After the excesses of the festive season, it makes sense to revamp your beauty regime and enjoy a cleanse that focuses on the inside as well as your outside. With carefully selected products that detox, nurture and regenerate tired skin and complexions, you can start to feel and look your best once more, boosting your immune system and wellbeing naturally in the process. Here are some of our favourite tips for rediscovering your glow.
Invest in a Juicer
A good juicer is your shortcut to turbo-charging your diet with vitamins and minerals in a natural juice form. Simply whizz up handfuls of green vegetables, frozen fruit chunks and other goodies to suit your taste and nutritional goals, and you will have an instant healthy drink that is packed with cleansing and restoring benefits. Use the drinks as a meal replacement or to supplement your diet with a regular infusion of naturally blended fruits and vegetables with the fibre still intact. A great choice is the Nutribullet nutrient extractor, which can handle even ice-cubes and the hardest of ingredients with ease.
Used with a good diet, supplements can help you to naturally detox and cleanse from within. Try aloe vera, milk thistle (especially good if you’ve drunk a little too much alcohol over the party season) and specialist detox blends. Holland and Barrett has plenty of great offers, including this 10-day cleansing juice packed with beneficial ingredients to kick-start your detox efforts.
Enjoy a Cleansing Tea
Forget caffeinated drinks, which can play havoc with your blood sugar and ultimately make you look more tired. Instead, choose gently cleansing teas based on natural herbs and fruit infusions. Great choices include specialist detox blends, nettle, peppermint, chamomile and low-caffeine green tea, which is packed with beneficial compounds to help heal the body from within. Pukka Teas do a superb range of cleansing and delicious teas, including the highly trendy turmeric gold tea.
Cleanse Your Skin
If you are looking for a really deep cleanse to help your sluggish skin, try a rotating cleansing brush such as the now legendary Clarisonic. It uses gentle sonic vibrations and soft bristles to cleanse away impurities, to remove dead skin cells and to help products to impregnate the skin more deeply, where they can work their magic. Try it with a natural cleansing balm which is packed with organic skin-loving goodies, such as the award-winning Liz Earle cleanse and polish.
Apply a Mask
A traditional clay mask is extremely effective at removing deeply ingrained dirt, oil and impurities from your pores so that your skin remains perfectly soft and clean. Try the Origins Clear Improvement mask, which has won multiple awards for its highly effective formulation.
Deep-Clean with a Steamer
Most of us are unable to enjoy a daily sauna, so give your skin the next best thing with a regular facial steam. Use gentle essential oils to revitalise your senses and to bring life and youthfulness back to your complexion. Lavender, chamomile and rose are all good choices. Panasonic sells a high-quality ionic steamer for the nearest thing to a spa experience.