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Skin & Body Detox – Part Three: Exercise

Skin & Body Detox – Part Three

As a part of our New Year detox blogs, we thought it would be really useful to also provide you with some exercise information to promote glowing skin and a healthy and happy lifestyle that you can do alongside and after your detox. If you missed the previous posts, not to worry you can catch up below:

Skin and Body Detox – Part One covers how by changing what you eat can dramatically affect your skin, which can be seen here.
Skin and Body Detox – Part Two shares a New Year, new routine for rejuvenating and clarifying skin, which can be seen here.

Now that you have taken care of your diet and skin care and treatments, your skin should not only be looking a lot better and you should be feeling better also. If you don’t already have a good exercise regime, now is the time to create one in order to enhance the hard work you’ve already achieved. We recommend you follow everything we suggest throughout the year as a good guideline for ongoing healthy living.


  • Exercise is an important part of any detox. Moving the body creates the conditions for it to stretch, sweat, breathe and circulate.
  • It is a good idea to drink lots of water during a detox, so skin can sweat and kidneys can effectively filter toxins, fats and waste.


How Exercise Detoxifies the Body

  • Exercise helps the body’s elimination organs to function optimally simply by getting them going. Moving the body helps to circulate, cleanse and purify both blood and lymph fluid. Bloodcarries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body, including the skin.
  • The digestive system works well and more regularly with consistent exercise. When you exercise you breathe deeply with your lungs. The oxygen that you breathe in travels though the blood to the brain and muscles. The lungs increase their capacity as the heart muscle grows stronger, and they produce and give off carbon dioxide as a waste product of aerobic exercise.
  • The skin is cleansed from the inside out by the cleansing process of perspiration. Many toxins can be eliminated through the skin by sweating.
  • Exercise also reduces the body’s subcutaneous fatty tissue. Toxins get stored in the fatty tissue of the body. Therefore, when fatty tissue is reduced as a result of aerobic exercise, the toxins are released and can be eliminated through the cleansing organs.

Types of Exercise for Detox

  • Gentle, low-intensity aerobic exercise is good for detox since it gets the body moving, heart pumping and the lungs breathing deeply but within the fat-burning zone.
  • Running, walking, bicycling, dancing and swimming are examples of aerobic exercise.
  • Try to also include exercise at a pace at which you can breathe evenly and carry on a conversation.
  • This includes Pilates, Martial Arts and Yoga. Yoga poses are beneficial because some are specific for detoxifying certain organs.

Give skin an extra boost: a good exercise regime will create dramatically improved results from the body shaping Accent and Fat Freezing  that were mentioned in Part One and Two as it will help flush out toxins and fatty deposits. You will also see an enhancement with the Detox Facial and Detox Laser Lift due to stimulated circulation which helps keep your skin healthy and vibrant.

To speak to a skin expert and book a complimentary consultation please contact your local HC MedSpa.

By Rabbia Aslam