Is it necessary to detox after excesses?

Detox skin care after festivities

Like every year, shortly after the holidays, we see articles about DETOX flourish.

It is assumed that you have probably eaten too much and that your body needs to get rid of excess food, alcohol and laziness.

However, DETOX is a process that needs to be thought through. Not everyone can start a drastic DETOX. And it isn’t the one and only answer to the plethora of winter holidays behaviors. You may even still be enjoying a nice “Galette des Rois”.

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

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

1 – Make an inventory

Every day, the body carries out a natural elimination and detoxification process. 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, a non-living diet. We are also invaded by external pollution factors that are called "toxic". We can talk about endocrine disruptors, air pollutants, cigarettes, drugs, etc.

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

If we lack energy, we risk putting the body in even more difficulty, even in danger. It is thus important, before starting a voluntary DETOX, to question oneself on one's personal energy to evaluate according to one's fatigue of the moment.

How do you feel today? Does everything require an effort from you? Is your morale stable? Perhaps it is time for an energy recharge that we will call revitalization.

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

2 - Gaining energy to restart the machine

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

How to act?

  • My plate, my first ally
    Focus on choosing foods that are full of essential nutrients. To do this, choose raw, minimally processed or unprocessed products from the best possible source. Watch 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. Keep it simple: canned fish, rice or quinoa with condiments or herbs, sautéed vegetables.

  • Encourage my rest
    Winter is synonymous with Slow Time. It is the time to rest in peace and quiet to allow the body to recover. The days are short and invite you to sleep. Take a nap. Abandon the evenings in front of the screens where the nervous system does not rest, even if your body is static. True rest is optimized sleep by going to bed early. It is also time for simple contemplation.

  • Sports activity
    Another possibility is to get your body moving regularly. Standing or walking around at work is not physical activity. Instead, it causes tension. Thanks to sports activity, the skin will sweat and support the natural DETOX. Endorphins are also released, substances that promote 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 the vital energy.

    Make sure you find a balance between activity, work and rest.

Rest after excesses for a better skin

3 - The right allies to get there

Vitamine C detox for skin care

    • Raw food in my dishes

      We have talked about the quality of food and its cooking. If essential nutrients cannot withstand heat, it is therefore essential to include raw food in your dishes. In winter, we need heat, but vitamins, especially vitamin C, are essential for natural DETOX. Long live sautéed vegetables, fresh grapefruit, lamb's lettuce salad and grated carrots.

    • Fiber in all circumstances Soluble fiber helps regulate transit and supports intestinal elimination. We advise you to eat oats every day. It acts directly as a natural depurative but brings ceramides and polyphenols good for the skin.

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

4 - What about my skin?

The skin is a major organ of detoxification. It informs us of the internal state of our body. Acne, blackheads, greyish complexion, so many small imperfections that tell us what to do. By activating the vital energy, it may be called upon to evacuate waste. It is therefore logical to help it with the appropriate care for the process to be favored.

You can therefore pay special attention to the skin of your face. It is in the front line. When we take care of ridding it of toxins, we give our body a good hand.

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

Anti-oxydant detox cream

When the skin is rid of external toxins, we support its internal elimination work quietly.

Always remember to clean your skin methodically. Our Detoxifying Micellar Water has the particularity of removing pollutants but also impurities. As of the 1st use, this ultra-refreshing Water removes make-up (face and eyes), refines the grain and detoxifies the skin.

Discover also our Detoxifying Antioxidant Shield Botanical Serum, our anti-wrinkle concentrate with a protective action for skin exposed to pollution! You will find fresh organic birch sap and organic chaga, a patented complex that protects the skin from free radicals and strengthens the skin's immune defenses. The titrated extract of Dandelion and the encapsulated apple phloretin will, through their antioxidant and detoxifying actions, depollute the skin and make a uniformized complexion, for a fresher and more radiant skin!

Anti-oxydant detox serum

And because it's important to protect your skin from UV rays, winter and summer alike, we conclude our skincare routine by moisturizing with Multi-Detoxifying Cream SPF30.

Solar protection anti-oxydant cream

This is the most effective botanical DETOX shield available, while being gentle on yourself.


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