How to Give Your Skin and Hair a Detox

The world around us, and especially our air and water, has never been more polluted than it is now, and if you add in that we are using far too many products trying to keep our skin and hair looking good, it’s no surprise our skin is getting worse and worse. There are plenty of clean diets that can help you flush out the toxins from inside of your body, but your biggest organ needs some special care and love if you want it to be healthy and glowy. Here are small steps you can take for healthier skin and hair:

Inside out

The best start to getting rid of harmful toxins from your body is to purge them from the inside. And the most natural way to do this is by getting some exercise in. Hit the gym, or a running track and get your heart rate up. Feel the sweat running down your body, because that sweat is throwing out all the toxins with it. An important thing to remember is that antiperspirants actually stop the toxins from exiting your body, so look for a natural alternative for your deodorant. You can choose something with active charcoal – which actively brings out toxins, or mix a little bit of bicarb of soda with water and use the paste instead of deodorant. It will stop the odor, but allow the toxins to come out.

Carefully choose products

naturalBesides the toxins we get from our environment, we are also damaging our skin through the products we use. Every time you apply a low-quality foundation, concealer or primer, or if you apply it on skin that hasn’t been thoroughly cleaned, you are pushing toxins into your skin. It is very important to be mindful of the products we buy and apply to our skin. Using natural beauty products is the best thing you can do for your skin, because they are a lot healthier, and you will actually be working with your skin instead of against it. Check the labels on the products and look for companies which guarantee that their products are natural. The beauty industry today is flooded with synthetic and unnatural products, and it’s important to educate yourself on all the harm they can cause and the alternatives available.

Deep clean

maskOnce per week, your skin and hair deserve a really good, deep cleaning. Use high-quality masks for both your hair and skin to make sure the deeper levels are getting cleansed. This is especially important if you are skipping on the regular cleansing (which you shouldn’t), because it will help regenerate and nourish your skin. Look for products that specifically say that they detoxify the skin and hair.

Ask the pros for help

girlsIf you feel like your hair and skin are seriously damaged, then maybe home products just can’t help enough, and it’s time to visit a professional. Firstly, they will tell you exactly how your body needs help, and what the right treatment is. Secondly, they will be able to tell you what you can change in your lifestyle to make sure your skin and hair are healthier. And thirdly, you will be able to just lay down and relax, while someone else does the work, knowing that you’re in good hands. It is a good idea to choose a go-to cosmetologist and hairdresser, so that they can get to know you well and track changes that happen with your body, reacting accordingly.

Detoxifying your body is not a one-time thing. You need to adopt habits that will lower the toxin level in your body for good, and keep up with them to make sure your body stays healthy and happy. If you notice any changes in your body, try to think about the things you did differently, and try to correct anything that doesn’t make you feel good. You can’t live completely toxin-free, but you can do your best to get rid of the harmful ones.

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