Articles on detoxification

Post Party Detoxification!

Ms. Harpreet Pasricha, Dietitian/Nutritionist
During the party season, there’s no doubt that, there are one or more occasions when you eat a little more than you should. So how you can undo the damage done by a holiday meal or a party so that it doesn’t have such a negative impact on your body weight? Detoxification is the answer!SOME SIMPLE TIPS TO FOLLOW:Consume a Protein- Rich Breakfast because protein fills you up and keeps you satisfied, ultimately reducing your overall calorie intake. High fiber breakfast, such as oatmeal or almond butter toast help to regulate the system and fills you up.For your main meals opt for non-starchy veggies like broccoli, spinach mushrooms, carrots, cauliflower and bell peppers. These are rich in fiber and water which means they will fill you up without filling you out.Enjoy skinless poultry, fish or tofu with at least 2 cups of antioxidant-rich veggies. And if your body craves for starchy carbs, round out your detox dish with a fist-sized potato or 1/2 – 1 cup cooked quinoa.Green Tea is rich in antioxidants and also contains catechins, an exclusive antioxidant that enhances liver functions.Packed with Vitamin C and natural enzymes, lemons and oranges kick start the digestive tract by transforming toxins into an easily digestible material. Not only do they remove toxins from the body, but also burn body fat.Exercise helps the lymphatic system to get rid of toxins. This is also the best way to press the reset button after a night of splurging. Spare at least half an hour for a run or a brisk walk to get your heart racing and blood circulation in good motion.Proper hydration is always essential, but it’s especially so after a night of indulgence. Drinking water is an excellent way to flush the body of toxins. Drink plenty of water, preferably warm water, all through the day for better metabolism and great results.OTHER TIPSAvoid Sugar: Post festivities, your body is dealing with excess sugar, so try to give it as many plain fluids you can.Say no to oily food: Cut back the amount of oil in your meals. Instead of frying, try baked or grilled dishes. Go for a fiber-rich and protein-laden diet.Say no to Salt: Potassium is helpful for getting rid of the day-after puff. to get your fill of potassium-rich foods, consume melon or sliced banana with your yoghurt with breakfast, or add plenty of spinach to your egg white omelet.Detoxifications can do more than make your eyes sparkle and your skin glow – it can boost energy levels, improve digestion and help shift a few unwanted kilos too.

