Detox New Year

After a spectacular new year party , many of you’ll must be now wanting to be on track again and detoxify yourself after all that oily and greasy food and unlimited alcohol . well, here’s some tips on how you could start your new year .

1. Water

Drink up! Lots of water will help cleanse your system and get you back on track to a healthier you. Many people — especially in Michigan during the winter — forget to drink enough water. Remember you should have at least 64 ounces of water per day or half your body weight in ounces of water daily. If you are active and exercising you should have even more. So think about it: Are you drinking enough?

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2. Exercise

I know you’re probably planning this elaborate workout schedule for your New Year’s resolution, but why not get started now? Challenge yourself and try a new exercise that you have never done before. If you are a regular at the gym, mix it up a bit. Try a class like Zumba, dancing, kickboxing, aerobics, step aerobics, yoga, Pilates or Pure Barre. Try a new sport or get involved with a team by playing golf, bowling, tennis, volleyball, or basketball — not only is it exercise, but it is social.Even though you might not feel like running a marathon, exercise will help rid your body of the toxins that were in all of those cocktails. Increased circulation gets blood and oxygen to where your body needs it most — your brain

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3. Yoga

Yoga is so great that it needed to be highlighted as its own specific idea. Incorporating yoga into your exercise routine helps your body eliminate toxins while also soothing your mind. In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we don’t do that enough. Yoga helps your posture, builds lean muscle and is a great workout to help increase your fitness level. If you are a newbie who has never tried yoga before, try a video first if you are too intimidated to go to a class. I promise if you try it, you will like it.

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4 Take your vitamins! B-vitamins will help metabolize the alcohol and restore energy levels (a high dosage is necessary for this remedy to work; try 50-75 mg). Better yet, take them before you go to bed and let them work their magic while you sleep (that is, if you can remember to). If you are a frequent partier, make it a habit to take your Vitamin B supplement every morningpastedGraphic_3.png

5 Skip your Starbucks fix. A weak cup of coffee is okay, but too much caffeine will dehydrate your body — the opposite of what you want after a night of partying. Even though you’re extremely tired and a cup of Joe seems like the best way to wake you up, stay away.

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6. Detox with herbal teas. Drinking herbal teas (like fennel, mint, or chamomile) the morning after a crazy night calms, soothes, and relaxes your stomach. Tea also works wonders on headaches and indigestion, especially when sweetened with honey.

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7 Get some shuteye. After getting to bed as the sun was rising, you’re probably surprised that you woke up just a few hours later (much to your chagrin). And why is this? The spins and other effects of alcohol interfered with your REM cycle last night. The solution is simple: if you had a late night, rest up the next day.

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8. Restore the flora in your stomach. That’s right. Its important to balance the levels of probiotics in your tummy — it will aid in the digestion and metabolism of alcohol. Try Activia yogurt: it tastes great and each spoonful will help you along the road to recovery.

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9. Gatorade: The hangover cure from heaven. Sports drinks like Gatorade and Powerade will help replenish the electrolytes your body needs to re-hydrate your system (because you took trips to the bathroom every 15 minutes the night before).

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Homemade skin care

1. Coconut Oil

One of the most versatile skin (and food) ingredients there is, coconut oil’s skin benefitsinclude: strengthening underlying epidermal tissue, removing dead skin cells, protecting us from sunburns, and containing antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antioxidant properties. Research even shows that coconut oil is strong enough to fight chronic skin diseases characterized by defects in the epidermal barrier function and cutaneous inflammation, including atopic dermatitis (AD).

Use coconut oil on both your skin and hair to help cleanse, moisturize, remove makeup, heal wounds or scars quicker, and prevent razor burn. Coconut oil used internally is also beneficial for your looks. It contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, plus loads of healthy fats that help nourish your gut and increase immune function.

Healthy skin is just like any other organ in your body: It continuously needs oxygen and nutrients to be brought to the cells, and toxins need to be washed away. Therefore, coconut oil helping with hormonal and digestive function is crucial for optimal skin health.

2. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) has been used for hundreds of years in Australia to fight breakouts, redness and inflammation on the skin. While many people react harshly to typical acne treatment ingredients like acid, tea tree oil is usually well-tolerated and comes with few, if any, of the nasty side effects when combined with a carrier oil and applied directly to skin. Tea tree oil uses include working as a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antimicrobial and anti-fungal — its phytochemicals make it one of the most versatile and popular natural skin care essential oils there is.

