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Naturopathic post-festive tips for reinvigorating your natural skin glow!

Has the festive season taken a toll on your skin and you’ve lost your typical radiant skin glow? You’re definitely not alone, the festive season often brings inherent tendencies towards...

Has the festive season taken a toll on your skin and you’ve lost your typical radiant skin glow? You’re definitely not alone, the festive season often brings inherent tendencies towards excess, indulging in food, alcohol, and a decrease in physical activity.

Are you feeling/have:

  • Fatigued
  • Irritable
  • Run-down
  • A sluggish bowel/constipation 
  • Blotchy, itchy skin
  • Brain fog
  • Dull skin
  • Bloating
  • Pimples
  • Persistent skin problems
  • Bad breath
  • Poor concentration

If you have 3 or more of these, it may indicate that your body might need a detox. 

Here's 5 few simple tips to reinvigorate your skin and restore your natural glow!

  • Boost Magnesium Levels 
  • Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in the body and is an enzyme cofactor involved in lots of cellular processes and is known to provide support in the detoxification process. Alcohol acts as a magnesium diuretic, which results in frequent trips to the loo and can lead to magnesium deficiency. Ongoing magnesium deficiency has been linked to anxiety, fatigue, constipation, insomnia, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), migraine and muscle twitches. It’s important to replenish magnesium you’ve lost after a few wines or cocktails as many of us don’t get enough of it from our diets even before drinking alcohol.

    Magnesium-rich foods include:

    • Dark green leafy green vegetables, like spinach & kale
    • Avocados
    • Nuts & seeds, especially almonds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds
    • Kelp (seaweed)
    • Quinoa
    • Beans, especially black beans
  • Recharge your batteries
  • The term "beauty sleep" holds true for a reason! Skimping on the recommended eight hours can take a toll on your skin, manifesting as breakouts, dark circles, and an overall lacklustre complexion. Restoring a consistent sleep schedule, going to bed and waking up at the same time each day, is essential.

    Kickstart the new year with mindfulness practices, leisurely strolls in nature, and gentle exercises to boost those mood-lifting hormones. The more diligently you prioritise both quality sleep and relaxation techniques, the more vibrant and well-rested your skin will appear.

  • Protect your liver
  • The liver takes a hit when consuming too much alcohol. Silybum Marianum, commonly known as Milk Thistle or St Mary’s Thistle is incredible at drawing out toxins, particularly from the liver tissue. Milk Thistle’s active compound, silymarin has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and is a liver protector, which helps aid in the detoxification process by inhibiting harmful free radicals that are produced when the body is trying to metabolise alcohol.

    Milk Thistle in supplement form can potentially help your hangover recovery and can assist in protecting liver cells from damage. As with any supplement, it's always advisable to consult with a healthcare professional like a naturopath or herbalist before incorporating Milk Thistle into your regime, especially if you have existing medical conditions or are taking other medications. 

  • Rehydrate & Replenish Skin Moisture 
  • During the summer period, we frequently find ourselves spending prolonged periods outdoors. Choose a nourishing cleanser, like our Wild’n’Minty Cleansing Balm which helps to remove a full face of makeup, stubborn sunscreen and dirt without compromising your skin barrier. Replenish hydration back into the skin by following with Misty Mushroom Face Spritz and Golden Gem Face Cream

  • Incorporate daily exercise - but don’t forget to cleanse after!
  • Choose an exercise you enjoy, as it is much easier to sustain your fitness goals when you’re enjoying yourself. After you’ve worked out, it's important to cleanse your face and body to remove impurities, prevent breakouts, and support the skin's natural functions. Cleansing post workout will reduce the risk of clogged pores and skin irritation from the accumulation of sweat, oil, and bacteria on the skin. Consider our Cleanse Collection to effectively cleanse and revitalise your skin. 

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