It's a new year—the perfect time to get your skincare habits on the right track. We got advice from Kate Somerville, celebrity aesthetician and founder of Kate Somerville Skin Care, on how to get your best skin (and body!) ever in 2011:
- Do a detox. "With a new year, it's time for a new game plan: Detoxify through exercise, nutrition, steaming and massage. When you detoxify, you're getting rid of toxins and impurities, giving you more energy than you've ever had before, and leaving your skin looking luminous."
- Cleanse, exfoliate, pamper, repeat. "You can externally detoxify three ways. The first is to cleanse daily - morning and night - with a cleanser that's right for your skin type. Exfoliating is another form of detoxifying. I suggest using an exfoliant on your face two or three times a week, which leaves the healthy cells on the surface and helps keep pores free of impurities. The third way to detoxify is with facials: I recommend having them monthly, whether at a skin-care salon or doing them at home."
- Look inward. "Cleansing internally is equally important, and can be easily done with certain drinks and foods. You can get a really effective cleanse by cutting out caffeine, alcohol, sugar, added salt, meat and processed food from your diet for just three days. Drink only water, juice or herbal tea; and load up on a variety of raw, fresh produce. The fiber in the fruits and vegetables acts like a brush throughout your intestinal system, sweeping away all the junk as it goes through. This kind of detox will not only cleanse your body, but it will also recalibrate your taste buds."