A full detox once every few days is great for cleansing the digestive system and helping us feel lighter. However, the most important benefit that people look for from a detox is clearer skin. There are many accounts of people having better skin texture, clearing their acne and reducing dullness, all through a detox in which the toxins in the body get flushed out. In this article, let’s talk about a few ways of detoxifying, especially in order to benefit the skin.
There are many accounts of people having better skin texture, clearing their acne and reducing dullness, all through a detox in which the toxins in the body get flushed out. In this article, let’s talk about a few ways of detoxifying, especially in order to benefit the skin.
1. Detox Foods
It is perhaps a no-brainer that the path to clear skin is lined with fresh produce. Herbs such as cilantro, celery, garlic, and spices like ginger and turmeric can complement this journey to help you fight off inflammation.
Fruits such as papaya and pineapple are rich in antioxidant vitamin C that is needed for skin health. Fruits and vegetables that are naturally filled with fluids are best for a full body detox. Whenever you reach for food, be sure to opt for fresh foods.1
2. Homemade Scrubs
It isn’t always necessary to opt for expensive scrubs and spa treatments in order to achieve clear skin. A full body scrub with baby oil and granulated sugar can remove dead skin and moisturize the skin adequately. Other homemade scrubs can be made from chickpea flour, roughly ground rice or dried herbs combined with honey or milk to make a smooth paste. This is why the old timers always had glowing and healthy skin.2
3. Dry Skin Brushing
Before you step in for a bath, try dry skin brushing once a week. This is done with a special skin brush with soft bristles. Gently scrub the dry skin with this brush in order to remove dead cells, improve blood flow to the skin, and stimulate symphonic circulation. Be sure to rub in a circular motion. You can rub your skin with a smooth brush or try using a bristle brush which will help get rid of the dead skin on the surface.3
4. Blood Purification
The beauty of the skin always begins on the inside. You can ward off most common skin afflictions simply by purifying the blood. Herbs such as echinacea and sarsaparilla are known to cleanse the blood system, as is neem and turmeric. You can consume these herbs in recommended doses for clearer skin, and a host of other health benefits.4
5. Essential Oils
Oils of rose and lavender are helpful in clearing the skin of rashes and redness. They also have a calming effect on the mind which can in turn help heal the body and skin. Essential oils must always be used in the right concentration and with a carrier oil. Include them in your bath bombs, salts, or even a nighttime skincare routine. You can also try other essential oils such as eucalyptus or neem. 5
Detoxing the skin is also about detoxing the other excretory mechanisms in the body. Be sure to drink adequate water and fluids to help the kidneys flush out toxins more effectively. Get some time in the sun for added skin stimulation. Moisturize as often as you need. Consume food that is wholesome and makes you feel good. These can help your skin detox routine immensely.
|↑1||Talbot, Lauren. Clear Skin Detox: A Revolutionary Diet to Heal Your Skin from the Inside Out. Ulysses Press, 2014.|
|↑2||Charmer, C. Beauty – The Ultimate Skin Care Detox Solution eBook.|
|↑3, ↑4||Loh, Patricia. Detox At Home: How to Get Rid Of Harmful Toxins From Your Body. Oak Publication Sdn Bhd, 2016.|
|↑5||Grigore, Adna. Just the Essentials: How Essential Oils Can Heal Your Skin, Improve Your Health, and Detox Your Life. HarperCollins, 2017.|