Being the largest organ of our body, the skin is constantly exposed to pollutants and free radicals. This leads to dryness and dullness as a result. Eventually, the aging process gets accelerated. Although one cannot prevent these elements, optimizing our skin health is within our control. This is where Skin Detox comes into play.
Detoxifying the skin minimizes the effects of the damaging elements, thereby retarding their effects to some extent. Detoxification revitalizes the skin topically and internally. As a result, the skin is brighter, with significantly fewer signs of damage.
Simply put, the skin detox purges out all impurities from the skin and restores the pH balance. All these are achieved with a combination of topical skincare and rectified lifestyle.
How to detox your skin from the outside
Topical detoxification involves correctly using the right products, to clean the skin surface thoroughly. The result is visibly brighter and radiant skin with a strengthened skin barrier.
Practice Double cleansing
Thanks to Japanese traditions, double cleansing has become a popular practice to remove makeup. It is also an efficient way to get rid of any kind of dirt and clogged pores daily. However, double cleansing is time taking, and not every day can we dedicate as much time to the process. What to do then?
Our product, the Daily Duet Face Wash is your go-to solution for the effortless cleansing routine. Enriched with red algae extracts that are rich in polysaccharides, peptides, and fatty acids, it cleanses and locks the moisture at the same time. The result? Fresh, cleansed, beautiful glowy skin that is ready for skincare!
Use detoxifying masks
Homemade detoxifying masks are unrivaled. You can also get store-bought detoxifying clay masks for this purpose. Look for ingredients like kaolin, bentonite, charcoal, and green tea, all of which are known to extract pollutants and dirt well and unclog the pores.
Homemade clay masks also work great. You can mix them with rose water or honey or milk, depending on your skin type and needs. However, mixing with honey prevents the complete stripping of natural oils.
Indulge in exfoliation
The pollutants around us lead to dryness and dullness resulting from excess deposits of dead skin cells. Occasional exfoliation is essential to remove all such impurities that are clogging the pores and hence, detoxifying the skin.
These days, there is a significant shift towards chemical exfoliants from physical exfoliants. So, using chemical exfoliators like retinol, AHA and BHA not only gently buffs away the dead cells, but it has many skin benefits. The retinol boosts collagen production and penetrates much deeper. On the other hand, AHA instantly boosts the skin radiance as AHA works best on the skin surface.
Follow a skincare regime
A dedicated yet simple skincare routine can work wonders in keeping the skin detoxified thoroughly. Cleansing, toning, and moisturizing is the key to maintaining optimum skin health. You can feed the skin all the essential nutrients by simply choosing the products wisely.
Include a vitamin C serum as well to hydrate the skin right after cleansing and toning. This extra step goes deep into the skin and nourishes it from within. Our C For Yourself Vitamin C Serum is just the product you need to give this extra boost. Moisturizers and cleansers containing sodium hyaluronate and niacinamide are an ideal way to boost the skin barrier.
Ingredients like ceramides, sodium hyaluronate, and olive oil are also useful to detox the skin. Ceramides hold the skin barrier and strengthen it. Olive oil and sodium hyaluronate hydrate and moisturize the skin and are particularly beneficial for dry and sensitive skin. Our Ceramide Supercream Moisturizer gives you the combined benefit of all these ingredients in one simple step.
How to Detox your skin from the inside
Besides topically detoxifying the skin, it is also important to internally detox the body. Here are a few ways to internally detox the skin such that your youthfulness is retained for a long time:
Consume adequate water
Drinking adequate water is essential to keep the skin hydrated from within. As a result, the skin barrier gets stronger and the effects of impurities on the skin are less harsh. You must drink at least 2-3 liters of water daily.
Cut down on smoking & alcohol
Avoid or at least cut down on smoking and alcohol consumption. Excessive smoking and alcohol consumption leads to dehydration that reflects on the skin. Eventually, it accelerates the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. You will notice a significant difference within a few days of reducing alcohol consumption and smoking.
Avoid sugary and oily foods
The condition of your digestive system instantly reflects on your skin. Hence, avoid sugars and oily food that can lead to various eruptions and acne.
Eat lots of citrusy fruits and berries
Finally something that makes eating dos and don'ts fun. Citrusy fruits like oranges are rich in Vitamin C and other antioxidants and help detox the skin from the inside. Berries like strawberries, grapes, raspberries, watermelons and papayas are great antioxidants too. Fun fact: blueberries contain the highest amount of antioxidant benefits. Make a juice, or a smoothie or just eat them as is, they will not disappoint!
Get your beauty sleep
A minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep is essential to give enough rest to your body. Thus, without any compromise maintain a strict bedtime and sleep routine that will minimize your stress and its adverse effect on the skin.
Switch on your workout mode
Working out leads to sweating which essentially flushes out the impurities of the skin. Moreover, it boosts the overall physical and mental well-being. Thus, eventually, it influences the detoxifying process of the skin.