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Have You Ever Done a Cleanse in the Name of Beauty?

An acquaintance of mine — who has the most amazing, glowing complexion — swore by the Master Cleanse "diet" as a means of clarifying her hair, skin, and mental state. The detoxifying program relies on gulping down a lemonade-like drink several times a day to help flush out impurities in the body. Uh, yuck.

Of course, there are other cleansing programs that involve pills, unconventional concoctions, and/or holistic approaches, such as the Super Cleanse: Detox Your Body For Long-Lasting Health and Beauty ($12). Even Gwyneth Paltrow has chimed in on the topic. (She loves it.) While some may see results, the safety of these miracle plans has come into question. What about you? Have you ever done a cleanse, or do you think good healthy living is quite enough?

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