2. Drink plenty of filtered water.
Keep a bottle in your car, on your desk and in your bag, and regularly sip it throughout the day. Aim to drink at least eight glasses every day (approximately two liters), more if you’re active and sweating.
3. Grab yourself a dry body brush.
This practice is great for stimulating the lymph nodes and circulation, and for supporting the elimination of toxins. Use it morning or night before you shower. You can brush anywhere from 2-10, minutes depending how much time you have.
Begin at the ankles and work upwards towards the major lymph nodes, such as the groin, armpits and base of neck. Avoid using on breasts, genitalia area, sensitive skin, varicose veins, open wounds or inflamed skin. After you’ve finished brushing, jump in the shower to wash away the dead skin cells and impurities.
4. Hot and cold showers invigorate the skin and stimulate circulation.
When the body is subjected to cold external temperatures, the flow of circulation is directed inward toward the internal organs. As the outside temperature gets hot, the flow of circulation draws the blood outwards towards the surface This has the effect of unblocking stuck flows, increasing the rate of detoxification. Start with the shower comfortably hot for about 10 seconds, then turn to cold, and back to hot again. Repeat as many times as you wish.
Additional Benefits of Water: The winter is very drying on the skin, which is our biggest organ. To protect your skin and to wash out all of the releasing toxins, it is vital to drink two to three liters of water a day. This includes decaffeinated, unsweetened teas or flavored water without sugar.