Beauty SOS: How To Have Body Detox

05 February 2014 by

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GALLERY >> How to have a body detox

David Kirsch, Celebrity Personal Trainer

[a href="" target="_blank">48 Hour Detox Programme[/a]

'My 48 Hour Detox Programme is great as it has all the weight-loss and detox benefits of a juice cleanse without the extra calories, carbs and sugars to help you feel slimmer, healthier and energized in just 2 days. The formula is a comprehensive cleanse designed to reboot your system, clear toxins and pave the way for optimal health. The delicious pink lemonade blend gives you the supercharged nutrients, minerals and antioxidants needed to achieve healthy results without having to suffer.'

Alexia Inge, Co-Founder of Cult Beauty

[a href="" target="_blank">Himalayan Therapie Detox Salts[/a], £35

'The term "detoxing" really should be an ongoing focus in our lives for a healthy mind, body and soul. When people call Cult Beauty to ask for advice around skin complaints one of the first things I recommend is fresh lemon and ginger with hot water first thing in the morning before they consume anything else. This cleanses the gut and is a lovely alkaline balancer to our acidic modern lives. Our skin is like litmus paper telling us when things aren't working efficiently in the body, it's good to heed friends or outbreaks as a sign that other organs aren't working at their optimum. My recommendation for detoxing is definitely the Therapie Himalayan Detox Salts. Salts from the Himalayas are some of the most mineral rich in the world and as you soak in the bath they draw impurities from your body through your skin. The essential oils and extracts that give the salts their addictive aroma help purify the blood, calm the nerves and are anti-inflamatory. One of the reasons the blogging community have termed these Insomnia Salts is that they don't just detox your body. They contain powdered amethyst, which is proven to absorb the electromagnetic radiation we surround ourselves with through computer, tablet and mobile phone use, which disrupts our natural sleep patterns. They are modern day witchery and I get through them like water.'

Shini Park, Blogger, Park & Cube

[a href="" target="_blank">L-Glutamine Supplements[/a], £36.99

'I swear by L Glutamine, it's a  supplement available as either powder or pills, commonly used by body building enthusiasts to help speed up muscle recovery. What it's also amazing for, is boosting your immune system and repairing 'gut leakage', which is culprit for most skin issues! I suffer from eczema, and it's done wonders changing things up from within. It's not a quick-fix for sure, but definitely a good trick if looking to detox long-term!'

[a href="" target="_blank">Park & Cube[/a]

Kristy Cimesa, Founder of Elemental Herbology

[a href="" target="_blank">Elemental Herbology Ultimate Detox Treatment at Spa NK[/a]

'We offer the Ultimate Detox Treatment at Spa NK, which includes a sea salt body exfoliation and mineral herbal clay wrap to reduce fluid retention, decongest lymphs, invigorate circulation, support the digestive system AND shift toxins. Warm bandages are applied and soaked in purifying Kaolin Clay infused with Rosemary, Grapefruit and Juniper Berry before you are cocooned in a thermal blanket to encourage perspiration. After showering you are smothered in a Guarana and Green Tea-rich circulation boosting serum leaving you feeling warm, purified and revived. The treatment is ideal for those feeling run down or prone to cellulite and fluid retention'

Alex Thompson, Nutritionist, Holland & Barrett

[a href="" target="_blank">Milk Thistle Capsules[/a], £13.99

“Overindulgence puts a lot of pressure on the liver which is the major detoxification organ of the body. Holland & Barrett Milk Thistle has been used traditionally to produce liver detoxification. Scientifically, any herbal product which speeds up liver detoxification processes will help to lessen the symptoms associated with overindulgence.'

Meg Lucas, Blogger, Lips So Facto

[a href="" target="_blank">Magnesium Oil Flakes[/a], £7.45

'Magnesium can counteract a multitude of sins, helping to speed up the removal of toxins from the body. Whenever I feel like I've had a bit too much fun I throw a generous cup of Magnesium Oil Original Flakes into the bath and have a long soak. If you have been sticking to your New Year's resolutions and hitting the gym it can help to soothe sore muscles too.'

[a href="" target="_blank">Lips So Facto[/a]

Ah, February! We've survived the brutality of post-mince pie January and spring is in sight, but all that over indulgence and cold weather has left us feeling sluggish and lethargic. There's lots of ways to get your skin looking fresh, but when your whole body needs a reboot, where do you start?

Luckily, we've hand-picked selection of bloggers and industry experts to let us in on their favourite ways to combat bloating, flush out toxins and generally start to feel like ourselves again...

- By Daniela Morosini of Couture and Crumpets


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