Detox cleans the toxins out of your system. Toxins come from air pollution, the foods you eat, cigarette smoke, alcohol and medications. Detoxifying both your insides and your outsides is important. Your skin can get full of toxins from the soaps you use, your skin care products and more. That is one reason why you should look for natural products that are better for your skin and for your health.
To start off with, limit your time spent in polluted air, stop smoking and avoid people that smoke. Second hand smoke is just as bad, or worse than first hand. Eat healthy and take care of yourself.
Detoxing your skin can help keep your skin looking more healthy and beautiful. It means less pimples and less oil. I myself suffer from breakouts often, but when I detox regularly, I do not get as many attacks. It is just a healthy way to take care of yourself. Detoxing helps keep your immune system running at full capacity. This means that you will be less likely to get illnesses like eczema, psoriasis and seborrhea. It can also relieve the conditions that come along with autoimmune diseases, like lupus. Detoxing can improve your skin tone, reduce dryness, help fight off premature aging and it can also help get rid of rashes and dark spots.
Detoxing often can help you feel better and healthier. Your skin will look beautiful and your insides will even be thanking you.
How To Detoxify Your Skin
There are numerous methods in which to detoxify your skin, both on the inside and the outside. Start by eating the right foods. Foods that can help you detox your body are fiber, fruits and vegetables. Eat fruits and vegetables with all of your meals and be sure to get at least 20 grams of fiber each day. Drink water. Water clears the blood stream and helps get rid of toxins. Drink at least eight glasses of water, eight ounces each. This will not only clean your system out, but it will also help keep you hydrated, inside and out.
Dry brushing your skin is another way to help remove toxins. This gets rid of the things that have been absorbed into your skin. Once you help slough off the dead skin your healthier, more radiant, skin can shine through. This also helps prevent toxins from seeping in deeper. Dry brush once a day before you shower. If you like to take baths you should take a weekly Epsom salts bath. Epsom salts can help pull toxins out of your skin, it helps heal dry and damaged skin, soothes and hydrates.
Exercise can help you detoxify. It can help you sweat out impurities and boosts your metabolism, making your body stronger. So, exercise not only makes you healthier and thinner, but it also makes your skin look better! Another physical way to clean out your system is through massage. Massage therapy affects the lymphatic system, where a lot of toxins are harbored. Get a massage and it will not only make your skin feel more relaxed, but it will help cleanse your whole system and make your skin healthy. Yoga can help with detox too.
Clay masks can help pull impurities out of your skin, so can many facials. Do a clay mask once a week to keep oils down in your skin and suck out toxins from your regular skin care and makeup routine. Facials help much the same way as massage, they get the pores stimulated and help get blood pumping. Mud facials are great for detoxifying, and so are facial products that contain antioxidants.
Reference: The Complete Idiot's Guide To Better Skin by Lucy Beale