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Four step beauty detox

Busy lifestyles and unavoidable exposure to environmental aggressors can easily lead to beauty bug-bears, from dehydrated, tired skin, to brittle hair and stained teeth

There are a wide range of procedures available to help get you swiftly back on track, but you don’t always have to blow the budget to feel your best. Here are four quick and simple detox steps to help you feel naturally refreshed.Take your tea green and snack on turmeric 

Matcha green tea contains high levels of catechin polyphenols, which prevents damaging alcohol toxins from recirculating in the body. It also encourages the body to make more glutathione, a liver antioxidant which makes it easier for your body to process alcohol.

Adding turmeric to your diet will ease the digestion of rich festive foods, cleansing the body of toxins and stimulating the liver and gall bladders production of bile to improve digestion.

Quench your skin’s thirst 

Consuming excessive amounts of sugar and refined carbohydrates dehydrates skin and lowers moisture levels. Hydrate your skin by drinking at least two litres of water a day and give your skin a helping hand by applying a moisturising sheet mask.

Over-indulging on alcohol triggers breakouts, hormone disruption and puffiness. To reverse this, incorporate retinols into your skin routine by purchasing a serum or moisturiser with a high concentration. Retinols increase cell turnover and encourage the production of collagen to improve skin tone and texture.

Scrub away stains
Red wine contains chemical compounds chromogens, which attaches to cracks in tooth enamel and stains your teeth. The acidity of red wine deteriorates enamel further making teeth staining even more prominent.

Using a toothpaste daily that contains activated charcoal technology, such as White Glo’s Charcoal Deep Stain remover toothpaste, will eradicate stains by absorbing colour particles to leave teeth sparkling white. The low abrasion formula means that this product is suitable for everyday use, completely detoxifying the mouth and whitening teeth.

Going vegan? Then switch to White Glo’s Pure & Natural toothpaste, which contains no sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, fluoride or bleaches.

Strengthen your hair 

Alcohol dehydrates hair making it brittle and more prone to split ends. Using coconut oil cleanses the scalp and removes dirt, eradicating split ends and hair dullness. Apply by rubbing warm coconut oil onto wet hair and leaving on for one to two hours before washing out.

Alternatively, aloe vera gel is another good all-rounder. It contains proteolytic enzymes that remove dead skin cells while promoting healthy hair growth and it has anti-inflammatory properties, which help to prevent split ends by having.