To undertake a complete body detox regimen safely could seem tricky if not done well and may even lead to skin dryness and irritation. The following detoxification suggestions ensure a detox process that is enjoyable, effective, and toxic-free.
Let's face it - the only toxic we can tolerate is the song by Britney Spears :) Everything else needs to be cleansed and expelled from our face and body!
A body/ skincare detox, when done right, can help eliminate toxins through the dermis thereby improving health and well-being.
In this context, Toxin typically means aggressors such as pollutants, synthetic chemicals, heavy metals, and processed foods. Detox regimens use key ingredients to assist the body's natural detoxification process.
One way to detoxify your body is by adopting a healthier diet and lifestyle, like cutting back on refined sugars, processed foods and red meats. Replacing these ingredients with more beneficial fats and alkaline-rich food is a good substitute. It's important to also keep well hydrated so that the process of elimination can take place.
Your skin is an essential organ in the fight to detoxify the body and achieve optimal overall health. It is usually the first and primary receiver of external toxins such as dirt, oil, smoke, and harmful chemicals, that's why a balanced skin care detox is crucial. Over-cleansing, for example, may lead to dryness and even skin irritation. Here's a fool-proof way to gently cleanse and experience a full skin detox.
1. Skin Detoxification
Brushing the skin every morning, before a bath or the shower helps increase circulation in the body, relieves congestion, and eliminates dead skin cell build-up. Elemis Body Detox Skin Brush
The Elemis Body Detox Skin Brush, made of high-quality cactus bristles, improves detoxification by boosting blood circulation and exfoliating the upper layer of the skin with pure natural cactus bristles.
Start rubbing on your feet soles and work your way up to the legs and arms to reduce cellulite and skin puffiness. Brushing in gentle, circular motions with the dry brush proves most effective, and making an anti-clockwise motion on the stomach is most suggested.
2. Detox Cleanser
Cleansing the face properly is always essential for detox. Removing impurities from your face daily is necessary, but its important to stay away from harsh soaps and scrubs that could prevent your face from becoming dry and rough in texture. Typically, you need a facial cleanser that balances your skins pH so that it can be receptive to your follow-up skin care products.
The Skeyndor Daily Detox Face Wash has active ingredients like organic silicon, vitamin C, and thermal water. As a cleansing mousse, it aids in restoring the skin's acidity while gently speeding up the cell renewal process.
Thanks to its extra-soft formula, it does not harm the skin. As a bonus, it also has glycolic acid, which removes excess oil and impurities.
3. Bath Soak
What is the ultimate bath detox soak recipe? The answer is Epsom salt, sea salt, charcoal and detoxifying oils. This combination ensures that your bath experience keeps you calm, relaxes your aching muscles, provides a refreshing aromatherapeutic soak, and cleanses skin impurities, giving you a natural, healthy glow.
The Bathorium CRUSH Charcoal Garden Detox with certified organicActivated Bamboo Charcoal pulls toxins from the body and rejuvenates your skin simultaneously. It contains Epsom salts, dead sea salt andFrench Sel de Mers. A complex combination that relaxes the aching muscles while at the same time, certified organic coconut milk, cocoa seed butter, and coconut oil softens the entire body and soothes any skin irritation.
Add in certified organic lavender oil, rose geranium oil, and sweet basil notes to calm your mind bringing you clarity and focus. Take half a cup or one packet of CRUSH, place it into warm water and soak for 30 minutes. Then sink into silence and indulge in this organic charcoal soak.
How about something from the Pacific? Natural, vegan, and cruelty-free, the Herbivore Botanicals Detox Blue Clay + Eucalyptus Soaking Salt consists of lush ingredients such as Pacific sea salts extracted and solar dried from the saline and mineral-rich waters of the Pacific Ocean. The Cambrian blue clay penetrates deeply into the pores to draw out impurities while also helping your skin maintain moisture, thus preventing skin dryness.
It comes in pale, seafoam-colored large grain salts. Infused with eucalyptus and lavender oil, it gives a woody, minty aroma to lull you into a deep, Zen zone while in the bath.
A quarter cup diluted in warm bath water should be enough. No dyes, no fragrances, no synthetic preservatives, and no fillers. Did somebody mention toxic-free?
Just one more product to complete our detox-fest.
A clay mask is a detoxification step you can't afford to skip. Montmorillonite clay attracts impurities with its negative charge, thereby pulling toxins to the surface and detoxifying the skin from within.
Dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic, and paraben-free, the DCL Dermatologic Detoxifying Clay Mask is a detoxifying, deep-cleansing activated volcanic ash mask that absorbs impurities like a polar magnet.
The formula gently exfoliates the skin to unclog pores and refine texture, thus loosening blackheads and lessening excess oil buildup, reducing shine for a beautiful, matte complexion.
Finally, lentil seed extract works on excess sebum production, regulating it and reinforcing the pores walls to prevent stretching, thus reducing the pesky pores size. The natural peppermint oil cools and refreshes, and uplifts the tired, overworked skin.
There you have it; start your journey to less detox and more overall health in the new year with these easy to use products that are simple to incorporate.