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How To Be Extra Gorgeous for Spring!

Detox for Beauty

Spring Cleaning For Your Body and Beauty

I know that I mention this a lot but it’s true: beauty starts from the inside. Sure, beautiful personality counts but I’m referring to what you eat and how you treat your body.

Now that Spring is in the air, it’s time to kick the tires and see how your body made it through the winter. How’s that skin? How do you feel? The skin is the body’s largest organ so it’s important to treat it right. It’s time to focus on getting that beautiful glow without using damaging, chemical-filled products.

Start glowing from the inside out!

Detoxification
Check yourself into detox by cleaning out winter’s waste. What you’ve eaten, what you’ve slathered on your body, all of these things are reflected in your skin. The toxins on the inside have an impact on your skin. Detoxifying is rewarding, just be patient. Sometimes the things you do to help your skin can cause it to breakout or develop rashes in the short term. Bear with it and the problems will go away, leaving you glowing and healthy.

Here are a few ways to detoxify the natural way:
•    Get your fiber. Look for it in brown rice, cabbage, brussel sprouts, radishes, broccoli, dark leafy greens and peas are great places to start.
•    Make sure you’re getting your vitamin C. It helps your body create glutathione, which helps the liver flush away toxins.
•    Have an emotional detox and reduce stress by focusing on positive emotions.
•    Breath deeply. An increase in oxygen helps it circulate through your system.
•    Try waking up to a glass of hot water with lemon in it.
•    Move your body. Exercise and build up a sweat. Our bodies eliminate waste through the skin so getting a sweat going is good for your body in so many ways.
•    Consider a juice fast. For three days, just drink fruit and veggie juices so your body has time to flush out the toxins.
•    Drink lots of water and try to cut down on alcohol and caffeine. They’ll just slow you down and dull your skin.

Clean Eating
Again, I know I’ve said this before, and so has your mother, but you are what you eat. Ensure that your skin gets the nutrients it needs since every bite will show up on your face.
•    Try to buy produce directly from organic farmers. If that’s not possible, buy organic at the grocery store. The fewer toxins you put into your body, the less you’ll have to detox later.
•    Try to stick to a plant-based diet. You don’t have to go hardcore vegan, although that’s a good option, but you should try to cut down on the meat.
•    If you absolutely have to eat meat, choose antibiotic-free, free-range animals. Seeing the word “organic” isn’t enough. Be sure to read the packaging to see if the animal is humanely treated and pasture-raised.
•    Ugh, avoid fast food, people! Filling up with crap will make you feel like crap.
•    Cut down on processed foods and refined sugars. Better yet, try to eliminate them entirely. I know they’re convenient but the energy you’ll get from natural foods will make up for the convenience. Trust me.
•    Chow down on enzyme-rich foods. Also try to find those with probiotics.
•    Eat a variety of foods. Poor food choices leave you malnourished and could be the cause of dull and flaky or zitty skin. One way to ensure that you’re getting everything you need is to eat different colors from across the rainbow.
•    Most people don’t get enough omega-3 fatty acids so that could really be taking the glow out of your skin. Try to nibble on walnuts, hemps seeds, and chia seeds to get your fair share.
•    Look for wheat-, soy-, dairy-, and peanut-free products. Sometimes those common allergens are the culprits behind skin problems.

That should get you going in the right direction, stay tuned for part 2.

<3 Nicole

 

Easy 3 Day Beauty Detox

Beauty Detox Solutions

Your Solution to a 3-Day Beauty Detox

Of late the word ‘detox’ has become very popular in the beauty world. There are many detox diet plans and detox products you can find in beauty stores, in magazines or online. So, let’s take a look at what 3 day beauty detox is, how it can further your health and beauty and what you should do to detox your body.

The  Simple “What” and “Why” of Detox

First of all, beauty detox is aimed at flushing your body and removing all sorts of wastes and toxic substances accumulated in it. These toxic substances can be stored in your body fat deposits, in skin and other body cells. They can also get accumulated in the intestine. Through a short 3 day beauty detox you aim to help your body to remove all those harmful things and consequently renew its beauty and health.

Another aim of detox is to improve your digestion and to create a more favorable environment for useful bacteria in the digestive tract. The good bacteria helps to digest food and boost your immune system. There is a direct link between beautiful, smooth skin and good digestion. That is where detox becomes helpful in keeping your body healthy, your eyes bright and your skin clear although in the start of any detox you experience a breakout as your body is getting rid of toxins.

Besides, even a short 3 day detox can help to reduce cellulite, yay! It helps to flush out toxins from the inside skin deposits and reduces the pump and lump skin look on your thighs, buttocks and other cellulite affected areas of skin.

The “How” of  Beauty Detox

Now, you may find different 3 day beauty detox diet plans out there. They may differ by the foods allowed during such detox sessions and by their intensity and length. However, they all have something in common. So, here are some general guidelines for a 3 day beauty detox and the foods you should use for it.

First of all, health and beauty detox includes drinking lots of water and fresh juices. Water helps to flush your body and remove toxins. Juices saturate you with vitamins, antioxidants and other essential nutrients but are very easy on your digestive system. They revive your body cells and boost your immune system. They repair your cells and bind free radicals.

So, starting your detox, you should also plan to start your day by drinking up at least one or two cups of  warm water. I would suggest adding a couple  tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice to your water with a bit of cayenne and/or ginger if you can handle it. Avoid using carbonated water during your detox. Why should you drink warm water? It gets absorbed faster and activates the detox processes faster.  Don’t forget about herbal teas in the morning or during the day.

