Detoxes are everywhere. From the food we eat to the friends we hang out with, sometimes it’s good to have a detox. So what exactly is involved in a beauty detox?
The first step is to review all the daily skincare and makeup products you are using. Take a closer look at all the ingredients and put away any products with ‘nasties’ such as parabens, preservatives and fragrances away for the time being. Instead, start using products without (or minimal amounts of) harsh chemicals to really get your detox started. Once you’ve detoxed your beauty products, you can then look at cleansing the largest organ of your body: your skin. Stress, pollution, dirt, makeup, unhealthy food, late nights and long-haul flights... all of these play a role in how our skin looks and can often result in redness, blemishes, dry, dull or tired-looking skin. To get it glowing and radiant again, follow these skin detox tips:
Step up your exfoliation during your detox and you’ll really see the benefits. Exfoliate a bit more than usual to really re-invigorate your skin and leave it looking healthy and silky smooth.
Grown Alchemist Polishing Facial Exfoliant
Evolve Tropical Blossom Body Polish
Charcoal traps toxins and chemicals in the body and pulls them out. This is why products with charcoal are a must-try for your detox. Good riddance, harsh chemicals!
Soap Walla Activated Charcoal & Petitgrain Soap Bar
Just like charcoal, clay also has the naturally detoxifying property of flushing out toxins from the skin. Apply a clay mask to unclog your pores and rid your skin of toxins.
Dr Alkaitis Organic Enzyme Exfoliating Mask
Oh-so-relaxing and oh-so-good for your skin. By adding mineral salts and essential oils, that long soak in the tub will help to eliminate toxins from your body and skin.
The Tides Wellness Energy Booster Bath 'n Soak
After all that detoxing, it’s important to nourish and protect skin. Moisturisers and serums will put the moisture back into your skin after cleansing and/or exfoliating, and will protect against environmental aggressors during the day.
Grown Alchemist Detox Facial Night Cream
Happy Beauty Detoxing!