A few home remedies and a visit to SK Clinic + Spa this New Year will help restore your skin’s natural glow after the indulgences of Christmas


You will hear the word Detox a lot in January but the best way to determine whether or not you need to Detox is by assessing your complexion. If your body is not given the tools or time to cleanse itself properly an excessive build-up of toxins can occur, which your skin will react to. Signs of this include acne, eczema, rosacea, dull/sallow appearance, dark circles around the eyes and dehydration lines over the face.

Internally, when your liver, colon and kidneys are overloaded with toxins they become unable to filter, absorb and assimilate further impurities coming from your digestive tract. Your skin will then try to compensate for this and as the body’s largest organ of elimination and detoxification, the skin is one of the first places a poor diet and lifestyle will be reflected.

Inside Out

If you treat yourself from the inside, your skin is bound to show it.

Start with the basics – eat your 5 a day! Fruit and vegetables are enriched with anti-oxidants to help protect your skin from free radical damage. During meals cut down on sugars, carbohydrates, red meat, alcohol, caffeine and processed foods. Increase your intake of fibre which can be found in whole grains and flaxseeds, and of course fruit and veg.

A simple change to make is up to your water intake to flush out those toxins. Keeping your body’s largest organ hydrated will brighten your complexion, improve your mood and help to keep your body functioning the best it can.

Sweat it out

Using a sauna or exercising up to three times a week is excellent at eliminating toxins from the body, plus the heat generating helps to calm and fight stress. The pores will also open, boosting circulation and helping the skin to flourish.

Developing good long-term habits is much better and more important for your overall health than a radical yet short-lived detox plan. Before embarking on any programme it is important to take into account your lifestyle, daily calorie and nutrient needs and your age.

Visit SK Clinic + Spa

To really make your skin glow and relax your mind for the New Year, take advantage of SK’s offer throughout all of January to keep your skin looking its absolute best and of peak radiance with a Body Polish Treatment. By exfoliating the skin dead skin cells and surface impurities are removed resulting in a smooth, bright, radiant completion. Gentle and deep-cleansing, the natural jojoba granules activate the blood circulation without harming fine capillaries leaving skin soft, silky and smooth. As well as a Body Polish induce health and wellbeing, heal injury, relieve stress, manage pain, improve circulation and lymphatic draining – to help get rid of harmful toxins in the body with SK’s Tension Relief Massage. A traditional effleurage-based technique which aids tension and promotes relaxation.

Receive this combined treatment for only £30 throughout January.

The team at SK can help by offering safe, beneficial and bespoke skincare recommendation that will help you achieve healthier skin and body, ensuring you look and feel your best for the year ahead.