I am passionate about skin. Both my own and that of my clients. Why? Because I know skin health can be a precursor to organ health.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve covered various organ cleanses, how to do them and what benefits you can expect. This week, we’re focusing on your skin.
Keep in mind, we’re diving deeper beyond the typical skin cleanser.
Instead, in this post, we’ll be looking at how to keep skin healthy and clear no matter what.
Let’s start by discussing why that’s important in the first place.
Why Skin Health is Important
Skin health is important, not only because it affects your appearance, but also because your skin is the largest organ in your body. It’s in charge of many important tasks, not the least of which is protecting you and your body from viruses and bacteria you’re exposed to. Additionally, it also protects you from the ultraviolet light the sun emits, which damages cells. It also regulates body temperature.
A healthy skin organ will also produce vitamin D when exposed to the sun. Vitamin D is critical for bone health and can help prevent bone diseases. For women, low amounts of vitamin D have also been linked to breast cancer, as well as depression, weight gain, and even heart disease.
Skin health, therefore, it is critical to total body health.
Simple Steps for How to Keep Skin Healthy and Clear
Not sure how best to take care of your skin? Here are a few simple steps you can take every day to do just that.
Dry Skin Brushing Technique
Dry skin brushing is a great way to improve skin health. It helps with exfoliating your skin, but it also does much more. It tones muscles, aids in digestion, boosts your immune system, and promotes stress relief. Check out my blog about Dry Skin Brushing to learn how it does all these amazing things.
Enjoy a Sauna
Hot saunas can improve circulation and help cleanse your skin of toxins that could potentially be clogging your pores. If you’re for a skin cleanser, there isn’t anything like a nice hot sauna. It is also good for collagen production and can cleanse your skin, of course.
Take Weekly Steam Baths
Steam baths are another great way to keep your skin health in check. They are good for relaxing the skin, which has a great deal of pressure placed on it every day. I recommend a therapeutic bath with Epsom Salts and your favorite Essential Oils. Drop in 2 cups of Epsom Salts and 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oils into your running bath water. You can also add a ¼ cup of ginger to sweat and draw out toxins.
Sweat it Out with Exercise
Start a regular exercise program that involves some serious sweating. A few good options for skin health include cycling, hot yoga, running or jogging. Anything that raises your heart rate for an extended period will give you the toxin release you need.
Hydration is critical for skin health. Proper hydration improves your skin’s elastic appearance which could prevent premature aging. Additionally, water is required to cleanse your skin of toxins. Now, dry skin itself may require moisturizer, but if you’re dehydrated you could just require more water. Drink at least 64 ounces of water per day or calculate your water needs with this calculator.
There you have it. I hope this helped you figure out how to keep skin healthy and clear. And stay tuned for the next and final post in my cleanse series next week!