The health of your skin is predominantly an internal issue, not an external one. A healthy body inside means healthy skin on the outside. However, it is essential to look after your skin on the outside as well if you want the healthiest skin possible.
The Role of Your Skin in Maintaining Optimal Health
Your skin is your body’s largest vital organ and it’s also the largest eliminatory organ. Its functions range from temperature control and protection to elimination. In fact, the skin is sometimes referred to as your “third kidney.”
Your skin should eliminate as much toxic waste per day as your lungs, kidneys, and bowels do. When working with optimum efficiency the skin can eliminate up to 2kgs of material per day, with most of this elimination being in the form of mucus, toxins (acids) and gases.
Many of the foods you consume have by-products that will congest and inflame your system. Yeast, parasites, bacteria, fungi and petrochemicals get clogged up in our skin. The skin is a naturally acidic environment which can be a conduit to creating breeding grounds for things that if you could see, would absolutely scare and shock you.
Why is Proper Skin-Care so Important?
Skin conditions like Psoriasis are only symptoms of this process. As the body attempts to eliminate these by-products, you can experience anything from dandruff, pimples, and rashes, to dermatitis, Psoriasis and skin cancer. Psoriasis and skin cancer being the most toxic of all the skin conditions.
A majority of people believe that putting some soap on our bodies and washing ourselves with it is actually cleaning us. This is true to some degree, however, most soaps have chemicals for smell and other qualities that are actually carcinogenic.
Many people with dry skin, especially women, use moisturizers to make the skin soft and oily again. The same mistake is usually made by people suffering from Psoriasis. They see the dry skin and start applying chemically based moisturizers, steroid creams and/or ointments, hoping to relieve the symptoms. This approach exacerbates the problem, as the lotions applied only add to the body’s acidity and toxicity and cause congestion in the subcutaneous layers of the skin. Congestion and toxicity block the skin’s oil ducts and exit pores, making the skin dry and scaly.
Your skin is comprised of up to 7 layers of dermis and epidermis. For the skin to function with optimum efficiency and keep us free of toxins, we need to ensure we are giving it the attention it deserves.
The Ancient Egyptians were known for their cleanliness and personal hygiene above all cultures. Even the Greeks and their progressive society with public bathing were astounded at how clean and tidy the Egyptians were.
So what did the Ancient Egyptians do? Originally alcohol was made using distilled grains for cleaning the skin and wounds. They would mix this alcohol “vodka” with what we today call “bicarb soda” into a putty consistency. Then they would use this mixture to scrub the skin all over their bodies to kill all the acidic bacteria, yeast, fungi, parasites etc. and to unclog the skin to allow for optimal elimination and skin function.
After doing Guasha a few times, you will be totally amazed at how smooth your skin feels and how radiant your skin looks. It also improves the bodies ability to make more vitamin D when you go into the sun, tans easier and protects against sunburn. Coconut oil has natural sun protective benefits and when applied after Guasha assists in protecting the skin from sunburn.
This is important to know because petrochemicals in sunscreen have been linked to causing skin cancer. The problem then is that the more people that use sunscreen get skin cancer and the more people that get skin cancer the more people that use sunscreen. Its a vicious cycle.
Your liver, kidneys and other organs will love you if your skin is functioning efficiently and eliminating the majority of the toxicity (acids) and you will be maximising your bodies potential of being in optimum health and well-being.
How to Make Guasha
What you will need:
- VODKA – cheapest bottle of triple distilled
- BI-CARB SODA – aluminium free
- Glass jar or container with a lid
Mix the VODKA and BI-CARB SODA in your glass Jar or Container until it’s a putty consistency. Put the lid on and leave it in the shower or close by where you can easily access it. Wet yourself all over, then turn off the shower and scrub your entire body with this putty (use a scrub brush or a loofah). Scrub everywhere, including your scalp but being gentle on your face.
You will get an itch and burning sensation in the areas you have psoriasis. I recommend focusing more on these areas and when your done scrubbing, turn the shower back on and rinse off.
That’s the Guasha done!
Some Extra Powerful Skin-Care Remedies
When finished rinsing yourself off, remove most of the water off your body with your hands and then apply a light film of organic cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil over your whole body including your face. Stand in front of a fan to allow the oil to dry on your skin before lightly patting your skin dry with a towel.
After this, I recommend Sunbaking for a minimum of 10 minutes each side (front and back) about 2 hours before lunch or 2 hours after lunch, being careful to not burn your skin OR use a solarium. You can increase how long you sunbake for over time.
If possible I also then recommend going for a swim in the ocean or having a salt water bath with Sea Salt, Himalayan Pink Rock Salt, or Epsom Salt (dissolve 2 heaped tablespoons of either one of these salts in a cool bath)
This Guasha Skin-Care routine will help decrease the workload on other eliminatory organs and assist you in achieving your goals of achieving full skin rejuvenation and being free of psoriasis.
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