Skin is the largest organ in the body. It's rather important - quite apart from stopping us spilling out everywhere - it plays a big role in detoxing us - sweat being a perfect example of this.
In fact over 1 pound of waste products are excreted via the skin every day!
You can give it a helping hand through regular skin brushing.
Check out my previous "Spring Clean Yourself" post
Skin brushing can help with:
- Increased detoxification and therefore can help to decrease incidence of colds and other infections.
- Improved blood and lymph circulation.
- Smoother skin.
- Discourages cellulite.
- Reduces water retention.
- Wakes you up and makes you feel more vibrant and invigorated!
Before a shower or bath, on a dry body, with a long handled natural bristle brush, use long sweeping strokes towards the heart. Start at the soles of the feet and work up the legs. Brush up the arms. Start at the neck and work down.
Always avoid sensitive areas like moles, warts and broken veins.
Don't brush your face.
Circle the abdomen gently.
Circle the groin, back of the knee and the chest very near the armpits a few times clockwise and anti clockwise, as this is where the lymph nodes cluster.
I suggest you work very gently at first until you get used to it, then later you can experiment with different pressures.
2) Psyllium husks
Can be great for an internal detox.
The husks swell when it comes into contact with water, so acts like a digestive broom, getting things moving nicely!
You could just start with trying half a teaspoon (and then try 1 teaspoon when you feel like it) mix it with plenty ofwater and drink it down first thing in the morning or last thing at night.
You can see what suits you, but maybe a couple to three times a week is enough for a while, then just take when you need it.
All the above are just suggestions, which I find work for me. They are not intended as advice or prescriptive. If you are on medications, have health conditions, please see your health professional.
And please share your tips with me in the comment box below. :)