New Year Beauty Detox
Posted on August 19 2017
Christmas and New Year may have come and gone and for most of us our New Year’s resolution is probably in tatters!
If your resolution was to become healthier this year after all the over-indulging throughout the festive season, you’re probably feeling a little worse for wear. The aim now is to detox and follow a healthy diet so that your skin radiates health, your hair shines and your body is in better shape.
Detoxing is about giving your body a rest from the toxins you get from eating the wrong types of foods, namely processed foods, sugar, alcohol and empty carbohydrates. These foods place stress on the body which often results in excess fat and dry splotchy looking wrinkled skin. You may not be aware that some of the wrinkles on your face are not old age – but, in fact, dehydration.
Our skin ages from what we eat and drink: the sun and pollutants. We radiate from within and the face directly reflects our health.
If you try a detox program you may not want to go cold turkey but make the changes slowly so that you don’t experience headaches, lethargy etc
And by following a few simple rules for a few days you will see an improvement in your skin and body. Not to mention more energy!
TIPS ON HOW TO DETOX
WATER! We often forget the powerful role water plays in keeping us looking good. It revs up the metabolism and hydrates the cells so the body can process carbohydrates and fats more efficiently. This in turn helps the liver’s ability to convert stored fat into usable energy and helps the kidneys flush out toxins.
Most nutritionists recommend eight glasses of water a day, but in a detox program you should drink two to three litres a day to flush the toxins out of the body.
Remove the following foods from your diet while detoxing and then limit them in your daily diet: fried foods, sugar, alcohol, processed meats, smoked goods, dairy products, saturated fats, coffee, refined carbohydrates such as white bread, pastries, biscuits and cakes.
And, when you are detoxing, remember to pay attention to your physical well being!