We’ve all heard about the many types of body detoxing from cleansing to juicing and everything in between, but have you heard of skin detoxing? Let me tell you all about it!
Skin detoxing is basically skipping your entire beauty routine (specially chemical products) and giving your skin a break. It’s like fasting for your skin.
As I’ve mentioned before, I used to suffer from acne, and still get an occasional zit or two here and there. Recently though, I’ve been faithful to a beauty routine that’s made a lot of difference in my skin texture and appearance. Why stop then you ask? Well, imagine doing the same workout over and over again, everyday, for a long time. After a while, your body will become accustomed to the workout and eventually the workout will stop having a positive effect. You’ll be stuck in a rut. Same goes for your skin. If you keep using the same products over and over again, eventually your skin adapts and adjusts to the point where the products won’t be as beneficial. Using even the most gentle products will leave a build up with time, a skin detox helps rid any build up and helps makes your skin pure again.
Every 3-4 months, when I feel my skin is becoming dull and grey, I go on a skin detox. For a whole week, I will only use water for cleansing and nothing more. During that time, I try my best to stay away from make up. A bare face is a pretty face. But, if I have to wear makeup, I use coconut oil to remove it then rinse with water. I don’t use moisturizers, creams or serums. If I feel my skin is a little dry, I will spray some organic rose water for a hydration boost.
After a few detoxing days, my skin’s PH and oils return to their normal levels. All product build up is gone, and your skin is new again! If you’re not big on a facial treatments, give skin detoxing a try, your skin will thank you for it!
Have you tried skin detoxing before? What are your thoughts on it? What do you do to make your skin feel like “new”?