Posted: Feb 29 2016
A good cleansing detox can happen anytime, not just January. The health benefits, including weight loss and improved skin, can be beneficial all year round. Getting started and keeping up the momentum is often the hardest part, but the best way to avoid giving up before you reach your goal is to be well prepared. The more prepared you are, the more likely you are to make it to the end.
We've put together a quick guide to getting through your detox, in one piece.
If you picture your detox as a miserable diet where you're deprived from all your favourite things, you're never going to make it through to the end. Instead, you need to think positively and focus on the end result. If you're juicing, don't think of it as a fast. Think of it as a FEAST. The incredible plants that you'll be consuming are packed full of such high quantities of vitamins and minerals that you might never come close to getting enough in your daily life. So enjoy the knowledge that you're feeding your body everything it needs and more to repair itself, instead of mourning all the foods you're not eating.
A lot of people shirk social responsibilities like dinners and events on a detox, fearing they'll be the odd one out, sipping detox teas and nibbling on a carrot whilst everyone enjoys a glass of wine and a bowl of pasta. Rather than thinking about what you're missing out on, think about the tranquility of taking some time out to spend with yourself. Modern life is often so busy and hectic that we forget to listen to our bodies and enjoy the natural rhythm. So cherish the time you spend detoxing, and think of it as more of a journey of self discovery than isolation.
2. Go Natural
If you're detoxing, chances are you're trying to keep the food and drink you're consuming as natural as possible. Choosing organic where you can, and trying to keep your ingredients as pure and close to the source as you can. So, with that in mind, you should be taking a look at what you're putting ON your body as well as in it. Detoxing can cause some people to break out so you're going to want to ramp up your cleansing routine to combat any blemishes, but you don't want to throw any harsh chemicals into the mix. The point is to reconnect and balance your body, not scrub it clean.
Magic Organic Apothecary create natural skin care products inspired by old herbal folklore. The products are made in England, and feature the ‘hero’ herb Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) which has long been used in herbal remedies and healing. The miraculous powers of this ancient and potent herb have been expertly combined with other green friendly active ingredients to create fantastic potions. Try using the MOA Daily Cleansing Ritual morning and night to get the soothing, healing powers, that will leave your skin glowing. For extra softness and natural healing properties, follow up with the MOA Aphrodite Facial Oil (best applied at night so it has time to work its magic) which will have you feeling like a goddess. It's enriched with precious Damask rose essential oil, especially helpful for dry, sensitive skin types prone to redness and blemishes.
3. Stay well fed
Boost your daily juices and smoothies with a few beauty supplements to really get a turbo charged detox experience. Fountain offer a full range of skin friendly accompaniments that are tailored to your every beauty need. The Super Green Molecule is designed to improve your overall health and well-being and contains alfalfa chlorophyll which delivers a continuous energy transfusion into your bloodstream to increase blood cell count and oxygen levels, it helps to aid detoxification and cellular repair, whilst strengthening the immune system, making it a wonderful detox accompaniment.
Stave of cravings by sipping on a detox tea that will give you an energy boost throughout the day. Skinny TEATOX good morning tea is packed full of delicious and nutritious ingredients that will help make your detox easier. It contains green tea which has reams of well documented health benefits with mate, a real fighter of physical and mental fatigue. Next come the nettle leaves, which contain lots of magnesium, iron, calcium and sodium. Finished with goji berries which are known as a super food berry brimming with antioxidants and therefore help strengthen the immune system.
How do you get through a detox? We want to know your tips so leave a comment below!