Body Detox with Dry Skin Detox
"Skin toxicity" is a condition where your skin cannot do it' job the way it should be able to, such as regulate your temperature, control the amount of fluid you absorb and release, and produce sufficient sweat to remove the acid and bacteria in your body. This is crucial to your health; it has been stated that the amount of detoxification your skin provides is equivalent to that of one kidney. If your skin does not detox to optimum levels, it is as important as if one of your kidneys malfunctioned.
Using skincare materials, such as lotions and sprays, which are high in synthetic chemicals is not good for your skin; this is because the chemicals can be absorbed into the blood and add more toxins to your circulatory system. If this happens, you would not feel the symptoms right away, due to the fact that the liver will initially try and overcompensate for what the skin isn't doing.
To protect your skin, always use natural soaps and creams. Try to purchase clothes made of natural fibers (such as cotton and wool) as opposed to synthetic ones, because they sometimes have the ability to absorb toxins from your sweat. Try to eat only natural fats, such as olive oil and butter, to keep the skin natural and free of chemicals.
Dry Skin Brushing
When bathing, use a loofah sponge or dry skin brush; this will better allow your skin to release toxins and it opens and clears the pores. You are also scrubbing away dead cells and oils from the skin's surface. You also benefit from dry brushing because when you are done, more white cells travel to the area, increasing the functionality of the immune system. Dry brushing is an easy task; simply brush your skin, starting from the ends of your arms, towards you chest. Do the legs the same way; start at the bottom, and work upwards towards your hips. Always use long, sweeping strokes, to best stimulate the skin. The optimum period to perform dry brushing is before you take a bath or shower.
Sauna (Heat Stress Detoxification)
Using the sauna is an ideal way to rid your body of soluble fat toxins; studies have shown statistics that there is a proven 21.3% decrease of 16 toxic chemicals after a session in the sauna. The same study shows that after using the sauna continuously, natural toxin removal by the body continued for up to 4 months.
All you need to perform a cleansing bath is a bathtub and additives that pull toxins out of your skin. An easy recipe for a simple cleansing bath is hot water, 3 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide and 2 cups of Epsom salt and baking soda. The combination of these ingredients works so that the salts will draw the toxins out, and the soda will neutralize the acids. You can also add powdered ginger to the bath to assist in releasing the toxins. Stay in the bath for a minimum of 30 minutes, and constantly take sips of fresh water.
Benefits of Skin Detoxification
- When you succumb to a heat treatment for detoxification, your body temperature rises, allowed for reduction in blood pressure, increase in metabolism and stimulation of the immune system.
- Your sweat production in increased, releasing salt, urea acid, sulfates, creatinine, phosphates and lactic acid.
- Your blood circulation is increased, therefore providing for better circulation and removal of certain heavy metals in the blood.
- The natural Ph balance of your skin and hair will return back to it's optimum state.
- Toxins are released from your body, decreasing the amount in your bloodstream and around your organs.
- Your body is allowed to relax and recuperate.
- Minor aches and pains will diminish, leaving you more relaxed and satisfied.
Risks of Skin Detoxification
Although there are many benefits, you must still be cautious of the dangers; if you have experienced problems with high blood pressure, thyroid or heart ailments, please consult a doctor before participating in any heat detoxification measures. Also, take caution if you are pregnant or having diabetes.