Detoxification is an extremely popular naturopathic procedure today. Its actual medical benefits have yet to be proven (Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine). However, there can be no doubt that a right detox and spa cocktail will help you look stunning. That’s exactly what you need before the wedding, but you have to be careful when designing your cleansing program. Harvard Medical School and many other reputed sources warn about the dangers of some commercial detox programs. To avoid those risks, you should limit your cleanse to some actually healthy procedures that will provide great results.
2 Steps to a Healthy Pre-Wedding Detox That Will Enhance Your Beauty
Drop the junk food and sugar (preferably months before)
It’s true that we are what we eat, so if you want your skin to be clean, healthy, and glowing with beauty, you need to eat things that promote this result. Junk food most certainly does not. In fact, it’s one of the main contributors to oily and acne-ridden skin.
Detox diets are mostly unhealthy because they are very low-calorie and often lack in essential nutrients.
However, a healthy diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables will promote the body’s natural and effective detox. Therefore, the only thing you really have to do to cleanse through diet is to remove sources of nasty toxins and chemicals. This means no highly-processed foods and junk food.
Sugar is a well-known acne trigger. Say no to candy if you want to reduce the risk of a breakout on the day of your wedding.
Detox your skin and hair the weekend before the big day
Unlike unbalanced body cleanse programs, detoxifying face and hair masks and products are safe and very beneficial. Using some of these treatments over a relaxing spa weekend prior to the celebration is a great way to enhance your natural beauty.
In fact, you can start this beauty-boosting program earlier to maximize the effects of special spa treatments. For example, you can use a detox shampoo. It’s a great product that will help bring your locks to maximum health. You are sure to appreciate the extra strength and shine on the big day. And using the same product after the celebration will help restore the locks after grueling styling.
It’s the same for skin as you can use many light creams with a detox effect every day. Then a peeling and facial masks at a spa will enhance the results. But be careful to choose products that fit your skin type. Don’t forget to run an allergy test for any new cream as you don’t want your skin to be red and irritated for the wedding.
If you plan on making your detox cosmetics yourself, use simple natural recipes:
1 teaspoon ground coffee + 1 teaspoon raw cocoa powder + Greek yogurt.
Use as much yogurt as you need to prepare enough mix to cover your face and neck. This mask is not only great for detox, it also smells heavenly and will help you relax. Wash off with lukewarm water after 15 minutes.
2 tablespoons of freshly-squeezed tomato juice + 1 tablespoon of honey.
This face detox mask is great for those with acne-prone and inflamed skin. Wash it off after 25 minutes.
1 tablespoon Greek yogurt + 1 tablespoon honey + 1 teaspoon lemon juice + a handful of mashed strawberries.
Use this mask to rejuvenate tired and dull skin.
¼ cup apple cider vinegar + 2 cups water.
Rinse your hair with this mix twice a week to make it shinier and repair damage from styling products.
1 tablespoon honey + 3 tablespoons water + essential oils (your choice).
Use it as a shampoo one wash before the big day. This will cleanse and detox your locks and scalp.
Let us know how you detox your body , below.
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