work more efficiently. Although the body functions to
eliminate waste and toxins already, sometimes it needs
help when it has become overly congested.
Weight loss. During a detox, stored toxins are being
released from the body and cells, helping your body
to rid itself of unwanted weight. 1, 2 More importantly,
the body is able to better absorb nutrients when it is
functioning at an optimal level. Introducing nutritious
With so many detox programs out there, clients
considering starting a program may be overwhelmed
about picking the best one for them. The good news is
that detoxes do not always have to be difficult and
confusing, and eating solid foods can still be involved.
There are many benefits to detoxing when done
correctly. It is a great way to reset a sluggish digestive
system; clean the liver, colon, intestines and kidneys;
and boost the immune system. When overloaded by
toxins, the body is not able to successfully filter out
impurities. Systems becomes overrun and blocked,
which can create discomfort, sickness, disease, skin
problems, allergies and other major health issues.
The body is introduced to numerous toxins on a daily
basis. There are preservatives, chemicals and pesticides
in foods; pollutants in the air; and chemicals in various
products used daily. Participating in a detox plan can
eliminate some of these toxins from the body so it can
As always, Skin Inc. magazine recommends that skin care professionals obtain the proper training before offering
any new treatments in their skin care facility.
What comes to mind when you think you
of detoxing? most likely, it may be something
along the lines of deprivation, hunger and a
liquid-only diet. You may wonder how long
the benefits of a detox will actually last, and
if it the rewards are even worth it.
BY KATHY XYDIS
eliminate toxins so
the body can work