Everyone wants to look and feel great for prom. Natural cleansing is the perfect way to detox your body while staying healthy. There are various types to choose from such as the juice cleanse, the tea cleanse or the infused water cleanse amongst so many other new cleansing options. Keep reading to learn more about how and why you should do a pre-prom cleanse; specifically an infused water cleanse.
Let’s Get Cleansed!
Leads to a Better Diet
One of our favorites for pre-prom is the infused water cleanse. Not only will you look and feel great, it tastes fresh too! When you start sipping on infused water, you are basically telling your body you are going on a diet because you are going to want to eat healthy as well. Lemon water is one of the most effective and safe cleanses out there as it encourages a healthy diet and speeds up your metabolism. Water is an easy and effective way to stay healthy and detox from the inside out. By adding fresh fruit or lemon to your water, you will be more likely to choose water over other beverages. To get a stronger infused taste, you can let your fruit or lemon infuse overnight. I also recommend you drink a glass of water (infused or not) before a meal to fill your stomach with water before you fill it with food. You will get fuller faster and will tend to not over eat. Keep in mind that it takes about 15 minutes for your stomach to alert your brain that you are actually full, so drinking water before you eat means that you will not over eat by those 15 minutes.
Hydration is Key
Not only do cleanses make you feel thin and overall good about yourself they are also an easy way to uphold flawless skin. Hydration is an important factor to unblemished skin. Prom photos are forever and who would not want to look radiant in them? An easy way to maintain healthy, glowing skin is to eliminate soda, caffeine, sugar, and dairy from your diet. Of course that sounds nearly impossible, so instead of quitting cold turkey and binging later, I suggest you simply limit your intake. In order to make sure that you are prom ready start drinking your infused water ASAP!
Aside from an overall improved sense of wellbeing and glowing skin, there are many other added health benefits to infused water. This cleanse will increase your energy, allow your body to deal with stress (and the hormones that go with it), eliminate toxins, improve your digestive system, regulate hormones, detoxify your kidneys and liver, and boost your immune system. If all of these benefits do not make you the least bit curious to try the infused water cleanse, I do not know what will.
Here is our favorite infused water recipe:
Lemon & Mint Water
Step 1: Start with a large jar or water bottle that you would like to use.
Note: Try to refrain from using plastic containers. You can buy infused water bottles that hold your fruit or lemon separately. Check out Amazon!
Step 2: Add 4-5 normal sized slices of lemon (Equaling 1-2 whole lemons)
Step 3: Add 5-7 leaves of fresh mint.
Step 4: Add your water! You may want to also leave room for ice.
Step 5: Leave it in the refrigerator overnight so the ingredients properly infuse. If you like it stronger, let it infuse longer.
Hint: Missing your carbonated beverages? For something with a little fizz, add thawed frozen fruit (strawberries or raspberries) in a cup, crushed ice and sparkling water. There you have it, a perfect, quick alternative to fizzy sodas.