After winter, our skin is usually left a little rough and dull-looking for a while. That dreamy luster is gone, and we’re full of dry patches, ashiness, and even breakouts if we’re really unlucky. Spring’s no fun when you have to go through it with a face full of caked-on makeup, and we could all use some rejuvenating detoxification to get our lush radiance back.
Do you want to transform your skin and make it look delectable for the warm weather? We’ve got a few tips for you right here!
Steam Your Face
Steam is actually very beneficial because it helps soften the skin and open up our pores so we can clean it more easily. It’s the perfect way to start off your detox, and all you need are a pot, some water, a few sprigs of dried lavender or peppermint, and two towels. Bring the water to a boil, remove it from the stove, then add your herbs and immediately lean over your pot and put a towel over your head. Close your eyes and steam for about ten minutes, but feel free to lean away and breathe deeply whenever you need to. Make sure not to lean in too closely because you might burn yourself, and don’t worry about the sweat. Once you’re done, wipe your face with a towel and move onto exfoliation.
You should exfoliate right after steaming your face, while your pores are still open. This will help the scrub get all the dirt and sebum out and rejuvenate your skin. Use something like the Ocean Salt Facial and Body Scrub from Lush, or the Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub and rub the product into your face with circular motions. Leave on for about two minutes, then wash away with a gentle cleanser and some lukewarm water.
DIY Face Mask
A detox mask is the perfect thing to do after your exfoliating treatment! You can make it at home with ease: 1 tbsp of bentonite clay, 2 tbsp of Greek yogurt, and a few drops of essential oil. For acne-prone skin, we recommend tea tree, and for dry skin, we recommend olive oil.
Try Dry Brushing
For the most part, we focus on the skin of our face and forget that our body also needs some TLC. To do a full-body scrub, use a dry brush to exfoliate. This will stimulate the blood flow and remove all the dead skin cells, but like the name implies, you have to do it while your skin is dry, right before your bath. Use a brush with natural bristles, and scrub gently.
Once you’re done with dry brushing, you can take a nice, warm, detox bath. Fill the tub with 1 cup of Epsom salt and 1/2 cup of coconut oil, and then fill it with water. Stir to make the salt dissolve. We recommend that you soak in the tub for about half an hour and enjoy the relaxing heat.
Don’t forget, whether it’s the skin of your face or your body that you just exfoliated, it will need to have its moisture replenished. When it comes to your face, using nourishing skincare is really important, and we recommend that you start off with a gentle toner, then a serum, and then a lightweight moisturizer. Here, it’s particularly important to find a high-quality serum because it will penetrate your skin and deliver active ingredients that can bring back its radiance. The moisturizer should be layered over it, as a way to lock in moisture and give your skin that velvety feel. For your body, simply use a thick, creamy lotion or a body oil.
Transform It From The Inside
Bear in mind that beauty comes from the inside, and your diet plays a large part in what your skin looks like. You need to detox through clean eating as well, and to do that, it’s important to implement a ton more veggies into your diet, and to cut down on sugar and processed food significantly. It’s also important to hydrate more, especially now that the weather is warm because our body needs the extra moisture, and there’s no better cure for dry skin than drinking a ton of water every day.