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The Ultimate 10-Minute Skin Cleansing Detox

Posted May 10 2012 10:56am

 

When considering the various cleanses you can participate in to improve your health, a cleanse that specifically targets your skin may not be the first to come to mind. However, the skin is a vital organ that is essential to removing toxins from your body. The ultimate and basic goal of a cleanse is removing the built up toxins from your body. Your skin is a helpful tool for doing so. By improving your skin health, you can likewise help to more efficiently flush toxins from your system. This cleanse can easily become a part of your daily routine, not taking up any more time than it takes to make a pot of coffee. Fit this 10 minute cleanse into your daily routine to give your complexion a fresh and bright glow and simultaneously improve your overall health.

Morning Beverage and Breakfast

Begin your day with a tall glass of water. Water is a key component to a cleanse as it helps to flush toxins from your body. This makes the toxin elimination process easier on your body’s organs, especially your skin. Aim to drink at least eight to 12 glasses of water each day. A juice cleanse is a fitting and helpful complement to a skin cleanse, so consider participating in a juice cleanse to compound the positive effects of the skin cleansing techniques. If you opt against a full juice cleanse, remove as many fatty and processed foods from your diet as possible and replace them with fresh fruits and vegetables. A fresh fruit smoothie is an ideal option for breakfast that helps to promote healthy skin. Skip the pot of coffee as caffeine can hinder the progress of your cleanse.

Brushing (Not Just Your Hair)

While you likely already fit brushing your hair into your daily regimen you now need to brush your skin as well as part of the daily skin cleanse. Brushing your skin not only helps to eliminate dead skin cells but it also promotes blood flow, improving circulation, which in turn helps to remove toxins. Choose a brush with natural bristles to use on your skin. Your skin must be dry for the brushing so shower after the brushing is completed. Gently, but firmly, brush the bristles across your skin, starting with your feet and working your way up the body. Refrain from using the brush on your face, however, as the bristles are too rough for delicate facial skin. Instead use exfoliating gloves or exfoliating rubs made from natural ingredients, such as oatmeal, on your face. From head to toe, this should only take a few minutes each morning.

Shower

Exposing your skin to hot and cold water can help to further stimulate your blood circulation. During your morning shower, choose intermittent water temperature combinations in lieu of the traditional consistently warm water. Run the shower water hot for three minutes and follow it up with a minute of cold water. Repeat the process if desired. The increased circulation helps to more efficiently deliver nutrients to healthy skin cells while simultaneously removing toxins.

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