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Skin care: 5 ways to detox this summer
We’re all too familiar with the implicit undertone of the polite yet unsolicited morning greeting of “you look tired today.” Wake up dull and sleepy skin from within these 5 skin-rejuvenating and detoxifying remedies that we’re sure will leave you looking well-rested—even after those long summer nights.
Skin care problem: Tired, stressed-out—and thirsty
The fix: Sahara Tea Beautiful Foolishness pomegranate and white tea ($15.95), at saharatea.ca.
Detox ingredients: A fragrant, loose-leaf mix of white tea, pomegranate, coconut and exotic fruits, known for its anti-aging properties and improving skin’s complexion.
Skin rejuvenation: Make holistic skin care your cup of tea with this antioxidant-enriched white tea blend, which helps eliminate toxins absorbed in the skin from diet, environmental free radicals and stress, brightening complexion with a natural, healthy glow.
Best enjoyed: Sipped under the sun on your deck while your iPod serenades you with soothing ocean sounds (bonus points if you’re laying out by an actual ocean).
Skin care problem: Oily and inflamed
The fix: John Masters Organics Moroccan Clay Purifying Mask ($42) at johnmasters.ca.
Detox ingredients: A purifying mask made of Moroccan clay to sop of excess oil and impurities, infused with the anti-inflammatory and cleansing properties of balsam copaiba. Not just for a pretty-smelling face, lavender soothes stressed-out skin.
Skin rejuvenation: Purify and matte slick summer skin with this hydrating clay mask that calms inflammation as the oat beta glucan increases procollagen production to replenish skin with a soft, fresh layer once dead cells are washed away.
Best enjoyed: On a Saturday morning, while you tend to the rest of your
at-home spa duties.
Skin care problem: Dull and drained
The fix: Skinnyskinny Organic Lavender & Eucalyptus Body Scrub ($30), at freshfaced.ca.
Detox ingredients: A brightening, moisturizing blend of turbinado sugar, sea salt, virgin coconut oil, jojoba oil, sesame oil, shea butter, lavender and eucalyptus essential oil—you could almost eat it.
Skin rejuvenation: An aromatic boost to lifeless, dehydrated summer skin, this therapeutic organic scrub gently sloughs away dead skin to naturally bring that natural, deep-seated glow to the surface.
Best enjoyed: Freshly scrubbed and baby soft, indulge skin in a luxe swimsuit while lounging poolside this summer.
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Skin care problem: Bloated, stemming from bodily toxins
The fix: Lymphomaniac Facial ($105, 75 minutes), Pure and Simple Spa. Four GTA locations including Yorkville, King St. West, Yonge and Eglinton and Oakville.
Detox ingredients: Rosehip oil to remedy pigmentation plus a blend of organic Ayurvedic oils to restore natural balance.
Skin rejuvenation: A
glowing complexion is skin-deep—part of an overall commitment to total-body wellness, the treatment begins will a classic European facial, complete with steam extraction and mask, as well as a face, breast and tummy massage to stimulate lymphatic drainage, decrease bloating while improving skin tone. Complete with a scalp massage for head-to-toe relaxation.
Best enjoyed: With a full-body commitment to wellness—this may include refreshing your workout regimen, diet and
summer beauty look. All in, right?
Skin care problem: Exhausted and spent after a long day—just like you
The fix: Barefoot Venus Mustard Bath ($20), at liliblossom.com
Detox ingredients: Try to find a bath more soothing than one enriched with the therapeutic properties of mustard, along with the
refreshing scents of wintergreen, eucalyptus and rosemary. We dare you.
Skin rejuvenation: A scoopful of mustard helps the toxins go down—so they say. Add the powered mix to your hot bath and wash away worries along with skin impurities as you relish the soothing aroma.
Best enjoyed: With your feet up and a glass of your favourite bubbly.