The term detox has gone on to become one of the trendiest buzzwords in the past few years. Unless you’re living under a rock, you may have come across terms like detox juices or detox tea, buuut have you heard about the term skin detox? Yes, it’s a thing.
Did you know, unlike other organs in your body, your skin does not have the ability to get rid of toxins on its own? That’s where skin detox comes into picture. While you may have come across various products that promise to detoxify your skin, most of them only remove surface dirt or irritate the skin due to its abrasive texture. But we’re going to show you a natural and safe way to detox your skin for that healthy glow.
- 1. Cleanse twice a day
- 2. Steam your face
- 3. Pamper your skin with mud masks
- 4. Hydrate and protect your skin
- 5. Drink lots of water and avoid unhealthy food
1. Cleanse twice a day
While this goes without saying — you will be surprised to know a lot of women don’t follow something as basic as cleansing their faces twice a day. But if you want to do a skin detox, it is important that you wash your face with a cleanser suitable for your skin type and concern. This will get rid of deep-set dirt and other impurities that make your skin look dull.
2. Steam your face
After cleansing, exposing your skin to steam will open up the pores, bring sebum and grime to the surface as well as allow your skincare products to penetrate better. To do this, boil water in a wide bowl and then hold your face over it — cover your head with a towel, allow the steam to touch your skin for about 10 minutes.
3. Pamper your skin with mud masks
While all types of face masks are soothing and hydrating, when it comes to skin detox we recommend you pick a mud mask as it has the ability to draw out most impurities. Masks that contain, kaolin, bentonite, charcoal and other clays work best. The Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Mineral Clay Mask absorbs excess oil along with other deep-set impurities to leave your skin looking fresh and glowing.
4. Hydrate and protect your skin
While doing a skin detox, keep your skincare routine as simple as possible but don’t forget to hydrate and protect it. Moisturize your skin morning and night with a moisturiser suitable for your skin type. Apply sunscreen during the day and reapply it every few hours to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. The Ponds Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 50 is a lightweight formula that does not make skin greasy and can be worn all year round.
5. Drink lots of water and avoid unhealthy food
If you have ever done a juice detox or tea detox you may have noticed that it also makes your skin glow. This is because what you put inside your body shows up on your skin too; therefore, to maintain a healthy glow, it is important that you drink lots of water and avoid fried foods, dairy and sugar that cause the pores to clog. Instead, opt for lots of alkaline-rich fruits and veggies like peas, broccoli, kale, watermelon, and bananas to keep your skin glowing from within.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Aug 18, 2020
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.