Let’s be honest, the past few weeks have basically been one big party. While that’s been incredibly fun, it may have left us feeling a little less than optimal. The good news is that the new year is the perfect time for a detox. Detoxing at the beginning of the year is a great way to wipe the slate clean and get a fresh start on your resolutions. So whether you’ve indulged in too many festive treats, overdosed on hair products this party season, or fallen asleep in your makeup a few too many times, follow these tips for a glowing 2016.
An extended holiday season can result in puffiness and water retention. Body brushing not only sloughs off dead, dulling skin cells, it is also an excellent way to kick start the lymphatic and circulatory systems. Use a body brush like Elemis Body Detox Skin Brush and gently brush in long, sweeping movements, from your toes upwards to your heart. For an internal detox, try The Organic Pharmacy Detox Colon Cleanse and Gut Repair Capsules, a ten-day detox that will cleanse and rejuvenate your whole body.
If your face is suffering from too many late nights, it may need a deep cleanse and some additional TLC. Using circular motions, work a rich cleansing balm like Eve Lom Cleanser into your skin and use a warm, damp muslin cloth to remove it. The heat from the cloth will help open your pores for an even deeper cleanse. Next apply a detoxifying mask like REN Invisible Pore Detox Mask to draw out toxins, impurities, and pollutants while removing dead skin cells and encouraging your skin to repair itself. Finish with an application of Murad Active Radiance Serum, a serum that is rich in vitamin C and will restore youthful texture while brightening your skin and protecting from environmental aggressors.
You may not think that you need to detox your hair and scalp, but buildup from products, dust, and pollution can have adverse effects on your locks. Detoxing your scalp will keep it clean and create an optimal environment for healthy hair growth. Miriam Quevedo Exfoliating Scrub Scalp Mask is a pre-treatment mask that will gently exfoliate and detoxify, removing dead skin cells and rebalancing the scalp while restoring its natural suppleness. Use the mask before shampooing and then apply a rich, hydrating and repairing mask like Phytokeratine Masque to repair any damage from overuse of hot tools during the holiday season.