Always eat  breakfast, when you start your detox. It helps to boost your metabolism and burn more fat.   You can have some buckwheat porridge, sprouted-grain toast, a big fruit salad, veggies with a drizzle of flax oil, why not!

Good detox foods

Whole gluten-free or ancient grains, fruits and veggies should be the main foods on your 3 day detox menu. You may also include some raw seeds or nuts in it. Stay away from any processed cereals during your detox. Buckwheat, tops the list of whole grain choices, advised for consumption during the detox.  Other top contenders are steel-cut oats, amaranth, and quiona.

You should aim to include many raw fruits and vegetables into your diet during these days. In fact, raw foods should make no less than 75 percent of all the foods, consumed during your detox. You may even aim to eat only raw foods during for your detox time.

Again, whole grain and raw foods are rich with enzymes, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They help to restore your body cells and remove toxins from them. Plus, these foods are rich in fiber. Fiber cleans your digestive tract and detoxes it.

Bad detox foods

Highly processed foods, fast food or fatty animal foods are the worst options for detox time. These foods should be totally excluded from your detox diet. They overload all your body systems, including your digestive tract and your liver. The liver plays a major part in detox. If it is overloaded with processing all these bad foods, it cannot cope with the toxins already stored up by your body. That’s why these foods are no good for detox.

These simple  3 day detox guidelines can help to get you on the right track and help your body to remain healthy and beautiful for long years of your life.  Beauty detox, simple solution!

In time I will also be writing about different herbs and detox kits you can buy to help accelerate the process but for today the solution is very simple.

Nicole <3

Beauty Detox Diet Plan

Beauty Detox Diet Plan

What is skin detox? Why do you need it for great skin?

Beyonce does it. Gwyneth Paltrow does it. Even Anne Hathaway does it. What are these celebrities doing as part of their beauty regimen?

Detox

Many celebrities detox their bodies to promote beautiful skin & bodies. Why? Who wants to be caught with ugly blackheads or pimples, especially if your face has to be magnified large enough to fill up a movie screen? But detox isn’t just for the vain. Besides improving your image or raising your score on the beauty meter, detox is known to have many health benefits.
Ridding our body of excess toxins and impurities is important for maintaining beautiful skin as well as rejuvenating our bodies  It’s nothing new. Our skin detoxifies or cleanses naturally when we sweat, that’s why working out and infrared saunas are good beauty tools.

Skin may cleanse and eliminate toxins through oil glands but often times this will become acne. So what is the best way to detox or cleanse our bodies?
Diet is the fastest way to change your skin’s appearance.  Drinking Ionized water helps to flush out toxins and prevent blemishes or rashes. It also helps to avoid excess intake of red meat, refined foods, sugary foods, fried foods and trans-fat (hydrogenated oils, margarine or shortening).

Gentle cleansing teas, like green tea, burdock, dandelion, red clover, nettle, chaparral and ginger, will help clear toxins from the blood and there are many detox teas available on the market.  There are also great home detox kits usually they have a mean plan and come with some herbs to help the process along.  Have questions about a good one to buy just ask!

Foods to include in your diet while detoxifying your skin will include fruits and vegetables high in Beta carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, minerals like silica, sulphur, calcium, magnesium, sea veggies and of course Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3 and Omega-6).

How about a Sauna?
Why not treat your skin while you detox?A sauna is a great way to purify you skin and for only twenty minutes each session (three times a week), you’ll notice a difference in your skin’s appearance. Other ways to treat your skin while you detox might include:  Take a mineral bath (made of Epsom salt, sea salts and a few drops of neroli oil or lavender). This will leave your skin soft, smooth and silky.

Essential Oils have a powerful antioxidant benefit and are powerful for treating acne. These oils are smoothed over the skin’s outer surface and typically sold for its therapeutic benefits in the form of Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Rosewood, Neroli, Sandalwood or Patchouli.

Facial Massage with a  Natural Acid Peel  (like pineapple or papaya) will improve skin tone and neutralize wastes on the surface of your skin.

Dry-brush your skin it helps helps circulation, cleanses the lymphatic nodes,  stimulates new skin cells and gets rid of old ones, and reduces cellulite. Just remember to start at your toes and brush up your body with firm strokes.

A detox is a healthy way to improve irritated skin, eliminate fatigue and optimize your health, it’s critical to detox because more toxins are present in today’s environment than ever before. Our lifestyle today produces stress, stress is inevitable, and that releases hormones which trigger acne break outs and health related problems. Resting, meditating or learning yoga is all recommended and are a great accompaniment to your beauty detox

A detox program cleanses and nourishes the body from the inside out. It’s a natural way to rejuvenate and heal your system. Fasting helps to rest organs. Removing impurities from the blood and skin helps with circulation. Refueling your body with healthy nutrients and flushing the body of impurities (by drinking 8 or more glasses of water, drinking detox tea and iodized water) will help you feel more rested.  Why not just try doing liquids for one day smoothies or green juices and then for two days eating fresh fruit and veggies?

Isn’t it time you try out the beauty secret of the stars?  No need for a curtain call but be prepared for a standing ovation and positive reviews. Your clear beautiful skin will glow just from the applause.  Need help ask me about how you can start a beauty detox today!

Nicole