Detox and De-Stress in Minutes: 4 Energy Drainers to Lose!
Who knew detoxifying could feel so fabulous?
Here are easy tricks that’ll leave you relaxed and radiant!
These are the major energy drainers that are dragging you down.
Puffy Face – Whew! You made it through the holidays, but if the decadent food and champagne toasts have left you a puffier version of yourself, a celebrity anti aging and longevity expert suggests a simple lymph massage to reduce swelling. To do: Twice a day, gently massage both sides of your neck, under your ears, in a circular motion for 10 seconds. Then slowly sweep your hands down your neck, toward the collarbone. “Massages help relax toxins, relieve puffiness, and reduce tension.”
Feeling Sluggish – “Body-brushing has an amazing energizing effect – it’s better than a cup of coffee.” Every morning, sweep a natural-bristled body brushing long stokes, starting at your feet and moving up and around the body. “This increases small capillary circulation to the skin to whisk away toxins.” It also boosts skin’s immunity and eliminates dead cells for a vibrant skin tone.”
Stress-Related Breakouts – Unwind and draw out pimple-causing toxins with a warm bath. Simply add one cup of Epsom salts, 5-10 drops of peppermint essential oil, and ½ cup of baking soda (to soften the water) to your bath water. “Removing impurities promotes clearer skin. And the Epsom salts are high in magnesium, which acts like a magnet to draw out the toxins, waste products, and lactic acid in your skin and body. Plus, essential oils like peppermint open the pores for better cleansing while inhibiting new bacteria from forming. Energy drainers, like stress, can plus a major role in poor health as we age.
Aches and Pains – To relieve sore muscles and cure dry calloused skin on your feet, try the easy detox-as-you-sleep treatment that Japanese women have been swearing by for centuries. Simply mix ¼ cup of plain yogurt with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Then spread a thin layer of the mixture on the gauze of two large square self-adhesive bandages, and apply to the bottoms of clean feet before bed. As you sleep, the vinegar will re-balance the alkaline-acid ratio in the skin to draw out toxins. And the yogurt’s lactic acid will help soften the soles of your feet.
You can beat the energy drainers that drag you down by applying simple healthy living tips using inexpensive ingredients from your household inventory. Start immediately when you feel the signs of stress.