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We’re not sure when detoxing became such a thing, but it doesn’t look like this “trend” is going anywhere. From fasting and cleansing to soaking and masking, there are a variety of ways to help purge toxins from the skin, body and beyond. Taking a break from chemicals and eliminating any lingering remnants are never a bad idea, and here are the products that can help you do it.
Face: Bobbi Brown Instant Detox Mask ($47)
Packed with Hawaiian sea water and Amazonian white clay that draws out impurities, this nourishing yet effective treatment helps stimulate the skin as it reduces the appearance of pores. Apply it all over or just in congested areas depending on your skin’s demands at any given time, and there’s no need to worry about it over-drying the skin.
Body (Inside): Suja Juice (Starting at $48)
The beauty of Suja Juice is that you can do an actual cleanse, or simply incorporate these healthy, organic drinks into your existing diet. Buy a one-, three- or five-day regimen, or simply stock your fridge with these good-for-you beverages for whenever you get a craving. We love the Drinking Vinegars for their tummy-friendly probiotic benefits, and their offerings also include other organic and conventional juices you’ll be more than happy to sip on.
Body (Outside): The Body Shop Round Body Brush ($12)
Dry brushing may sound like a new thing, but it’s actually been around since ancient history. The skin-friendly benefits include exfoliation and circulation stimulation, which together help improve the appearance of the skin’s texture and radiance from head to toe. Other upsides include ingrown prevention and cellulite reduction so a few extra minutes each day can garner major skin improvement with a minor bit of pre-shower effort.
Body (In and Out): Dr. Teal’s Restore & Replenish Pink Himalayan Mineral Soak & Foaming Bath ($6)
You’ve probably heard about Epsom salts, and if you work out (and experience muscle soreness afterwards), battle bouts of PMS or have trouble sleeping, this natural magnesium sulfate soak was made for you. First, you’ll need at least two cups for a regular-sized bathtub, so be sure to up the ante accordingly if you have an extra-large soaking or Jacuzzi tub. From there, just sit a spell and let the bath salts work their magic—which includes muscle soothing, reduced inflammation and toxin elimination—just by sitting there.
Hair: Rahua Hair Detox and Renewal Treatment ($98)
Think about all the products you put on your hair—and all the environmental toxins it’s exposed to day in and day out. This 100% organic, vegan and gluten-free treatment helps purify your hair and scalp with plant-based ingredients that the indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest have been using for centuries. First, you mix the oil with the cream and apply like a deep-conditioning treatment. The creamy blend then helps loosen chemicals and product build-up as is stimulates the scalp, leaving you with soft, shiny hair that feels cleaner than ever.
Mind: Aveda Stress-Fix Concentrate $24
An important part of any type of detox is clearing the mind, and reducing stress and its far-reaching effects have a positive impact on overall well-being. Simply apply to the wrists, temples or shoulder, take a few deep breaths and let the blend of organic lavender, lavandin and clary sage essential oils take the edge off naturally and help you refocus.
NOTE: Suja Juice and Dr. Teal’s were provided for review. Opinions are my own.