Should we do a detox after the holidays, to eliminate excess?

A detox after the holidays?

Like every year, shortly after the holidays, we see articles on DETOX spring up.

The assumption is that you have probably eaten way too much and your body needs to rid itself of excess food, alcohol and laziness.

However, DETOX is a process that deserves reflection. Not everyone can start drastic DETOX. This is also not the one and only response to the excessive behavior of the end-of-year holidays. You may even still be enjoying a good galette des rois.

DETOX requires a certain energy and obvious vitality. Is this really the right time? Aren’t there questions to ask yourself beforehand? The answer is yes. And what about DETOX of the skin? Is the process the same? Does facial skin need help?

In this post, we offer you a focus on DETOX. When ? How and with what?

1 – Take stock of the situation

Every day, the body carries out natural elimination and detoxification work. Our body is largely capable of getting rid of toxins resulting from metabolic waste.

However, there are many factors that can prevent this process. These include fatigue, overwork, lack of sleep, non-living food. We are also invaded by external pollution factors that we call “toxic”. We can talk about endocrine disruptors, air pollutants, cigarettes, medications, etc.

When we decide to do DETOX, we often use plants or active ingredients, which awaken the functions of the liver, kidneys and intestines. This approach requires a certain amount of energy from our body, because plants activate elimination, and sometimes in a punchy way.

If we lack energy, we risk putting the body in even more difficulty, or even in danger. It is therefore important, before starting a voluntary DETOX, to question your personal energy which we will evaluate according to our current fatigue.

How do you feel today ? Does everything require effort? Is your morale stable? The time is perhaps more for energetic recharge which we will call revitalization.

The current stress caused by the COVID health crisis seems to be affecting all of us. It makes us tired and reluctant to develop superhuman strengths in overly ambitious projects, of which DETOX can be a part.

2 – Gain energy to restart the machine

But then what are the solutions if I am too tired to practice DETOX? By deciding to bring energy to your body, the natural DETOX process will activate itself.

How to take action?

  • My plate, my first ally
    Focus on choosing foods that are packed with essential nutrients. To do this, choose raw products, with little or no processing and from the best possible source. Monitor your cooking. Heat destroys nutrients. You should make sure you cook as little as possible. If this is the case, favor gentle cooking as much as possible. Avoid cooking with gratin, sauce or simmering for hours. Go as simple as possible: canned fish, rice or quinoa garnished with condiments or aromatic herbs, sautéed vegetables.

  • Promote my rest
    Winter rhymes with Slow Time . This is the time to rest quietly to allow the body to recover. The days are short and invite you to sleep. Take a nap. Give up evenings in front of screens where the nervous system does not rest, even if your body is static. True rest is sleep optimized by going to bed early. These are also times of simple contemplation.

  • Sports activity
    Conversely, get your body moving regularly. Spending time standing or stomping at work is not physical activity. This rather causes tension. Thanks to sporting activity, the skin will perspire and support natural DETOX. We also release endorphins, substances of well-being and pleasure. There is an immediate action on the nervous system. Welcome to fullness and bye-bye stress. In fact, we act directly on vital energy. Make sure you find a balance between activity, work and rest.
Rest for beautiful skin

3 – The right allies to get there

Vitamin C, detox after the holidays

    • Raw in my dishes
      We talked about the quality of food and its cooking. If the essential nutrients cannot withstand the heat, it is therefore essential to include raw food in your plates . In winter, we certainly need heat, but vitamins, especially vitamin C, are essential for natural DETOX. If you don't tolerate it well, just think about cutting back on foods. Long live the sautéed vegetables, fresh grapefruit, lamb's lettuce salad and grated carrots.

    • Fiber in all circumstances Soluble fiber helps regulate transit and support intestinal elimination. We advise you to consume oats every day. It acts directly as a natural depurative, but provides ceramides and polyphenols that are good for the skin.

    • Spice it up Rekindle your inner fire with spices, which will boost metabolism and promote digestion. Ginger is, for example, known to activate intestinal motility and regulate elimination through transit.(1)

4 – And my skin in all this?

The skin is a major organ of detoxification. It informs us of the internal state of our body. Acne, blackheads, grayish complexion, so many small imperfections that tell us what to do. By activating vital energy, it may be called upon to evacuate waste. It therefore makes sense to help him through appropriate care so that the process is not thwarted .

You can therefore pay particular attention to the skin of our face. She is on the front line. When we take care to rid it of toxins and toxins, we give our body a good helping hand.

Have we already told you about the Officinale Detox Range whose flagship active ingredient is the titrated Dandelion extract? This range has been specifically designed to help skin damaged by pollutants and cellular oxidation, which cause inflammation and affect the quality of our skin texture. The titrated Dandelion extract, a powerful antioxidant, will play the role of an urban shield and allow the skin to refine its texture and eliminate pollution particles that dull the complexion.

Anti-oxidant detox range

When the skin is free of external toxins, its internal elimination work is quietly supported.

Always remember to methodically cleanse your skin. Detox micellar water has the particularity of removing pollutants but also impurities. From the first use, this ultra-refreshing Water removes makeup from the face and eyes, refines the texture and detoxifies the skin.

Also discover our Anti-Oxidant Detox Shield Botanical Serum , our anti-wrinkle concentrate associated with a protective action for skin exposed to pollution! You will find fresh Organic Birch Sap and Organic Chaga, an unstoppable patented complex to protect your skin from free radicals and strengthen your skin's immune defenses. The titrated Dandelion extract and encapsulated apple phloretin, through their antioxidant and detoxifying actions, decontaminate the skin and even out the complexion, for fresher and radiant skin!

Officinale detox serum

And because it is important to protect your skin from UV rays, both in winter and summer, we conclude our skincare routine by moisturizing it with the Multi-Defense Detox Cream SPF30 .

Officinal detox cream

Enough to create the most effective botanical DETOX shield possible, while being gentle with yourself. .

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