It’s January and we’re sure you’re feeling a little worse for wear after an indulgent festive period. After weeks of too much chocolate, Christmas dinner leftovers and New Year celebrations, it’s no wonder your skin is crying out for help. We’ve rounded up the best ways to detox your skin in the new year and beyond…
1) Drinking water
We can’t emphasise this enough, the best way to flush toxins out of your body is to drink water and lots of it. The NHS recommends people to drink 8 glasses of water a day. You’ll also feel full of energy and your skin will begin to clear within days.
2) Detoxifying face mask
Using a face mask two or three times a week can help to detox the skin. Our cleansing face mask contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatories which will deeply cleanse your pores - great if you’re noticing a few more blackheads following the festivities!
3) Regular Steaming
Whether you invest in a facial steamer or use the DIY method, steaming your face regularly promotes blood circulation which helps skin cells to receive new nutrients and also opens up your pores. To steam your face at home, boil some water and pour into a bowl. Hold your head over the bowl with a towel covering your head and the bowl to trap in the steam. It’s important to cleanse after steaming as once your pores are open, it’s easier to remove dead skin cells and trapped dirt. A little trick we love to help clear sinuses is to add some menthyl oil into the water!
4) Double cleanse
Elevate your skincare routine this year by adding another cleansing step. Double cleansing is a relatively new trend that we’re loving and you can find out more about it here.
5) Avoid alcohol
If you needed a time to attempt dry January, then that time is now! Alcohol is one of the worst culprits when it comes to skin dehydration. Go without for one month and you will be amazed at your skin’s elasticity and overall glow - you might love the results so much that you try a whole dry year!
6) Daily green tea
Need a way to jazz up your daily water intake? Try green tea! Whilst incorporating more fluids into your diet, you will also be reaping the benefits green tea boasts. The naturally occurring antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help to combat breakouts and other skin irritations. Green tea is a great alternative to breakfast tea or coffee. Sugar and milk are often added to these drinks - both of which can negatively affect the skin in excess.
7) Cut out the sugar
When detoxing the skin, it’s important to consider diet. We’re all guilty of enjoying a few too many treats over Christmas and this can take its toll on your skin through spots, dehydration and dullness. Still craving a sweet fix? Try dates or dark chocolate for a low sugar option.