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by Amelia Petrovich January 17, 2017

Healthy Tweaks for a Happy New Year. No need to binge-detox!

We’re well into 2017 now and, as always, there’s been a lot of “new year, new me” bandied about. Resolutions are good to have, but why invent an entire new identity on January 1st only to have it wane, bringing thoughts of “I’ll do better next year”?

In reality, a lot of us have a pretty good handle on most of our life with just a few tweaks needed to help keep us on our happy, healthy way.

So this year, instead of throwing out all of 2016 and starting from scratch, why notgive ourselves a mental high-five for all the work we have done and work on reinforcing those few key things that really make a difference? Here’s a few New Year’s detox ideas – from meals to make up – that’ll help you stay happy, healthy and ever so brilliantly you.

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Scout out natural makeup swaps

The summer break might have seen you barefaced and beautiful at the beach or at the bach, but it’s time to get back to reality and for a lot of us this means making a few updates to our makeup bag. We’re pretty lucky to have so many cosmetic products readily available to us in 2017, but sometimes it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of buying chemical-laden makeup just because it’s there.

Luckily, sprucing up your toolkit with healthy, high-quality makeup is easy if you know what to look out for. Slowly switching your used up products for natural alternatives is a fantastic way to make a big change gradually, without breaking the budget. We’ve put together a handy listof natural makeup swaps that will have you looking gorgeous with your skin thanking you all year.

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Slather your skin, and not just in sunscreen

While we’re on the subject of skin, did you know that it’s our body’s largest organ? Yeah that’s right, it’s an ‘organ’, which is a bit strange to think about because we often don’t treat it like one. Our skin regulates our body temperature, protects us from the sun, houses good bacteria to keep the nasties away and helps to excrete toxins, yet so often we resort to coating it in chemical creams or simply ignoring it altogether.

Bodies need nourishing from top to toe and your skin is no exception to the rule. This year, try to think about feeding your skin with wholesome goodies rather than attacking or depriving it. Just like makeup, there are lots of great skin products out there made from real ingredients no matter what your needs are. Looking to extend that summer glow for a few more weeks? Easy.Want to keep your face squeaky clean? No worries.Mozzies getting you down? Already sorted,we’ve got your back.

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Eat smarter, not smaller

Now that it’s 2017, we can safely say that the days of fad diets are almost completely behind us. Sure, you’ll always find the odd lemon cleanse article floating around your Facebook feed, but more and more people are agreeing that lots of nutritious food eaten at sensible intervals is the way to go.

Rather than aiming simply to lose weight this year, why not make a commitment togaining health and upping your body’s metabolism? After all, health can be achieved at different shapes and sizes for different people – there isn’t one ‘correct’ way to be other than your own personal best!
There are loads of different ways to improve the way you eat without strict dieting, including clean eating,which is basically a commitment to eating as much nutritious, unrefined natural food as possible. There’s no need to miss out on any of the food you love, it’s just about finding ways to make them with whole ingredients instead! Check out our all natural and all delicious truffle recipe to see what we mean.

Amelia Petrovich
Amelia Petrovich


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