They say when you look good, you feel good - but that old adage works the other way around too. You’ll find that when you clear out your mind and body, you’re usually glowing on the outside as well. Here are 4 ways that you can detox your body this spring and look divine doing it:
Drink your goodness
Ditch the alcohol and processed sugar, and pump your body full of fruit, veggies and fibre instead. Here’s our favorite recipe for a detox smoothie that will jumpstart a pure life:
½ cup frozen berries
2T hemp protein powder
1 handful of spinach
1 peeled kiwi
2 cups almond milk
1 T flax seed oil
Choose all organic ingredients if available. Combine in the blender using both blend and liquefy functions. Enjoy!
If you liked this berry smoothie, you'll also love our smoothie recipe packed with beets, ginger and spinach.
Detox your brain
Getting forty winks isn’t just essential as beauty sleep, research shows that sleep actually removes waste products from the brain. A recent study in 2012 discovered a previously unrecognized system, now called the “glymphatic system”, which actually drains toxins from the brain while you snooze. Make sure you hit the pillow for your full eight hours and wake up to a refreshed brain which has been literally detoxified (Medical News Today).
Purify your skin
Pollution, dirt and oil clog our pores daily so it’s essential to remove these layers of impurities from our complexion. Detoxification ingredients, like charcoal and thermal mud, pull oil and dirt out of the skin and leave a pure look to the skin’s surface. Here are two treatments that we recommend for purification:
Balancing Masque Duo: The key ingredient in the Charcoal T-Zone Purifier draws out dirt, oil and sebum in this revitalizing masque. Need a truly deep clean? This is the treatment that absorbs impurities and lifts them straight out of your skin.
Hungarian Herbal Mud Treatment: Enriched with thermal mud, this treatment opens pores, extracts grime and increases circulation. Toxin elimination leaves the skin looking healthier and smoother.
Sweat it out
Although modern science is still undecided about the benefits of detoxification through sweating, the process has been used throughout history and around the world in Scandinavian saunas, Turkish baths and Aboriginal sweat lodges as well as other cultures. In addition, the Journal of Environmental and Public Health noted: “Sweat-inducing sauna use might provide a therapeutic method to increase elimination of toxic trace metals.” That’s enough encouragement for us to experiment in detoxing via sweat - especially if said experiment involves relaxing in a steam bath (Mercola.com).
Need additional detox tips? Read here for more cleansing advice.