Enhance your beauty naturally from the inside out with these pro cleansing tips at home that’ll save you time and money. We’ve come up with some quick and easy cleansing tips that’ll get you fresh, glowing and healthy.
Internal cleansing (often referred to as detox) means flushing waste and toxins out of your body—cleansing the body from the inside out. While such measures may seem superfluous at this point, they will end up saving your health and your money in the long term—protecting you from skin problems and diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and obesity.
1. Eliminate Your Toxin Intake
The first step to internal cleansing is to reduce your intake of toxins. This means eliminating things such as, saturated fats, refined sugars and coffee from your diet. Cigarette smoke contains over 400 toxic chemicals. In addition to containing toxins of their own, they are known to contain substances that impair liver and kidney function, hindering your body’s natural ability to get rid of toxins. Try to choose organic fruits and vegetables over processed or pesticide-contaminated foods.
2. Drink Water
Water helps the body to eliminate waste and flush out toxins while maintaining, or in fact benefiting bowel and kidney function.
3. Eat Fiber
Fiber, like water cannot be digested. It purifies the digestive tract by carrying toxic substances outside of the body. Good sources of fiber include cereals, fresh fruit and vegetables, pasta and rice.
4. Lifestyle Changes
Simple lifestyle changes can help expedite the internal cleansing process. Sufficient sleep is necessary to prevent the buildup of toxins in the brain. Exercise releases toxins that have accumulated in fat cells, helps expel these toxins through the skin because of increased sweating, and improves blood flow and bowel movement (two process that contribute significantly to toxin expulsion). As stress hormones lead to a reduced rate of detoxification in the liver, de-stressing is also vital to internal cleansing.
5. Consuming Natural Toxin Reducers
Besides limiting your intake of toxins and impurities, you should also try and consume specific detoxifying foods. Many natural foods, especially those that are rich in antioxidants are suitable for this purpose. Good examples include herbal teas, kale, lemon, honey, beetroot and garlic.
This is the type of cleansing that most of us are probably familiar with. Just as natural substances work wonders cleaning the inside of your body, they do the same for the outside. Simple, everyday food items provide fantastic and cost-effective alternatives to traditional store bought cleansers and save you from the potentially dangerous effects of dyes, fragrances and chemicals found in commercial soaps.
Raw honey has been used for centuries for nutritional, medicinal and cosmetic purposes. Honey can be used as both a face and body cleanser either on its own or when mixed with other substances (especially honey). The simplest method is to wet your face (or body), gently rub the honey onto your skin in small circles, let it sit for about five minutes and then rinse your face clean.
The honey will remove impurities and dirt without removing your skin’s natural protective oils. It also contains antimicrobial properties, skin-saving antioxidants and moisturizing properties. Its gentle nature makes it ideal for use on all skin types.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Washing yourself with a dilute mixture of apple-cider vinegar (about 50% vinegar and 50% water) can work wonders for your skin. In addition to purifying your skin and removing toxins, this substance fights pimples, reduces age spots, and can balance the skin’s pH.
Oatmeal contains cleansing agents called saponins which allow it to be used as a mild soap, suitable for all skin types. It also helps remove dead skin cells and treat acne. For use as a cleanser, oatmeal can be mixed with a variety of substances (honey, yogurt, fruit etc.), depending on your needs.
4. Raw Milk
Raw milk contains fat-soluble enzymes and lactic acid which help it to remove impurities and dead skin cells. Additional benefits of using milk as a cleanser include skin hydration, soothing, exfoliation and lightening Read More Tips.
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