Post Holiday Beauty Detox

Lee’s Summit fitness friends, here are some tips by makeup artist Angela Alessi on post holiday beauty detox. Life Transformations Personal Training is excited to try these tips!

I’m sure this post seems long and dreadful but your body and your skin will thank you for taking on some of these tips!

New Year, New You right?! No matter how hard we try to be on our best behavior during the af3c81_c16663af4ec44f64a01313d6d372ff28holiday season, we all slip up a little bit. So now that the festivities have officially concluded its time to get back on that grind and wake up feeling like the beautiful boss chick that you are! Whether you’re feeling like a slug with no energy or look in the mirror and have a mini panic attack, I have some tips that may help you out!

However, before loading up on nutrients you must realize you have to cut certain things out. The main things you want to avoid right now are going to be: Processed foods, Refined Sugars, Dairy,  Artificial Sweeteners,  Gluten. These are toxins in your body that will show their effects on you physically as well as mentally.

And especially if you have been having an upset tummy, try eliminating these things. You will start feeling better with in a few days. KEEP IN MIND when you start eliminating toxins you may experience mucus and congestion, fatigue, irritability, acne, headaches, low energy. However detoxing is a must if the goal is to clear up skin, get radiant hair and nails, loose a few pounds, gain some energy back, and even improve emotional stability.

Now, begin your beauty process from the inside out with nutrient rich foods, teas, and juices. Drink water! Gulp it down! You are 90 percent water, you need it, you love it (you really will love it when you start seeing the benefits)! Eat breakfast! I can’t do without my morning oatmeal. I say oatmeal because it’s fiber rich which will help your body eliminate gross things, and when gross things aren’t in your body they don’t show up on your body. For radiance try adding in some pears for extra hydration and walnuts for omega-3’s. As a midday pick-me-up you may want to indulge in a beauty tea or juice! My favorite is BB Detox by Kusmi Tea. This beauty beverage has all the juicy stuff your skin craves! Or perhaps you’d rather just enjoy some fresh squeezed juice, vitamin c rich fruits like orange, grapefruit, pineapple, and papaya are all wise choices. Lastly, make sure you incorporate some vitamin D, if you’re feeling adventurous try snaking on some Dulse (dried seweed) not only is low calories, zero fat, zero carb its going to balance electrolytes and fluid levels which may reduce undereye puffiness.

As for your skin you maybe experiencing dryness, dullness, acne, and undereye puffiness at the moment. Here are some ways to topically get your skin back shape as well.

Dry Skin: Moisturizer! It works wonders! Directly apply a moisturizer after cleansing skin, that way it locks the moisture in. You may also consider trying a DIY mask, mix half a cucumber and a tablespoon of plain yogurt in a blender and spread a thick layer on to the face, let sit for 5-10 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water and your skin refried to refreshed! Or try the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque.

Dull Skin: Vitamin C is key! Not only will it repair skin collagen, but as an extra perk it prevents cellulite from being so visible. Apart eating or drinking your Vitamin C Invest in a Vitamin C Serum, try Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster by Ole Henriksen.

Undereye Puffiness/Darkness: Get some sleep, you’d be surprised at how rejuvenated you look after a good nights sleep. However if schedule doesn’t allow, try wrapping ice cubes in tea bags, the tannin in tea bags reduce swelling and discoloration. Or to reduce the appearance of dark circles, age spots, and pigmentation place crescent sliced avocado under your eyes for 20 minutes. If you rather not DIY try good ol’ Preparation H Cream under the eyes to shrink down puffiness. Or, to brighten undereyes try Orgins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream.

Acne: If you one of the blessed ones that dont suffer from hormonal and cystic acne then its easy to banish away the holiday breakout. First drink a lot, and I mean a lot of water. Secondly, sweat. Work up a good sweat with activities, exercise, or just by sitting in the sauna. That will flush the bacteria right out. Be sure you cleanse your skin before and after sweat sessions! You may also want to apply a spot treatment over night, I like Drying Lotion by Mario Badescu.

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