As cold and ‘flu season gets underway, we’re all reaching for those multivitamin supplements to help fend off the seasonal bugs. But did you know that you can actually boost your immunity from the outside in, as well as the inside out? All you need is the right beauty care regime. That’s right – something as simple as a relaxing soak in your bath-tub can help to keep your system fighting-fit!
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and also its largest channel of elimination; the trick to better immunity is to help your skin absorb the good stuff, and release or sweat out the bad stuff. With these detoxifying skin care products, you can do just that – and look great into the bargain.
Here’s a look at some of our favourite cleansing and detoxifying skin care goodies, which will leave your skin soft and supple, and your immune system strong:
This natural clay can be taken internally as a detoxing treatment; but it’s also great for mixing up a facial pack, a foot soak or a mud bath. When bentonite clay is mixed with water, it swells up like a sponge and becomes ultra-absorbent, soaking up all sorts of toxins, including bacteria and heavy metals.
Used topically, bentonite clay softens, heals and beautifies the skin while drawing disease-causing toxins out via your pores.
Mustard Seed Bath
Mustard seed has warming and diaphoretic (sweat-inducing) properties; it stimulates the sweat glands and opens the pores, letting you sweat out toxins and germs. It also boosts the circulation, stimulates white cell production and helps to ease congestion.
A therapeutic mustard seed bath is a great way to treat the symptoms of a winter cold; but it’s also great for preventing it by keeping your system toxin-free.
French Green Clay
Used internally or topically, French Green Clay makes a fabulous healing and detoxing treatment. It has a strong negative ionic charge, and works to gently but effectively pull out toxins.
Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt
These beautiful pink salt crystals are rich in trace minerals, and make a wonderful skin-soothing addition to your bath. In addition, they’re also a potent detoxing remedy. When dissolved in water, Himalayan Crystal Salt turns into an ionic solution that draws toxins out of body’s adipose tissues and skin. A soak with Himalayan salt will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed, while giving your immunity a lift too.
Enjoy a little pampering with your favourite detoxifying skin care goodies, and keep your whole system fighting-fit at the same time – what a great way to fend off ‘flu this winter!