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4 Ways the Skin Detoxifies Itself

Without consistent, proper care, poor skin function leads to advanced toxicity which can show up as breakouts, rashes, irritation, flaky skin, and rough texture. The “dirty” world around us is full of toxicity from pollution that causes skin to look prematurely aged, dull, dehydrated, pigmented, weakened, and overly sensitized. Although the body works hard to eliminate toxins, often our clients have so much built-up toxicity in the body and skin, they need help removing it.

So how does the skin rid itself of toxins?

1. Perspiration via sweat glands. Eccrine and apocrine glands separate waste from the blood and excrete it as sweat. They also help cool the body and maintain a stable body temperature. (The average person has approximately 2 million sweat glands.)

2. The circulatory system: Moves blood throughout the body via the heart, arteries, capillaries, and veins. The heart drives blood flow at a steady pace (increasing or decreasing). Our blood consists of essential amino acids, glucose and white blood cells with antibodies that protect and defend against infection. The capillary function is a process whereby essential nutrients are transferred to the blood cells and waste is released from the cells. The capillaries dilate which allows more blood flow, increasing capillary diffusion (the process of transferring nutrients and removing waste).

3. The lymphatic system: A network of organs, lymph nodes, ducts, and vessels that make and move lymph (a clear, white fluid that contains bacteria-fighting lymphocytes, proteins and fats that are transferred throughout the body system) from the tissues to the bloodstream, removing an overflow of toxins. Lymphatic diffusion is the process of semi-permeable vessels allowing waste to pass in through the vessel wall but not able to pass back out. Lymph fluid is driven by breathing and movement. (Manual lymphatic drainage techniques are part of the Euro curriculum.)

4. Skin eruptions (breakouts): Papules, pustules, cysts, and nodules that form on the skin surface and occur because of buildup of toxins in the body (as opposed to acne vulgaris – follicular clogging from sebum, cell debris and bacteria). They can be caused by medications, constipation, sluggish metabolism, poor organ function or disease.

A detox facial is an excellent treatment to have in your skincare arsenal!

· It consists of specialized professional techniques and products designed to target the client’s individual concerns and to help the skin repair damage caused by internal and external stressors.

· It targets skin dullness, dehydration, rough skin texture, congestion, and sluggishness to help your client achieve stronger, healthier skin that glows!

· You can easily customize this facial for different skin conditions, concerns, and seasons of the year.

Who needs it? Who DOESN’T need it at one time or another?


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