Most of the time when people hear the word “exfoliate” they think of beauty regimens. However, exfoliation is not just beneficial for your face but your entire body. Remember, your skin is the largest organ in your body and “one of the key components of the body’s built-in detoxification system.” 1
- The DIY detox bath – Have a home spa day and soak away aches, pains, harmful toxins, pesticides and heavy metals
And so because what happens in the body is reflected through the skin, exfoliating with gentle abrasion removes the oldest dead and flaky skin cells from the surface of our skin, opening up clogged pores and helping the skin to breathe.
(Check out the how-to video below.)
Exfoliation stimulates the skin, increasing blood flow and circulation to the surrounding tissues and helps to move the lymphatic system. And when the lymphatic system is stimulated and moving, it prevents stagnation and buildup of waste, known as detoxifying. And it is this detoxification that “quickly eliminates inflammation and the illnesses that all too often comes with it.”2
Have you ever tried dry brushing? Did you know that as it’s making its comeback, it’s also been found to be very helpful with the elimination of (or serious reduction) cellulite???? What woman doesn’t need help with that?