Cleanse, detox, juice diet etc are words we tend to hear a lot, especially this time of year with Christmas firmly behind us and summer on its way. But why does a detox have to be so hard? For those of you, like me, who have attempted a detox, I am sure you’ll agree come day two the visions of pizza and ice cream become just too much! Of course cleanses do have benefits, but being easy to incorporate and endure are not among them. So, why not try this handy cheat sheet which will help you achieve the flushed, rosy cheeks, glowing skin, and slimmer physique of your cleanse-obsessed counterparts, but without the detox.
Ready to fake your detox? Then let’s get started.
Step 1: Body Brush Everyday To Keep Sins Away
Takeaways, alcohol, salty, fatty foods, MSG etc etc!! – we’ve all been there ladies! While making healthy tweaks to your diet will have a positive impact and will help you feel less like a bloated, uncomfortable mass, also try dry-brushing which will really help to speed up the process. If you’re not familiar with dry-brushing, it involves using a body brush (preferably made with natural bristles) to gently brush your body from the outside in. Molly Sims and Miranda Kerr are just two of the beautiful celebrities who swear by it and love the benefits which include soft, glowing skin and a more toned-looking physique. Essentially, experts say that dry brushing your skin works by boosting circulation and in turn lymphatic drainage. This means that you’ll be able to get the post-cleanse glow you desire, without having to live on carrot and kale juice!
Step 2: Exfoliate Everywhere
Exfoliation is key to achieving healthy skin which is detox-worthy. To give your skin a healthy glow, it is best to exfoliate first thing in the morning after you wake up. This will act as an instant pick-me-up, giving your tired and dull-looking skin a glowing appearance afterwards.
Step 3: DIY Steam And Massage
Do you want your skin to have that flushed, hydrated post–juice cleanse glow, without the hunger and starvation? Then a DIY steam done in the comfort of your own bathroom is the answer! Our favourite blogger Byrdie shows us how in this simple tutorial complete with pictures and tells us – if you finish your steam and aren’t satisfied and want MORE GLOW, literally force your skin to glow with a delicate facial massage.
Step 4: Hydrate And Highlight
Well it wouldn’t be a fake detox without a little help from our old pal, makeup. Yes, that’s right, the final step in a cleanse-worthy exterior is makeup. A smoothing, hydrating primer, will give you a dewy flush and then try a creamy highlighter above your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, below your brows, and above your Cupid’s bow for an ethereal, envy-inducing glow.
We understand that faking a detox and its many benefits only goes so far, so to really reset your body, while still maintaining somewhat of a life, then try this easy-to-follow three-day detox.