Welcome to your May detox! A time for renewal, rejuvenation and cleansing, there is no better time than now to align with the changing seasons and undergo a mind and body refresh. A detox need not be drastic, many people get put off by the word; misunderstanding it to be something extreme, limiting and sometimes even detrimental to your health. However if you are realistic with your goals, kind to your body and dedicated, a detox can truly change your life and here’s how to do it:
Making a simple swap doesn’t mean switching all food for air. For example a simple replacement of Dairy to Soya, Coconut or Almond based products means you can still enjoy your yoghurt-based breakfast but in the knowledge your skin will get the boost it needs.
Now by indulging I don’t mean with a tub of ice cream instead use this time to connect with your body by weekly dry body brushing. Make sure to gently sweep in an upward motion to remove dead or dry skin. Doing so weekly will help to alleviate cellulite and you will notice smoother, silkier more radiant at as instant. Being in tune with your body will allow you to really achieve your personal body and skin goals.
With the weather warming up there is no excuse to not go for that post work run! Take advantage of being up and out in the fresh air. It is no myth how much being outdoors in the sunshine can benefit the mind and body. Push yourself to try out a new gym class on a rainy day; I’m loving boxing right now! Getting physical will cause you to be more alert, active and naturally there is nothing better than feeling happy with how your body looks and feels after exercising!
All this effort deserves rewards, so give yourself treats. Epson salt baths are a must for me because of their detoxing components and if you’re feeling really deserving I’d recommend a Nettle tea to compliment your down time. Not only will this combination make you feel utterly relaxed, your skin will glow in no time!
I’m a true believer in the body and mind connection and many of us forget this crucial point when embarking on a detox. Cleansing of the mind is just as important as the body- it’s just not as obvious because we can’t directly see it.
When you start writing down your thoughts; be it worries, hang- ups or fear- treat it as a way of dispelling such limitations. Letting go of internal mental stressors will always result in physical ease- you may notice your body aches less, your hair feels thicker and your face looks more awake.
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