How to give your skin a detox - 3 min read

We all know the days when our skin just seems tired and dull, especially after stressful periods or simply just not having enough self-care moments. If you’re looking for a way to do a skin reset, here is a step by step guide on how to bring back your natural radiance, just in time for Chinese New year! 

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FACIAL MASSAGE 💆

Treating yourself to a lymphatic facial massage is a great destressor and if done right, it will drain any excess fluid from your lymph nodes to reduce water retention and wake up your skin! If you have our rose quartz roller, go pick it up now and watch this very detailed video to get started!

 

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PURIFYING CLAY MASKING

Mineral-rich clay is easily one of the best things you can slather on your skin. They are so easy to use, plus it is so much fun playing at painting your skin with real mud. So how does it work? 

 

Natural clays have the ability to unclog and draw out impurities from your pores in a matter of minutes. Our clays come in a powdered form, which is meant to be mixed with water or diluted apple cider vinegar until it becomes a spreadable paste-like consistency. After smoothing onto your skin, we recommend to let it sit for 1 to 2 minutes before washing off. So no excuses for not having the time. 

And take it from us—after you wash it off, your skin will feel incredibly smooth! 

 

HYDRATION INSIDE AND OUT

Drink water, and lots of it! It is the simplest thing you can do to cleanse your body of toxins, increase blood circulation and prevent dehydration. And we all know that we need to be healthy in our bodies to attain great, glowing skin. However, can you really quench thirsty-feeling skin just from the inside? 

A small study published in the journal of Clinical Cosmetic Investigative Dermatology found out that “drinking water could nominally help dry skin, but it took 16 glasses of water to see an improvement, and the improvement was only statistical, which means that most people would not notice a difference in real life.”

Therefore, to see the most difference, turn to your trusty facial oils and serums to help your skin regain its moisture! We recommend using a combination of our Facial Oil + HA Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Booster Serum 2.5% daily to keep your skin dewy and hydrated. Chat with us to find out which one is the most suitable for your skin type! 

 

LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE

As you well know, your diet is probably the most important step in rejuvenating not just your skin but your whole well-being. Besides the obvious ones like staying off dairy, refined sugars and fried foods, we found this experiment by actress Lauren Conrad to be super detailed and helpful as a guide to getting started! 

A skin cleanse before and after by LaurenConrad.com

  • Cut out all refined sugar to avoid a burst of inflammation in the body (and on your skin). In case you didn’t know, inflammation is responsible for breaking down collagen and elastin, which keep your skin tight and wrinkle-free. In short, cut out all candy, sweets and sodas.
  • Add leafy greens to each meal. There’s no denying that the vitamins and minerals in leafy greens like kale, spinach, parsley and cilantro are essential during any kind of detox. For example, spinach is a good source of omega-3s, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and vitamins B, C, and E.
  • Add a slice of lemon in a mug of warm water each morning. This boosts your metabolism right when you wake up. It is also alkaline, which helps balance the pH levels in your body, reducing skin inflammation and flare-ups. It also helps to purge excess water weight and balance the sodium and potassium levels in your cells. 
  • Make your midday snack a healthy one. Have some sliced cucumbers, carrots and celery on hand to eat with healthy dips like hummus and almond butter. Cucumbers are especially good for your skin: they contain hydrating, nourishing and astringent properties that are very good for skin both from the inside and topically. The enzymes in them help digest damaged skin cells, removing dead skin cells safely and adding a fresh glow.

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The important thing about kickstarting your detox plan is to find ways to enjoy these steps in your everyday life - so that you can start and stick to better habits to attain healthier skin. It is ok to have cheat days of greasy pizza or vanilla lattes. Just remember to dedicate more care and effort into your daily skincare routine, and you deserve a reward every now and then. Go on and give it a try!