The holiday detox

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The holiday detox 1

A better enegizer than coffee: Fruit and veggie smoothie

The holiday detox 1

SK-II sheet masks help rehydrate and repair dull, blotchy skin

The holiday detox 1The holiday detox 1

So the holiday parties came and went and weren’t they fun? But now am betting you’re seeing some puffiness, dark circles, and blotchy skin when you look in the mirror. But hey it’s back to the usual folks – work and more parties are in store this 2014. How to arm yourself for the coming year ahead? Some tips:

1.Try a smoothie. A recipe I’m trying out right now is combining 1 cup plain yoghurt or milk, 1 banana, a spoonful of honey, some strawberries, and some ice – makes a nice quick energizing breakfast that you can pair with a simple omelet. Another energizing mix? Juice or blend 1 orange, 1 pear, 1 apple and 1 cucumber – trust me, the yellow-green goo looks inedible but it tastes better than it looks. As an option you can a few cherries (if available) for an added antioxidant boost.  

2. Don’t forget to hydrate. Drink water, even if you’re not thirsty. Drinking when you’re really thirsty actually means you’re already dehydrated. Small sips will do throughout the day.  Another new thing I’m trying out right now is to drink 1/2 cup warm water with lemon upon waking up. This is supposed to help boost your metabolism and aid digestion.  

3. Try a facial sheet mask. Masks do wonders for parched, blotchy skin. The best ones for me in the market are the sheet masks from SK-II but a lot of Korean brands sell these as well locally, like Etude House and Tony Moly. Leave on for at least 15 minutes before doing your regular beauty routine – it makes a big difference.

4. Ice it. Some beauty experts recommend using metal spoons or tea bags for puffy eyes but I prefer using ice cubes to help depuff my eyes and face. For me, ice feels like a jolt to the skin, and helps boost circulation, too.

Now time go back to regular programming – so many things to do, places to go to, and people to see. Happy New Year!



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