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November 23, 2012

The Lazy Girl’s Holiday Detox

Happy Thanksgiving y’all! Hope it was filled with family, free-range turkey, and plenty of crunchy stuffing bits on top. Instead of inundating you with sales and coupon codes today, I’m going to get down to business. If you buy one thing this Black Friday or Cyber Monday, let it be this:

It’s nothing to be embarrassed about.

Everybody poops. Just not always as often as they’d like. Especially after a plateful of stuffing and gravy. Or what will henceforth be a diet of cheese and champagne until January 1. If you’re still squeamish about this bodily function, then focus on the beauty aspect. Clear, glowing skin is often a direct reflection of digestive health. And the fastest, most natural way to get back on, erm, track is to drink a cup of this bad boy. By tomorrow at this time you’ll be right as rain.

Smooth Move tea has become somewhat of an evening ritual. A couple nights a week makes me feels like I’m doing something really good for my body instead mindlessly snacking while watching The Daily Show (pretty sure Jon Stewart would have choice words for this). Senna leaf, a traditional medicinal herb, is the move in Smooth Move. Combined with fennel, orange peel, cinnamon and ginger to prevent cramping (v. important), it tastes spicy, warm and citrusy. You can expect to receive your “gift” in 6-12 hours without any fanfare. Unless, of course, you consume more than one cup, which could result in having to excuse yourself from a meeting.

Bottoms up! And don’t be sheepish about reporting back—I’m clearly not.


p.s. Smooth Move is available at Target, most grocery and drugstore store chains. 

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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