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Organic Skin Care and Body Detox Stands up to the Test of Time

September 5th, 2013

By Elizabeth Fessler

For centuries humans have interacted with their physical world and their own bodies. Skin care methods and body detox methods have stood the test of time for a good reason. There were many early methods for detoxification, among multi cultures – from India and Asia to the United States – including everything from dry brush massage, to cupping, to counter-irritation. What’s more, an internal detox, or colonic irrigation is actually mentioned in the bible.

Cleopatra Organic Skin Care and Body Detox Stands up to the Test of Time

Dating back to ancient Egyptian times, skin detoxification and beauty rituals included a number of primitive methods. One popular ancient organic skin care detox method was the use of sea salt from The Dead Sea.

Our Egyptian ancestors believed that toxins formed in the body because of decomposition within the intestines, which ultimately resulted in a fever. One ancient method was known as “counter-irritation” which was produced by the direct application of a hot instrument or a cautery that was manufactured in a variety of shapes. Basically, drainage was implemented to cause a chronic inflammatory reaction which resulted in the form of a bister or running sore which could be maintained for a long period of time. This way, the humors (poisons) could be continuously released from the body. Counter-irritation was often used in the treatment of paralysis and asthma. The blister was commonly produced by applying a blistering agent such as a poultice of cantharides, and it was then left in place until a blister formed. Boiling liquids — oil, honey, wax and syrup were often used for cauterization. The doctors would often apply the cautery until they heard sizzling along with a noxious smell and shrived skin.

Dating back to ancient Egyptian times, skin detoxification and beauty rituals included a number of primitive methods. One popular ancient organic skin care detox method was the use of sea salt from The Dead Sea, which was often used by Cleopatra in her bath to combat skin problems including psoriasis or eczema.

Cupping is another body detox technique that has been practiced in China for many thousands of years. Believed to help free up blockages of energy pathways in the body, cupping involves placing heated glass cups onto the skin at key pressure points, causing suction which stimulates blood circulation.

Dry skin brushing – brushing the skin with a dry brush – has been used for many centuries in Europe for. internal and external toxin elimination. It aids in unclogging pores that have become clogged from makeup, toxins in the air or from food. Dry brushing helps get rid of the dead skin cells with toxins, and it also helps increase circulation.
Throughout history in most societies humans have practiced massage to relieve muscle tension and help eliminate waste matter from the muscles, as well as to assist in keeping the system regular. Recently – during the last century – massage has brought forth many new techniques to help cleanse the human body.

Today skin detox methods are much more sophisticated including products that have been formulated especially for the purpose of detoxing the body. Herbalix Restoratives (http://www.herbalix.com) has been successfully marketing its Cleansing Detox Deodorant – a pure and organic Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant is designed to cleanse aluminum, unwanted debris and impurities from the body.