How can we detox our skin after summer (including a heatwave), avoid breakouts and keep our skin hydrated for glowy and healthy-looking skin?
First up, we all know the importance of cleansing in the evening. Double cleansing in the evening will help you avoid breakouts by getting rid of oil-based impurities like make-up, excess oil and sunscreen, as well as water-based impurities such as dirt and sweat.
Step 1: We recommend starting with an oil-based cleanser such as the BYBI Swipe Clean Cleansing oil or the Evolve Gentle Cleansing Melt.
BYBI Swipe Clean is a natural cleansing oil that wipes away stubborn makeup, dirt and grime. Made with antibacterial moringa and black cumin oils, it gently yet effectively cleanses skin and helps balance sebum levels, leaving skin clean, clear and soft. With no essential oils, it's also great for the eye area and sensitive skin.
The Evolve Cleansing Melt is formulated with nourishing organic baobab oil. This luxurious balm cleanses skin without drying it out. Natural sugar extracts turn into creamy milk as they hit the water, revealing soft, radiant and hydrated skin.
Step 2: Afterwards, use water-based or gel cleansers such as the Evolve Daily Detox Facial Wash or the BYBI Crystal Clear Cleanser.
Evolve Daily Detox Facial Wash will help you rid the skin of daily dirt and toxins. This gentle foaming face wash uses natural sugars to cleanse skin instead of harsh detergents. Aloe vera softens skin while antioxidant-rich goji berry extract and moringa peptides protect against pollution, making this the perfect choice for city girls.
BYBI’s Crystal Clear is a foaming, non-stripping gel cleanser to deeply cleanse and clarify whilst balancing the skin’s microbiome. A blend of prebiotics and potent natural ingredients, such as white willow bark and sustainably sourced rock quartz crystal, will leave skin feeling fresh and clean with no stripping or irritation. (Did you know that our skin’s defence barrier abilities are super reliant on having a healthy microbiome? A compromised microbiome can lead to skin feeling dry, unbalanced and prone to breakouts. Crystal Clear contains inulin, a prebiotic derived from chicory root, which feeds the microorganisms on your face, and can increase hydration whilst also removing the bad bacteria which causes breakouts.)
Step 3: To get ‘that glow’, now it’s time to exfoliate your skin with a mask. Use our Evolve Radiant Glow Mask a couple of times a week. This rich organic face mask is a delicious blend of purifying raw cacao powder and exfoliating coconut granules. Natural sugar extracts turn the mask into creamy milk when it hits the water, leaving skin silky-soft and bright. It’s chocolate heaven for your skin!
Step 4: We recommend using a night cream such as the Madara Total Renewal night cream which targets dryness and signs of ageing for well-rested, silky smooth and radiant-looking skin. This rich and nourishing night cream works overnight and restores the appearance of fresh and radiant skin.
Step 1: In the morning, cleanse your skin with a cleanser such as the Grown Alchemist Gentle Gel Cleanser to remove impurities and soothe your skin without stripping natural oils. Chamomile, bergamot and willow bark extracts reduce the appearance of pores and minimise age spots, while cold-pressed rose petals and aloe vera extract tone and calm. Skin is left cleansed, soothed and silky-soft.
Step 2: Give your skin a kick with the vegan C-Caf cream by BYBI. C-Caf is a vitamin c and caffeine day cream, and BYBI’s very first moisturiser. A powerful combination of essential skin nutrients, including vitamin c, caffeine and matcha, C-Caf energises dull complexions leaving skin looking healthy, smooth and bright. Silky and creamy in texture, C-Caf is lightweight, buildable and blends effortlessly for everyday use. The result is brighter, fresher and hydrated skin.
Alternatively, for dry and dehydrated skin, we recommend one of our all-time favourites, the Madara SOS Hydra Recharge Cream. This cream, infused with hyaluronic acid, antioxidant-rich Northern peony and linseed extracts, will up your skin's moisture levels. Clinically proven to increase skin hydration by up to 80%, the Eco-certified formula calms skin, reduces the look of fine lines and protects against environmental damage too.
Step 3: SPF SPF SPF. We cannot stress this one enough. The Madara SPF30 will protect your face from the No 1 cause of ageing. Formulated with patent-pending stem cells from Northern Dragonhead, hyaluronic acid and zinc oxide mineral filters, this face sunscreen defends against urban pollution and counteracts multiple signs of sun damage, from dryness and pigmentation to dark spots and wrinkles.
Instead, you can also opt for the Madara multi-tasking, anti-pollution CC cream SPF 15. Scientifically proven to shield skin from urban pollutants, it offers broad-spectrum sun protection while correcting uneven skin tone, including dullness, redness and age spots. With antioxidant-rich botanical extracts and hydrating hyaluronic acid, it will give your skin a flawless yet natural finish. For light to medium skin.
Stay hydrated ;)