Spring Beauty Detox
A detox is the perfect way to refresh the body & welcome
the seasonal change! With spring finally on the horizon, it seems like the perfect
time to treat ourselves to a fresh burst of positive energy. Our spring detox
is all about quick & easy steps you can follow for radiant skin and
Step 1: Skin Detox
The most important step of any skincare routine is cleansing. Our skin is exposed to dirt, oil, sweat & pollution on a daily basis and then if you throw makeup & SPF into the mix, by the evening our skin is just crying out to be cleansed.
So the first step for any cleansing routine, is my personal favourite step: double cleansing! When we wear makeup & SPF on a daily basis, one cleanse with our face wash does not break down or remove these products. Remember, products like foundation or SPF are designed to stay on your skin for a long time so they are going to need a bit of work to break them down.
The cleansing oil from Clemence & Vivien, is fantastic! It is a super simple product formulated with nourishing oils that work great at dissolving and breaking down product. This oil is specially formulated for removing waterproof eye makeup so it is really gentle and pain free around the eyes!
For the second cleanse, it is all about D’Alchemy! The Purifying Cleanser is great for all skin types and great for every day. It gently cleanses & purifies the skin without stripping away any natural oils. This cleanser is a firm favourite with our clients and we can tell why! The gel based cleanser is formulated with luxurious fruit extracts such as peach, apple and ginseng, helping to even out texture and leave the skin looking refreshingly radiant.
When looking to give our skin a glow, is there a better product that the crystal cloud? This facial steam is a blend of flowers & herbs that naturally nourish the skin leaving it fresh, hydrated & glowy!
Exfoliating is another key to radiant skin. Removing the build-up of dead skin cells, dirt & oils on a regular basis helps prevent breakouts but also keeps your skin fresh & happy. The Nüssa Detox Exfoliating Powder is a super gentle powder that emulsifies into a paste and then transforms into a foam! This process will both cleanse & exfoliate the surface of the skin, removing dead skin and any existing impurities!
Step 2: Holistic & Ayurvedic Detox
For most of us, reaching for the coffee machine first thing in the morning is just second nature. As a fellow caffeine addict I understand the need for a steaming cup of coffee just as I open my eyes but is there a more refreshing way I can start my day?
Warm lemon water is a soothing and cleansing drink, rich in vitamin C, that will gently kick start your digestive system as well as your lymphatic system to eliminate toxins.
Another technique that is perfect for a detox, a tongue scraper! It is perhaps one of the most disgustingly beautiful things to use first thing in the morning. Using a tongue scraper right after you wake up for 30 seconds or so, removes bacteria from your tongue that has accumulated over night! Both of these ayurvedic techniques have been used for centuries as a way to remove toxins from the body and start the day with fresh energy.
A nice hot bath after a long & stressful day is just heavenly! To make your bath ritual feel extra special, add in detoxifying bath salts. These relaxing salts are formulated with two different types of salt – pink Himalayan salt & dead sea salt. Both of these salts have amazing cleansing & antibacterial properties that will purify the body and ease any tension in your muscles.
Step 3: Sugar Detox
Two words: sugar detox. Have you heard of it? I’m sure you’re thinking it’s impossible! Well, what if I told you, you can have one square of heavenly chocolate a day without any kick of sugar…
This 100% dark artisanal cacao has been infused with ayurvedic spices & adaptogens. Made with real cacao this superfood is made with zero sugar & zero sweeteners. The chocolate is designed to be enjoyed mindfully in small doses. One palette of chocolate should last between 7 – 14 days.
Spring is a great time to start a sugar detox, it will help improve your skin, your energy levels and your digestion! This chocolate allows you to enjoy everything you traditionally love about chocolate but without the sugar high & sugar slump.
And there you have it, our super simple but effective steps for a spring detox! Take this time as an opportunity for fresh starts & new beginnings and give yourself the love you deserve. What was your favourite step?