Saturday, 7 May 2016

Spring Detox: Tips for Glowing Skin - Guest Post


Happy Saturday! I hope you're having a great weekend. The sun is finally out so I'm planning to do nothing and relax.

Today I'm really pleased to share with you a guest post written by Nicole Noel. Nicole, who is an editor at High Style Life magazine, gives us some tips on how to do spring detox to achieve glowing skin. Winter took a toll on my skin so I've already started following her advice. Over to Nicole…

How to get glowing skin

Spring is already halfway through and if you have not yet got your skin in top shape, then it is about time to start working on that. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and it has been through a lot in the previous winter months, exposed to cold and dry air and harsh winds. Due to those negative influences, your skin can suffer acne breakouts, inflammations, irritations and excessive dryness. The solution for those problems is quite simple – a spring detox that will help you get rid of all the piled up toxins and dirt in pores. Here are some tips that will help you to truly cleanse your skin and prepare it for the sunny days.

Sleep Tight

They do not call it beauty sleep for nothing. Getting enough (7 to 9 hours) quality sleep is essential if you want to have soft and glowing skin. If you are getting fewer than 6 hours of sleep, it is certainly affecting your appearance. Because your body boosts blood flow while you snooze, if you get enough sleep you will have glowing complexion and less puffy eyes.


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Eat Well

As beauty comes from the inside, you will have to change your diet in order to positively affect the appearance of your skin. Rid your body of toxins simply by eating well. First, drink plenty of water and some detox teas (green tea) and then include fibers, probiotics, vitamins, minerals, etc. Some of the best foods for detox are green leafy vegetables, cabbage, pineapple, honey, turmeric, lemon, etc.
                  
Super Detox Smoothie
Ingredients: 
  • 1 handful kale
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 apple 
Instructions: 
Cut off the ribs down the middle of the kale leaves. Toss all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. 


Relax

Stress can really show up on your skin, and it may lead to under-eye bags, dryness, flakiness, flakiness, rashes, hives, flushed face and fine lines. So, treat yourself with some relaxing treatments, such as a spa day, massages and, once in awhile, visit a detox retreat focused on nutrition, body/mind balance, etc.


Get Moving

Believe it or not, being physically active is not only beneficial for your body, but for your skin too. Exercising increases blood flow, and thus nourishes skin cells and keeps them vital. It is also extremely useful for ridding your organism (and thus your skin) of toxins and waste products, including free radicals. Try doing yoga exercises for facial muscles which would help lift, firm, tone and reduce wrinkles. If you can’t find yoga teacher in your area, you can always look out for proper online yoga courses.


Exfoliate

Exfoliation can make or break your spring detoxification. You can do that with some simple DIY scrubs (sugar + oatmeal + honey or baking soda + water), or take your clues from the beautiful Miranda Kerr and dry brush your skin (with a natural bristle brush). Finish it with a subtle message with a coconut oil.

Spring Clean Your Routine

Now, you will have to change your skincare routine, or else, all of your efforts will be in vain. That means completely replacing your current products with natural alternatives. Ditch the chemical peels and synthetic ingredients, and include natural products, facial massages, single-ingredient oils, detox baths, etc.

Bonus Tips

There is a number of other things you can do in order to spring cleanse your skin. Try steaming your face to get rid of the dirt stuck in the pores, practice facial yoga to improve the skin’s elasticity and enhance circulation, make your skincare simple, meditate to de-stress, use sunscreen and reapply it every three hours when you are outside, and get rid of the bad habits that are hazardous to your skin (smoking, alcohol, processed foods, etc.).

Your skin is not only your presentation to the world, but it is also a reflection of your overall health. Make sure it is a good presentation by giving it a fresh start.


About the author

Nicole is an avid traveller passionate about yoga and healthy living. She loves to explore different cultures and share her experience with others. In her free time, she likes to prepare healthy and delicious food for her friends. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook

P.S I hope you enjoyed today's guest post. I'll be back on Monday with a new fashion post. 
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