images   Mother Nature shows us pretty clearly that Autumn is the best time to shed what’s dead. The climate is dry and the associated tissues are skin and hair. Just like the leaves on the trees, we have the opportunity to drop what’s no longer serving us. To best prepare for the self-reflective, water- dominate season of Winter we can begin some practices to help shed our dead skin. At the most superficial level, dry brushing is an amazing practice that will help jump-start our lymphatic systems, and improve our ability to detox. Get a DRY BRUSH  at Whole Body or on Amazon for under $20 and let the shedding begin. These guys pretty much say it all: 5 EXTRAORDINARY GARDEN HERBS FOR DIY SKIN CARE Mint – has anti-pruritic properties that soothes and calms itchy or infected skin Basil – has anti-bacterial, anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties Rosemary – has antiseptic properties and improves blood circulation in the capillaries Thyme – has a strong antibacterial properties to effectively fight against acne or infected eczema Chamomile – has antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties and soothes and cleanses the skin Infused and apply as a toner for your skin care treatment, free from preservatives, fragrances and harmful chemicals or blend them into our favorite homemade mask: Organic Oats Whole Milk Plain Yogurt Raw Honey Tumeric Blend with whatever herbs you have in your garden, add some fresh fruit for a light pectin peel and keep refrigerated. Glow on, try it!