Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

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Cleanse, tone, moisturize. These are the three essential steps that women should follow every day to get clear and clean skin. However, not all women can get great skin with these three steps, for there are many others with very sensitive skin who can get irritated skin with thorough cleansing and toning, as well as others with oily skin who wouldn’t benefit from too much moisturizing. And there’s also the problem of having to choose which among the thousands of skincare products you should use. Well, if there’s one thing most dermatologists can agree on, it is that natural products with little or no chemicals can work well on any skin type, such as the apple cider vinegar toner.

So how does a beverage popularly used as a healthy salad dressing get turned into a facial toner? The process is actually quite simple and very easy to do. Get one cup of clean water, add three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, and voila, you have your own apple cider vinegar toner. Diluting the vinegar is necessary because you need to tone down the acidity while still allowing it to retain the natural antibacterial properties of the vinegar. It is important that your water is clean, and use purified water if possible. You should also aim to use only organic apple cider vinegar to get the most nutrients and health benefits. And the great thing about this water and apple cider vinegar mix is that you can also drink it for a detoxifying and refreshing drink, and in fact this solution is what apple cider vinegar weight loss is all about.

For people with acne-prone skin, apple cider vinegar alone may not be enough to help them get rid of blemishes, and by adding a few drops of witch hazel, tea tree oil, or the juice of fresh lemons, you make the toner stronger and more potent in fighting off bacteria from your skin. Those with dry or sensitive skin can add half a teaspoon of pure honey instead for extra moisturizing properties. Like apple cider vinegar, honey also has antiseptic properties so you can also stay safe from pimple-causing bacteria.

To use the apple cider vinegar toner, transfer the solution to a clean empty bottle, and dab the toner to a clean cotton ball or pad and apply to the face like you would with any other facial toner. You can also leave this on as a mask by applying it thicker to the skin and then rinsing off after a few minutes. And if you find that you have made too much of the water and apple cider vinegar solution, you can always enjoy it as a healthy drink that can be just as effective as herbal supplements and b12 injections for weight loss.

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Natural Remedies for Detoxification

Doctors all around the world are raving about the health benefits of detoxification.  Ridding the body of toxins and other waste that could potentially be causing harm to your body is highly recommended.  With so many detoxification programs available, it can be difficult distinguishing which one is safe and effective for your life style.  Before you choose any one “program,” consider detoxifying your body naturally.  The following are natural remedies for helping get your body back on track.

  • Eliminate the “bad” from your body.  If you want to get rid of the toxins in your body, you must give up the bad habits that are putting the toxins there in the first place.  Caffeine, alcohol, saturated fat, and refined sugar are all major contributors to the toxin level in your body.  If you are looking to detoxify, get rid of the bad habits first!  You won’t be able to fully detoxify until you are eliminating the source of the toxins.
  • Reduce your stress level.  Stress has a huge impact on the wellness of your body.  To naturally detoxify, you must reduce your stress level. While is virtually impossible to live stress free, you can take steps to maintain a safe stress level. Too much stress is bad for your body and will not help you get rid of the unwanted toxins. Consider using yoga or meditation as a way to get your stress level down.
  • Drink more water.  Water is the cleansing agent for your body. If you aren’t drinking enough water, you can’t eliminate the toxins from your body.  Drink the recommended 8 glasses of water daily to help your body get ready for the detoxification process.  The more water your drink, the healthier your skin and body will be.  Carry water with you at all times of the day in an effort to detoxify.  Stay away from sodas and sugared drinks during the process.  Focus on putting the “natural” into your body and eliminating the unnatural.
  • Get your sweat on! Sweating is a great way to get rid of toxins that are built up in your body.  Begin an exercise program that will encourage you to sweat. If exercising isn’t your thing, consider sitting in a sauna for 10 minutes a day. This will help open your pores and release the chemicals that are built up under your skin.  Sweating is a healthy part of a daily lifestyle. The more you sweat, the better off your body will be.
  • Drink green tea.  Green tea is very healthy for your body and will get the detoxification process rolling.  It is full of antioxidants that will serve to help eliminate unwanted toxins.  It is also known as an energy booster.  Get a two for one deal by drinking plenty of natural green tea. If you don’t have a taste for the actual tea, find it in capsule form.  There are too many great benefits to not add green tea to your daily diet.
  • Eat a healthy diet.  A diet rich in fruits and vegetables will also help you detoxify. Not only through the nutrient rich food, but also through the high fiber.  Fiber helps keep your bowel movements regular and allows waste to flow freely through your body. Toxins are released into your body when you are backed up for a period of time. Eating a healthy diet is essential to detoxification.  Many people choose to go on an all fruit and vegetable fast in an effort to get rid excess waste in the body.  If you choose to do an all veggie and fruit fast, do not do this process longer than a few days as you will quickly lose muscle and other nutrients that are essential to a healthy body.  Be very cautious when choosing to fast in the detoxification process.
  • Don’t use chemical based household cleaners.  Using these products can actually put chemical into your body that you are trying to get rid of.  For the best results in detoxifying, stay far away from chemical based household cleaners. Opt for natural cleaning products.

