The skin is the largest organ of the body that has a pretty big ‘to do’ list. It protects, cleanses, regulates temperature, insulates all while attempting to look good, stay supple and elastic. That’s a difficult task when a person doesn’t drink enough water, protect from over exposure to the elements, eat nutritious foods or use a proper daily skin care regime. Some people take better care of their golf clubs or designer shoes than they do their skin. Many skin disorders are caused by the build-up of toxins in the body, stress and poor dietary habits.
Taking good care of of skin starts with drinking 8-10 glasses of pure fresh water daily. Coffee, tea and soda do not count as water and actually act as diuretics thereby decreases the effectiveness of the water in your system. Our body’s are comprised of at least 70-90% water. Most people do not realize that by the time you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated. When the body doesn’t have the necessary water intake to maintain healthy cellular function and organ health, serious risks occur. Dehydration causes problems for the kidneys,skin, liver and entire lymphatic system which is less able to filter and clean toxins from the body. Dizziness, confusion and even coma can be caused by inadequate water intake which lowers in blood pressure as well as the blood supply to the brain.
Proper daily skin care is essential to healthy beautiful skin. Start by cleansing and gentle exfoliating, follow with a toner and moisturizer. In the shower , exfoliate with a louffa, natural brush and exfoliating glove or puff. This removes the top layer of dead skin cells allowing for healthier skin and easier detoxification. Soaking in Epsom salts, magnesium and or clay baths has a soothing feeling while drawing out body-toxins through the skin. This is an great way to help babies and young children detoxify when they become sick.
For rashes, cuts, burns and bruises, medicinal-grade lavender is recommended. For extreme cases we have formulated a serum that is quite effective in speeding the healing process.
Daily exposure to the sun can be very healthy for your skin and hormonal levels. Ten to fifteen minutes, without sunglasses is recommended. Try to expose the full face, including the forehead which allows better access to the pituitary. Early morning or mid afternoon when the sun is less intense is advised. Combine this with a brisk walk and you given your skin some great nutrients from the sun, your body some exercise and your brain some stimulation.