Tips for Skin Detox
Our skin is the fingerprint of everything that happens inside our bodies and it is the most exposed organ to outer influences. It can be attacked from both inside and outside, so it is crucial to take proper care of it. Simple cleaning and hydration sometimes are not enough. Just as we try, from time to time, to clear our organisms from harmful toxins, it is crucial to detox our skin too. Never treat your skin as a coat you are wearing just to look nice. Taking care of it is much more than an act of vanity. It is essential for your wellbeing.
Here are a few tips how to detox the largest organ of your body.
Get Rid of the Negativity
Before you start with your detox process, you will have to get rid of all the bad habits that are harming your skin. First thing you should give up are cigarettes. Smoking is not only bad for your health, but a study says it causes premature wrinkling. Alcohol is another villain plotting against your skin’s health, so you should steer clear of that, too.
Consuming too much salty and oily foods and large amounts of caffeine is also not good for the skin appearance. Sugary food can cause dullness and premature wrinkles, by breaking down collagen and elastin.
Detox from the Inside
As the skin is the mirror of whatever is happening inside your organism, you will have to detox it from the inside. The best way of doing that is through diet and hydration. Besides the usual 8 glasses of water, you can start your day with one glass of water with a spoon of honey and lemon juice. During the day, drink ginger or green tea.
It is advised that you eat at least one fresh salad every day, to nourish your body with the right enzymes, which will help you to get rid of harmful ingredients from your body. It is important to ingest healthy fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids. There are some foods that are true wizards of detoxification, and you should use their power. Those are cabbage, beets, almonds, hazelnuts, avocado, sesame and sunflower seeds, tahini, citrus fruits, etc.
Revitalize from the Outside
Once you have conquered the enemy within, it is time to start battling the effects of stress, pollution and chemicals in the makeup, for a smooth skin surface. Choosing the products made of natural and harmless ingredients and using them on a daily basis, is just one step on the road to our goal.
Dry-brushing the skin is effective for improving the circulation and stimulating your lymphatic system to release toxins. After dry brushing, clean the skin with detoxifying cleanser (pH neutral and chemical free). Avoid harsh soaps and coarse scrubs. Once a week apply a quality face mask made for your skin type. 100 percent pure face masks are great choice for cleanse and purify the skin. Face masks that contain avocado can help in reducing lines, wrinkles and other visible signs of aging. After these treatments your face will feel fresh, clean and rejuvenated.
When you achieve a glowing and healthy skin, your job is not finished. You have to take care of it all the time. To protect your skin, use moisturizer with SPF every day and serums that contain chelators (ingredients which are detoxifying pollutants and protect the skin from further damage).
Do not be concerned if, when you start detox, you notice more blemishes than usually, those are just toxins leaving your skin.
Sophia Smith is Australian based fashion, beauty and style blogger, with addiction to photography and graphic design, as well as everything beauty related. She is also very passionate about organic beauty products and well-being. Sophia writes in mostly beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life on topics related to beauty, fashion and lifestyle.