You may have started to hear the term “earthing” more and more these days. That’s because the research surrounding earthing has been showing that it has some amazing effects. Earthing shows promise from reducing inflammation to wound healing, to improved sleep, to overall wellness, and improved skin health. So what is earthing, how can you do it, and what can it do for you?
What Is Earthing?
Earthing, also known as “grounding,” is simply connecting your skin to the earth. This connection to the earth is thought by some researchers to grant the body access to “free electrons” on the earth. These electrons travel over and through the body, essentially recharging the body, and creating an antioxidant effect. However, research is still being conducted to understand exactly what earthing, or grounding, does which leads to such promise for wellness.
What we do know is that earthing is calming, and therefore reduces cortisol levels. It also reduces inflammation (which is huge, because inflammation is the leading cause of disease), and it actually affects the electric charge on the surface of red blood cells, which improves circulation and helps oxygen and nutrients reach your organs.
Earthing & Your Skin
By now you can probably see that earthing is good for your body, which obviously includes your skin. But the news gets even better for those of you looking to rejuvenate the skin on your face. Research has shown that earthing can specifically help your blood circulate to your facial skin, which aids in tissue repair and contributes to reducing the effects of aging.
For a variety of reasons, from its anti-inflammatory effects, cortisol reduction, sleep improvements, and improved circulation, earthing is a safe, easy, and effective enhancement to your skin care routine. All that’s left to do now is to start earthing.
How To Ground Yourself
The easiest way to ground yourself is to connect to the earth through your bare feet. So standing, walking, or sitting on the bare earth for at least 30 minutes will start to do the trick. Of course, you can always go longer. It’s important to know that you should stick to bare earth, which means you can walk on the grass, through the dirt, or go for a walk on the beach. You can also use your bare hands to work the earth, as you would during gardening. Or, you can use plain, unpainted, or unsealed concrete. Wood, vinyl, and carpet should be avoided.
You can also use an earthing mat. These mats are designed to connect to the “ground” wire of your house. Note that this is not the same as “plugging in.” Earthing mats may be a great tool for those who do not have access to the ground, or cannot get outside as much as they would like. In addition to earthing mats, there are earthing pads for your beds, and so much more.
Word To The Wise
While the research surrounding earthing is promising, it is still preliminary. So you will want to see how it works for you. You can keep a journal to track how you feel, and how your skin looks, too. But it’s always important to note that you should not use earthing as a replacement for your current treatment plans. Earthing is safe, and may complement your life. If you don’t purchase an earthing mat, the practice of earthing is completely free. So see how it works for you. After all, a little time in nature is good for the soul.
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