Spring is a time for renewal, rebirth, and awakening. As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, the gloom of winter lingers away as flowers start to bloom and trees begin to blossom. To cleanse and renew this season, the Urban Body Laser team has put together some ways to detoxify your skin, mind, and spirit. Join us as we Spring ahead!
Spring Detox Your Skin
Exfoliation is one of the best ways you can cleanse and detoxify your skin. To remove the outer layer of dead skin cells that have built up over the past few months, we highly recommend Microdermabrasion. This fast and non-invasive treatment is suitable for all skin types and clears congestion within your epidermis. The result is a smooth, clear, and rejuvenated complexion.
For treatments you can use at home, we highly recommend the ProDerm AHA BHA Smoothing Lotion. Enriched with lavender, rosewood and zinc, it helps remove build-up that can cause blackheads, dilated pores, ingrown hairs, and light acne.
Dry and cold weather can take a toll on your skin. Winter is synonymous with dehydration, as our clients often complain of red patches and a rough exterior. To nourish and repair, try the Osmosis Hydrating Herb Mask, which saturates the skin with immediate moisture.
Spring Detox Your Diet
After a long winter of comfort foods and too many glasses of wine, it’s time to cleanse and rid of last season’s indulgences. Spring is all about finding balance. One of the ways to do this is with in-season fruits and vegetables to keep your digestive and lymph systems working at their peak. These foods will not only boost your mood, but also burn fat and build your immune system. Our motto is to eat the rainbow, taking in as many fruits and vegetables as possible. Apples, grapes, broccoli, carrots, and sweet potatoes are full of antioxidants to help repair and prevent damage to your skin. You also want to ensure you’re drinking plenty of water to flush your system and boost your metabolism. Also, try to have a couple mugs of green tea each day to help detoxify the body by eliminating harmful free radicals.
Spring Detox Your Spirit
While many people will be Spring-cleaning their homes, they often forget to apply this to their mind and spirit. Just like a tidy space can make you feel at ease, so can a tidy mind. Clearing the clutter can start you on the right path to release grudges, anxieties, and self-doubt.
Meditation can bring spiritual awareness and reflection. You don’t need to be an advanced yogi in order to do it either. Just choose a quiet space in your home and practice being present. Try this meditation from FitSugar:
Set an alarm for 5 or 10 minutes and meditate until the alarm goes off. No cheating or peeking. Just sit and just be – which is really difficult and oddly refreshing. It may feel like an eternity, but it will soon get easier to focus your mind. Practice in this case doesn’t make perfect, but makes one simply more self-aware.