Thursday, November 13, 2008

Skin Brush

Skin brushing is something I have known about for only a couple years. I first heard about it on my 24th birthday from guess what source???? Yeah, You Are What You Eat. Gillian McKeith is a huge advocate of skin brushing! So what the heck is skin brushing???

Let's first start with talking about the skin. The skin is the largest organ in the body...well, on the body. Of course diet is a huge part of good skin, but exfoliation, skin-care products, sunlight, etc. are extremely important factors when trying to take care of your skin. Here's what Wikipedia says about skin hygiene:
Unclean skin favors the development of pathogenic organisms – the dead cells that continually slough off of the epidermis mix with the secretions of the sweat and sebaceous glands and the dust found on the skin to form a filthy layer on its surface. If not washed away, the slurry of sweat and sebaceous secretions mixed with dirt and dead skin is decomposed by bacterial flora, producing a foul smell. Functions of the skin are disturbed when it is excessively dirty; it becomes more easily damaged, the release of antibacterial compounds decreases, and dirty skin is more prone to develop infections.
Dirty skin is just gross and smelly. But this isn't the sixteenth century when taking baths was hardly ever done. Today, people understand that bathing is a crucial part of staying healthy and swearing off bacteria, etc.

There are many layers to the skin. The layer you see is the epidermis, and you're actually looking at dead skin cells. Mmm, dead. How fascinating! According to the website Kid's Health "Every minute of the day we lose about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells off the surface of our skin." Wow.

Anyway, so here's where skin brushing comes in. If you think about it logically, when you brush your hair, you are stimulating your hair follicles, pumping the blood to your head, bringing more life so that you have beautiful shiny hair. So if you were to do the same to the skin, well then you can have beautiful radiant looking skin.

READ THIS WEBSITE ABOUT DRY SKIN BRUSHING AND WHY BRUSHING THE SKIN IS ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT! This website also tells you the best kind of brush to get.

SKIN BRUSHING IS RIGHTEOUS!


Here are a couple places you can purchase your brush:

Whole Foods (where I got mine around) $8
All Natural Health Products $14
Raw Food Info $8.95


DO NOT FORGET TO GO TO THE WEBSITE BELOW!!!

Dry Skin Brushing


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