When Did You Detox Last? Holistic Detox Part I

Dr. Rani Bhutada, Homeopath
Bring back the balance- Revive your ‘Tree of Life’!Are you thinking about trying to detox but are unsure exactly what the benefits may be?As each day pass by, it leaves behind a ‘residue’ in our mind and body. A good diet, optimum exercise and happy moments take us well through the life. But things do not fall in place correctly each day! The unwanted ‘residue’ turn into ‘toxins’ when it cease to nurture our body & mind & pile up enough to cause a ‘disease’.‘Detoxification’ brings about a spectrum of positive changes when done correctly, that is to say---in a healthy, safe and controlled environment. It lifts YOU both internally ----which boosts your immunity and senses & externally--- beautifying your looks, too young for your age!!To count your age backwards, let’s count the number of reasons to.....DETOX! 1. Removes toxins from the body.Long-term exposure to toxins (environmental pollutants, cancer-causing chemicals, preservatives, pesticides, heavy metals, and industrial waste) affects our metabolism, behaviour, immune system, and leads to disease. They are stored in tissues and cells throughout the body, including the brain, often for years – yikes!2. Prevents chronic diseases.Environmental toxins are responsible for many cancers, neurological diseases, heart disease, strokes... you name it. Our bodies do have a built-in detox function to deal with these dangers, but those systems are constantly overloaded! Detoxing assists and improves what our bodies are trying to do naturally.3. Enhances immune system function.A compromised immune system makes us vulnerable to colds and flu, affecting our quality of life and productivity. Regular detoxification helps strengthen immune system functioning and fights off infection.4. Helps lose weight.Toxins affect the body's natural ability to burn fat, leading to weight gain. Diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure are directly linked to weight issues. Detoxification helps the body to get rid of toxins stored in fat cells and increases metabolism as well.5. Slows premature aging.Detoxification sweeps the body of free radicals and heavy metals partially responsible for aging. This in turn helps to increase nutrient absorption, including antioxidants and vitamins that help fight oxidative stress.6. Improves quality of life.Simply put, our bodies don't function very well when they're loaded with toxins. We may have joint pain, headaches, digestive disorders, sleep problems, and lack of energy. Depression may be eased and memory may be improved as a result of detoxification!7. Increases vital energy.You will have more mental, physical, and emotional energy after detoxification. People tend to sleep better and need less of it.8. Improves skin quality.Diet and environmental toxins undeniably affect skin. ‘Detox’ improves acne, and repairs & strengthens worn and split hair, takes care of brittle unhealthy nails. It endows us a natural, healthy glow.9. Enhances mental and emotional clarity.When the body's systems are aligned, a shift also occurs with our mental and emotional states. We can deal with more stress when we're clear and grounded. We can make better decisions, analyze accurately, see things differently, respond unfavourable situations amicably.10. Restores balance of our body's systems.Our digestive, nervous, and hormonal systems were designed to work together to achieve optimum health. This is what our bodies want to do! When we overload them with toxins and unhealthy foods, these systems don't work as well as they should and we get sick.Reviving one’s ‘Tree of life’ is a transformation of a person by five way detoxification of body on mental, physical, emotional and spiritual planes.Detox to rebound health, for a new...YOU!

Detox The Post Festival Guilt!

Ms. Nisha Singh, Dietitian/Nutritionist
Once the thrill and rush of the festival season is over, it leaves in its wake a feeling of guilt and regret. Why guilt and regret? I am sure, you are aware at what I am hinting. No matter how hard one tries, festivities do make us their victim and take their toll on us. One does succumb to the allure of the various sweets, fried savories and rich food.So, post the Diwali Dhamaka, let’s detox:Drink lots of water: The easiest and most effective route for elimination of toxins is sweat and urine. Adequate hydration will help in this process. A squeeze of lemon juice in the water will help in balancing the PH levels of the body. It helps in regulation of the digestive tract and also helps in fat metabolism.Reduce the intake of salt, sugar and refined flour as by now your system is overloaded with these. Make fresh and seasonal fruits your choice for snack items. Change your dinner time menu to a bowl of soup and salad. The lighter you eat, the more rested your system will feel.Sip on 2 cups of green tea through the day.Including 45 minutes of exercise and 15 minutes of meditation daily will not only help reduce the systemic as well as mental stress levels.Getting at least 8 hours of sleep will help you to feel fresher and energetic.Get a hot oil body massage done once a week to improve and regulate your circulation and lymphatic drainage.Most people assume detoxification diets mean starving, depriving, fasting or skipping meals. On the contrary, it is more about eating healthy, natural and lighter foods. So, use these tips to detoxify and give rest to your body and get back on the health wagon!

