It’s that time. You know what time I’m talking about. You’ve been binge eating and wearing baggy sweaters all winter. Me too. We all have. It’s okay. But now your skin is oily and unhappy and you’re breaking out and it doesn’t matter what you put on it, it’s not going to get better until you clean your INSIDES. So LET’S CLEAN THEM TOGETHER. Gross. What I mean is, all of us at the office are going to do a mini easy cleanse. Wait wait! Don’t freak out. At least read the rest and think about it okay? I hate cleanses too. We all do. I’m not talking about doing something insanely difficult, and I’m not saying you have to become a whole new person. I know for sure though that you will feel way better if you do this, that it will detox your skin, and that you will go into summer feeling fresh and confident. Trust.
Start date: April 15 End date: April 29 (two weeks shhhh that’s nothing)
Rules: Three subtractions cause they’re bad for your skin, three additions cause they’re super great for your skin. So easy right?!
Wheat- white wheat and whole wheat
Dairy- cheese and milk and butter
Cane Sugar- and beet sugar, anything that’s not honey, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, or coconut sugar
Greens- all of ‘em, through juices, smoothies, salads, and sides
Probiotics- through pills, live sauerkraut or homemade counter kraut, tempeh, and vegan yogurts
FAT- avocados, coconut oil, olive oil, and vegan butters
Bonus points for:
Doing super sweaty workouts to get the toxins out through your pores.
Cutting out soy, which can cause hormonal breakouts, though this is not required (I’m keeping in tofu and tempeh and cutting out soy milk).
Sticking to eco, happy meat, because conventional meat also leads to hormonal skin.
Making two of your meals liquid to help soothe your digestion, but this is also not required.
Some deep breathing throughout the day to cope with the cravings and your road/subway rage.
Not drinking alcohol. But even if you can’t manage that, no beer! Alcohol is technically a sugar.
Guzzling water like it’s alcohol.
Eating lots of garlic and oregano, which help kill bad bacteria in the gut.
How we’ll help:
We are going to be blogging, 'stagramming, pinning, and chatting away during this cleanse! We want to be in it together with you. We have lots and lots of recipe ideas and products we love. And there may just be a little bonus for you in the end of it you decide to join us, and tell us that you’ve joined us on any of our social media platforms. Wink. Wink.
Here’s a start:
My favorite digestive enzymes
- enzymes help you break down food. I take these before any big or complicated meal and they have changed my life. But when you’re cleansing, sometimes you are eating so different that your belly can’t handle it. These will help. Take before eating!
My favorite probiotic
- it’s very hard to get enough good bacteria through food, so these will help balance you out. Besides vitamin D deficiency, I would say that a lack of good bacteria is the number one cause of all of our ailments. No lie.
My favorite coconut oil
- (besides ours, which we’ll be selling on our instagram next week!)- great for cooking, especially at high heat, and is a healthy fat while also killing bad bacteria in your body. Win-win.
The bad bacteria killer we’re taking
- We’re also going to up the ante on killing our bad gut bacteria with this supplement, because bad bacteria gives you bad skin from the inside. We heart Dr. Lipman’s supplements and cleanse.
Eh, eh? You’re excited right? You have three whole days to stay excited. Then you’ll get started and feel awesome. Then you’ll panic. Then you’ll remember you have us, and we’re here for you, and that after two weeks, you’re going to be so glowy and happy! Join us. You won’t regret it, and neither will your skin.
Can’t wait to suffer with you,
PS- In case you’re new to this chaos and sass, I got my start as a holistic nutritionist and personal trainer before starting S.W. Basics. I worked one-on-one with clients and did group workshops. I specialized in cleansing and getting better skin (um, duh). So basically I’m the smartest expert ever and you should listen to me because I’m right.