Attention please, attention please, red alert, this is not a drill! Your detox just spilled out of the kitchen! Fear not, though, it’s all just about making you prettier. How? Well, it’s not just about soups and teatox anymore: by now, detox is a holistic approach to taking care of your body, which is constantly exposed to different sources of stress. This is mostly due to pollution, which is such a problem in certain locations that it makes it very hard to keep your skin and hair in good health. Using specific products can help, surely, but sometimes it is not enough! To go back to looking like a clean canvas, take a day off – maybe next Sunday – and follow our instructions: you will see the difference in a flash!
Have you ever experienced washing your hair, to find it as dirty as before washing less than 24 hours later? You’re not imagining it, this might be due to either polluted air, or overuse of products on your hair. If you use anything like volumizing sprays, dry shampoo, hairspray and so on, your classic shampoo might not be enough to wash off all the leftovers of that. You might realize that yourself when you see that your scalp becomes oily very quickly, and your hairdo won’t last much longer than half an hour. You can approach the problem in two different ways: the first is to choose a clarifying shampoo, there are so many available by now anyway. These shampoos have more active cleansing agents, they are made to free your hair of excess weight, so you really will notice a difference in how your hair will feel lighter. The second option is choosing a scalp treatment, which can come as an oil, or a scrub. This kind of detox will also reactivate your micro circulation, stimulating hair growth, even when you feel like your hair hasn’t grown in months.
It’s easy to guess what your best ally will be here, that is, masks! Try to pick one with ingredients that are naturally purifying and detoxing, such as activated charcoal or clay. Remember to apply your mask about twice a week, if you have a feeling that your skin desperately needs some cleansing. For your everyday routine, get a good cleanser that doesn’t frustrate the action of your previous treatments. If you live in an area with very hard water and you don’t have good filters, try to avoid using tap water as much as possible. In the morning, when you already took care of your skin the previous evening, try to use a thermal water mist, rather than washing your face like you usually do. This will be enough to freshen up, and then carry on with the day’s treatments.
We don’t want to scare you here, but have you ever considered the amount of bacteria your hands get in touch with every day? It’s so high you can barely quantify it, but this little reminder will be a good way to make you realize that your hands also need good detoxing action. Scrub them well once a week, and you will always have happy, extra soft hands. There are also little detox treatment for your nails, you can consider those if you wear nail polish a lot, both regular and semi-permanent one. Find one week during which you can take a break, get rid of colors, and apply a BB treatment onto your nails, or perhaps just a strengthening treatment. This will help your manicure last longer!
from The Blonde Salad