When Did You Detox Last? Now, Detox Holistically

Dr. Rani Bhutada, Homeopath
From Illness To WellnessI am ‘whole’ and not ’part’. When ill thoughts are there, ill will is there, we suffer from ill feeling and ‘ill-ness’. We are diseased on the whole.Disease trickles from genes, environment, mental makeup and life-style. This in turn results in imbalance of the mind then endocrinal system, then physiology and manifests in pre clinical states or frank diseases i.e. pathology.How can this be prevented?One has to fight all these odds in a very subtle way, most natural way unlike modern aggressive treatment methodologies.Integrated approach for achieving long lasting wellness saves on age as well as pain one suffers. One of the most effective way of health management is periodical servicing of whole body in most holistic way! Body is not an assembly of parts, nuts & bolts but harmonious interplay of the most intricate body parts & their inter related functions!Get a smoother ride on the road of life, better mileage, good brakes and shock-ups, no misfires, with right fuel, oil & regular servicing in a genuine garage! Complete Detoxification brings back the balance of body & mind through system rejuvenation.1. Pranic healing and Reiki therapy - scans 'Shat-Chakra" for the blockages, cleanses and attunes these chakras and  re-establish the balance and their respective functioning in the most subtle way.2. Sujok and acupuncture therapy – Along with seed therapy and magnet therapy checks the energy flowing through various meridians of the body and balances them with the help of acu-needles which helps in proper atonement and functioning of endocrinal glands and other vital organs3. Panchakarma therapy - takes into account the imbalance of 'Tridosha' or three humours - ' vata, pitta and kapha' and gets the blend right i.e. treats excess of the dosh with the help of vaman, virechan , nasya, basti and raktamokshana. The combinations of these five therapies help remove deep rooted metabolic stress and illness-causing toxins from the body.Re-freshen your senses with Ayurveda4. Homoeopathy - Takes care of the psycho-somatic diseases and constitutional morbid tendencies that a person is born with  through administration of potentised medicine after taking a detailed case history of the patient. Biochemic medicines are used for physiological disturbances and mother tinctures to tonify various needful organs.5. Diet & Nutritional therapy - Tapering the diet to total fast and back to normal menu, vegetable and fruit juice therapy, herbal healing is a part of diet cure. This helps to rectify the nutritional deficiencies, improve digestion, shed the extra kilos and bring back the glow!!6. Counselling- Handling various life adversities in most practical yet simple ways changes whole perspective of life. Little alterations in one’s attitude, language, work approach brings huge changes in the environment we live in. Positive and constructive thinking   builds great health, and long life.Counselor helps you find'YOU'It is an intricately designed health regain programme handled by expert therapists & consultants!We are pleased to benefit number of people eager to keep their aging under check so also their  disease processes.Grab the ‘Treasure of Health’ and live life to its full! Regain the speed,revive your tree of life!!

Quick Detox Tips Post Diwali

Ms. Mitalee Doshi, Dietitian/Nutritionist
1. Drink plenty of water: Water helps in flushing out toxins from your system, so drink at least 10 glasses of water a day. Have nimboo pani with ginger and tulsi in the morning.2. Sip some Green Tea: It works great for detoxification and cleansing. Two cups a day, one in the morning and one in the evening, will make a lot of difference and you will feel the change too.3. Exercise: The festive season has come and gone, so slip into those running shoes and go for a brisk walk or run. You can start here and move on to sit-ups and other exercises to tone the body. Cycling is a good option too.4. Avoid sugar: Say no to sugar for a week. If you are really looking forward to detoxification, this is a must-do step. If you crave desserts, eat fruit salad or mix fresh fruits with curd or have dates or jaggery.5. Foods to try: Have more raw foods. Have a variety of seasonal fruits and salads daily. You can eat good food and at regular intervals. Just ensure that it’s not oily or fried. Milk, curd, pulses and daals need to be a vital part of your meals. Avoid red meat for a couple of weeks for a complete detoxification. Eat every two hours so that you don’t crave unhealthy foods.6. Pamper yourself: If possible, visit a spa or salon. Pampering yourself is also a sort of indulgence and if you are giving up on sinful foods, you might give your body something special instead. A nice spa treatment or massage will make you feel rejuvenated and relaxed.

