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Detox with a COSMANIA twist

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Hands up those who are suffering from dull skin, puffiness, bloating, or a few extra wrinkles. Yeap, these are the signs of a December that was celebrated in full swing. But now it’s a new year, it’s time for some serious detoxification from all December’s parties. It’s time to embrace 2013 fit, healthy and full of vitality. To help you along your way, COSMANIA has put together its Top 12 Detox Tips and New Products list. Happy 2013!

Tip 1 - New: Detox Botanical Infusion by Elemental Herbology (150ml, €22)elemental herbology_ detox botanical bathing infusionelemental herbology_ detox botanical bathing infusion
Energy & nutrition in one magic bottle. A perfect ally against cellulite, the Detox Botanical Bath/Shower Infusion helps reduce fluid retention, stimulates circulation and shifts toxins. Essential oils soften and nourish the skin, as well as purify and invigorate a sluggish system, leaving you feeling positively energised and revived. Elemental Herbology’s Detox Botanical Bath/Shower Infusion also helps reduce swelling in the abdomen, hips, buttocks, legs and ankles. Making it the perfect detox after a night of partying.

Tip 2 - Water, water, water
Water helps your body eliminate toxins, so drink plenty – at least 1.5 litres per day. And for every glass of alcohol you enjoy, be sure to drink a glass of water too. Drink throughout the day and, if necessary, add some green or (purifying) herbal tea to the mix.

Tip 3 - Start your day the green way
A green smoothie is the perfect way to ensure your daily serving of fruits and vegetables. Putting the ingredients through a blender means your body is able to absorb them quickly and easily. Not only does drinking a green smoothie every day leave you feeling fit and full of energy, it also improves the condition of your skin, and helps reduce fat, allergic reactions and acne, to name just a few of its benefits. Green smoothies consist of three basic ingredients: 60% fruit, 40% greens and two glasses of water. Cheers!

Tip 4 - New: Follow Tyra’s lead with the Detox Eye Roller by First Aid Beauty (8.5ml, €24)
Tested - and praised on her US talk show - by none other than Tyra Banks, First Aid Beauty’s refreshing, caffeine-based Detox Eye Roller has become an instant hit. This wonder product eliminates crow’s feet and dark circles under the eyes like snow on a warm, sunny day. The serum is flying off the shelves in the US and UK. It’s so popular in fact that, just two hours after Tyra Banks featured it on her show, the product completely sold out in the US! Luckily, though, we’re in The Netherlands, and the Detox Eye Roller is currently available at COSMANIA, so hurry and get yours while stocks last!

Tip 5 - Eco-driving
Drive an electric car. It’s good for the environment and your health, as you’ll no longer have to breathe in toxic gases at the petrol station…

Tip 6 - Lust after raw
Eat more raw vegetables, as they’re ideal for getting rid of impurities. Green, leafy vegetables, in particular, are high in fibre, vitamins, minerals and other substances that your body needs to stay healthy and clean.

Tip 7 - Enlighten yourself
When it comes to leading a detox lifestyle, yoga is one of the most popular exercises to de-stress and purify your body: it clears the mind; lowers blood pressure; enhances the respiratory tract; improves digestion, focus and attitude; and helps you sleep better.

Tip 8 - New: treat yourself to a facial with Facial Detox by Elemental Herbology (75ml, €27)
Elemental Herbology’s Facial Detox is a deep cleansing, astringent mask that contains Amazonian clay to help eliminate toxins from the surface of the skin, and remove blackheads (when used regularly). Perfect for treating irritated skin and spots, this deep cleansing mask gently exfoliates, softens, enhances the balance of sebum production, and reduces blemishes and pigmentation. Elemental Herbology’s Facial Detox is recommended for all skin types, can be used all year round, and is a simply wonderful way to pamper your skin after all the festivities.
Tip 9 - Fast
Sensible fasting is an effective way to purify the system and has even been proven to prolong life expectancy and improve one’s health (up to a certain degree, of course). Fasting can, however, result in headaches and you may well feel terrible for a while. The reason for this is that the toxins stored in the fat leave the system when the fat is consumed to produce energy. Therefore, it is essential to drink adequate amounts of water whenever you fast.

Tip 10 - Eat more fibre
Fibre helps ‘polish’ your bowels clean. Opt for fibre found in vegetables, and add fibre to your daily diet, such as drinking smoothies with oatmeal, for example

Tip 11 - Oxygenate your skin with Detox Face Mask by (Malin+Goetz) (118ml, €40)
The award-winning* (Malin+Goetz) Detox Face Mask is a highly innovative, five-minute deep cleansing and foaming gel mask. Mild, oxygenating cleansing agents replace harsh detergents and drying clays to deep-pore-cleanse, lifting dirt, oil and make-up away from the skin without irritation. Furthermore, it creates a physical barrier to seal hydration. Complex amino acids and natural almond extract gently and effectively cleanse, clarify, balance and soothe the skin. Stable Vitamin C, antioxidant Vitamin E and Soy Protein help strengthen the skin and reduce wrinkles. To top it all, it’s so easy to use.

* The (Malin+Goetz) Detox Face Mask won the ‘Best Deep Cleansing Mask’ award at American glossy magazine Allure’s Best of Beauty Awards.

Tip 12 - Stay indoors!
If you live a highly social life, going out often and spending time with friends, make sure you find time to treat yourself, and your body, to a night in every now and then. Give yourself a break from all the external stimuli and social pressures by chilling out and putting your feet up on the sofa.