Monday, May 20, 2013

Weekend Detox

With the last dregs of winter weather finally, finally leaving NYC & a packed, fun summer ahead of me, I thought I'd take advantage of the rainy weekend and do a little detoxing inside & out. I'll be headed to Mexico in less than a month and I want my skin to look & feel its best! I kicked off my morning with some cleaning around my apartment on Sunday, opting for lemon water instead of coffee to help flush the toxins out of my body (still unsure about lemon water? Here's eight reasons why you should start drinking it, stat), followed by a long shower and some of my go-to beauty products!

Before hopping in the shower, I slipped on some Crest Whitestrips for about 10 minutes-any longer, and they make my teeth too sensitive, but I use them once or twice a month to keep my smile bright! I'm currently going about a week in between hair washes, but I did a deep exfoliation of my skin with one of my favorite scrubs (that conveniently smells like a margarita). A little bit of Kate Somerville's Exfolikate on my Clarisonic Mia 2 helped me ditch dull, dry skin, followed up with my favorite mask and facial serum post-shower. To keep my hair healthy in between washes, I've been rubbing a little Orofluido into the ends a couple times a week and combing out the tangles with a wide tooth comb. Orofluido is, hands down, one of my best beauty finds of the year so far! Lastly, I used my latest addiction, coconut oil. I warm a little up in a bowl and rub it into my skin to give it some much-needed TLC. 

What do you do when you need a beauty detox?

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  1. I really want to try those crest whitestrips!

    Corinne x

  2. Everyone can use a light detox once in a while! I am such a fan of coconut oil as well. I love slathering it all over my legs directly after shaving, and using it as a hair mask every other week or so. Yoga and juicing are also great ways to make your skin beautiful!

    1. I've found using coconut oil in my hair leaves it too greasy and it takes several washes to get the residue out, but my hair isn't super dry to begin with so that may be why. I LOVE using it on my skin, though! Yoga is a personal favorite of mine, too :)

  3. I love this idea. Every time I use my Clarisonic my skin immediately looks better. I'm definitely going to have to check out the Orofluido.

    1. I cut back on my Clarisonic use to once or twice a week, mostly to keep my skin from feeling to sensitive-but I definitely notice it's a little brighter when I do! Orofluido is fantastic, I got mine through Birchbox with my points & it never feels greasy.

  4. Ah I love it! What do you use to keep your hair from getting greasy in between washes?? I can't figure out how to go more than a day without washing mine.

  5. I love putting coconut oil in my hair before the gym. Its up in a ponytail and my hair needs a thorough wash afterwards anyways.


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