6 Ways to Detoxify After ‘Diwali Eating Spree'

Dr. Pallavi Jassal
Most of you must be suffering from ‘Post Diwali Guilt Syndrome’, which may continue for a long time. Festivals are synonymous to indulgence in food as you may hate to follow a stringent diet plan during this season.How to detoxify post-DiwaliDetoxificationReduce tummy fatBalance the blood glucose levelsGet back to normal diet plansResume exercise regimenTips for self-detox and healthy weight loss after the festive season: Drink Plenty of WaterAt least 10 glasses of water a day is important Water will help flush out harmful toxins from your body. Have atleast3-4 cups of Green TeaGreen tea works great for detoxification and cleansing your system. Regular intake will make a lot of difference and you will feel the light and energetic also.Exercising mattersSlip into those running shoes or go for a brisk walk or run. Cycling for regaining health is a good option.Refuse SugarIf you are really keen for detoxification so NO to all sorts of sugars Eatfresh fruit salad or mix fresh fruits or salads with curdDrink warm lemon water in the morningA perfect way to start your detox day is by having a warm glass of water with a lemon. Lemon helps to clean your gut and also helps in digestion and also in reducing belly fat.Peppermint tea helps in reducing weightTry peppermint tea. It may serve as a mild appetite suppressant and keep off munching temptation. Add a few drops to your pillow to fill the room with awesome slimming factors. Start detoxification today and feel fresh and light!

Does Detox Diets Work ?

Dr. Aneeta Verma, Physiotherapist
Our body is made up tiny cells and these cells form tissues and these tissues form organs and every organ , gland , the muscle of the body work together , and play their specific role to keep us healthy . The liver plays the most important role. “Liver” is an old English word for ‘life’. Chinese call it “the father of all organs”. In Ayurveda, it is a pitta organ.  Sometimes called the engine of the body, the liver has many important roles to play in digesting, metabolising and manufacturing essential compounds. For instance, the liver is responsible for converting clear plasma (Rasa Dhatu) to blood (Rakta Dhatu). It is the liver's job to scan and identify toxins in the plasma  and store them so they don't enter the blood. This maintains the purity of the blood by keeping  impurities, from mixing with it.But that's not all. The liver secretes bile, using it to break down and digest fatty acids; it produces blood-clotting factors and at the same time creates protective elements that keep blood clots from blocking the circulatory system. It converts sugar into glycogen and stores it for use by the muscles in the form of glucose energy; it synthesises proteins and cholesterol. The liver is also the place the body stores valuable trace elements such as iron, copper and Vitamins A, D and B12.So, we are only responsible for choosing what you put into your body. Liver toxins can be found in the food around you and that you love to eat.Peoples are taking treatments for a number of problems constipation, allergies, skin rashes, high cholesterol, irritable bowel, high blood sugar asthma, not knowing that the real problem stems from your liver.  This beautiful large detoxifying organ is sluggish, clogged, ailing, and unhappy. And it is all the result of poor diet and lifestyle.Behind this fact of poor lifestyle, there is good news too this organ is the true father as it is very forgiving. The optimum liver function can be restored and even a damaged liver can be regenerated.  It's all a matter of knowing what to do and what not to do . Nowadays it is not so easy to regain a happy liver as it was 100 years back , now we are surrounded by pollutants all around not just outside , but inside our home all , chemicals have become part of our life and our liver is not designed to deal with chemicals and pollutants. So it’s a good idea to do detoxification of our body with the natural system , under the guidance of a dietician or person deal in naturopathy and wellness. In our ancient times, people use to fasts for more than a week in every 6 month that was scientifically a process of rejuvenation and detoxification of the liver. The liver is designed to operate with clocklike precision. At about two to clock in the morning it begins to sort out the nutrients received from the last meal . if that meal has been light and not eaten too late in the day your liver will easily manage , sending sufficient bile to the gallbladder for next stage of digestion . on the other hand if you will eat heavy meal and too late in night then liver have to do overtime in your MNC without any extra charge , and you will feel grumpy and complain I am not a morning person , actually you are “liverish”. Your liver is overburden , then you get a cup of coffee or tea to get a jump start , but this habit compromises the liver even more . you may then bread butter or junk or fried, oily and all Packed and fancy food from the market or so-called supermarket sound so trendy but full of trans fat , chemical additives , your liver will eventually give up .Some of the signals of liver anguish include High BP Elevated cholesterol , Weight  gain,  Potbelly Cellulite, Indigestion, Abdominal bloating Irritable bowel syndrome Eczema , acne rosacea , pimples Chronic fatigue syndrome Brownish spots on the skin (liver spots)Hot flushes ,Compromised pancreas,  Depression,  Irritability. The list goes on Most of in our Indian culture treat these symptoms with drugs and carry on their liver-destroying lifestyles. Fibre is an essential ingredient for a well-functioning liver, so eat whole fruits, vegetables (raw if can be consumed) and fibres need more water as it soaks up water ten to thirty times its weight, so consume lots of water.Whole grain, good fat, orange, carrots, beet root, turnip, whole fruits, basil leaves, broccoli etc good for the liver. Eating alkaline fruit empty stomach boosts up the functioning of liver and metabolism. Cook fresh and eat fresh, keep salad with the major meal, take dinner early and it should be light and healthy. Those who are suffering from any symptom of liver distress can adopt liver – cleansing diet.  We all should adopt the common Russian greeting, “how’s your liver today?”

