Does your skin easily blemish or look dull? You may be in need of a skin detox to restore a more radiant glow. Revive the elasticity and health of skin with these steps to sheer radiance.
When your regular acne products and skin revival kits don’t seem to work, there are a few steps you can take to get your skin health back on track. It may be that there are too many impurities built up over time after skin care product use and consuming processed foods. Take steps to rid your body of these impurities one day at a time.
Follow these steps to detox for radiant skin:
1. Compare Products for Harmful Ingredients
Some of the most popular skin care products and lotions are not actually so good for your skin in the long-term. That’s because some products are made with harmful chemicals, fragrances, and dyes that have adverse effects on overall health in the long run. Take a closer look at the beauty products you stock in your cabinets and use on a daily basis by searching for each skin cleanser and lotion you use with Good Guide.
2. Try a Mud or Clay Mask
Add a clay or mud mask to your shopping list for an easy way to detox your skin. Both clay and mud masks work by pulling toxins out of the skin through the polarity of naturally occurring elements within the soil. A mud mask can be used twice a week to boost your complexion and promote softer, more radiant skin. Not only will the mud mask clear the pores, it leaves your skin looking radiant and feeling great in an instant after removal.
3. Sweat with a Workout or Sauna
Did you know your body has its own natural ability to release toxins? It flushes them out through bodily fluids and releases them through your sweat. One way to speed up the detox process is by breaking a sweat with a nice workout or relaxation session at the sauna — or both! Many are deterred by the thought of sweating, but label this step nicely as “perspiration” instead and get on with the detox process for the best results.
4. Drink Plenty of Water
If you plan on flushing toxins from the body, the first step should always be to dilute. That is, you should always drink plenty of water to prepare your body for the detox process. If you plan on hitting the sauna, it’s always good to overcompensate for the amount of water you would normally drink. Lots of water will also help improve the elasticity of skin. Stick with waters rich in silica for a 50% increase in collagen production for healthier skin.
5. Avoid Sugars and Grease in Your Diet
When you wonder why your skin breaks out in blemishes or dries and cracks, it may be a problem with your diet. You are what you eat. It’s important to put less refined sugars into your body, as things like chocolate may cause acne on the skin. Sometimes, the culprit lurks right under our noses as many of the protein sources like meats found on grocery store shelves contain hormones that are hazardous to the skin. Skip the greasy fast food and processed snacks and instead trade these out for a diet of alkaline-forming foods.
6. Always Remove Makeup and Exfoliate
Don’t forget to remove makeup every evening before bed to avoid build-up and breakouts. The pores can’t handle all the extra oils and impurities that get to the skin through makeups, lotions, and other skin care products. Start with a clean slate by washing your face in both the morning and evenings. Be sure to use warmer water in order to exfoliate the pores for an even deeper cleanse. Another way to accomplish exfoliation is to use a pumice stone to remove dead skin and keep it feeling soft.
7. Down a Green Smoothie Every Day
There’s a holistic approach to skin health, and it’s as delicious as a smoothie. Featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the “Beauty Detox philosophy” by Kimberly Snyder uses Glowing Green Smoothies to help promote healthy, radiant skin. Just one Green Smoothie a day has the power to restore the skin and reduce acne breakouts and blemishes.
This one is specially made for springtime:
- 1 cup filtered or spring water
- 3 cups chopped spinach
- 1 cup chopped spring baby mix
- 2 cups chopped mango
- ½ banana
- 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
Blend the lettuce (spinach/spring mix) first, then add the fruits last.
Your skin detox plan doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, just a few minor adjustments to your diet and everyday routine will transform dry or blemished skin back to a healthier state.
Want more ways to detox the skin for sheer radiance? Then work on Detoxing on the Daily.