Over the years, I’ve discovered that if I take special efforts to rid my body of toxins, that it seems to help my lichen sclerosus symptoms stay under control. There are a variety of ways to detox, some are probably gimmicks, but I’ve found a few that I think really help me feel better and keep my LS from flaring up.
My absolute favorite way to rid my body of toxins is to do dry skin brushing. When I first read about it online, I thought it sounded like the silliest thing. Then I got to thinking about how our skin is the largest organ. Our skin works hard to protect us, shield us, and allow toxins to flow out of our body (think sweat). The way you do a good dry skin brushing, you start with a good quality, natural bristle brush that’s meant for skin brushing. I really like this video tutorial on how to dry skin brush correctly. The biggest benefit to dry skin brushing is it helps your lymphatic system to drain. I have noticed a lot of health benefits since I’ve starting doing this most mornings. It helps me feel more energized, boosts my immune system, helps me sleep better at night, and all of this has lead to my LS calming down quite a bit.
My next favorite way to detoxify my body, in addition to eating a diet of whole foods, is to drink a good detox tea. My favorite one is this 14 day detox system that I like to do every three months along with taking a good probiotic. Keeping your digestive system running smoothly is very important to your over all health and well being.
Finally, I absolutely love taking detox baths. I tried a variety of different ones, including homemade recipes and expensive spa quality salts. Hands down my favorite one is this seaweed mineral bath. It is so soothing and the natural sea salts and sea weed seem to help heal my skin, even the part affected by lichen sclerosus.
I hope those of you that are suffering with aggressive lichen sclerosus symptoms find relief like I have with these easy, yet effective ways of detoxing.