Detox Series: 5 tips for a natural skin detox | natural skin products | Freedom Cosmetics
A fast-paced lifestyle, exposure to chemicals, heavy makeup, and day-to-day pollution can all clog your pores and make your skin look lifeless, dull, and tired. For healthy and glowing skin, you need to take care of yourself from the inside out.
You have more than likely heard about detox diets, which can be used to cleanse waste and impurities from the body to improve your digestion and restore your energy levels, but is it possible to do the same with a skin detox?
What could a skin detox do for you?
Your skin is one of the major organs that can eliminate waste and impurities from the body mainly through perspiration.
A skin detox seeks to help the skin to get rid of the body’s waste, which can, in turn, help your skin look and feel much better. If you notice problems in your skin, a detox may be just the answer.
Signs that you may need a skin detox include:
- Dull, sallow skin
- Uneven skin tone
- Oily skin
- Wrinkles and sagging skin
- Dry or sensitive skin
If you find that your skin displays any of those characteristics, then follow these 5 tips to detox your skin naturally
1.Hydration is a must
Drinking water is an important step in detoxing your body both inside and out. Beverages like alcohol, coffee, and sugary juices are dehydrating liquids so try and stay clear of these and focus on making a point for at least a week to drink more water.
For a detoxing boost, sip plain hot water every 10-15 minutes through the day for the week. In addition, if you want some extra detoxing power, add a slice of lemon to the water. Lemons naturally promote healthy digestion and help push your liver into detox mode to flush out toxins.
2. Exfoliation is key
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of the face or body. This does tend to happen naturally every 28 days, but factors like oiliness of the skin and aging tend to slow the process down. Dead skin cells can build up and reduce the effectiveness of any skincare products you use. This can result in breakouts, and even dull your entire complexion.
Turn your focus to exfoliating the skin 2 to 3 times a week for a couple of weeks. Scrubbing with natural ingredients such as coffee grounds, sugar, finely ground sea salt, cinnamon, and oats are some of the best ingredients to use in a homemade exfoliating scrub. This will help in removing all the dirt and dead skin cells from the skin and unclog pores, allowing the skin to breathe.
3. Check the products that you are using
Look at the types of products you are using on your skin from your moisturiser to your makeup. Many of the products we apply to our skin contain toxins. Try switching to more natural versions of your favourite products and see if that results in healthier-looking skin.
There are several skin detox products you can buy that will help your skin look refreshed like Freedom Cosmetics all-natural body butter. Look for skincare products that contain ingredients like sea salt, antioxidants, activated charcoal, clay, and seaweed. These ingredients are known for their detoxifying benefits and are often found in natural beauty products.
4. Eat a well-balanced diet
If you want to detox for skin problems, you may also want to look at what you are eating as your skin reacts to the types of foods that you consume. The more you eat junk foods, the more your skin will suffer. Avoid congestion foods such as animal fats, dairy products, white bread, fast foods, and sugar. Consider eliminating these from your diet for a few weeks and see how your skin reacts to their removal. Eat as clean and healthy as you can, including lots of seasonal fruit and vegetables.
5. Have a cleansing bath
Use your bath to detox your skin by adding a cup of Epsom salts and calming essential oil such as lavender three times per week. These will draw dirt and other impurities out of your pores, helping your skin to start over fresh. Finish off your bath with Freedom Cosmetics Chocoholic Natural Moisturising Balm to help soothe and enrich your skin.
If you are looking for a natural skin detox routine, you can start with these steps. If you do see an improvement in the health of your skin, consider making these changes permanent. You will be surprised at how healthy your skin looks and feels.
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