How to Help Your Skin Glow

It’s summer time. Skin can become dry from our over exposure to sun but we want it to GLOW GLOW GLOW. Did you know these Seven Funky Facts About Your Skin?
  • 1. Your skin is made up of 3 main layers.
  • 2. Your skin is considered the largest organ in the human body.
  • 3. Your skin protects your inside organs while keeping infections out and prevents you from getting sick.
  • 4. Your skin loses about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells from the surface almost every minute, even though you do not see it happening.
  • 5. Your skin sheds a layer of these dead cells every 24 hours and renews itself about every 28 days.
  • 6. Your skin swells when it absorbs water.
  • 7. Your skin is the thinnest on the eyelid.
    Are you starting a new ‘healthy’ eating routine this summer? Are you trying to enhance an exericse routine? Detoxify your skin with this simple self care routine.
The Best Way to Help Support Your Skin is through A Technique called DRY BRUSHING.  Yes, Brushing your skin has many benefits! Some of them are:
  • Skin that is healthier and smoother: removing dead skin cells and opening pores to allow them to “breath” and absorb nutrients.  YOUR SKIN WILL GLOW!
  • Stimulated lymphatic and circulatory systems: boosting your immune system and increasing circulation to help detoxify. YOU ARE HEALTHIER!
  • Stress relief: increasing your blood flow reduces stressed areas of the body and stimulates nerve endings in your skin which in turn rejuvenates your nervous system. IT’S A FAST EFFECTIVE STRESS REDUCER!

Dry Brushing Basics:

1) Select a natural bristle brush or loofah. Look for fibers that are from plh. Look for fibers that are plants that are soft and won’t cause irritation.

2) Start with your feet and move in soft circular movements that go toward the heart. Work up the legs.. Move to your arms, your abdomen, shoulders and back. Avoid delicate skin such as the inner thighs, the nipples and the face.

3) Take a Shower and rinse off. Moisturize with a natural moisturizer. (Personally, I love using Jojoba Oil)

4) This need not take long ~ and is best to do once or twice a week. (Consult your dermatologist if you have excema or other skin conditions prior to begininning a dry brush self care routine)

Have you ever tried this? What benefits have you seen from your experience?

 

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