It’s highly likely you will have heard the word ‘detox’ before, especially when it comes to your health. After Christmas, the internet is awash with ideas on how to detox because of all the rich food, treats, and alcohol people have consumed, and in the summer, you’ll find plenty of guides about how to detox to get ready for the beach.
However, although most people know what detoxing means and, with some research, how to do it, how do you know when it’s necessary? Luckily, the body is an amazing thing, and it will tell you when it needs some help. Read on to discover some of the signs that you need a detox so you can get started on making yourself healthier right away.
You Feel Overwhelmed
Detoxing isn’t just about your physical health; it can help with your emotional and mental health. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, this can be a sign that you need to do something to help yourself. Do bear in mind, though, that feeling exhausted at times is perfectly natural, and if it’s only once in a while, then it’s a normal part of life. If you’re exhausted and overwhelmed all the time, however, a detox may be in order.
The same is true if you’re unable to focus on your important tasks. If you find your mind wandering and you aren’t as productive as you once were, try getting some more sleep. If that doesn’t work, it could be the toxins in your life at work, so a detox can be ideal.
You Get Acne
A lot of the time, at least when it comes to teenagers (and for adults too in some cases), acne is a result of hormones. When they are out of balance, the skin can suffer, and breakouts can occur. This, just like the above example, is a normal part of life, and with a good skincare routine and perhaps red light therapy at home, you can generally deal with acne quite well.
However, sometimes acne is a result of toxins. Environmental toxins from pollution are a prime example; they will attach themselves to the skin and clog the pores, the result of which is acne and blackheads. When you detox – which can be as simple as enjoying a steaming hot bath or shower – you will open up the pores, release the toxins, and find your skin looks and feels much better.
You Get Sick
The body is an amazing thing, and when it needs help, it will ask for it, most often in the form of making you sick. When you’re unwell, you have to rest – or at least, you should rest – allowing the body to heal itself.
To speed up the process, you can detox to remove the toxins that were making you unwell in the first place. Sometimes, sickness is all down to these toxins and the effect they have on your body, specifically the fact that they compromise your immune system. Getting rid of them will help you stay happy and healthy.