Detoxing the skin; removing impurities, congestion, improving texture and overall appearance.
There are 3 (key) components that go into a products formulation process. These 3 components are; results desired, pH balance, active ingredients. Pretty important factors, wouldn’t you say? Considering our department stores and beauty retreats are saturated with options, how do we decided what’s going to be effective on our skin? Of course, we place a lot of trust into a ‘trained’ sales assistants, beauty therapist recommendation and of course Google. Unless we have experienced a treatment with these ‘wonder’ products, how do we really know if we like and our skin achieves results.
When it comes to a skin detox, where do you start?
Sensitive or not, ingredients and pH balance are 2 important factors of a products ability to achieve results. All the wonderful and purest ingredients in the world won’t make a moments difference on the skin if the formulation isn’t in balance and skin friendly ingredients aren’t taken into consideration. A few excellent ingredients for skin detoxification are as follows;
Quick fact: toxins in your body are positively charged and therefore -- negatively charged ingredients are best to attract them from the body, especially via the skin.
Rhassoul: very rich in negatively charged minerals and a perfect magnet for toxins and impurities. Does not dry out skin because it has elasticity and texture improving properties.
White (kaolin): the gentlest and best for sensitive, dry skin. This clay has antibacterial properties as well as more gentle drawing abilities of impurities. Calms and purifies the skin of excess oils and toxins.
Green: high in iron and magnesium, which gives it its green colour. Its fast acting in drawing out impurities, absorbing excess oils, tightening pores and detoxifying. Suitable for oily skin.
This beautifully gritty and black substance is excellent for drawing out toxins and impurities from the daily slog. Key results will be -- minimisation of pore size, decrease of excess oils, helping to reduce breakouts. This texturally rich ingredient will also help refine the superficial layer of the skin – smoothing and adding lustre back to complexions.
Soak, spray or massage in. Magnesium is present in almost every organ in the body. Magnesium plays a vital role in decreasing stress, sustaining a sense of well-being, and improving sleep. These elements all effect toxin levels within the body. This ingredient we recommend being taken as a part of your detox program, orally and apply dermally.
This little gem is the secret to youthful, resilient skin and overall health. A powerful antioxidant, vitamin A plays many roles internally and externally. Antioxidants naturally slow the ageing process, as well as form a powerful protective barrier protecting us from our toxic environment. Vitamin A is essential for collagen production, wound healing and the production of healthy new skin structure and cell formation. Keep this in your cabinet to help keep skin structure, elastic, firm and healthy.
As for dry body brushing, this is excellent for its exfoliating properties and also its benefits to the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system carries all toxins and nasties out of the body. This will invigorate circulation to superficial layer of this skin to repair and replenish as well as help your body detoxify.
Kick start your summer skin with a skin detox. Good luck!