5 Best Ways to Detoxify and De-stress

Dr. Pritam Raj, Ayurveda
The human body is a combination of 3 things, the physical aspect is the body, the mental aspect is the mind and the psychological aspect is the soul, the interaction and the interdependence of this 3 aspects is accepted by who, which defines health not merely as an absence of disease but a healthy and a balanced state  of mind, body & soulWhen we talk about Detoxification, we have to consider all the 3 aspects, clarity of thoughts, purity of our consciousness and healthy physical bodyTo detoxify the body we need to undergo the process of ayurvedic panchkarma therapies, our body is like a closed tunnel which opens from the mouth to the anus, whatever we eat or drink in our entire life passes through this channel. Due to disparity in timings and lifestyle, we tend to accumulate more and more undigested food material in this channel, which in due course of time undergoes the process of decomposition and becomes toxin, which eventually gets absorbed into the blood and reaches each and every cells of our body and is responsible for all kinds of disorders and diseases. The ayurvedic panchkarma is a 5 step detoxification procedure which is done under the supervision of ayurvedic doctorsThere is very common saying in modern science that we should have breakfast and lunch like a king and dinner like a beggar, in fact, it is not recommended to have solid after 8 pm, because our digestive tract gets weaker and is not able to burn the entire foodGymming is a fad nowadays, but people fail to understand that it only works on your physical body. Yoga is a better alternative as it is a boon for the modern day lifestyle. Practise yoga regularly atleast for 30 minutes in the morning.In the morning when you get up, you can take 1 lemon and boil it in water for 10 minutes. Cut the lemon and squeeze it in the same water and add a pinch of saindhav namak into it and drink that water. After drinking it, just gargle your mouth because lemon has an adverse efffect on tooth enamel. This helps to cleanse the whole system along with tons of other benefits.Atleast once a month go for relaxing, rejuvenating and detoxifying spa therapies or body massage done with medicated oils, preferably abhyangam followed by a medicated steam.

Detox Diets for Weight Loss - Side Effects

Ms. Swati Kapoor, Dietitian/Nutritionist
Detox diets for weight loss are very popular, but they can have serious side effects. A British woman suffered permanent brain damage after a week of a prescribed detox diet. That's not the standard, but you must be aware of the health effects these weight loss detox diets.First, there is no scientifically proven reason to put yourself on a detox diet. Detox diets are nutritionally imbalanced. Some of them keep you on a liquid diet, depriving your body of basic nutrients. Others suggest herbal laxatives and colonics. Our bodies have natural detoxification methods that work very well, so we do we really need these?Because these detox diets are extremely low calorie diets, people experience common symptoms such as tiredness and lethargy. Long term detox diets can cause headaches, constipation, bad breath, and your metabolic rate will slow down, thus you will burn less fat. Also, since these detox diets are so restrictive on calories, your body goes into a starvation mode- it will store all your consumed calories as fat, and burn muscle.To cleanse your colon, increase fiber in your diet. The diuretics and laxatives suggested in detox diets increase your waste output, and can cause severe dehydration. Also, they can change your electrolyte levels which may result in serious health problems. These diets can weaken your body's immune system to fight infection and inflammation.Read about Atkins diet, GM diet and other diets- along with their fad diet side effects. Many people use these diets to lose weight. They do experience fast weight loss, but due to the nature of the diet, once they return to their normal life, they regain the weight back. The key really is to adopting a healthy diet that is long term. And a healthy diet does not mean boiled veggies and raw fruits. It just needs to be balanced. Also the focus should be on fat loss instead of weight loss and being healthy.

