Our skin is our greatest detoxifier and our biggest organ. Our skin works hard to remove impurities and pollutants from our bodies. How we treat ourselves and what we consume reflects in the texture and tone of our skin.
Many toxins from our body are eliminated though our skin. Also toxins can build up in the layers skin over time causing dullness and blemishes.
Maybe you’ve noticed that your facial skin does not look bright or your skin tone is uneven, oily, prone to acne, unusually wrinkly, or dry.
What can be done about it?
Here are a few easy tips to detoxify your skin, letting your loveliness shine as bright as it can.
- Drink lots of water. You may have heard this thousands of time but drinking water will detox your skin. Water gives life to your skin. Water flushes toxins out of your body, which can cause your skin to become dry or sagging. Water rehydrates your skin to give it back its fullness and glow. Fill an attractive glass bottle with water and add some lemon slices. Maybe hard for you , but try giving yourself a break from coffee and other sugary drinks (including juices) for a couple of weeks. Replace them with healthy detoxifying teas for your skin made from camellia sinensis (green tea), dandelion, nettles, sarsaparilla, or milk thistle.
- Get on a healthy eating plan. What goes in is going to come out, so eating lots of fried foods or foods with a lot of preservatives or other unhealthy ingredients can eventually show up in your skin (especially in the form of acne). Think of when you eat a meal with tons of garlic? A couple hours later you can swear it’s leaking straight out of your pores! The same goes for anything you put in your body—good or bad. So why not make it good with fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs and give your skin plenty of beautifying nutrients
- Lighten Up On The Cosmetics. We’ve talked about what goes in your body, but equally important is what goes on your body. Makeup and cosmetics can cause our pores to get clogged. Applying heavier foundations to conceal blemishes or cosmetics that are longer lasting can cause our skin to behave differently. Even if you don’t have an immediate reaction from these products, long-term use can still make your skin work harder to detoxify itself.
- Cleanse with an at-home skin peel. Keep that outer most layer of skin called your epidermis clear. The dead skin cells and other toxins can build up in your pores and can actually prevent your body from continue doing its job and your skin is going to suffer. A skin peel helps to gently exfoliate dead skin and layers of dirt that can prevent toxins from escaping. Look for peels that contain glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid. These are naturally derived and and are the most effective.