Sometimes you can just feel it. Build up on your skin is weighing you down. Maybe you forgot to take your makeup off the day before or maybe you’ve been wearing more makeup than usual for one reason or another. Or maybe you’ve just been a little lax in your beauty routine. Not to worry, all you need is a total skin detox and it’s a pretty simple procedure. Here’s how it goes:
1. Wash your face (twice).
That’s right. Wash your face once to remove debris or makeup built up from the week and then wash your skin again to get your basic cleanse in. This isn’t something you want to do all the time because it might dry out your skin, just once in a while.
Pull junk out of your pores with a little steam clean. Take a wash cloth and soak it with warm to hot water. Ring it out and then relax under the warm washcloth until it cools back down.
As you pull toxins from your skin, make sure you protect it with a layer of moisture. Choose a high quality moisturizer made with natural ingredients to replenish your skin.
4. Take a break from makeup.
It’s a good idea to give your skin a good detox from makeup every so often because even though it brightens your features and adds color to your complexion, it can also be congesting to your skin. Face makeup, especially those with SPF built in, can block oxygen from flowing in and out of your pores.
Take the time for a total skin detox every so often.
Sara Novak is a Natural Health Care Expert for Zax Health. Follow her on Twitter at @sarafnovak.