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The External Cleanse: Refresh Yourself, Head to Toe

Feel fresh and invigorated with these reparative, cleansing and calming products.

| January 17th, 2014
The Ultimate Detox: Cleanse Your Mind, Body and Beauty

This January, we're already eating healthier and hitting the gym, but what about our beauty? The decadence of December can affect your skin, hair and mood, in addition to your waistline. We've rounded up detoxifying tips and products for all of your features. Just don’t forget to replenish your skin after you purge out those toxins—using all-purpose antioxidant-rich oils will keep you healthy from head-to-toe.

Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Clay Mask

Face Detox
Lack of sleep, party makeup and an unbalanced diet can cause your complexion to pitch a fit (in the form of pimples, usually). Purge your pores of all the residual gunk with purifying products filled with clarifying ingredients like mud, honey, fruit enzymes, clay and sage. Once you achieve balance, you’ll be able to face 2014 with clearer, brighter and healthier skin.

Try: Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Clay Mask, $50Natura Siberica NATURAL & ORGANIC Gentle Facial Peel, $14Om Aroma & Co. Detox: Manuka Honey Masque, $56

Shea Terra Tamanu & Green Clay Purifying Soap

Body Detox
Cold, dry weather conditions can leave skin dehydrated, ashy and even cracked. (All those festive adult beverages cause extra dehydration and leave residual toxins, too.) To recharge, slough off dull skin with a salt- or sugar-based body exfoliant. Impurity-purging ingredients like mud and clay will give you an extra dose of detoxification.

Try: African Botanics Detoxifying Salt & Sugar Body Scrub, $55Shea Terra Tamanu & Green Clay Purifying Soap, $8Bayberry Naturals Turmeric & Citrus Clarifying Body Scrub, $32

KLORANE Shampoo with Citrus Pulp

Hair Detox
Product buildup and heat styling from the holidays can leave your looks looking drab and feeling coarse. Use a clarifying shampoo to neutralize the dulling effect of calcium in hard water and remove build-up from heavy styling products. (Coconut-derived cleansers, citron fruit pulp, lavender and eucalyptus are just a few all-natural clarifying ingredients.) Then follow it up with a nourishing reparative mask to restore luster and smoothness.

Try: KLORANE Shampoo with Citrus Pulp, $20Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask, $32

Kneipp Stress Free Bath

Mind Detox
The holidays are over—time to stress less and get back to business! From expert advice to aromatherapy, these products will keep you relaxed, balanced and focused on your resolutions to live healthier and be happier. Distractions out, motivation in!

Try: Kneipp Stress Free Bath, $20Lotus Wei Pure Energy Mist, $40Cleveland Clinic Wellness Stress Free Now Meditations (2 CD Set), $20

21 Drops 17 Digest

Food Detox
Losing weight is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, which means January is the universal stop-eating-junk month. Get your good-eating habits back on track with these healthy options. Your jeans (and digestive system) will thank you.

Try: Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Liquid Supplement, $3021 Drops 17 Digest, $29

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