Feeling good on the inside can only help us look good on the outside. Our skin looks better when we’re taking care of our insides. Eating the right foods, drinking lots of water, and sweating out anything that might be lurking around even after all the healthy changes being made, are all important for sticking with our resolutions. How can we take care of our skin? Detox it, and make it glow! After it’s detoxed, it needs to be treated well with great skin care, and if you’re into it, make-up.
New Year, New You: Weekend Skin Detox
So, what can you do to purge the skin of toxins in just one weekend? Oh, you’re going to love this!!!!
- Sweat – YES, my friends. You’ve got to sweat. It’s a very effective way to eliminate toxins and poisons through the skin. You don’t have to hit the gym, or do a crazy Bootcamp. Just head outside, or to a treadmill and walk, or run. If you want to push yourself a bit, do Pilates or hot yoga – work up a sweat on both Saturday and Sunday to purge those toxins.
- Exfoliation and Dry Skin Brushing – Almost everyone knows about exfoliating. However, not many know what Dry Skin Brushing is. It’s not as weird as you’re thinking it is. Both activities remove the dead skin cells, allowing the pores to breathe, and detoxify more effectively. Do your exfoliating and dry skin brushing on Saturday. It will help stimulate the lymph system to clean itself, and purge the toxins, along with poisons. This Loofah Package is a great way to help get the process going.
- Detox Bath – Detoxing through bathing is considered an ancient remedy. Personally, I like to shower first, then take a bath. I hate sitting in my own “dirt.” It can be done in the comfort of your home on Sunday. A detox bath helps the body eliminate toxins, as well as absorbing the minerals and nutrients in the water. Common ingredients used in a detox bath are Epsom salt, baking soda, and essential oils.
- Organic Skin Care and Organic Cosmetics – You’ve done all this great skin detoxing, now it’s time to re-think what kinds of skin care you’re using on your skin. Oh, but wait, what about the make-up you use? It’s important to decrease the number of synthetic substances entering the body! It’s also another way to help detoxify the skin. Let’s face it, our skin is constantly exposed to environmental pollutants and toxins. Why add more with the use of cosmetics containing harmful ingredients such as parabens, petrochemicals, and synthetic fragrances? Instead, use certified organic skin care and cosmetics as an ongoing detoxifying treatment for your skin.
It’s a new year, you want a new you to glow from the inside out. However, we also want to look good, right? Take care of your body on the outside, too. Enjoy your weekend skin detox!