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.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/498428e2d71ec8ee8fd8154ff04c32e5/tumblr_mfi9p0PmFT1qmm89qo1_500.jpg We talk a lot about eating real food.  Food that's not processed or dripping in saturated fats and sugars (even writing that makes me feel sluggish). And along with looking after your beautiful insides we've also talked about your outsides.  Ways to help your skin, your face, etc but we've neglected your teeth. Your teeth. You know them, the 28 of them located in your pie-hole (obviously, I'm not including wisdom teeth, no-one likes them and they're a pain to get removed, so forget 'em).  Eating well completely affects the health of your teeth as it means they're not being continually bombarded with cavity causing crap.  The worst thing we can do is indulged in the sugary stuff, soft drinks being the worst offender of them all.  Bacteria thrive off the sugar in your mouth, causes plaque and converts it into acid which eats away at your teeth.  Ewwwwww gross.   You know that back in the day before toothbrushes, people used certain foods to do all the work.  Eating crunchy fruit & veg actually helps remove plaque. Foods like apples, cucumbers and many other raw fruit & veg and fabulous for your teeth, never mind all the good they do once they're in your body. Our teeth are pretty essential in this whole food consumption thing, so let's look after them.

If you're still kicking around your 2013 resolution here are a few easy lifestyle habits that will keep you feeling great all year. The Goods Daily Routine  Drink lemon water in the morning Dry skin brush before your shower Enjoy a delicious green smoothie for breakfast, lunch or dinner These three simple life habits will support your body's natural detoxing process, keep your skin beautiful, and provide a boost of vitamins, minerals and fiber daily. If you're feeling extra adventurous cut out gluten or dairy for a least 7 days. Great way to see how your body tolerates these foods, and you just might find yourself feeling better than ever!