A rough day, week or year. Everything has one cure: self-care.
In the world today where everyone is hustling, working, going places to fulfill their life long dreams, people often forget to care for themselves, their body, their skin. It is of utmost importance that you take a break, sit back, relax at home. Give your skin a break from the pollution, everyday makeup and what not. Indulge in a weekly relaxing skin therapy session at home. You can book an appointment at a salon too, but in case you’re looking for a Do It Yourself Skin Detox at home, we have just about everything for you detailed in this article.
What is skin detox?
Skin detox is basically dedicating at least one day per week, to removing skin impurities, toxins, dead skin cells and pollutants that are clustered on your skin. This will renew and revitalize your skin to look fresh and young, better than it’s been before.
Skin detox cleanses your skin from impurities and harmful radicals, thus stimulating a healthier environment for your skin. This helps boost your cell metabolism, improve the way your skin looks, increases cell turnover and also helps in improving the skin barrier.
How to do it?
Follow the following steps to give yourself a detox at home:
It cannot be more obvious. Cleanse your skin to wash away the dirt and impurities from your skin. Invest in a good cleanser, or find a special detoxifying cleanser. When purchasing a cleanser always remember to look for a chemical-free, pH-balanced cleanser which will not be harsh on your skin. Use this cleanser at least two times a day. When finished, always wipe your face off gently, using a soft fabric towel.
- USE MASKS
Get yourself a clay or mud detoxifying mask. These masks are negatively charged natural clays, help to detoxify your skin by pulling the positive charge of the pollutants and impurities to the surface of your skin.
Apply this mask on your face, leave it for about 10-15 minutes. Wash it off using a warm gentle washcloth. Use detoxifying masks at least 2-3 times per week or every other day. They will make a huge difference in the way your skin looks and feels.
- STEAM YOUR FACE
Steaming your face helps open up your pores and loosen up the dirt products on your skin for a deeper cleanse. Moreover, steaming your face has additional benefits like it helps with the softening of blackheads, making them easy to remove. It also promotes circulation. Sit in a steam shower every time you cleanse, or you can buy face steamers online or at any store. You can also very easily steam your face at home by bringing water to boil in a vessel, then steaming your face by covering the vessel and your face under a towel.
- PROTECT YOUR SKIN
In order to keep your skin off-dirt, you need to protect it every day by using suitable products. Always use a moisturizer with at least SPF 15-20. Invest in serums and apply it twice daily. This will keep your skin hydrated and also prevent any dirt or pollutant build-up on your skin.
- HYDRATION IS KEY
Keep your skin hydrated by using facial oils in your skincare routines, applying hydration masks or cooling masks every 3-4 days. Also, drink enough amount of water in order to keep your skin properly hydrated. Avoid sugar juices, alcohol, caffeine and rather get an herbal skin-clearing green tea for a better-looking skin.
- DETOXIFYING FOOD
You are what you eat. Very true, very cruel. Cut out on snacks, fried foods, burgers, and fries. Instead, opt for healthy detoxifying foods to give your skin the glow you wish for. Add foods like watermelon, bananas, berries, pears, broccoli, kale, pears, avocado, and walnuts to your diet. These will keep your skin strong and make it glow from inside out.
Skin detox is being dedicated to your skin care routine and always doing and eating what is best for your skin. Sure, you can go for the cheat days when you feel like eating a whole pizza by yourself, but detox is to know to balance the toxins by performing more skin care and balance the toxins by eating the right food always.