Ever notice how your gut seems to have a mind of its own during the festive season? As it turns out, those extra helpings of wine and the rounds of feasting can have a significant impact on your gut health.
We had a chat with the Bend Beauty team to get some tips on how to keep your gut in good spirits while you indulge during the holidays––as well as how Bend Beauty products can come in as extra support. Read on below to learn more!
BSE: The holidays are filled with extra indulgences like heavy foods and yummy drinks. Paired with shorter nights and busier days, we often feel tired and lethargic after all our holiday parties. Part of remedying this is the belief that you can actually “detox” after a holiday––is this true?
Bend Beauty: Your body’s cells actually never stop “detoxing”. However, they are often challenged to keep up when they aren’t nourished with the right foods, aren’t getting the benefits of regular exercise or sleep, or are faced with excess toxins (like alcohol). Hence, the holidays tend to be a time when our body needs extra support.
A lot of people start the new year off with low mood and low energy, as well as noticing a reduction in their skin’s healthy appearance. Therefore, supporting our detox pathways (the liver, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tract) during and after the holiday season is a great way to lessen the impact and start the new year on a good note.
BSE: What would you say are some truly effective holistic measures to adopt following a period of indulgence in eating and drinking?
Bend Beauty: The best way to support the body’s natural detoxification process is to move the body more. Starting a regular exercise program that combines cardiovascular and weight-bearing exercises will ramp up your detoxification and overall health.
It’s also important to note that your body is better at detoxing when you go through a period of eating less, so it’s important to leave a 12-hour break (at night) to help the body digest and rid itself of toxins.
BSE: How can Bend Beauty products support gut and liver health following the holidays? Which products would you recommend and why)?
Bend Beauty: Bend Beauty is pioneering skin health and longevity from the inside out, delivering powerful ingredients that work deeply to optimize your skin climate.
We can make your holidays healthier by lessening the impact of these indulgences and providing extra support for your gut and liver. Gut Glow, for example, will keep your gut happy and healthy by supporting good bowel movements, feeding beneficial microbes, and reducing the irritation that comes along with many holiday treats.
Because the holidays are typically a season of increased consumption of alcohol, sugar, and processed foods, there is a significant burden on your liver. Reset, on the other hand, is there for added liver support. We recommend introducing Reset to your daily routine 2-4 times per year (i.e., once seasonally or when your liver could use some additional support), but it’s also suitable for daily use.
And for the cherry on top, Renew & Protect, our foundational product, is designed to deliver six active and powerful ingredients that work synergistically to optimize your skin health. It’s never a bad idea to integrate them into your holiday wellness routine!
Until next time, make sure to check out some of our Bend Beauty favorites.
Take care of the skin you are in (inside and out!),
The BSE Team