The most frequently used word we hear these days is “detox”!

Why do we detox?

  1. Remove toxins from the body.
  2. Prevent chronic disease.
  3. Enhance immune system function.
  4. Lose weight.
  5. Slow premature aging.
  6. Improve quality of life.
  7. Increase energy.
  8. Improve skin quality.
  9. Mental and emotional clarity.
  10. Restore balance to our body’s systems.

Basically, detoxification means cleansing the blood but our skin also needs to be detoxed since it is the biggest organ of our body. We must take control and help it appear brighter, softer to look healthier. Below are some tips to make you see immediate results.


How to help my skin detoxify at home:

Body Brushing:

The body is able to lose 1lb of toxins a day and body brushing will go a long way in assisting this process. The ELEMIS brush is made out of real cactus plants and it helps blood circulation as well as lymph microcirculation (responsible for the detoxification of the body). Use the brush dry on the skin daily before showering. This will help the skin become firmer and toned. It also helps reduce cellulite, dead cell expulsion and prevent any body hair from in growing. Start from the low leg and with gentle movements move upwards following the flow of blood towards the heart. You can put more emphasis on drier areas and areas with more prominent cellulite. Remember: NEVER follow with scrub.


Aromatherapy bath

Letting your body appreciate an Aromatherapy bath once or twice a week will help soften the skin and deep cleanse it. Suggested Essential Oils:

-> Lemon: Detoxifying with regenerating properties

-> Lavender: Calming, removes nervous exhaustion

-> Grapefruit: Antiviral, antiseptic, diuretic

-> Peppermint: Cleanses the lymphatic system, anti-inflammatory

-> Juniper: Helps the body throw out toxins.


Exfoliate at least 1-2 times a week

A scrub works in a few ways: As you massage it over your body, the exfoliating granules help to slough off dead skin, and the rubbing action itself boosts circulation and helps drain your lymph nodes, by increasing blood flow to the skin’s surface. Plus, after all that deep cleansing work in the shower, your post-wash moisturizer will be better able to soothe and hydrate your skin.

But another important benefit of using a scrub is how good it can feel in the moment. Being mindful of the refreshing texture against your skin and captivating scent that fills the shower allows you to enjoy the treatment as it’s happening—an experience that can lift your mood and affect your outlook as you continue your day or evening.

Favorited product: Lime and Ginger Salt Glow by ELEMIS


Have a Massage

When we get a massage, it not only reduces tension in the muscles, but it can also change our hormone levels in such a way that allows for more profound relaxation to arise. Massage therapy has been linked to increased delta waves in the brain, which are connected to deeper, more restful sleep.

Favourite product: Cellutox Active Body Oil by ELEMIS.

The Ginger, Lime & Juniper in this great body oil is a detox cocktail that stimulates circulation and warms the body so that the skin can function at its peak and eliminate toxins daily.

You can also follow a series of body treatments at beauty spa that will help detoxify!


Favourite treatment: Thousand Flowers Detox Wrap by ELEMIS


Eleni Savvides 

Owner:  Nyxi Nyxi Beauty Lounge