Tea tree’s volatile essential oils come from approximately 230 different plant species, almost all of which are native to Australia. The primary active ingredients responsible for its ability to reduce harmful bacteria include terpene hydrocarbons, monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes. Researches have observed more than 100 different chemical components and volatile hydrocarbons that are considered aromatic and capable of traveling through air, pores of the skin and mucus membranes to provide healing benefits. It’s why tea tree oil is key part of the best home remedies for acne.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

An extremely versatile and inexpensive natural skin care product, apple cider vinegar benefits include helping to kill pathogens (like bacteria), clearing skin problems caused by gut issues, cleansing the skin and helping to stop acne, plus providing antifungal properties. The use of ACV for skin problems dates all the way back to Hippocrates (460-377 BC), considered “the father of modern medicine” and a believer in the use of anti-fungal ACV and raw honey for cleaning ulcerations and treating skin sores.

It also contains highly beneficial acetic acid and certain vitamins like potassium and magnesium that make it a detoxifying agent when consumed internally, since it boosts liver function and helps balance bacteria in the gut.

4. Raw Honey

Raw honey is one of the best natural sources of nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and skin-boosting acids. Benefits of raw honey include reducing breakouts, providing moisturizing properties, containing antiseptic qualities, encouraging wound healing, fighting allergies or rashes, and helping to reduce scars. Raw honey is unheated, unprocessed and unpasteurized unlike most honeys available in grocery stores. Therefore, it is able to keep all of its nutrients intact as they’re not destroyed by processing.

As an antimicrobial honey is particularly suitable as a dressing for wounds and burns. It’s also been included in treatments used to heal bacterial infections, dandruff, diaper dermatitis, psoriasis and more.

Honey also makes a great homemade natural skin care product as an acne cure because it can be used in facial cleansers even on sensitive or mixed skin types. Take half a teaspoon, warm between hands and spread on face gently, leave on for 10 minutes then rinse with warm water and pat dry. To use it as an exfoliator for dry winter skin, try adding two cups of honey to a bath, soak for 15 minutes, then add one cup of baking soda for the final 15 minutes.

5. Sea Salt

Sea salt comes loaded with tons of minerals and nutrients like magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium that it absorbs from the sea water where its produced. Many of these minerals are the same ones found in our skin cells and within our bodies, which is exactly why real sea salt can help balance, protect and restore the skin.

Use real Himalayan or Celtic sea salts in homemade facial masks, toners and scrubs with other skin-boosting ingredients like coconut oil, lavender essential oil and raw honey. The salt contains anti-inflammatory properties to soothe skin and calm breakouts, remove dead skin cells and irritation, balance oil production, and help the skin retain moisture levels.

Make your own homemade scrub by mixing two teaspoons sea salt with four teaspoons raw honey, then apply the mix evenly to clean skin, rub it gently, let it stand for 15 minutes and rinse. Similarly, sugar scrubs are similar, and both types are gentle enough to use several times per week to prevent clogged pores and help with cell turn-over and renewal.

6. Avocado

An ultra-moisturizing fatty fruit, the benefits of avocados include containing vitamins A, D and E that are able to penetrate the skin. It helps soothe sunburned skin, can boost collagen production and treat age spots. It also works to reduce inflammation of the skin when applies topically and can do the same internally when eaten. Whip up a Homemade Avocado Face Mask with fresh avocado combined with essential oils, honey or a carrier oil to replenish hydration and leave skin feeling dewy.

Here we bring to you a recipe for glowing radiant skin

 

 

Although most people don’t realize it, their favorite skin care products can be significant contributors of harmful ingredients, toxins and chemicals. I call it “the real price of beauty.” Fact is, the majority of store-bought, commercially-produced beauty products come packed with artificial colors, fragrances, preservatives and stabilizers that can easily be absorbed through the skin’s pores, potentially causing a range of negative long-term health effects.

Chemicals found in beauty products can be damaging throughout their entire life cycle, from the way they are produced and used by consumers, to the methods of their disposal and their negative impact on the environment.

So what does this mean for your beauty routine? The good news is that there’s still plenty of natural ways to make your skin − and your even hair, teeth or nails − look their best without needing to buy expensive and harmful commercial products. Women all over the world have been using natural skin care products for centuries and have some of the most admirable skin to show for it!

 

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