How to give your skin a detox

How to give your skin a detox How to give your skin a detox

Now that Christmas and New Year’s celebrations are over for another year, it’s quite likely your skin is in desperate need of a serious detox. The silly season is usually a time when we over indulge, and tend to neglect our health. It’s not the end of the world, but it’s a good idea to take some extra steps to ensure you skin returns to its full health.

Detoxify your diet for an internal cleanse

What you eat can have a direct impact on your skin, and it’s likely with all the indulging over the holiday season that your diet is in need of a detox too. Cut back on sugar as it can damage collagen and elastin levels. If your body is too acidic, which is likely when your diet is unbalanced, eat alkaline-forming foods such as parsley, almonds, kale and pears. Also try and reduce the amount of processed food you’re eating, sticking to natural foods which your body can digest easier.

Use an infrared sauna to detox, lose weight and glow

Infrared saunas are fantastic for detoxification, as they work to increase blood circulation which stimulates the sweat glands. These glands then release built-up toxins and waste found in the skin. Daily sweating can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of an accumulation of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals (lead, mercury, zinc, nickel, cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulphuric acid and cholesterol. Try an infrared sauna session at Total Body Concept to get your skin detox on its way!

Exfoliate your way to healthier skin

Exfoliating is more important than ever during a skin detox, as dead skin cells may be blocking potential moisture into the skin and clogging pores. Ensure you’re exfoliating more than usual to keep your skin clean and healthy. Shop our exfoliants.

Get a facial peel treatment

Facial peels help to enhance and smooth the texture of the skin, exfoliating the outer layers of dead skin, and minimising the appearance of blemishes and uneven skin pigmentation. If you’ve had too much sun during your festivities, a facial peel can be a great way to return your skin to its usual appearance. You’ll also have the added bonus of a healthy glow. UltraceuticalsBespoke Mandelic Peel, Bespoke Lactic Peel and A-Zyme Peel all deliver outstanding results on skin.

For a skin consultation and individually prescribed skincare plan, contact us at Total Body Concept.

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