For many of us, a detox brings back memories of strict rules and feeling hungry for hours on end. This doesn’t have to be the case however, with simple adjustments made to your everyday life. If you’re still feeling sluggish after a few months of festivities, now’s the perfect time to think about detoxing to kick start your health. Making small changes can see a huge difference in how your body feels and skin looks. Who couldn’t do with a little more rest and relaxation?
Blend it up
A simple and delicious way to ensure you’re getting enough nutrients in your diet, is making fresh smoothies or juices. Load your blender up with superfoods filled with vitamins, micronutrients and antioxidants necessary for glowing skin and a healthy digestion. Think chia seeds, spirulina and cacao nibs for example.
Drink more water
Over the warm summer months, it’s so important to stay hydrated. As water carries nutrients to cells all around the body, it’s responsible for keeping us feeling our best. Drinking water is also believed to help detoxify the body and aid in clearing your skin. Whether you simply forget day to day or would rather indulge in a wine or two, getting into the habit of drinking enough water can be seriously beneficial.
Load up on antioxidants
So you’re on the antioxidant bandwagon already? It’s always a good idea to load up on antioxidant rich foods like blueberries and goji berries which have the ability to protect the body from harmful free radicals. One of the most important type of antioxidants however, are polyphenols. Responsible for giving fruits and vegetables their vibrant colour, polyphenols have been shown to have incredible regenerating benefits for our internal and external health. These phytochemicals detox the skin by reducing inflammation, protecting against UV radiation and reducing the appearance of ageing by fighting off free radicals. Polyphenols have also been shown to heal the body by fighting cancer causing cells and balancing both blood sugar and blood pressure levels. A simple way to get enough each day? Switch your morning caffeine fix from coffee to antioxidant rich green tea.
Clear your mind
When it comes to detoxing, clearing your mind is just as important as clearing your body. While everyone has their own methods for dealing with day to day stress, meditation is a simple way to centre yourself. Taking 10-20 minutes out of your day to practice mindfulness can make a world of difference.
Look after your skin
When was the last time you treated your skin? If you’ve noticed your complexion looking dull, inflamed or congested lately, you could really benefit from a little skin detoxing. Incorporating a face mask into your daily routine is a simple way to do this. The 4am Set. our detox mask contains skin loving ingredients including Dead Sea mud, Australian green clay and lactic acid to improve the overall appearance of your skin. These natural ingredients help to balance, restore and increase hydration.
One detoxing step we can definitely get around? Sleeping more. Whether you’re a busy mum or working professional, we could all do with a little more sleep. Beyond boosting your energy levels and decreasing under eye bags, adequate sleep has been shown to elevate your mood and balance weight. With the recommended sleep for adults sitting between 7-9 hours per night, are you getting enough?