For many, a rebirth is a spiritual regeneration, a revival, or the action of reappearing or starting to flourish after a decline.
While few people I know are in a decline, I believe this rebirth is just to take what you presently have and grow, or get a new lease on life. There's always room for improvement.
The great way to begin a rebirth is to detox. It's not just what you put in your body, but the type of skincare or makeup we use, sweating when we can, either from intense exercise, sauna or steam bath, and shedding skin by exfoliation.
Here are some of my recommendations:
- Start dry brushing a few times a week. Before you bathe, take a boar bristle brush (see a few of the best here), and stroke your skin up towards your heart. Don't forget your back.
- Steam when possible. Whether it's at the gym, in your shower or getting a professional body facial (check groupon for some great deals), opening up the pores helps get rid of dead skin.
- After exfoliating and steaming, moisturize without adding chemicals to your skin. You can buy a whole jar of coconut oil for $6 and it will last you months, buy a natural body butter, or if you want to make sure you know what you're getting, make your own. Here's a link to do just that.
- Give your face a breather, by wearing a tinted moisturizer or BB or CC cream, versus a heavy foundation.
The beginning of the year seems to be the best time to start new habits, so give it a try for a cleaner start to the new year.