“Detox” sounds like a trend or a buzzword, especially around New Years, as it helps get rid of the toxin build-up. While detoxing the body is gaining traction, we tend to ignore detoxing the biggest organ in our body. The skin.
There are days when our skin is extra dull or breaking out and appears desperately in need of TLC. The triggers can be stressful events, long vacations, sleeping with makeup, eating oily food or beach days, to name a few. Our skin also bears the brunt when our body isn’t functioning well like upset stomach, tension, or impact of medicines, and there are tell tale signs on the skin.
A detox can help in clearing impurities, pollutants, clogged pores and dead skin cells resulting in revitalized, radiant and flawless skin.
So, where does one start? From eating healthy to maintaining a devout skincare routine, you certainly can bring your skin to its best.
What Is Skin Detoxing?
Skin plays an important role, to protect the body against infection, to insulate, to regulate temperature and sensation.
However, skin goes through a lot every day. It gets affected by various pollutants, dirt, chemicals in water, makeup, and an unhealthy diet that cause accumulation of toxic substances in the body as well as skin. This, in turn, shows up on our skin as blemishes, redness, inflammation and dry, scaly dull skin. With a little care, these effects can be contained and sometimes reversed too.
Detoxing hydrates the skin draws toxins out of the skin, rejuvenates and improves skin’s health and appearance by cleaning skin pores, blackheads, blemishes, enhances skin tone by tightening the skin, and the result is clearer, younger and brighter skin.
When Is the Best Time For Skin Detoxing?
While following a healthy routine is a day-long process, skincare routine should be followed twice a day, once in the morning after shower, and once at night before you go to bed.
Ways To Detox Your Skin
There are two ways to detox, one internally and one externally –
1. Lifestyle Changes
· Drinking plenty of fluids is the first step to achieve a glowing complexion. It helps the kidney to flush out the nasty toxins.
· A healthy and vitamin-rich balanced diet with high fiber content is vital for clear and toxin-free skin.
· Quit smoking. The smoke and repetitive facial expressions contribute to wrinkles around the mouth and eyes.
· Get enough beauty sleep.
· Exercise regularly for better blood circulation and natural glow.
· Try to keep calm under stressful conditions. Anxiety can throw your body’s stress response into overdrive with visible signs on the skin like acne flare up, itching and dullness.
2. Skincare Regimen
Following a skin care regimen is compulsory when detoxing. A typical regimen includes the following 4 steps:
CLEANSE: Wash your body with warm water to open up the pores. Hemp with Avocado Body Soap Bar from Satliva is made with Hempseed Oil, Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Avocado Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil and Rosemary Essential Oil. With the goodness of these essential oils, cleansing happens but there is no dryness. The rich Avocado oil infusion benefits multiple folds with a high amount of fatty acids, like Omega 6, Omega 3 and Omega 9. This soap with its creamy, rich lather leaves your skin cleansed, softer and smoother. Suited for all skin types, it keeps the skin hydrated.
TONE: After cleansing, tone your face with any natural toner like rose water to restore your skin’s natural pH levels, which may get altered during cleansing. Restoring the skin to natural pH makes it more resistant against any infection, bacteria and microorganisms.
MOISTURISE: Skin Moisturizer protects the skin from environmental impact, hormonal fluctuation, change of weather, and over-exposure to damaging UV. Satliva Mango Lavender face cream from Satliva is a unique blend of Indian Hemp Seed Oil, Mango Butter, and Moringa Oil. The moisturiser is loaded with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins, that are required for healthy and naturally glowing skin. The carrot seed oil has the antioxidants and abundant Vitamin-A that protect and treat the sun-damaged skin.
This cream helps in deep cleansing, by clearing clogged pores and dead skin cells while protecting the skin from harsh pollutants and sun damage. Satliva Mango Lavender is a nutrient-dense cream, that tightens the skin muscles, clears and diminishes age-old scars and marks, acts as under-eye cream diminishing dark circles, making your skin naturally radiant and gives a clear uni-tone texture.
SUN PROTECTION: UV-Light from the sun is the biggest culprit to premature skin damage and aging. Use a good sunscreen lotion or a moisturizer every day, even on the cloudiest of days. We recommend Red Raspberry Face Cream that can shield the skin against UVA-induced damage. This cream not just offers moisturizing, but also anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and antioxidant benefits for the skin. Red Raspberry seed oil improves skin elasticity while softening and smoothing the wrinkles. Perfect for inhibiting UV damage and stimulating cell repair, it also seals in moisture and great for dry skin.
It’s never too late to begin. Love the skin you are in.