{Beauty} cleanse - week two

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Spring detox can be an annual ritual that’s refreshing and delicious—no juice cleanse necessary. If you missed week one and are just beginning you can check it out here.

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WEEK TWO: ADD IN

It is important to be aware of what you put in your body, but what about what you put on your body? One way that we can increase our bodies ability to detoxify is to give it less toxins to process. The skin is the largest elimination organ so it makes sense that we limit the burden our daily ritual has upon it.

  1. Use a natural handmade soap - bonus points if you can get a brand that is package free - I personally love Church Farm General Store, along with Sukin lime and coconut body moisturiser, I also use a coconut oil spray that has hints of lime for a summery scent that is good enough to eat!
  2. As we discussed last week - scrubbing your skin is a great way to get your lymphatic system moving, try using coconut oil and sugar or coffee grinds, add you favourite essential oil to create your own natural perfume!
  3. Honey has been used throughout history as a hydrating and soothing remedy for burns, using honey on your face to rejuvinate and calm your skin is a great choice, avocado {soothing} and yoghurt {healing and hydrating} are also great.

SWEAT IT OUT

A natural part of the weather warming up is the desire to get out and move more, getting your sweat on in the form of an exercise glow is a great way to detoxify. Yoga, jogging, walking, hiking, dancing the options are endless. 


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EAT

Eat your beauty with these foods >>>

  1. Bone Broth - such as the nutraorganics bone broth stocked in The Whole Living Wellness Clinic, is rich in minerals and high in protein containing amino acids which can assist with the reduction of inflammation and help healing compounds such as collagen to promote firmer glowing skin. 
  2. Cacao - is the fruit of an indigenous American jungle tree (theobroma cacao) and is known for its high antioxidant and mineral content. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals which directly cause aging symptoms. Adding cacao to bliss balls, smoothies or hot drinks to gain its benefits.
  3. Cucumbers - hydrating and an excellent source of silicon, which makes our hair thick, our nails strong, and it strengthens connective tissues and bones to improve flexibility. Silicon can improve the appearance of wrinkles, and can also increase the resilience of your skin. Be sure to buy organic!
  4. Sprouts - Sprouts provide a bunch of living enzymes, protein, essential vitamins and minerals, as well as other phytonutrients. Add them to your salads and smoothies!
  5. Coconut Oil - Nuts, seeds, oily fish and avocado are all great fats to promote beautiful glowing skin. Omega 3 found in fish is a potent anti-inflammatory and biotin (B7) found in nuts, seeds and avocado is important for strong hair and nail formation.

Be sure to check back in the coming weeks for more spring {beauty} cleanse ideas.

Love, J x