Tips for Beautiful Skin.

Dr. Yogesh Kumar, Ayurveda
We all envy our favorite celebrity’s looks and dream one day we could have beautiful skin like them but make no mistake, to get beautiful skin and maintaining that beauty is not an easy task. We use whatever skin product they (Celebrities) say to use, but the result is always a sorry state.Have you ever wonder why you are not getting that flawless skin as promised in the skin products ads? It’s because you are not doing things the right way.You will have to take care of your skin religiously and follow this regimen daily, but the result would worth all the effort. Here are some useful and easy things to do, to get healthy, glowing and beautiful skin by going natural.These guidelines are the basic steps one should follow to get healthy, glowing and younger looking skin irrespective of the skin type (Oily, Dry, and Combination).1: Detoxification or Detox:In a nutshell is, the elimination of harmful toxins from the body. Over a period a lot of toxins get accumulated in our body, which hampers the proper working of organs (Intestines, Kidneys, Liver and skin).We are focusing on the herbal and natural way of Detox, including herbs, fruits, juices etc.Morning Detox recipe:Make a morning Detox drink by blending 2 tsp of lemon juice, 1 ripe banana, some raspberries, some spinach, 1 tsp flax seeds, 1 cup warm water, some nuts. Take this smoothie daily on empty stomach.Green Detox recipe:Add 1 green cucumber (without seeds) ,some celery , Fresh coriander ,one cup Kale leaves, 1 lime juice, almond milk , some green apples and nuts, blend in a blender. This skin detox smoothie will glow your skin.Following are some food items you can switch and turn to make your Detox smoothie as you like.Seasonal Fruits: Pineapples, mangoes, apples, bananas, blueberries, raspberries.Vegetables: spinach, kale, cucumbers, celery, fresh coriander.Other Ingredients: Coconut water, almond milk, Cayenne pepper, flax seeds, green tea, sea salt or Epsom salt, warm water.Detox Bath: Add Neem, Epsom salt, Eucalyptus oil, Peppermint oil, Tee tree oil, Lavender oil to the bath water. This bath eliminates the toxins out of the skin and fight against skin infections.2: Skin Nourishment:Healthy skin and body needs good nutrition, if there is any malnutrition or disease it will have an impact on skin and complexion. In most cases secret to a healthy skin is a healthy and disease free body. Here we are focusing on food rich in skin nutrition.Herbal Teas:Use herbal teas like green tea, lemongrass tea to get the healthy and glowing skin. You can also make green tea extract, cool it and use it as a facial spray or freeze it in the cubes to rub on the face and eyes.Good Fats: Use sunflower seeds, Almonds, walnuts, Flax seeds, sesame seeds, olive oil to the diet.Vitamins and Minerals: Take food rich in vitamins and minerals or you can take good quality multivitamin and mineral supplements.Some important Vitamins and minerals for the skin.Vitamin A: This vitamin helps in repairing the damaged skin.Vitamin B complex: This group of vitamins is known to fight against the dryness of skin.Vitamin C: Helps the skin to combat the allergies.Vitamin E: It prevents the formation of scar and speeds up the healing process in case of any skin damage. It also helps in removing old scars from acne.Zinc: Zinc promotes skin healing, helps fighting acne.Proteins: Proteins are needed to repair the damaged and dead skin cells, add ample amount of proteins in your diet.Protein face mask:Ingredients: Honey, egg whites, milk, Grounded walnuts, fuller’s earth (Multani mitti), oatmeal or whey protein powder.Recipe: Whisk egg whites in a bowl, add cold milk while whisking the eggs, and now add fuller’s earth, grounded walnuts, oatmeal