Detox Your Skin Post-Summer
By Catharina Pehrson, Owner and Aesthetician of Skincare Butik
Summer’s been a blast. And now it is back to school. Whether you are a parent or a student, this time a year can be filled with both anxiety and excitement. The new routines and busy schedules are a big change from the laid-back days of summer when you’ve enjoyed countless BBQs, sunny patio cocktails and late summer nights filled with friends, fun and delicious food. And although you’ve enjoyed every second of your summertime pleasures, there’s no denying that your warm weather indulgences have taken their toll on your body and your skin.
Below are 5 ways to Detox after summer including some skincare tips for you to heal, repair and detox your body just in time for fall season!
1. EAT FOOD RICH IN DETOX PROPERTIES
One of the best ways to detox your body is through the food you eat. Introducing fresh fruits and veggies into your diet is a start but why not take it a step further by selecting produce with high detoxification properties. Produce like dark leafy greens, cabbage, beets, apples, garlic and onions are known for their liver-cleansing properties. Add kale in smoothies and salads, it is a must-have for your skin thanks to lutein which is converted to vitamin A, giving a collagen boost that helps ward off wrinkles, evens tone and keeps skin smooth and luminous. All of these detox foods will help clear and cleanse your system so you feel and look your best.
-Healthy tip: Instead of buying your salad dressings – make your own. Use cold pressed extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil, lemon or lime, and add extra flavor to your salad dressing with a sprinkle of detox spices and herbs like turmeric, ginger and dill.
2. BRING YOUR SKIN BACK TO BALANCE
Although you’ve given your skin a healthy dose of vitamin D this summer you may also notice that your complexion has been subject to post-summer damage. Too much sun, excess humidity, and not enough sleep have given way to a few new breakouts and left your skin looking puffy, uneven tone, and flaky.
To reverse summer damage and detox your largest organ, we recommend a detoxifying Lavender Crush Body Scrub with a Clear Skin or Advanced Repair Facial. These treatments will bring your complexion back to balance with products rich in detoxifying ingredients like citrus, leafy greens, algae and probiotics.
– Healthy tip: A couple of times a week at home use Kerstin Florian’s natural Moor Mud Masque, a cleansing mud from decomposed whole plants and detoxifying minerals, exfoliate your body with Eucalyptus Body Scrub and finish with the Grapefruit and Pepper Bath and Body Oil.
3. DRINK MORE WATER
Sipping on sodas, frozen margaritas, cool wheat ales and chilled rosés are just a few of the ways that you satisfied your thirst this past summer. Although these tasty beverages are refreshing as they’re going down, the after-effects are not as pleasant. Not only is alcohol dehydrating, summer cocktails are often loaded with sugar and other additives that cause inflammation. To counteract the negative effects of alcohol, there’s a simple solution: drink more water. Take a break from cocktails and sodas and replace them with plenty of water.
-Healthy tip: Start your day with a cup of warm lemon water- water hydrates your skin from the inside out while lemon juice helps with detoxification. This simple combo also helps alkalize your body and boosts digestion.
For water that’s just as fancy as your favorite cocktail- make muddled fruit water or try Slow Beauty’s Turmeric orange fall water recipe. This water will make your entire body sing. Blood red oranges contain anthocyanin, which helps the body heal itself. Lemon purifies the skin and parsley is nutrient-dense. Turmeric is an antioxidant and pepper help your body digest the turmeric. Drink up and feel great!
MAKES ONE 12-OUNCE GLASS
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
Pinch of dried parsley
Juice of 1/2 lemon
12 ounces warm water
Freshly ground black pepper, for garnish
Parsley sprig, for garnish
Place the orange wedges, turmeric, parsley and lemon juice in a glass, Muddle the ingredients together. Cover the mixture with the warm water, Enjoy!
4. SWEAT IT OUT AND REST IT OUT
Exercise and sleep. These are two simple thing that you can do to restore and detox your body post-summer. Exercise increases blood flow and allows you to sweat out toxins naturally, while a good sleep is critical to de-stress and maintaining your body’s metabolic equilibrium. Irregular and inadequate sleep can profoundly alter circadian rhythms and compromise these important detoxification pathways in the liver.
-Healthy tip: Try fit in a solid sweat-session several times a week and at least 7-8 hours a sleep every night to keep your body’s natural detoxification systems operating at full capacity.
5. PEACE OF MIND
Make some time in your busy schedule for YOU! Incorporate some new wellness practices with the once you are already practicing and join us for our Fall Slow Beauty Workshop featuring- Detox For Face & Body-Inside Out.
With Slow Beauty you will learn new rituals to incorporate and have the opportunity to practice a fun, healthy lifestyle through-out your day! You will receive your own copy of Slow Beauty by Shel Pink to continue your self-care journey at home; $50 to reserve your spot.
Join us Thursday, October 4 at 5 PM – 7 PM.
Space is limited, Call us now to RSVP!