Is it time to detox your lifestyle?

The beginning of January can be a time to reflect on the year gone and set goals for the year ahead. It can also be the perfect time to give your body and mind a reset. A time to flush the toxins from the indulgences of Christmas and the New Year celebrations.

Taking control of your health and focusing on your wellbeing can be difficult at the best of times, especially if you have a hectic lifestyle. Trying to balance work, family, friends as well as find the time to put into yourself is definitely a challenge. 

Here are our Top 5 tips for successful detoxing

  1. MAKE SMALL ACHIEVABLE ADJUSTMENTS TO YOUR DAILY LIFESTYLE

While doing a 7 or 14 day detox has advantages, choosing something in your lifestyle that you are going to maintain long term can be more beneficial. Cutting back on alcohol, committing to a 10 minute walk every day or making sure you get more sleep each night will have a positive effect without you even noticing the change and you will be more likely to stick to it! 

  1. DRINK MORE WATER

Such a simple task, yet so many of us struggle to even hit the minimum recommended daily intake. Drinking water has so many health benefits as well as being well umm…. Essential for our bodies!
Avoid drinking really cold or iced water as this isn’t great in aiding our digestion, but for those who really despise plain water, try adding slices of lemon or orange!

 

  1. REPLENISH WHAT YOU BODY NEEDS 
Busy lifestyles tend to result in eating on the go or going for those sugar filled and processed foods to fuel us for the day. Having a balanced diet and incorporating the right amount of leafy greens, fruit and veg sounds ideal, but not always easy. Using top up supplements can help us get the right levels of nutrition. Supplements are never recommended in place of a balanced diet but to enhance our diet.

 

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Kissed Earth Replenish – Chocolate

Tonik Feel Good’r Bundle

 

Vani-T Lumiere Collagen Beauty Peptides

  1. USE ESSENTIAL OILS

Essential oils can help detoxify your body and mind. Whether you incorporate them in your massage or use a diffuser in your home or office, their effects can be instantaneous.

Target your lymphatic system with oils such as lemon or frankincense with your next massage or apply yourself (always with a carrier oil) around your neck and shoulders.

This calming trio from our friends at Eco. Modern Essentials is a constant in our office!

There are even oils to aid in digestion issues, try Eco. Modern Essentials Digestive Essential oils rollerball. 

  1. ALLOW TIME TO UNWIND YOUR MIND

This last year has made it so evident how much we need to care for our mental health as well as our body. They go hand in hand, when one suffers, so does the other. That headache that won’t go away, those belly grumbles that make you uncomfortable throughout the day and the niggling pains that seem to disappear (or at least subside) when we take away some of our mental stresses. This may mean having downtime from work or going away for a weekend. By reducing our stress levels, we reduce our body’s need to function in constant fight or flight mode.

 

Refocus, Recharge and give yourself a little love in 2021!

 

Our resident haircare expert and blogger Jess has been passionately active in hair and beauty for a solid twenty years. A qualified hairdresser by trade, Jess found her niche as a trainer and educator, holding her Cert. 4 in training & assessment, and passionately training aspiring hairdressers for ten years. Nowadays a busy member of the expert team at Salon Style, Jess loves to blog on trending products and treatment styles, helping our readers optimise their hair and skin regimes. When she’s not chasing around her two little girls, Jess loves to partake in a good Friday night glass of South Australian sparkling with her Salon Style fam.