“Detox” has been one of the trendiest buzzwords of recent years. You might have tried a handful of diet detoxes with juice cleanses and meal plans after extra indulgent days. Or maybe you drank detox tea to get rid of excess bloat before a big event (where you’ll potentially be in a tight dress). But what about a detox for the biggest organ of your body?
No matter what you think about the trending buzzword, you can’t deny there are days when your skin could use a detox. Some days, our skin looks extra dull or breaking out, and we know it’s because we slept in our makeup, ate too much bad food, neglected our skin after beach days, or, god forbid, all of the above. If any other part of your body isn’t functioning properly, from your gut (too much junk food) to your brain (too much stress), it can show up on your skin because your pores get clogged up when trying to compensate for the other incorrectly functioning systems in your body.
Invest in a monthly facial session
You can splurge on the most expensive products in the world that claims to exfoliate your skin to enable deeper product penetration but at the end of the day, a proper facial cleanses out your pores more thoroughly than an everyday skincare routine can. A facial detox means dedicating time once a month to remove all impurities, toxins, pollutants, and dead skin cells possible to renew and revitalize your skin back to how it normally looks — or, maybe if you detox right, better than it’s ever been before. It’s basically like a monthly skin reset.
Try our Equilibre Detoxifying Treatment, which targets seborrhoea, (a common skin problem most people do not know about) detoxifies and hydrates the skin. Designed to purify and protect the skin with a special combination of purifying and astringent active ingredients that harmonize the skin. Leaving your face feeling rejuvenated and expect to strut out with a glowy, fresh complexion.
If you’re feeling traditional, our Meridian Gua Sha Facial works wonders with a handful of benefits. The treatment detoxifies the nerves and skin, improves circulation, promotes collagen growth, rejuvenating your skin for a better complexion. The scrapping device used is made of water-buffalo horns to promote better blood circulation, regulate the harmonious flow of yin and yang within the body, eases muscle aches, enhance cellular metabolism, eliminate toxins, thereby improving overall blood flow balance.
Double Cleanse your face
Cleansing should be a daily ritual, no matter how your skincare routine. To get the most effective results, you should understand what your skin type is. Don’t just rely on a single cleanser to remove your make up and cleanse your face at the same time - make sure you remove your make up in a single step, and cleanse in another step. Start and end your day on a clean canvas, and your skin will show through.
Steam your face
During your skin detox, it’s full steam ahead—literally. A DIY facial steam treats your pores, while also releasing toxins, dirt, and debris. Plus, the products you apply afterward will penetrate much deeper. If you don’t have a steam shower, it’s simple, easy, and totally free to make your own. Bring a pot of water to boil, then transfer the water to a bowl. Hover your face above the bowl and drape a towel over your head to concentrate the steam to your facial pores for about ten minutes. Be prepared for the post-steam glow.
‘Go-to’ your masks
A mask is an ultimate indulgence for your face, and it’s the closest thing you can get to a spa treatment at home. Depending on your skin needs, look for clay or mud masks as these formulas are most effective in drawing out the impurities in the top layers of the skin.
Tip! You should dilute the mask with warm water and leave it on only until it soft, not totally dried. Most people think it’s the right way to leave on masks until they’re cracking and our faces can’t move, but it actually dries out our skin and strips it of essential oils that are key in keeping the skin hydrated and clean, resulting in more breakouts! *gasp*
Let your skin breathe
Just breathe—the slogan for Nike’s imaginary sister yoga brand but also a mindset you should apply to your skin. Dedicate 2-3 days in a month where you go ‘make-up free’. If make-up is a must, going just one day without is better than nothing. Your skin will thank you. Also, try opting for non-comedogenic products to reduce clogging your pores, especially for bases like foundations, concealers, and primers.
As the saying goes - take care of your body, and your body will take care of you. We understand that life is a race, and that’s we’ve put together these tips to create simple and effective ways for a feasible skin detox without much hassle. With minor changes like that, your skin won’t need a detox very often!