If you are looking to take advantage of the detoxification process, use the tips above to help you get started.  Detoxification can improve your health. Get started today!

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Cleansing The Body With Detox Drinks

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Detoxification of the body is not just for weight loss, it is also for cleansing the colon and purifying the internal organs. There are a number of detox drinks that one may purchase at any health food store today. However, the best detox drinks are made fresh in your own kitchen. Detox drink recipes vary according to the purpose for which you were doing the detoxification, as well as your own personal preferences.

It is prudent to detoxify any time you have overindulged in food or drink, or are feeling unwell. Delicious, nutritious, and easy to make, the best detox drinks will eliminate waste and toxic substances that have accumulated in your body. All of us take in unhealthful substances, whether by breathing or in the foods we eat, on an almost daily basis. If you have been constipated, detoxification is one avenue to relief. When our systems become inundated with harmful substances, we may feel sluggish, weak, and vulnerable to illness. Healthful eating and regular exercise are important to say the least, however, even when these two rules are followed, there are times when we need to use the process of detoxification to feel our best.

The importance of drinking enough pure water cannot be overstated. Each morning begin with a glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice in warm water. You may follow that with any number of detox drink recipes some of which are listed here. Particularly delicious is the peach juice drink, which is made by combining 2 to 3 peaches in your blender with a bit of fresh basil or fresh coriander. The carrot-vegetable juice detox, is rich in beta-carotene and is made by combining 2-3 fresh carrots with one kale leaf and a mint leaf or two in your blender, adding fresh water as needed.

Blending 2 to 3 green apples with one carrot, two leaves of Swiss chard, three sprays of watercress, and a celery stalk make the always-popular apple-vegetable detox drink recipe. As usual, add water as needed. Avoid using sugar or dairy products in detox drinks. If you must have more sweetness add fruit or berries. The important thing is to make sure that you are ingesting the juices of fresh vegetables and fresh fruits only, combined with pure water. In between detox drinks, keep yourself hydrated with plenty of water.

If you do not tolerate plain water well, simply add a bit of lime or lemon juice. You may also add a bit of orange juice. A dash of ginger will help ward off any nausea. Within a few days, you should see a pleasant change in your complexion, a rise in your energy level, and experience a more restful sleep.

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Detox with the Lemonade Diet

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The lemonade diet became popular when several celebrities announced they had lost a lot of weight and gained a new, healthier appearance after trying it. This program involves drinking homemade lemonade that is made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, cayenne pepper, maple syrup and spring water or filtered water. The diet also goes by the name “master cleanse” and it continues to be popular especially in the US.

One of the secrets of its popularity is that you do not have to buy any expensive detox packages or juices, and you can make the lemon drink at home. This makes the diet very simple to do and it is also cheap, because the only items you need are lemons, cayenne pepper and B-grade maple syrup. Organic syrup is preferable and so are organic lemons. There are many books and websites that give detailed instructions for making the lemonade, and it is very easy to prepare: you can even use a smoothie maker. It is best to make a new batch of the drink every morning, because it stays fresh for a day or two before it starts to lose its flavor.

While you are following the master cleanse program, all you eat or drink is the homemade lemon drink, as well as spring water or filtered water, and laxative herbal tea to help your body get rid of toxins and waste. First-timers often try the detox for a few days, but those who have tried it before say that they can easily keep detoxing for a week or ten days. Regular cleansers say that the lemonade taste a lot better than most of the herbal teas and vegetable juices you have to drink when on a typical fast or cleanse, and this makes it easy to stay on the program.

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Boost Your Energy Level With Detox Drinks

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Many people are interested in detoxifying their body and clearing out their digestive system. Toxins from the unhealthy foods we eat and the environment accumulate in our bodies. The toxins in the body make people feel sluggish and can lead to disease. Detoxification products such as healthy detox drinks can quickly get rid of toxins, leaving someone feeling healthy and energetic.

Someone can purchase a powdered detoxification drink mix from their local health food store. The detox drink mixes are very expensive, and many people choose to make up their own detox drinks at home. The best detox drinks include plenty of raw fruits and vegetables. Fresh fruit and vegetable juice and pure water can be added to create different flavors, but processed foods or drinks should be avoided. There are plenty of good detox drink recipes available online. Someone should look for recipes that are part of an overall healthy living detoxification program. These healthy recipes are designed to provide the fastest results.

People, who want to detoxify their body on a regular basis without going on a full detoxification program, may choose to add green tea to their daily diet. Green tea detoxifies the body if it is taken on a regular basis. In order to detoxify the body someone should drink several cups of natural green tea throughout the day. Many researchers believe that green tea has the ability to reduce the risk of diseases such as cancer. Someone should choose a high quality organic green tea for the best results.

Many people choose to cleanse their body of toxins one day per week. During this day they eat and drink nothing but pure water and raw fruits and vegetables. A healthy day of eating gives the digestive system a much needed break, and helps the body to get rid of toxins that have accumulated throughout the week. The best detox drinks contain foods and juices that are filled with essential vitamins and nutrients. Whether someone goes on a detoxification diet or has healthy detoxification drinks once per week, they are sure to notice a boost in their energy level.

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