Detoxification can be a refreshing reset for your body. It's like hitting the reboot button, offering renewed energy, even weight loss, and a revitalized complexion. However, this process isn't always smooth sailing. When your body is hard at work eliminating toxins, you might experience side effects that can present as skin issues.
your body expels toxins through the digestive system and detox organs (liver, intestines, kidneys, and gallbladder), When these systems are maxed out, toxins can end up in your fatty tissues, and can re-enter your bloodstream. Water-soluble toxins get processed and excreted, but fat-soluble ones linger. This hard work your body is doing might lead to symptoms like dizziness, nausea, digestive problems, and blemishes. That's when gentle care comes in. Be kind to yourself.
During detox, your body sweats out excess toxins and hormones, which can show up on your skin. Proper cleansing is crucial during this time. The end result? Asides from renewed energy and sense of wellbeing, you should notice brighter and clearer skin. An internal detox can help boost collagen production, hydration, and accelerates skin healing since your body is no longer focused on internal inflammation and has more 'energy' to dedicate to skin repair.
If you are thinking of undergoing a detox, here is how we suggest your support your skin.
Ensure you're properly cleansing your skin: Use your regular cleaner with a double cleanse at night or switch to a detoxifying cleanser such as peppermint cleanser from Janesce.
Amp up the hydration: Use a facial mist and a serum to boost skin moisture at a time where your skin will feel more dehydrated than normal.
Support detoxification with an exfoliant: Mukti Deep Cleanse Antioxidant Mask will gently purify and detoxify excess oil and congestion that can show in the skin when doing an internal cleanse. Another favourite of ours is the Janesce Gentle Enzyme Peel. Use twice a week rather than once to gently remove excess oil and congestion. Both products are a wonderful addition to your skincare wardrobe well beyond the detox.
Accelerating lymphatic drainage: The Biotyspa Sculpt Cup and/or Tronque Body Brush are a must for assisting your body shift the toxins and amplifying the results of your detox. The Sculpter tool, or tradition face Gua Sha tool works in the same way for the face. Just a few minutes each day will be so beneficial. (Again, a great habbit to continue well beyond your detox days)
Support your skin from within: The Beauty Chef Hydration Booster is great to add in to your water, it will assit hydration with the added bonus of electrolytes to flush out toxins and prevent dehydration in the skin and body. Bestow Turmeric and Ginger Tea or Hibiscus and Cinnamon - both caffeine free and delicious!
When embarking on your detox journey, remember to support your skin with these essential steps. Proper cleansing, enhanced hydration, detoxification through exfoliation, lymphatic drainage, and internal support will ensure your skin stays refreshed and glowing throughout your detox and beyond.