Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Give Your Bodies a Bit of a Breather

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Give Your Bodies a Bit of a Breather

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After December's excesses January is detox time! We look at some of the products available to help you to kick-start a beautiful 2007

n BETTER BODIES

TAKE inspiration from the East with The Sanctuary's Sento range. The five Japanese-influenced products ( shower gel, body scrub, scrub bar, body cream and moisturising spray ( work to unblock energy flows and purify the skin. Prices start at pounds 4.94 and they're available at Boots.

Nothing is more relaxing than a bath ( add Elle Macpherson Desperate To Detox Bath, pounds 8.95, at Boots, The Body Shop's Spa Wisdom Plunge & Purify Bath Soak, pounds 12, N-Spa Hot Detox Bath, pounds 8.95, from Asda, or Dr Hauschka Birch-Arnica body oil, pounds 16, (01386) 792 642, for a quick and easy detox.

Aramis' Muscle Soothing Soak, pounds 35, (0870) 034 2566, and Burt's Bees Therapeutic Bath Crystals, pounds 10.50, (0845) 6049 049, will re-energise tense muscles.

BodyCoffee's Invigorating Body Polish, pounds 24.95, (0845) 408 2998, www.bodycoffee.co.uk, and Neal's Yard Remedies' Detox Toning Oil, pounds 11.50, (0845) 262 3145, helps blood circulation for a healthy glow.

Champneys Detox Patches, pounds 19.99, from www.champneys.com, will draw out toxins while you sleep!

n FABULOUS FACES

WE know masks draw out impurities, but they're not the only thing that can work magic on complexions.

Clinique's Turnaround 15-Minute Facial, pounds 25, Montagne Jeunesse Detox Tonic with lemon and ginseng, 99p from Asda, Wilkinson and Morrisons, and Dr Murad Resurgence Renewing Cleansing Cream, pounds 25.50 at Beautique.com, will reveal the radiant layer of skin underneath.

Facial massage is the most effective method to help your skin glow.

"To massage, apply cleansing cream with either a massage brush or your fingertips, and massage in upwards circular movements," says Debbie Wild from Jo Malone.

SUQQU Musculate Massage cream, pounds 60, from Selfridges, and Jo Malone's Crisp Camphor Cleansing cream, pounds 27, (020) 7720 0202, www.jomalone.co.uk, are perfect partners for massage.

Elemis' all-in-one Skin Detox kit, pounds 55, (01278) 727 830, www. …

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