Make your health and wellness a top priority with a little self-care. Participating in regular self-care can look different from person to person. Some like to power down their mobile devices for a few hours, while others indulge in an afternoon at the spa. We think that self-care is something that you should be able to participate in on a regular basis. One way to do so, is by committing to a detox-friendly lifestyle. Detoxing can help to rid your body of built-up toxins, which are often ingested by the products we use and food and drink we consume, along with a variety of other environmental factors.
In this article, we have narrowed it down to four simple things that you can do regularly to detox your body and really participate in some well-deserved self-care.
1. Improve Your Diet
As mentioned above, toxins can enter your body through the food and drink that you consume. A detox-friendly diet will likely consist of:
- Collard greens
- Kidney beans
- Pinto beans
- Brown rice
While detoxing your body, it’s recommended that you avoid processed foods, dairy, fish, meat, and other sources of junk food.
2. Exercise Regularly
Exercise can help your body to expel toxins in several effective ways.
The first is through weight loss. Toxins are often stored in fatty tissue throughout the body, including belly fat. As you exercise more regularly, you increase your chance of losing weight and reducing your body fat, effectively ridding your body of the stored toxins.
The second is through sweating. The more you exercise, engaging your muscles and cardiovascular system, the more you will sweat. Your body expels toxins through your sweat and out of your pores.
The third way is by helping improve the function of your digestive system and organs, as it can help to set your body in motion to do the things it is created to do naturally, such as removing waste. As your heart rate rises, blood is circulated throughout the body more regularly, helping to improve the function of organs like your liver and kidneys, effectively filtering the blood and cleansing the blood and lymphatic system of toxins.
3. Exfoliate Your Skin
As mentioned above, toxins can be expelled from the body through your sweat. To improve the health of your skin and keep your pores open, so that you can naturally sweat out the toxins, it’s important that you exfoliate your skin regularly.
While you can choose to just exfoliate your face on the regular, it is recommended that you also exfoliate the rest of your body too. Here are a few homemade DIY all-natural exfoliants that you may want to try:
- Green Tea + Sugar + Honey
- Coconut Oil + Sugar + Lemon
- Almond Meal + Oil + Essential Oil
- Coffee Grounds + Water
- Plain Yogurt
Of course, all skin types are different. For help exfoliating and caring for your skin, speak with your doctor or dermatologist.
4. Spend Time in a Spa or Sauna
Last but certainly not least, spending time in a hot tub, swim spa or sauna can help to aid in your whole-body detoxification. The heat within these three environments can help to improve and regulate your circulation, effectively filtering your blood through various organs and expelling the toxins. The steam can also help to open up your pores, helping you to sweat out the toxins. Not only will relaxing in a hot tub, swim spa or sauna help to relieve your body of toxins, but stress too!
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