Health & Fitness

Detox Your Skin

The Christmas Season is fun, friendly, and terribly bad for you. When you come up for air in January after a feast of food, enough to drink to float the Titanic and then sink it all over again, and sweets by the bowlful, you’ll feel in need of a complete change.

One of the reasons we feel so bad after Christmas is that the rich, unhealthy diet leaves us carrying around a body full of toxins. To banish January blues and feel like yourself again, you need to detoxify and return to normal.

Today we’re taking a look at just how you can do this, and enter the New Year feeling on top of the world.

The Professionals

If you have the time and the money then the best thing you can do is turn yourself over to the professionals. Whether you’re going away for a long weekend in a high-end spa or simply booking into your local aestheticians for a facial detox, as well as the treatment itself, it’ll help to relieve stress and you can get some great advice on how to change up your lifestyle and diet for even more detox goodness.


If there’s one thing you want to control it’s sugar. A burst of sugar from a chocolate bar causes your body to manufacture an insulin spike. This inflames your skin, and as well as the immediate swelling and redness you might notice there are longer term effects. The swelling damages your body’s ability to produce collagen and elastin. These are the two substances that are responsible for your skins plumpness and elasticity: they naturally wane as you age but speeding that process up is to be avoided!

Cut sugary snacks and drinks out of your diet to boost your body’s ability to look it’s best!

Metabolism Boosts

Your body naturally cycles toxins out of your body, gathering them from your skin and filtering through your liver and kidneys before finally excreting them. If you want to speed this up, you need to give your metabolism a boost, so all your bodily processes are working a little faster. You’ll look better, you’ll feel better and you’ll be more alert? What’s not to like?

Some dieticians recommend a slice of lemon in hot water to kick off your metabolism in the morning, but there’s a more tested and reliable way with only one drawback. It requires a lot hard work but regular exercise steps up your metabolism, helping your body cycle away any toxins that have build up in your tissues. So if you really want to detox in 2019, get out to the running track, the pool or the gym and get to work!