From the latest beauty magazines to your fitness buff neighbor living next door, if you haven’t heard about detoxing then you must have been hiding under a rock for the last ten years somewhere in Kalamazoo. It can seem trendy, exciting yet unnervingly daunting all at the same time…and the big question is, “HOW exactly do I do a detox?”
Just as there are many roads to heaven so there are many roads to a good detox. And thankfully there are some great products available out there that clear away all the confusion and make it all seem like a piece of cake (gluten free that is, lol).
Here are some of my favorite tested products for gentle yet effective detoxes that don’t burn a hole your pocket and it keep simple for those newbies out there- thanks to Holland & Barrett!
BooTea 14 day Teatox, AED 179
This award winning all natural herbal based tea set is a no brainer as the perfect to kick start your detox desires. The simple day and night tea program ensures a gentle cleansing out of the digestive system while boosting you with plenty of energy during the day and deep restful sleep at night. Stick to the schedule (14 days) and you may even shed a few inches as well! There is a 28 day version and other great products in the BooTea range as well.
Naturya Organic Spirulina Powder, AED 99
This blue-green fresh water algae superfood has researchers and health experts flabbergasted at its astounding benefits that it offers to body. Not only does it clean out heavy metals and candida, it also prevents cancers, lowers blood pressure and is packed with high levels of protein. Mix it up in your favorite smoothie or pancake recipe to get your daily dose of detox goodness.
Here’s a recipe that I love:
1 cup kale
1 cup frozen blackberries
1-2 tsp spirulina
2 chopped dates
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup almond milk
Blend well and enjoy!
Crystal Spring Detoxology Footpads, AED 94.50 (on sale- original price AED 189)
Who knew that you could detox in your sleep? Well, I guess it doesn’t get any easier that this then! Based on ancient knowledge of reflexology, these all natural foot patches filled with herbs and special crystals help to cleanse out your body through the bottom of your feet – all while your get your much needed beauty rest. What you see in the morning may come as a surprise (gooey, sticky brown residue…umm, where did that come from??), but I can swear that I get the deepest sleep and a welcomed burst of energy the next morning when I use these patches. Continue for 2 weeks and then you are as good as new
All the products mentioned are available at Holland & Barrett stores across the UAE and their online store hollandandbarrett.ae for delivery straight to your doorstep.
Go ahead, get your detox on!