10 Simple Ways to Detox Your Body & Mind this Spring
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With spring hitting every corner of the Northern Hemisphere, there is no better time to give your skin a detox. There are numerous natural products available that offer deep skin cleansing and will have you looking refreshed for summer.
Check out these quick and easy ways that are designed to offer deep detoxification to your skin. Doing these practices will help you shed those old skin cells, add moisture, and calm irritations. So, let’s get started and let the spring detox begin!
1. Steam and Sauna
This is the easiest and most refreshing way to give your skin a deep detoxification. The hot steam of a sauna stimulates the nervous, circulatory, and immune systems while eliminating toxins through sweat. For an added boost, you can use specific essential oils and hydrosols that enhance the benefits.
And if it was not enough, a sauna session is really good for relaxing and could even help you do some meditation.
Get an oil-rich steam and sauna bath to give your skin an instant detoxification and your mind a break!
Another natural and simple way to cleanse and nourish your skin is using a combination of essential oils and exfoliating powders. Such treatments gently remove impurities and dead skin cells that clog pores.
It is a natural healing and balancing treatment, which combined with natural products, nurtures your skin too. Give a try to a Dead Sea mud mask, it’s an all-natural exfoliator that will leave your skin shining and fresh that you can easily make at home.
3. A Relaxing Bath
If you can’t leave your house to go to a spa, you can also prepare a relaxing bath at home. This is a great way to detoxify your skin and relax your body and mind. Use essential oils, aromas, and sea salt to enhance the experience. If you mix them all, you can boost your immunity, soothe sore muscles, and enhance your blood circulation.
Don’t think of detoxification as a need just for your skin. Your mind and body need detoxification and relaxation from everyday stress and anxieties, too.
4. Switch to an Alkaline Diet
Our body loves the alkaline stuff. It functions at its best when there is abundant alkaline pH level. To get an alkaline diet detox, increase your consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. This is wonderful for your skin as well as your overall health.
An easy way to do so is to fill at least 70% of your plate with alkaline foods like fruits, nuts, legumes, and vegetables.
5. Buff Your Skin
No, you don’t have to hit endless sessions at the gym. I am talking about buffing your skin up! Besides exfoliation, you can also do some dry brushing, which is great to remove dull winter skin and dead skin cells.
Don’t pick nasty ingredients and opt for natural, gentle things like micro-beads of rice. They’ll gently remove dead skin cells and enhance the overall texture of your skin. It is a great way to boost your vitality and radiance.
6. Treat Your Liver Well
Liver detoxification is ideal not only for a healthy body but for a glowing, flawless skin, too. Clearing out all bad stuff can improve your energy levels, boost the immune system, improve your metabolism, and maintain your skin’s vitality.
All toxins in the body are processed via the liver. Hence, it is important to treat your liver well and detoxify it once a month. A simple way to do so is to consume as many green herbs as possible. With rich botanical ingredients, you can give your skin the best gift for spring.
7. Use the Benefits of Vitamin C
One miracle nutrient easily available is Vitamin C. It is an excellent source for skin lightening, fighting free radicals and repairing the damaged collagen system. Consuming products rich in Vitamin C are great to get a youthful and fresh look.
The best way to reap all the benefits of this vitamin is to embrace the outside and inside use of it. Load your diet with foods containing vitamin C, such as berries, citrus fruits, broccoli, kiwi, and leafy greens. Additionally, you can apply a vitamin C rich skincare product topically.
8. Connect to Nature
Something as simple as spending time in nature is a good way to stay relaxed and detoxify your skin. As per a study published in the journal of Psychological Science, people who are exposed to natural environments for as little as 50 minutes, are more focused and attentive afterward.
Want to get directly in touch with nature? Go barefoot! Do some yoga in nature, go camping or take a short walk in the park.
9. Listen to Your Body’s Needs
Are there any foods that make you feel bloated and tired? Do some foods cause your skin to break out? Remove them from your diet and give your digestive system a much-needed break!
In addition, always track your sleep. While some people may stay fresh and active with a 6-hours’ sleep, others might need a 9 hours’ sleep to stay healthy and fit. Tracking your sleep will help you know how much sleep you need. Going to bed on time will create a relaxing ritual and help you keep your skin looking youthful and radiant.
When you’re sleep-deprived, your body generates more of the stress hormone – cortisol – which can lead to increased inflammation in your body.
10. Sweat Out the Toxins
Sweating is an effective and convenient way to reduce the burden on your kidneys. In fact, a study published in 2011 in Archives of Environmental and Contamination Toxicology, disclosed that sweating can reduce toxins and heavy metals from the body, such as mercury, lead, arsenic, BPA, and cadmium.
How to sweat? Super simple: exercise! Alternatively, you can take a sauna bath or go dancing. Allow yourself to be creative and sweat out all toxins having fun.
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