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Lookin all hormonal

Environmental Pollutants, killer cosmetics, chemicals in water, makeup and our food not only contribute to hormonal disorders – but they can also make you look like a hormonal disorder. All of these contribute to our inner toxic load, and it shows up on our faces with such tell-tale signs as blemishes, redness, dry patches or flakiness.

Thankfully, there are many ways to detox your skin from inside out.

Here are 5 tips to DETOX your FACE


1. Water: Yes…water, lots of it.  Drinking water is an obvious way to achieve a glowing, hydrated complexion. Begin your day with a glass of water mixed with 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon honey. During the day drink green tea with lemon or ginger tea, which is bursting with skin-protecting antioxidants.

2. Probiotics: Adding a good probiotic to your diet helps purify your skin from inside out. Regular bowel movements and strong immunity are essential for clear, toxin-free skin and long-term health in general. Instead of buying expensive probiotic yogurts with “live” bacteria, make your own yogurt or invest in a simple yogurt-making machine and experiment with fresh fruit, cereals, honey and even culinary herbs added to your yogurts.

3. Fiber: Increasing the fiber content of your diet not only helps combat bloating, it has a tremendous benefit for your skin. Beware of ready-made fiber supplements which can leave you bloated or even lead to constipation. Make a super-simple cleansing salad with ample amounts of salad greens, grated apples, carrots, radishes and any fresh garden herbs you can find. Fresh nettles and dandelion greens are awesome inner cleansers – splash stinging nettle leaves with boiling water to make them delicious and mild.

4. Home facials: Once a week indulge in a home spa ritual. Choose a quiet evening and get into the mood with nice soothing music and a cup of nettle tea. Make sure you have everything ready for the Green Face Detox: sea salt, clay, essential oils, activated charcoal (you can buy it in health food shops or online).

5. Quarterly Detoxification:  Want to Detox with a Harvard trained MD?  Enroll early by getting on the waiting list –> Dr. Sara Gottfried's 21 Day Detox program.  Register early because it will fill up fast and registration ends soon!