Spring is that time of the year when the flowers are blooming, the animals are cheering up, and everything seems to be waking up from the winter blues. So, to match the season, you should show your own body some love as well. A spring detox doesn’t require any strict diets and intense workouts – yes, there are changes you’ll need to implement into your routine, but how many and how big depends on your current lifestyle and your needs. With that in mind, here are a couple of things you should do if you want to detox your body and feel better than ever.
If you’re already leading an active lifestyle, this shouldn’t be anything new or difficult. As for the couch potatoes – don’t panic. You don’t have to get up at 6 a.m. and go for a 10-mile walk right away. Luckily, even a smaller amount of physical activity can do a lot for your body, so start simple with longer walks during the day, and exercise your way up to more demanding workouts. Plus, it’s spring after all – get your bike out of the shed and enjoy the nature while riding through the town.
Drink more tea
One of the most important things when it comes to detox is keeping your body hydrated at all times. Yes, you can – and you should – drink plenty of water, but you should also drink a lot of tea. Green tea, for example, can be a great replacement for coffee as it also contains caffeine. Moreover, the active ingredients in it serve to boost your body’s natural ability to detox. Herbal teas, in general, are always a good option, so when you get bored of drinking just water, try some delicious teas.
Needless to say, there are some things you should exclude from your diet – or at least reduce the amount of. We’re talking about those harder-to-digest foods like meats, dairy, grains, eggs, processed foods, and sugars. Again, this is about detoxifying, not losing weight, so there isn’t a strict food regimen you must follow. However, focusing on fruits and veggies instead of carbs and sweets will help your body get rid of all the harmful toxins. Also, consider adding an antioxidant-rich probiotic powder to your daily diet, as it can help your body digest food more easily, and, thus, restore its vitality much faster.
Use the right beauty products
The change of weather calls for the change of beauty products you use, as well as your beauty routine. So, instead of a heavy winter moisturizer, opt for lighter moisturizers with SPF. Also, pay more attention to exfoliating – since spring is almost here, you want your skin to look beautiful. Finally, there are many good clay masks that can do wonders for your face and skin, so make sure to adjust your beauty routine to the season.
Think beyond the physical benefits
Detoxifying isn’t just about looking better – it’s also about feeling better. Yes, looking better will probably make you feel better as well, but there are other factors too. For instance, keeping your home clean and taking a break from all the technology that surrounds us every day has shown to help people reconnect with people around them and clear their mind – which can be highly beneficial in both your personal and your professional life.
The benefits of a good detox go beyond just cleansing your body – it can cleanse your mind as well, and it can make you more energized and ready to face any potential challenges. So, drink plenty of water (or tea), adjust your diet, exercise as much as you can, upgrade your beauty products, and you will see the results in no time.