New Year Skin & Body Refresher. Time For A Detox.

We all love the beginning of a new year.  Fresh ideas, new positions and relocation plans can give us a lift for a positive start to the year.  New years resolutions are a must for all.  But how can you easily revamp you body and skin without breaking your resolutions?

A simple detox is the answer.  With the indulgence of the holidays we often feel rested but fatigued at the same time.  This is our body’s way of saying the stomach, bowel and liver are having trouble functioning with all the fatty, sugary and alcohol filled treats.

A 14 day detox will help brighten your skin, relieve intestinal bloating and clear out the holiday weight gain too.

Here is my simple detox for skin and body with some key products to help you along the way.

Body Detox : Cleanse, activate and calm

Diet: Keep it simple. Do a 14 day detox by only eating fruit, vege and organic meat and only drinking juice, water and herbal tea. The first 3 days are the worst as your cravings really are hard to resist.  Stick with it and drink lots of water to flush out the toxins that will give you headaches otherwise.

Inner Health : Add The Beauty Chef Cleanse and The Beauty Chef Body (Vanilla or Chocolate) to your daily inner cleanse routine. Replacing 1 meal a day with Body and Cleanse will activate your metabolism, restore your gut’s good bacteria levels and support your bowel and liver with clearing out the holiday toxins.  You will even see a healthier and brighter skin after 1 month.

Skin Detox : Deep Cleanse, Exfoliate and Treat

Cleanse : Use a deep cleansing treatment to draw out impurities and pollution.

Dermalogica Precleanse : A simple to use oil cleanser for all skin types that thoroughly cleanses the skin and pores without leaving a tight of stripped feeling.

Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser : a must for very oily congested skin. This cleanser will balance the skins oil production whilst restoring good bacteria to reduce breakout.

Exfoliate : A chemical exfoliant is best as it will refine the surface and the pores all in one process.

Eminence Arctic Berry Peel : My favourite in home peel, ideal for all skin types (not reactive). Perform 1 peel a week to see dramatically smoother, brighter and clearer skin.

Aspect Retinol Brulee : Start with every 2nd night for 2 weeks and then nightly under your favourite moisturizer.  Vitamin A with repair scarring, reduce sun damage and create a firmer and smoother skin.

Treat : A daily mask treatment or spot treatment will help restore moisture, clear out impurities or brighten a dull and under the weather skin.

Eminence Hungarian Herbal Mud Treatment : A hot refining and drawing mask ideal for anyone prone to acne, breakout and blackheads. The stimulating heat effect will encourage internal detoxification to reduce surface breakouts.

Payot Hydra 24+ Masque : A super hydrating moisture surge for thirsty, dehydrated and dry skin.  I love to bath my skin in this comforting mask when the signs of over indulgence hit me in the morning.

Medik8 Blemish SOS : Over indulgence leads to breakouts.  Hit them quick with Medik8 speedy acne spot treatment that soothes, clearing and repairs spots fast. Avoid this one if you are allergic to aspirin.

Take care, sleep well and have a wonderful start to the new year.