After a weekend of fun, late nights, snacks, and indulging our bodies can be left feeling depleated. Practicing restorative detoxes to cleanse unwanted toxins and stale energy from the body is a great way to indulge in selfcare. Here are some useful trips for after a long weekend, or music festival to get you feeling your best again!
The first thing I like to do when I arrive home from a celebratory weekend or music festival is have a detoxing bath. Not only does this kick start relaxation, the hot water helps to sweat out toxins from your body. Removing toxins from your body is great if your diet was less than healthy over your weekend, or if you have chosen to drink alcohol.
Your skin is your largest organ, and therefore needs to be treated with the utmost respect. Often after a camping trip or hiking trip your skin will be craving some tlc. Use an exfoliate to remove dead skin and cleanse away any impurities, I love homemade scrubs with sugar, coconut oil, and essential oils. Using a restorative face mask like this one by Tru Organics will not only keep you feeling relaxed but will help your face feeling fresh after less sleep than usual!
Ever have the blues after an action packed weekend? Often lack of nutrition, sleep, and change in route can cause you to feel a bit lethargic or sad once you have come back to your normal route. If you have drank alcohol remember it is a depressant and can cause you to feel a bit off in the following days after. Spending time with loved ones, especially fury ones can boost your mood dramatically! I was so happy to share my detox bath with Eerie, I had missed her so much this weekend being away!
Water; hydration is the most important component to any detox. 12 glasses of fresh clean water will help flush toxins out of your body. I like to start the morning with warm lemon water, fresh cool water throughout the day, and spend my evenings sipping warm herbal teas! Hydrate, hydrate, hydtate.
Over stimulated from loud music, late night conversations, and more exposure to artificial light? When you are nestled back at home resist the urge to binge on Netflix or social media. Your brain needs to be able to relax and unwind, I find picking up a easy to read novel that I can get lost in is the best way to continue my detox. Yoga and meditation are other great activities to help you unwind after being simulated. Bonus points for anyone choosing hot yoga, as your sweating out those toxins!