There’s no better time than spring to clean up your home, your mind, and your body. Like nature around you, take this opportunity to wake up all of your senses. After a long winter and holiday food, your body deserves some spring-time loving. In order to undergo a full detox, you don’t have to force yourself to follow strict diets. Introduce some simple, pleasant, and effective changes into your daily routine, and you’ll feel the benefits soon enough. With the lovely weather outside, the extra energy you’ll have will help you make the most out of your day and feel great through and through.

Start exercising

Now, don’t get scared immediately. You may not enjoy exercising, but your body can benefit a lot even from a modest amount of physical activity. Do some simple stretching in the morning, right after you wake up. Go for a long and meaningful walk during the day. Get your bike out and cycle around town. These activities can make a great spring start and help you get rid of toxins. If you’re ready, you can introduce a regular workout routine as well and let the detoxing begin!

Tea instead of coffee

If you’re an avid coffee drinker, slow the pace down a little bit. You don’t have to quit your coffee moments completely, but your body will be grateful if you spice things up a little bit. So, why not consider drinking green tea in the morning instead of coffee? Green tea also contains caffeine and it’s known as a powerful antioxidant. What’s more, green tea can improve your bowel movement, which, in turn, boosts circulation. This can help you reduce fat cells in your body as well. With a cup or two of green tea in the morning, you can cleanse your body from the inside.

Change your eating habits

Again, this doesn’t mean that you have to follow some strict diet regimen, but eating plenty of fruits and vegetables will help you detox your body. Fruits and veggies are generally packed with antioxidants that help your body fight against free radicals and unwanted bacteria. If you have h-pylori symptoms (and a lot of people don’t even know they have it) changing your diet is the first step to take on the road to recovery. Of course, the most important meal of your day is breakfast. Check out some healthy breakfast recipes that will help you detox as you go about your day. For example, fresh fruit smoothies such as the berry green smoothie (spinach, kale, celery and berries all mixed together) will keep your body strong and protect you from any environmental toxins.

Update your skincare routine

Exercise, green tea, and a healthy breakfast will help your skin glow from the inside. However, spring weather also calls for an updated skincare routine. Use lighter moisturizers with SPF. Moreover, step up your exfoliation game. With spring on the way, you want to remove all dead skin cells that can create texture on your skin or clog your pores. Finally, a green clay mask can help you get rid of all the stubborn dirt particles and reveal smooth, radiant and toxin-free skin.

Regular massages

Green tea and exercise can boost your blood circulation, but nothing can energize you as much as a nice massage. You don’t have to do this every day, but once in a while, when in shower, use your favorite oils to relax your entire body. By rubbing these oils into your skin, you can help get rid of bodily skin toxins, improve the texture of your skin, and cleanse your body in a natural and soothing manner.

Spring is the season of love and life, so love yourself the most and enjoy every day of your life. The above-mentioned simple changes will help improve your mood and boost your energy, which is essential for a mind detox as well.

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Originally posted in March 2017 by Emma Lawson