Detox, But Make it Pleasurable

- By: Joshua Onysko

A Gentle and Effective Cleanse
Green juice and sweating it out are great for cleansing… and so is giving yourself permission to deeply rest. To get 2021 off on the right foot, we’ve decided to take it easy. That means we’re skipping the rigorous cleanses (for now) and choosing a gentler approach, one based on simple, clean food, gentle, enjoyable movement, and uncomplicated self-care rituals.

Whether you're with us on this approach of moderation or prefer to do something different, we're here to offer you our best detoxification tool. It can be incorporated into any cleanse, regardless of how rigorous you want to make it, and will take your efforts to the next level by speeding up skin cell turnover and magnifying your inherent glow. 

Exfoliation: An Easy Way to Detox
The best thing about incorporating exfoliation into your detox plan is that you can practice all year long whether you're cleansing or not. It feels amazing, and it’s a great way to mitigate the effects of less-than-clean-living while also revealing your skin's natural beauty.

Our skin is the body’s largest organ, which is why Pangea takes caring for it so seriously. To help the skin (and, therefore, the entire body) detox efficiently, regular exfoliation is necessary. Exfoliating helps skin to self-repair and stay balanced by removing a surface layer of expired skin. It enhances circulation, and prepares the skin to receive deep moisture. Regular exfoliation helps your skin maintain a youthful, healthy glow and also helps to prevent breakouts.

In short, exfoliation is one of the simplest, most pleasurable ways to detox available.

The Best Facial Exfoliator
We love our Facial Scrub for its dual-action enzymatic exfoliation formula. Organic, ground Adzuki Beans create a soft yet effective mechanical exfoliator that gently polishes your skin while removing excess oil and dirt from pores. Pure Cranberry Seeds release powerful exfoliating enzymes and have a perfect ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids, which open the door for skin to rapidly absorb its generous supply of antioxidants and nutrients. This deeply nourishing scrub is enhanced by Essential Oils of Geranium, Frankincense, and Carrot Seed for an extra dose of smoothing, softening, and glow.

Exfoliate or Cleanse First?
We recommend beginning this ritual with a Facial Cleanser. Once you’ve washed your face, rub a quarter-sized amount of Facial Scrub between your fingers and apply thoroughly onto your face, neck, and décolleté. Pay extra attention to your nose—it will thank you visibly. Gently rub onto lips for light exfoliation of dry, chapped skin. Remove with a damp cloth. Do this at least every other day for dramatic results in your complexion.

The Best Body Scrub
Exfoliating the skin on your body is a gold star detox move whose rewards are mighty. Our Brazilian Brown Sugar & Cocoa Butter Body Polish is a salty and sweet treatment that’s more gratifying than dessert and one of the best ways to encourage the body’s natural ability to feel amazing. Organic Brown Sugar and pure Sea Salt gently but powerfully exfoliate and improve circulation, while nourishing, organic Cocoa and Shea Butters luxuriously condition newly revealed skin. Our aromatherapeutic blend of Essential Oils uplifts the mind and soothes the heart, resulting in the sense of deep euphoria that comes when you’ve just done something that nurtures body and soul.  For best results, we recommend indulging in this self-care treatment once or twice a week.

We hope your year is off to a great start and that you’re finding fresh ways to take great care of yourself. No matter how you’ve chosen to begin 2021, we know one thing is true: listening to your body is always the path to take. If the body gets to have its way, it will lead you back to feeling whole, healthy, and happy every single time.

image credit: Seth Doyle