Dry brushing is magic, in my experience it's restored my skin to what I remember it looking and feeling like in my early 20s. No bumps or flaky skin and a surprising reduction in celulite. This magic obviously happened in conjunction with a high raw vegetarian diet and removal of processed, fake food. We know the advantages to brushing our teeth, tongue and hair so why not our skin too? Our skin is the largest organ in the body, many people don't realize this. While the skin is designed to act as a protective barrier it also eliminates toxins and wastes from our system and absorbs vitamins like A, E and D. When the skin is clogged with poor quality lotions, dry skin and environmental build up it is not able to do the job. Those toxins get stored under the skin, and add elimination stress on the liver and kidneys. Skin brushing feels amazing, it gets those nasty toxins moving through to your lymphatic system, it revives and refreshes the outer appearance, and opens and unclogs pores so your body can BREATH! There are lots of ways to brush, I start at my feet and work the strokes towards my heart. Brushing every morning before you shower is a good routine. As time passes you'll be able to upgrade to a firmer brush and your strokes will become more vigorous. With your beautiful skin able to breath freely, it's important to think about the lotions you're using. I only put products on my skin that I can eat, so to moisturize I use coconut oil or olive oil. Remember everything that's on your body, ends up in your body. Check out this video for a great skin brushing demonstration.

The summer is coming, it has to be right! Ack patience, patience... What to do in the interim... skin prep! If you haven't tried dry brushing you gotta, not only will it leave your skin buffed and beautiful but it's actually is good for your health too. It exfoliates to open pores and helps expel toxins. Next, you want to moisturize. I'm big on using naturals oils, they leave your skin lustrous, some vitamins and minerals can be absorbed through your skin AND they have naturals SPFs... what? Yes you read that correctly. Olive, coconut and sesame oil are about a 5 and wheatgerm oil is a 20 spf and that's only a few of them. Of course you must use caution when spending time under the sun, but like always we want to think about what you put in and on your body. Wanna know more, start here maybe followed by a google search or two. Fascinating stuff. Now let's focus all our positive thoughts on moving those clouds so the sun can shine down this weekend!