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The Body Scrub

The most amazing remedy in the world--and you don’t have to cook a thing. If you take showers, you can do this one. This remedy activates circulation, promoting clear, soft skin, by helping the skin eliminate toxins from the body. I mean it when I say that if you take nothing else from this book--if you don’t ever cook a vegetable--scrub your body. It will change your life--and you’ll really GLOW.

Quarter fold a cotton washcloth (or use a cloth spa glove from the pharmacy). Using hot water, wet the cloth and begin to scrub your body (without soap), rubbing gently with just the weight of your hand, until your skin turns pink all over. Start with your hands, rubbing palm and back side, between your fingers and work your way up your arms toward your chest. Next, rub your chest and back, but for women, avoid the breasts and for men and women, the genitals, but scrub your groin area. Work your way down your belly, scrub your buttocks and then work your way down your legs, front and back to your feet, scrubbing the tops of your feet, between your toes and even the soles of your feet.

At first, you’ll notice that your skin turns a mottled pink. As the body breaks down accumulated, hardened fats, your skin will turn a uniform, rosy pink in minutes.

One month of faithful scrubbing and you’ll notice a new softness to your skin--and you’ll be addicted. In about two months, you’ll find that you no longer need moisturizer, that you don’t have flaky shins or crusty heels. For the best results, scrub every day.