your health care practitioner or doctor before beginning any kind of cleansing program.

Best Colon Cleanse - Homemade Fruit and
Vegetable Fasts

A juice fast is pretty self-explanatory - it's a type of fasting where you drink vegetable juice, fruit juice, and water for a specific amount of time. Juice fasting promises many wonderful benefits.

Benefits of Juice Fasts

  • Freshly squeezed juices contain fewer carbohydrates, so they're easily digested. Fresh juice also contains live enzymes that will help naturally cleanse your colon and your body.
  • Fresh juices allow the skin, lungs, and cells to release harmful toxins from the body.
  • Improved skin appearance following the fast.

Drawbacks of Juice Fasting

  • Fasting brings toxins to the surface of the skin and helps the body release them, which means you could experience some breakouts - pimples and possibly boils during the first few days of fasting.
  • Frequent urination
  • Headaches, foul body odor and foul breath
  • Exhaustion
  • Mental fogginess
  • Body weakness, feeling loss of strength

Duration of Juice Fasting

The recommended amount of time for juice fasting varies from person to person. However, a good rule of thumb is to conduct the juice fast for 1 to 3 days.

Do not juice fast if you are:

  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Diabetic or hypoglycemic
  • Underweight
  • Nutritionally deficient
  • Experiencing cancer, kidney disease, or epilepsy

Herbal Colon Cleansing - The Best Colon Cleanse?

An herbal colon cleansing will naturally flush the harmful toxins that are built up in the body and allow the colon and other organs to function optimally. It's a purification process that will yield improved digestion, alertness, easier bowel movements, and improved skin appearance.

Morning and Evening: squeeze fresh lemon juice, add warm water, and drink.

Exercise: walk in the morning.

What You Can Eat: raw vegetables and raw fruits for two weeks. No citrus fruits are permitted. Drink at least 8-8 ounces of distilled water along with the fruits and vegetables daily.

Morning colon cleansing drink: juice 1/2 cup apple juice. Add 1/2 cup water, 1 Tablespoon of bentonite clay and 1 teaspoon psyllium seed. This combination will naturally cleanse the colon.

If you prefer an easy to use capsule formula ColoFlush is effective and yet gentle enough for those who are sensitive.

Benefits of Herbal Colon Cleanse

  • Fewer headaches
  • Improved digestion and easier bowel movements
  • Feelings of depression could possibly disappear
  • Fatigue will be much less, if not completely gone

Drawbacks to an Herbal Colon Cleanse

  • Feeling tired and weak during the initial cleansing process
  • Flu-like symptoms as the body detoxifies, lasting up to 2 days

Castor Oil Packs

Castor oil packs can provide a gentle, soothing support to the colon, helping to create more regularity without the more abrasive actions of an herbal cleanse.

If you are ill and may not be able to use other forms of cleansing, this may be the best colon cleanse for your situation.

Castor oil packs help to cleanse the blood and lymphatic flow especially in the liver, which helps the entire digestive system to function more efficiently. They provide the body a feeling of being gently cleansed and refreshed.

A clean, organic piece of cotton flannel is saturated with pure castor oil and placed over the abdomen. A heating pad or hot water bottle is then placed over the pad for an hour or more.

Many alternative physicians utilize castor oil packs to treat certain medical conditions, however this method of colon cleansing is not recommended if you have a rash or broken skin on your abdomen where you would place the pack.

Also, if you are taking any medications, please check first with your doctor or health care practitioner. Because a castor oil pack cleanses the liver, and because all medications are metabolized in the liver, it is best to get expert advice before starting.

Colonic Irrigation

Colonic irrigation uses a stream of water and a special machine that gently cleanses the entire colon with water. This method is said to provide a more thorough cleanse that doing an enema, which only cleanses the lower bowel.

Kits to perform colonic irrigation can be purchased for home use or you can opt to have the procedure done in a physicians' office or by a colonic irrigation therapist.

Benefits of Colonic Irrigation

  • Excess fecal matter and toxins are flushed from the body
  • Improved skin appearance - fewer blemishes and smoother

Drawbacks to Colonic Irrigation

  • Administered improperly, this method of colon cleansing could negatively affect the colon and other organs of the body
  • Useful bacteria that resides in the intestine is removed
  • Tubes that are inserted into the body can do damage to the sphincter and surrounding tissues
  • Practitioners who are truly capable of administering this procedure are few and far between

Women who are pregnant or nursing should never do a colonic irrigation.

Many practitioners of traditional Chinese Medicine prefer to avoid any kind of cleansing method that removes fluids from the body. Colonic irrigation may not be the best colon cleanse method available for this reason, however they can be useful in providing an experience of immediate cleansing benefits if done by a competent practitioner.

Most people report feeling great after receiving a colonic, and it can be useful especially if you are new to cleansing and need some help staying motivated for your cleanse.

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