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4 Organic Lifestyle Changes To Increase The Flow Of Lymph Fluid and Hydrate, Nourish and Detoxify Your Skin

Regularly cleansing the lymphatic system is much easier than you think. Below is a list of cleansing options for you to implement into your skin care regime.

Exercise and movement

Vigorous walking is the best form of exercise for stimulating the lymphatic system. Walking a steady and brisk pace for at least 30 minutes a day will show you amazing results. *And don’t forget to swing your arms while walking*

Alternating between hot and cold temperatures in a shower

Alternating between hot and cold temperatures in the shower allows the lymphatic vessels to contract and relax.   This  contracting and relaxing  acts as a pump and gets the the lymph fluid moving. Try doing at least seven rounds of alternating between temperatures. Studies show that alternating temperatures supports your immune system as well.

Dry Body Brushing

Ohhhhh, this is my favorite thing to do (-: ! Dry brushing is a manual way to push lymph fluid throughout the body. You can purchase a dry brush from your local drug store.  Start from your toes and gently brush in a circular motion towards your heart. Brush your entire body then take a shower or a vitamin c detox bath. Not only are you pushing the lymph fluid through the body, you are getting the additional benefits of diminishing the look of cellulite and exfoliating the older skin cells from your body.

Infrared Sauna

Going into the sauna and sweating is a form of detoxification as well. Your skin is the largest elimination organ.  Sweating and perspiring is a necessary bodily function. Using the infrared to increase sweat production helps eliminate toxins from the tissue.

 

I hope I gave you a few useful ideas.

The most important thing to remember is that the lymphatic fluid is the skin cleanser from within. In order for it to be beneficial, you have to fill it with nutrients and support its flow throughout the body.

 Vocabulary

Lymphatic Vessels: thin walled valves structures, like capillaries, that carry lymph fluid.

Lymph Fluid: a fluid containing infection- fighting white blood cells, proteins, fats and red blood cells.

Dry Brush: a natural bristle brush used to push lymphatic fluid throughout the body by brushing the top layer of the skin.

Cellulite:  lumpy, dimpled fat pockets on thighs,  hips, buttocks and belly.

Detoxification: the removal of toxic substances from body’s tissue.

Infrared Light: an invisible red light  that the body senses as heat.

Toxins: a substance capable of causing diseases

 

 

 

 

 

 

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