This month’s blog series has been dedicated to alternative ways to detox, and we have three more creative ways for you to do it! Detoxing is all well and good, but if you can’t make it through two days of a cleanse, is it really doing anything for you? We want results, and sometimes we just want to take the path of least resistance. We’ve gathered some great intel and compiled a quick-guide for the just-detoxed glow, without the agonizing work. Follow these three simple suggestions and get the best beauty results without going through the painful process.
Dry brushing plus exfoliation is a magical combination for your skin. It improves circulation, which in turn improves the tone of your skin, restoring that coveted glow. This boost helps with lymphatic drainage as well, aiding your body in its natural process of eliminating toxins. Post dry brush exfoliation will improve the texture of your skin and rid it of the dull, dead layer that’s hiding a softer, more youthful appearance underneath.
A quick steaming session opens up the pores and promotes a healthy sweat, eliminating all the built-up dirt and grime, leaving your skin clear and luminous. How to steam: Bring water to a boil, pour it into a bowl, and add fresh herbs and essential oils to customize your steam to address your skin’s needs. Lean over the water and keep your face within ten inches of the water for a five to ten minute period. Drape a towel over your head to create a tent to reap the full benefits of a thorough steam.
Hydrate inside and out. Drink water and moisturize; it all counts. Staying extra hydrated helps flush out residual toxins and can even fill in those fine lines and wrinkles that are often caused by dehydration. Give your skin the luscious hydration that it desires and add a high-quality, organic moisturizer to seal it all in. And if all else fails, a little highlighting never hurt anyone either.