After a whirlwind European and East Coast tour last week my system is craving a detox.
For my body - this morning I tried out Claire Missingham’s Twisting Class for Detoxification on YogaGlo. It was pure delight. I find that level 1/2 works really well for me in the mornings when I’m still a bit sluggish and tight. 5-10 minutes into class my spine felt warm and there were ample opportunities to play with some more advanced asanas - like going into side crow from side crow prep or tripod headstand from prasareetha.
For my skin - while in NY 2 weeks ago the lovely ladies of Space NK shared with me some simple yet life changing advice. You should very gently cleanse your skin in the morning to remove everything you’ve been smooshing into your pillow case (that you haven’t changed in 2 weeks) for the last 8 hours. Then in the evening when your face is all grimy from the day you should both remove your makeup and exfoliate. Cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating are the key to a clear and bright complexion.
They introduced me to Indie Lee’s Brightening Cleanser which smells like Strawberry jam and I ADORE. I’ve been obsessed with coconut oil for the past year or so and swear by it as a makeup removed that won’t dry out your skin. Whole Foods has a pretty large selection, just stick to something that’s extra virgin and cold-pressed. Continuing the theme of only putting things on my face that I would eat, I use the Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser. It smells like Thailand (i.e. lemon verbena) and is made of sugar. Shout out to Birchbox for sending that one my way a few months ago.
For my soul - The Mindy Project has FINALLY returned after a 70 year (give or take) hiatus and is as amazing as ever.
Happy almost weekend my readers!
- The Frosted Yogi