Detox Diaries: My "Crazy, Sexy Diet"
Can a chai-obsessed, meat-loving writer become a green juice-drinking vegan for 21 days in order to detox her body? Find out
Wrinkles: 69th percentile
Pores: 73rd percentile
UV Spots: 17th percentile
Red Areas: 46th percentile
To get a sense of my skin health and overall well-being before embarking on the "Crazy, Sexy Diet," I visit the Murad Inclusive Health Spa for a skin evaluation. (I'll have them check me again the end of this 21-day detox, in case you're curious about the beauty benefits of this cleanse.)
Murad esthetician Lori Cahitas checks my hydration levels, along with wrinkles and pore size (both indicators of skin hydration), sun damage, redness, and more. While I feel OK about my percentiles on the wrinkles and pore size front -- I'm in my 30s, so being in the 70th percentile on both felt about right to me -- I'm horrified by my UV spots. I'm fair-skinned (my mom was born in Ireland) and spent the summers of my youth on the beach, so that number makes me nervous about my chances of getting skin cancer. My sobering UV percentile is making me even more excited to start this detox, which I'm considering my prevent-cancer plan thanks to Carr's amazing story.
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