Knowing how to detox your skin can be helpful whether you’re returning from an indulgent vacation, or looking to take your skincare routine to the next level.
Don’t worry, we’re not about to recommend expensive alternative treatments or hard-to-find supplements. (Although if you’re into that sort of thing, then go for it!) When it comes to understanding how to detox skin that’s stressed, it’s about self-care, plain and simple. Because few things give you a bigger confidence boost than a healthy, radiant complexion, and that’s what we’re all about.
Your skin is a good indicator of your body’s overall health. After all, it is our largest organ. So when you don’t get enough sleep or indulge in not-so-healthy habits, your skin can react with breakouts and dullness. Knowing how to detox skin when it’s not looking and feeling its best means understanding that healthy skin is about more than products.
While the right skincare can certainly work wonders, adding in a few restorative lifestyle practices will give you next-level glow.
How To Detox The Skin Step 1: Hydrate From Within.
Dehydration can cause dullness and fine lines. And while you may be tempted to reach for your coffee cup after a late night of celebrating, caffeine will only deplete your body of even more moisture. Instead, aim to get at least 8 glasses of non-caffeainated, non-alcoholic fluids to help replenish your moisture levels.
Want an added boost? Our education team recommends trying aloe juice. Not only is it a great hydrator, it’s also antioxidant-rich and has anti-inflammatory properties. (Which is also why it’s a key ingredient in our Squalane + Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser.)
How To Detox The Skin Step 2: Scrub Away Dead Skin Cells.
Stressed-out skin that isn’t well-hydrated often struggles to renew itself naturally. The resulting layer of dry skin cells can be difficult for moisturizers to penetrate, and also make your skin look dull. Fortunately, there’s an easy fix: a great exfoliant.
Dissolve dead surface cells with our Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum and reveal smoother, more luminous skin within a week. Our serum includes 10% vegan lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that works together with Squalane to provide hydration alongside powerful exfoliation without irritation.
And because your skin is your largest organ, be sure to treat the rest of it to our Enzyme Sugar Body Scrub. Every single participant in our clinical trial said it reduced the appearance of bumpy, flaky skin within 2 weeks.
How To Detox The Skin Step 3: Layer Your Skin With Moisture. With your body well-hydrated and your skin prepped for hydration, it’s time to plump and moisturize. Start by gently massaging in a few drops of our Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum for an instant, visible hydrating and plumping effect. Try a circulation-boosting massage tool, such as a gua sha or facial roller, for even more dramatic results.
Follow with Omega Repair Cream to help restore your skin’s natural moisture barrier, reduce fine lines and crepiness and boost radiance without adding shine. Lock in that moisture while soothing the skin and fighting free radicals (which are linked to signs of aging) with Vitamin C Rose Oil.
How To Detox The Skin Step 4: Rest Up.
Dark undereye circles aren’t the only way fatigue can show up on your face. Skimping on your z’s can cause dull, dry skin, and enlarged pores, and make fine lines and wrinkles appear more pronounced. Fortunately, looking like you’ve rolled back the clock is as simple as rolling back your bedtime. After a few nights of restful sleep, your skin should appear healthier and brighter.
If you’re jet-lagged or having trouble sleeping, try taking an Epsom salt bath before bed. Epsom salts break down into sulfates and magnesium in water, relaxing your muscles and helping aid in restful sleep. Add a pump of 100% Squalane Oil for head-to-toe hydration.
How To Detox The Skin Step 5: Beware Of Blue Light.
Research shows that blue light emitted from our phones, televisions, and other devices causes skin cells to shrink and die, speeding up the aging process. While cutting it out completely is unrealistic, reducing the time spent scrolling through your phone or watching TV can help.
Try going device-free after dinner. Blue light can also disrupt sleep patterns, which can make eliminating evening exposure particularly beneficial to your skin.