Ways To Detoxify Your Body
Drink plenty of warm water mixed with lemon juice first thing in the morning as this helps to cleanse the system
Pollution And The Build-Up Of Toxins
Amongst all the organs of the body, the skin is the most prone to air pollution which leads to a build-up and accumulation of toxins in our body, affecting overall well-being. The toxins in the body cause oxidation damage and disrupt the normal balances of the skin, leading to premature signs of ageing, dry-skin sensitivity, rashes, pimples, and acne.
With the hectic lives we lead, our skin can look dull due to lack of vitality and our lifestyle can aggravate the problem further. Alcohol, rich and spicy foods, inadequate sleep, lack of exercise and increased stress – all lead to a build-up of toxins, which reflects on the skin.
Hence, it becomes very necessary to detoxify the skin to get rid of toxins and wastes. But though there are abundant theories regarding the same, its best to go Nature’s way to detox the system and to look and feel good.
Methods Of Detoxing The Skin Internal Detox
Bring about changes in your diet. Include raw, natural foods and fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily menu. Not only do these foods detoxify the system by promoting the elimination of wastes, they also bring about a sense of well being.
- Eat fresh fruits, unprocessed cereals, sprouted grains, nuts, seeds and yogurt to get an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals. Also, you can try cold-pressed juices as these are loaded with nutrients.
- Green juices containing cucumber, spinach, mint, celery, parsley, lemon, and fresh ginger, made by the cold- pressed method is rich in enzymes. Thus, it detoxifies the body and makes the system more alkaline.
- Drink plenty of warm water mixed with lemon juice, first thing in the morning, as this helps to cleanse the system.
- Have probiotic foods like probiotic yogurt. Probiotics are natural and contain good bacteria which bring about a balance in the digestive system.
Deep cleansing and exfoliation with scrubs helps to cleanse the skin of dead cells. Look for cleansers containing neem, sandalwood, mint, tulsi, eucalyptus, aloe vera, lemon, etc.
Their anti-toxic and tonic properties help to clear skin eruptions and congestion. If the skin is prone to eruptive conditions like acne, pimples or rash, protective creams containing sandalwood can help.
Ayurveda recommends diamond ‘bhasma’ (calyx) to promote decongestion and removal of toxins to purify the skin. The effect awakens dormant cells and boosts the skin’s metabolic functions.
Thus, the Diamond Body Polish includes deep tissue massage which invigorates the entire body and purifies the skin. This massage improves blood and lymph circulation, leaving the skin relaxed, refreshed and revitalized. It is also ideal to get rid of fatigue and soothing both body and mind.
Body wraps are detoxifying skin treatments with the added benefit of stress reduction which enhances both health and beauty. A massage is given to improve blood and lymph circulation, getting rid of toxins. The tissues of the skin are cleansed and decongested.
Products containing natural oils like sesame and sunflower are used, along with plant extracts like neem, ashwagandha, sandalwood, eucalyptus, the bark of the Devdaru tree, lemon, turmeric, apricot and so on.
Body wraps has been used in the treatment of cellulite and has proved to be extremely useful in relieving congestion and facilitating the removal of wastes, After application of the products, the body is wrapped to stay warm and help absorption of the ingredients.
Skin ‘brushing’ also helps eliminate toxins. It is also used in the treatment of cellulite, which is caused by deposits of water, fat and other waste that is collected in pockets beneath the skin.
Nowadays, activated charcoal is used to detoxify the skin, because it purifies the skin, drawing out toxins. It also refines the pores and removes dead skin cells. And this actually brightens the skin. Activated charcoal can be used in lace masks too.
Just mix activated charcoal with aloe vera gel and rose water. Apply a thin layer on the face, avoiding the lips and area around the eyes. For acne prone skin, add three to four drops of tea tree oil and rose water to activated charcoal, to make a face mask. Wash off the masks alter 20 minutes.
Take up yoga. The exercises or asanas are particularly beneficial for the body and skin, making it flexible, supple and youthful. These are combined with breathing exercises, which improve oxygenation, purity the organ systems and induce relaxation of the body and mind. There is also no feeling of fatigue but instead, there is physical and mental exhilaration.