Earthing: 5 reasons to go barefoot more often

Walking barefoot through the grass, over sand, feeling the earth beneath your toes; it’s freeing, invigorating, and ultimately… it’s good for your skin.

Here’s why

Earthing, also known as grounding, is the practice of connecting your body with the Earth. The most common way of doing this is walking barefoot over natural ground, such as soil, grass or sand. This is because these are naturally conductive materials that help ground the body and remove excess positive electrons.

Modern city life coupled with the vast love affair us humans have with shoes (heels, sandals, runners, you name it), means people are literally losing touch with the Earth.

To help reconnect us with nature, many earthing devices have been created – from floor mats for under your desk to mattresses – and if they work for you, great! However, the simple act of walking barefoot on the grass or along a sandy beach should not be undervalued or overlooked.

In fact, emerging research is confirming the benefits of grounding. These include:

Reduced levels of inflammation

Reduced stress and tension

Improved sleep

Lowered levels of pain

Boosted immune system

Now, this all sounds pretty great, but how exactly is this helping your skin?

We’re glad you asked!

Inflammation can lead to problems of the skin including rash, red bumps, blisters or hives.

Stress and tension can lead to fine lines, wrinkles, and creases of the skin.

Lack of sleep can create bags around the eyes, leading to tired and dull looking skin.

Getting outside and physically connecting with nature stimulates the senses while simultaneously relaxing us. There are many benefits to surrounding yourself with nature, but making that extra connection by feeling nature will give you even greater results.

So what are you waiting for? The warm, sunny days of summer are finally here making it perfectly acceptable to slip off those shoes and feel the earth under your toes. We hope you’ll give it a try.

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