Your skin is the largest organ for absorption and elimination.
- What ingredients are in the products that you put on your skin?
- Are the products natural and organic or synthetic concoctions?
- Did you know that most skin products on the market that smell good not only clog pores but contain harmful agents?
- Are you keeping your pores clean and open so they can function properly?
Everything that goes on your skin directly absorbs into the bloodstream. So get into the habit of reading labels! If you can’t pronounce it, then you probably don’t want it on your skin. Think about it. Your body has to process all the ingredients in creams, sunscreen, etc. and if they are toxic, your liver and kidneys have to work extremely hard to filter them.
Your skin eliminates a quarter of the toxins in your body. If your skin cannot efficiently release toxins, you may experience rashes, acne, hives, itchiness, body odor or even eczema and psoriasis. If toxins are unable to escape through the skin, they will either be stored in fat cells, contributing to cellulite and other fatty deposits, or they will be re-circulated back into the blood stream, overworking the kidneys, liver and other detox organs. Try an easy therapy like dry skin brushing to clear away dead skin and open up the pores. This technique can have a huge overall impact on your whole body health.
DRY SKIN BRUSHING
Go to your local health food store to look for a natural bristle skin brush. Before showering, begin brushing your skin from the soles of the feet to the neck. Brush towards the heart in long firm strokes. This will stimulate the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems to assist in elimination. Skin brushing leaves your skin soft, glowing and tingling. It has been said that this technique also aids in reducing cellulite, toning the skin for more muscle definition and most importantly, opens the pores for elimination and absorption.
One of the best ways to hydrate your skin is with coconut oil. Virgin coconut oil is especially useful in fighting free radicals, as it is unrefined and hasn’t been stripped of any of its natural components. Coconut oil leaves your skin smooth, soft and best of all, it’s natural and good for your insides AND your outside. Try adding some essential oils to your coconut oil and voilà, much better than all the creams on the market.
Read this great article about a woman who was determined to find out the exact ingredients in the Victoria’s Secret “organic” Pink line. The results are quite shocking.