These Are the Detoxes to Start on New Year's Day
Happy 2016! Now let the cleansing begin.
Even celebrities overindulge during the holidays — stars, they’re just like us! And you bet a slew of them will be starting juice cleanses or detox programs come Jan. 1. Things have evolved since the heyday of the Master Cleanse — think bone broths and beauty powders. Kylie Jenner, for example, swears by tea detoxes when she’s feeling less than svelte, and starlets like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are known to love green juices.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s go-to Moon Juice has a trio of juice detoxes available, but when trying to reset for the New Year, it’s best to go for the cleanest: The Green Cleanse features only sugar-free beverages full of greens to ensure ultimate alkalization.
For Pressed Juicery, too, the most intense cleanse basically consists of all green juices, though Cleanse 1 and 2 will still do a full, bloated and overfed body good with its nutrient-rich blends and protein-packed almond milks.
Angelenos should visit Culver City’s Cold & Thirsty for a one-two punch in the form of a frigid cryosauna session (which helps boost the metabolism, tighten skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite with consistent use) and Renew juice and Mylk cleanse. Their superfood mylkshakes (almond milk-based) and cold-pressed juices fight inflammation and free radicals while cleaning from the inside out. In addition, their new rose-flavored Beauty herbal elixir will help reverse the visible complexion damage waged by all that drinking and dining.
Instead of the old cayenne and lemon in water routine, charcoal is the new go-to ingredient for flushing out the system. Brands like Pressed and Juice Served Here have charcoal blends, but Dirty Lemon is a detox that’s done while eating your normal meals. Jared Leto and Kate Hudson are among the stars who swear by the blend of cold-pressed lemon juice, dandelion extract, ginger root extract, activated charcoal and filtered water.
For more skin detoxing, those in the U.K. can make like Sienna Miller and models Anja Rubik and Toni Garrn and try Roots & Bulbs’ collaboration with makeup artist Wendy Rowe — a juice meant to improve radiance called Pure Skin. It’s made of coconut water, turmeric, aloe and mint, which are soothing, anti-inflammatory and clarifying ingredients.
As for Jenner's (and sister Kim Kardashian’s) go-to, Bootea, it promises serious weight loss via a flushed-out digestive system, but there have been rumors it might mess with birth control, which is one way to ensure you don’t get skinny. When shopping for a tea, make sure there’s no laxative ingredient like senna. Instead, you’re good to go with ginger, dandelion and lemongrass.