I don’t believe in extreme things like fasting and cleanses, where you drink juice, or (only) lemon water for a week. Instead I believe a healthy lifestyle – eating healthy, drinking plenty of water and exercising – is important to detoxifying because it enables our body to do what is intended to do.
Small shifts in your diet, skin care regimen, and attitude can make you feel and look amazing.
Let me show you how I like to detox my body, skin, and mind the simple and inexpensive way. No doubt, detoxing helps me feel healthy, strong, energetic… and young.
Bentonite Clay is a common ingredient in detox and cleansing products. It has the ability to absorb toxins. I like to use it as a facial mask or detox bath. Some people also use it internally, but I haven’t tried it yet.
I’m such a fan of herbal teas. Nature is my pharmacy… it has so much to offer. Nature is more gentle and supporting and treats the core rather than the symptom, which is what you would use a synthetic drug for. The main herb in this Yogi DeTox tea is dandelion, which is very detoxifying for your liver, which happens to be your main organ of detoxification. It’s truly a delicious blend of herbs with cinnamon bark, ginger root, burdock root and much more.
Dry skin brushing is something I learned from my mom. In Europe, dry brushing is very popular and not just for beauty but for the health as well. We have a lymphatic system that needs to be stimulated. Dry brushing is a great way to stimulate and eliminate toxins as well as strengthen our immune system. Dry brushing is also a great exfoliating tool for your skin – great for circulation and fighting cellulite. Remember to always brush up to your heart. I like to do it before I go in the shower.
Eat more greens! The best way to eat lots of greens each day is a smoothie. The dark leafy greens are super healthy and inexpensive. The base for my green smoothie is baby spinach or kale, banana, lemon, and flax seeds. You can add other things like almonds, chia seeds, oats, ginger, blueberries or anything else you like. These detox smoothies are filling, delicious, nutrient dense and also amazing for your skin. With the right blender, smoothies are quick and easy to make. Throw away the soda and hop on the smoothie bandwagon!
Exercise is important because it enables our body to do what it is made to do. It also helps work up a good sweat and clear the mind of destructive thoughts. In my opinion, exercise is the perfect way to detox your attitude. I’m ALWAYS in a better mood after my workout. You don’t need a fancy gym membership or expensive equipment. Go on a brisk walk and you will feel better!
How do you detoxify body, skin and mind? I’d love to hear from you.
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