Detox Diaries: My Three Weeks on "Clean"
Think you've got what it takes to detox for 21 days? Here's how one woman did it, why (perfect skin, anyone?), and the info you need to decide if this plan is for you
My starting pointBefore embarking on this little detox adventure, I visited the Murad Inclusive Health Spa for a skin evaluation (I had them check me again at the end of my 21-day stint following "Clean," in case you're curious about the beauty benefits of this cleanse). They checked my hydration levels, along with wrinkles, pore size, sun damage, and more. I was pretty bummed about the amount of wrinkles I had, I was in the 32nd percentile (lower numbers are worse), and I'm only 27! Murad esthetician Lori Cahitas says this is usually caused by dehydration, so here's hoping all those green juices will give me smoother skin.
Overall I'm hoping that my skin looks a little softer and more even-toned by the end of this; it would be absolutely fantastic to be able to skip foundation in the morning, wouldn't it? As far as my weight goes, I'm about where I want to be (my starting weight is 97.8 pounds -- and before you freak out, you should know that I'm 5 feet tall, in shoes), but I wouldn't be too upset if I felt a little more toned.
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