Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Get Glowing Skin, Naturally

For naturally beautiful, healthy and glowing skin try doing the macrobiotic body scrub. Scrubbing your body is a great way to relieve stress and tension, energize yourself, promote circulation, soften hard fat deposits below the skin and open your pores.

Start with a clean wash cloth, some hot water and a sink or bowl. Fill the sink or bowl with hot water and dip the entire washcloth in the water. Wring out the washcloth, and while it is still hot and filled with steam, fold the cloth into quarters and begin to scrub your body. Scrub one section of the body at a time.

Start with the face, ears and neck. Then move to the fingers, hands, arms and shoulders. Then go down the chest (avoiding the breast area), to the abdomen (avoiding the private area), armpits and sides. Then to the back, lower back and buttocks. Last do the legs, feet and toes. Scrub each section of the skin until it becomes slightly red. As the wash cloth cools off, reheat it by dipping it into the hot water and wringing it out.

Rinse off the body to eliminate dead skin cells and towel off. The body scrub can be done once in the morning and/or once in the evening.

The skin might begin to detoxify once the scrub has been done. It is completely natural for skin to initially become dry, flaky, bumpy, etc. Keep up the scrub and the skin will start to be naturally soft, smooth and glowing.

This scrub is better than any scrub you might apply to your skin or any moisturizer you could use because it actually supports your health from the outside in.

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