bookmark_borderHow to Improve Circulation for Your Skin and Body

Proper circulation does wonders for both your skin and body, which is why it’s important to try a variety of tactics to achieve this. Your blood carries toxins, chemicals and pollutants throughout your body. When you don’t have proper circulation, these toxins aren’t removed properly and can cause illnesses that are reflected throughout your body and on your skin. It’s important to keep your circulation pumping at optimal levels to stay healthy and have great skin. Here are a few tips to improve your circulation for your skin and body.

  • Dry brush your skin. It may sound crazy, but dry brushing works. Dry brushing is the practice of scrubbing down your dry skin with a scratchy brush. Dry brushing works to brush off dead skin cells and activate waste removal via your lymph nodes at the same time. It can also work to reduce cellulite!
  • Snack on a little dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is rich in cocoa flavanols, plant compounds with antioxidant properties, which help hydrate skin and improve circulation.
  • Exercise. Exercise elevates the heart rate and pumps the blood faster throughout your body. As blood becomes oxygenated, it increases the circulation throughout your body, including to the skin. The increased blood supply helps bring toxins to the surface, where they can be cleared and cleansed, leaving skin glowing.
  • Drink enough water. Keep your body hydrated by getting 8 glasses per day. As you drink water, it flushes toxins from your body each time you urinate or sweat.