Your skin is one of the major organs involved in eliminating wastes and toxins from your body, mainly through perspiration. Sometimes, if your system is overwhelmed with toxins, your skin may develop rashes or abscesses to compensate, and try to get rid of these impurities.
A skin detox seeks to help the skin to get rid of the body’s waste products, which can, in turn, help your skin look and feel better. Particularly if you notice problems in your skin, a detox may be just the ticket.
Tips for Your Skin Detox
Depending on your skin type and condition, and how much time you want to spend, we’ve included several ideas below that will help cleanse your system and jump start cellular renewal. We’ve included some internal methods of detox as well, since your skin is only as healthy as the rest of you, and internal detoxing can only benefit your appearance. Pick and choose as you wish.
1. Mud mask:
2. Drink more water:
3. Cut out the junk:
The more you eat junk foods, the more your skin will suffer as it tries to get rid of all those excess toxins. At least for one week, stay off “congesting” foods like animal fats, dairy products, white bread, fast foods, and sugar. Eat as pure and healthy as you can, including lots of fresh berries and fruits.
4. Sip more tea:
Teas like nettle, ginger, dandelion, and sarsaparilla root are known to help calm inflammation and improve liver and kidney function, speeding up toxin removal. Drink at least two cups of these teas a day for at least one week.
6. Go sweating:
Exercise gets your heart beating and your skin sweating, which helps to cleanse toxins from your body. Try your favorite exercise at least five times a week, and consider a heat yoga or spa session to turn up the heat.
7. Cleansing bath:
Use your bath to detox your skin by adding a cup of Epsom salts and a cup of unfiltered apple cider vinegar to your hot water. These will draw dirt and other impurities out of your pores, helping your skin to start over fresh. To make it more luxurious, add some lavender or sandalwood oil.