So it's the New Year and just about everyone is thinking of making changes, starting afresh or making resolutions - sounds familiar? We all know how hard it is to keep those resolutions so why not resolve to make a few simple changes to your daily commitments to detox your body, skin and life?
Wellbeing is more than just a fad diet or the latest exercise craze, it's about loving yourself and giving yourself the time out you deserve. So to help you on your path We've put together 6 simple lifestyle tips tips to help you detox your body skin and life in 2019...
#1 Dry skin brushing
One of the best way to detox your skin is by using a natural-bristle brush to brush your dry skin every day. Dry brushing has incredible health benefits and is widely recommended by health professionals. Dry brushing detoxifies the body, improves circulation, exfoliates the skin, improves skin tone, aids digestion, reduces and prevents cellulite, and increases energy and well-being. It’ also fantastic at exfoliating dead skin cells and toxins away.
After brushing jump in the shower with a natural, pH balanced, chemical-free detoxifying cleanser. We recommend our best selling Liquid black soap. If you’re not a shower person what could be more relaxing than soaking in a detoxifying bath of epsom salts once a week for 20-30 minutes?
There are many dry skin brushes on the market. We love the Prana Brush (£35) an ionic body brush, which has its origin in ancient Ayurvedic practices.
If that's beyond your price range try this best selling H&S Body Brush Back Scrubber Long Handle Bath Shower Brush Natural Bristles Dry Skin Bamboo Wood dry skin body brush from on Amazon at £7.99.
#2 Lemon Water & Vitamin C
This is the one antioxidant your skin can’t do without! One of the best ways to detox your body is by drinking a glass of lemon water first thing in the morning. The antioxidants found in vitamin C in lemon water provide a whole host of benefits for skin. They fight free radical damage, keeping your skin looking fresh and helping slow down the aging process. Getting enough vitamin C from lemon water also keeps the body producing collagen, which is essential in smoothing out fine lines in the face. In one recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, regularly consuming vitamin C led to younger-looking skin and less wrinkles.
Simply put, lemon water is made by combining water with lemon juice. In recent years, lemon water has gained widespread popularity among health-conscious people and a popular choice among dieters, as it can bump up the flavor of regular water while providing less calories than sugar-sweetened beverages like soda or sugar heavy fruit juice.
#3 Detox your cosmetics and personal care products
Think Dirty is the easiest way to learn about the potentially toxic ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products. Just scan the product barcode and Think Dirty will give you easy-to-understand info on the product, its ingredients, and shop cleaner options! You can download it on the App Store or Google Play.
Sticking to natural, simple ingredients that you can pronounce is probably one of the best things you can do for your skin and your general health!. Make sure what you put on your body contains only ingredients found in nature. Common ingredients include coconut oil, shea butter, essential oils, herbs, and a variety of butters and oils from plant based sources. If you’re buying skincare research who is making the product and the source of the ingredients.
People often think that natural means simple or untested, but natural ingredients are actually [some of] the most powerful ingredients in the world. Our clean beauty products are entirely free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and petrochemicals.you can view a list of all our ingredients on our website.
#4 Eat Probiotics
It’s very evident that healthy digestion is a critical factor in skin health. Probiotics are “often referred to as ‘good’ or ‘helpful’ bacteria, because they help keep the gut healthy,” according to worldhealth.net. They also contribute to total wellness, including skin health.
About 60 to 80 percent of our immune system lives in our gut. Imbalances in the gut’s microbiome can lead to digestive issues, while many many other potential effects can be felt throughout the body—from feelings of fatigue to depression and a host of skin issues. Conditions like rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, and acne are really inflammatory conditions, and often a manifestation of something that is happening deeper within the body. When you fix the gut, skin issues often resolve as well.
Yogurt, kefir, dark chocolate (hurrah!), sauerkraut, miso soup, tempeh, and kimchi are all rich sources of probiotics.
#5 Take up Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that involves focusing your mind on your experiences (like your own emotions, thoughts, and sensations) in the present moment. It can involve breathing practice, mental imagery, awareness of body and mind, and muscle and body relaxation.
Want to try mindfulness meditation but not sure where to begin? There are many apps available to guide you into a daily practice. If you’d like to learn to meditate, or keep up with a practice, a meditation app on your phone can help. Meditation experts from the UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center and the UMass Center suggest that Headspace offers the best experience, with excellent guided courses and great short meditations for people on the go. Check out other popular mindfulness apps recommended by the Independent.
#6 Wake up earlier!
Yes we know you may have a whole library of ‘self help’ books on your bookshelf but there’s always room for just one more. Widely regarded as "one of the most life changing books ever written" this may be the simplest approach to achieving everything you've ever wanted all before 8am in the morning.
The Miracle Morning: The 6 Habits That Will Transform Your Life Before 8AM shows how a morning routine built around 6 key practices known as "Life S.A.V.E.R.S" - silence, affirmations, visualisation, exercise, reading and scribing - can help you get more done and live your best life. The Miracle Morning system has thousands of fans who have transformed their lives by spending just one minute on each of these activities every morning.
So there you have it. By making these six simple changes to your daily routine may help you detox your body, skin and life. Here’s to 2019 being the best year yet!