The summer is finally in sight! I have definitely seen sunshine on 2 consecutive days and it’s lasted for more than 30 minutes at a time….hallelujah! All we have to hope is that this isn’t it and there is more of those glorious rays on their way.
One good thing about the spring is that it acts as a gentle reminder to get myself summer ready, to start all the things I have been talking about for weeks and actually put them into practice. Knowing where to start is half of the battle most of the time. You want to eat more healthily, but what do you eat? You want to try and tame those lumps and bumps that have developed during your winter hibernation, but how? Temple Spa recognises the importance of looking after your body, both on the inside and the out so we have designed a special detox programme in partnership with Dr Simon Laubscher who is a Leading Harley Street Doctor of nutrition. This, alongside our tips and tricks to get your body looking summer ready will have you looking and feeling your best.
So let’s start with the inside, you’ll see below our recommended 2 week detox programme and although it’s pretty self-explanatory, we’re guessing you might want to know a little more about the reasons why we make the recommendations we do.
Why start the day with hot water and a juice of ½ a lemon? Well simply put, it’s really good for you. It boosts your immune system and it’s really high in Vitamin C and Potassium. It stimulates brain and nerve functions (I know I need all the help I can get first thing in the morning) and is great for controlling blood pressure. It also helps with weight loss! Lemons contain something called Pectin Fibre which help fight hunger craving. The warm water aids digestion which helps to stop that sluggish feeling. Lemons are also high in minerals and vitamins which help to loosen the toxins, making it easier for them to leave your body. It’s a bit of a miracle drink.
Why dry body brush? Giving it the Brush Off is Temple Spa’s very own body brush that not only effectively exfoliates the skin by removing the dead and dull skin cells but also helps to remove toxin and improve the skin tone and skin texture. To use, simply take the brush in the palm of your hand. Get a firm grip and use the strap to support the hand. Start brushing at the feet and work up the legs, using gentle, sweeping movements towards the heart. Then work on your hands and move up the arms the over shoulders, back and body. Avoid the very sensitive areas of the chest and do not use on the face.
Alongside this detox program we suggest you Double Detox for the ultimate skin care routine! So after using Giving it the Brush Off use Work It Out. It’s a detoxifying and warming oil that really works wonders on rebooting your system. It contains a blend of 21 Mediterranean essential oils renowned for their muscle soothing and detoxifying superpowers. Vigorously massage Work it Out in circular motions, up the body towards the heart and pay special attention to the fatty zones and areas of knotted muscles and tension.
After that you needNo Pain, No Gain. We’ve all had that said/ shouted at us whilst in the gym at one time or another. No pain, No Gain is a natural deep tissue massager which helps to reduce cellulite. It also helps to breakdown toxins and increase circulation at a deep level. This is a perfectly painless way to achieve super smooth skin and ideal for use on both the arms and legs.
Whilst trying to achieve that summer body, there are no rules that say in the meantime you can’t indulge yourself in a pair of very magic knickers. Temple spa have their own, but with a slight difference. So Temple Spa introduces to you Go Figure (you can thank us later) and it’s not nicknames “magic knickers in a bottle” for nothing. This advanced formula fights cellulite in three ways: it limits the imbalance between adiposities and pre-adiposities (dips and bumps); it promotes fat breakdown and it reinforces the dermal layer (keeps it all tight).
Once that’s all done then you need a bit of Duvet in your life. It is a luxurious, advanced body cream that has been designed to envelop the body with hydrating and firming ingredients, leaving it smooth, toned and deliciously fragranced.
If you really want to get the ultimate pre summer body then why not whip out Sol Mate. Sol Mate is a breakthrough tanner, which gives a natural, buildable tan without the risk of streaking, blotches or uneven tone. Plus it can be reapplied every other day to keep the colour longer or deepen the tone. It cleverly combines serious skincare properties with a healthy sunless tan. Its high quality formula is hydrating to the skin, and rich in natural extracts and essential oils that not only beautifully fragrance it, but treat the skin with anti-ageing benefits.