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Capture This Cleanse to Release Loose Ends – Seasonal Beauty

Rain or shine, clear or smoggy, our bodies are profoundly affected by the rhythms and cycles of seasonal changes. As we metaphorically awaken from the slumber and hibernation of winter, we often realize that we have put on a few extra pounds.

Spring arrives, and after months of overindulging in heavy comfort foods, our clothes are fitting tighter, our anxiety is high and our energy levels are low. This prompts us into a desperate search for a way to drop weight instantly. Out of sheer panic, many opt for a trendy, over-the-counter liver or detoxification cleanse. In my experience, this has only caused me to abandon the mission halfway through or binge immediately afterward.

The danger of sudden or drastic shifts in diet is that they can actually toxins are released from the fat stores, they stream into our blood, and can cause nausea and headaches. For this reason, moderation and frequency are key components to success.

Now for the good news: The spring season brings lighter, crisper foods, which helps the body cleanse itself and shed the unwanted winter excess. However, it won’t happen overnight or all by itself.

The spring season symbolizes rebirth, life growth and purity. Let’s give our bodies the time and attention they deserve at this time of year, because when the seasons change, we change. Seasonal spring foods offer exactly what the body needs for  this season: fruits, sprouts and greens. Fruits with high water content hydrate the body, flush out the winter load and provide sugars as an energy source. Fresh, healthy greens and sprouts are high in vitamins and mineral, aid digestive function and are helpful in the weight loss process. They should be included in your diet on a daily basis.

Simple is better. Although the body naturally cleanses itself and eliminates waste through the skin, kidneys, respiratory system and gastrointestinal track, our bodies are bombarded with more artificial stimulants, pollution and chemicals than it is able to handle. These toxins accumulate. A moderate plan releases toxins at a slower rate. Any extensive or extreme detoxification program should be done under a doctor’s supervision.

Challenge yourself to a three-day do it yourself cleanse. This simplified detox is a great way to refocus and recommit to the goals and resolutions that you made at the beginning of the year. A week prior to cleansing, gradually reduce your intake of sugar and artificial sweeteners, white flour, dairy, alcohol, salt and caffeine, while increasing your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. This prepares you for the change, both mentally and physically.

3-day cleanse

Upon rising: Drink 1 cup of hot water with lemon; sit in silence for 10 minutes.

Breakfast: Green smoothie: 2 handfuls of spinach, 1 banana, 1 apple cored, 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil and 16oz filtered water or 1 cup of oatmeal with almond or rice milk

Snack:  1 apple or pear and a handful of unsalted raw almonds

Lunch: 1 cup legumes; 1 cup brown rice or quinoa; 1 cup steamed chard kale or spinach

Snack: 2 apples or 1 cup of celery and carrot sticks with 2 tablespoons of hummus

Dinner: 1 cup of steamed beets with brown rice; 1 cup of steamed kale, chard, collard greens or spinach

Before bed: Drink 1 cup of hot lemon water

Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Begin and end the day with 1 teaspoon of psyllium powder mixed with 10oz water. This assists the elimination process.

Detoxifying the body targets the liver (where toxins and mood-altering hormones can build up) and the colon (which hold waste). it is very common to experience an increase in energy and improved digestion, both of which lead to healthier skin and a greater ability to focus.

Regularly doing a seasonal cleanse can help us follow a lifetime of healthier eating. Mark you calendar this spring and make a commitment to prepare your body for the new season.

Here some of our great Calendula cleansing supplements (LIVER, IMMUNE SYSTEM AND SKIN & BODY) – Check them out.

~ Source: LNE

Weekend Detox for that Special Day: 4th July Cookout Time!!!

COOKOUT TIME IS NEAR ~ out of town guests, food menu to prepare, house to clean…OMG MOMENT OVERLOAD. Don’t stress~we will help  you get over this issue and have you looking great doing it. You can improve your skin with a simple weekend detox—and it doesn’t involve fasting, purging, or a complete rearrangement of your life. There are some quick and easy methods like massages and facials that flush out waste and toxins. Follow our step-by-step routine and wake up Monday morning with a fresh, radiant complexion.

FRIDAY EVENING
Clear the clutter. Simply straightening up the junk on your coffee table or doing a load of laundry will prepare you for the inner cleansing to come.
Stock the fridge. During your weekend detox, you want to fill your body with healthy foods such as fresh fruits (cranberries, apples, and grapes) and vegetables (look for broccoli, carrots, and sweet potatoes)—their antioxidants help repair, and prevent, damage to your skin—and lean protein (chicken, turkey, and tofu). Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and all refined and processed foods.
Purge your products. When your skin acts up, the last thing you want to do is slather on various of concoctions and serums. The same goes for a detox. To give your skin time to rebalance, put away everything except your cleanser (Splash of Evny Herbal Wash), day lotion (OMG vs UV lotion), and night cream (OMGX3=NIGHT CREAM ).


SATURDAY MORNING
Drink warm tea.
Look for blends that include nettle, ginger, or burdock, dandelion, or sarsaparilla root—herbs and flowers known to calm inflammation and improve liver and kidney function. “These teas help eliminate puffiness around the eyes and decongest your skin. If you need a caffeine hit, try green tea: It has less of the stimulant and lots of antioxidants.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON
Give yourself a massage. “Encourage the elimination of waste by manually moving lymph through the lymphatic system. Concentrate on massaging the neck, armpits, stomach, groin, and behind the knees—areas where there are a lot of lymph nodes.

SATURDAY EVENING
Fake a facial at home. Pour hot water into a small bowl and add a few drops of a citrus essential oil. Soak a hand towel in the water, then wring out and drape over your face. Lie down for ten minutes and let the steam open your pores, prepping your skin for the detoxifying mask that follows. Look for masks made with clay, which absorbs excess oil and pulls toxins and impurities out, while adding in necessary minerals.
 
SUNDAY MORNING
Scrub your body.
Wake up your senses with a sloughing session in the shower. Exfoliate with a product that contains sunflower seed shells to remove dead, dulling skin cells, boost circulation, and pump toxins from the body (Sun-Tower Scrub).

SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Sweat it out. Light exercise—a brisk walk, jumping rope, yoga—helps eliminate toxins from your body. The deep breathing of yoga stimulates the lymphatic system. It also brings cleansing oxygen into the body with each inhale, and expels waste on each exhale. Try sun salutations, which nurture as well as detoxify, or twisting poses to activate the digestive system.

SUNDAY EVENING
Apply a mask. At the end of your detox, you’ll want to nourish and calm your complexion. Spread a few tablespoons of raw honey over your face. Next, apply cucumber slices on top of the honey then lie down. Cover your face with a warm, damp washcloth to allow the honey, a natural humectant, to seal in moisture. Honey’s anti–inflammatory properties also help reduce irritation and redness. Cucumbers, which act as diuretics, will further flush out excess fluid and relieve any remaining puffiness. Or to go OMG style try our Beta-Like-Avocado Masque which contains carrot powder, great for vitamin and mineral absorption as well as promotes cell rejuvenation.

Soon as you know it, the big day is around the corner  but OMG GUESS WHAT – you are relaxed, looking great and feeling OMGtastic. Have a awesome holiday weekend!  (Spa Magazine)

Ms. OMG

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