Detox Diaries: My One-Day Detox
A McDonald's-eating detox-newbie goes on her first cleanse. Can she do it? Will she change her fast food-eating ways? Find out
Wrinkles: 17th percentile
Pores: 76th percentile
UV Spots: 43rd percentile
Red Areas: 78th percentile
Before starting, I go to the Murad Inclusive Health Spa to get my skin evaluated. Murad esthetician Lori Cahitas checks my intracellular water level, along with my wrinkles, pore size, sun damage, and more. The higher the percentile, the better, she says. For my age, my skin is faring pretty well -- except for my wrinkles. At 24, being in the 17th percentile for wrinkles scares the you-know-what out of me. What will I look like in five, 10, 20 years (Worst fear? An old leather couch!) if I don't do something now? And while my red areas aren't bad at all, Cahitas says there are many more UV spots than there should be at my age, maturing under my skin and waiting to surface. Despite my initial hesitation -- and alright, I'm woman enough to admit it, downright annoyance -- with having to try this detox diet, I'm ready. Note to all you other detox newbies out there: Get your skin checked out by a pro if you need a little motivation. Trust me, it'll probably be the kick in the booty you need.
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