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Detox Tip 3. Stimulation

Wed, 23/01/2013 - 15:50 -- Name: helen

The lymphatic and circulatory systems are very important for the health of your skin.  Please read a previous blog ‘What Has Detox got to do With Your Skin,’ to help you understand why you’re doing this

The Lymphatic system is a network that works with and runs alongside the bloodstream.  Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to all organs and cells of your body including skin cells, and your lymphatic system takes waste away from your organs and cells including your skin cells.  The Lymphatic system is part of your body’s immune system, filtering microorganisms and other foreign substances.

If your body is sluggish you will experience a slow digestive system, constipation, swollen ankles and a general feeling of tiredness.  Your circulatory and lymphatic system will be impaired and important nutrients won’t reach your cells efficiently.  Likewise, your body’s ability to rid itself of waste is impaired and a build up of toxins occurs.  For your skin, at the very least, it will have a dull and sallow complexion, at the most, it could hinder your skin’s ability to fight off infection and cancerous cells.

In my 15 years of training in the health and beauty industry, I have never found anything more effective to stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic system than daily exercise and a good stiff bristled ‘Body Brush.’  Using a body brush each morning on dry skin before your shower, work upwards from the soles of your feet up towards your heart.  Not forgetting the back of your body and your arms.  This way you’re directing the toxins to your lymph glands so your body can process them and flush the toxins out.  This also assists in the reduction of cellulite.  We stock the Bestow Dry Skin Brush and it's only $18.50.