or whey powder to make a paste of firm consistency. Apply this to the face for 10 minutes to half an hour. Rinse with water. It provides the necessary protein for the face skin.3: Exfoliation:Exfoliation means removal of dead skin which is clogging the pores of the face.Use homemade scrubs to exfoliate the skin because harmful chemicals present in the cosmetic scrubs make the skin dull.Exfoliation schedule: One should exfoliate according to the skin type.In most cases, normal skin needs exfoliation 2-3 times a week.Dry skin needs exfoliation once in 2-3 weeks.Oily skin needs exfoliation 2 times a week.Combination skin needs exfoliation 2 times a week and sensitive skin needs exfoliation once a week.Exfoliation scrub recipe:Ingredients: Baking powder, sugar, sea salt, oatmeal, yogurt, grounded walnuts, rose-water.Add baking powder, sugar, sea salt, oatmeal, yogurt and grounded walnuts to a bowl and add dribble rose-water while mixing the ingredients to make a scrub paste. Use this scrub to exfoliate the dead skin.4: Hydration:Drink at least 8 glass of water a day to keep the skin cells hydrated and toxins out. Lack of water causes dryness, dullness and wrinkle prone skin.5: Improve skin circulation:Proper Blood circulation in the face is vital to give oxygen and nourishment to the skin.The best Facial Exercise is Laughter and smiling .It improves the blood circulation in the face and releases the feel good hormones (endorphin) which results in a healthy and glowing skin. It also combats the stress which is a pivotal factor in premature skin ageing.Oxygen therapy: The skin needs oxygen just like the lungs. Remove the makeup when it is not needed so that the skin gets oxygen. Wearing makeup for a long time hampers the oxygen supply to the skin cells hence results in dull and unhealthy skin. 6: The S.C.T.M (Steaming, Cleansing, Toning, Moisturizing) process.Steaming: Steam the face for 5-10 minutes. Steaming loosens the dirt and dead skin so that it could be easily removed.Cleansing:  The Removing of dirt, pollution, makeup, and dead skin from the face is called the cleansing. It is basically skin cleaning.Cleansing recipe:Ingredients: Lemon, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, gram flour, turmeric cucumber, rose-water.Add gram flour, lemon apple cider vinegar, pinch of turmeric in a bowl while dribbling the rose-water. Apply as a paste and rinse off after 10-15 minutes. This will clean the face thoroughly.Toning:  Toning is getting the skin ready for the next step that is moisturizing. It removes the possible remaining dirt after cleansing, restoring the natural pH of the skin. It reduces the large skin pores so that oil and dirt does not clog in the skin pores.Toning recipe:Ingredients: Green tea extract, Apple Cider Vinegar (Organic), Aloe Vera Juice.Make green tea extract by boiling  green tea for 5 minutes and allow it to cool, add apple cider vinegar and Aloe Vera juice, store it in the plastic bottle.  Use it to tone the face with sterile cotton ball.Moisturizing: It is the process which prevents the skin from dryness. It helps the skin to keep up its softness and glow.Moisturizing recipe:Ingredients: Avocado or ripe banana, milk cream or yogurt, Jojoba oil or lavender oil, Vitamin E oil.Add mashed avocado or ripe banana to a bowl add milk cream, Jojoba or lavender oil and vitamin E oil and blend it in a blender to make a smooth paste. Apply this to the face evenly and rinse off after 15-20 minutes.7: Protection:It is very important to protect your beautiful skin from U.V rays of the sun as well as dirt and pollution. Use a good quality sun screen with S.P.F>30.Choose the Sunscreen lotion according to your skin type. Cover your face and body when travelling through dust and pollution.