The holiday season is here and you may feel like your body is already in need of a detox. While we can’t help you with that, we can offer up some tips on how to detox your skin and help it stay clear throughout the indulgent season. Read on to meet the detoxifying skin care products that will get you there.
When you’re on a diet, you think carefully about the things you put into your body. In fact, you probably scrutinize restaurant menus and ingredient lists with as much gusto as you do a used pore strip! You can apply that same level of care and scrutiny when it comes to your skin care regimen, too, and that’s what we’re talking about today.
One way to reset your skin is to seek out skin care ingredients that promote and expedite detoxification and purification. For example, products that contain ingredients like charcoal and clay absorb impurities and expel them from pores, and antioxidant-rich products protect the skin from free radicals while purifying.
Below we’ve highlighted five detoxifying products that give dirt, sweat, excess sebum, pollution, and free radicals the ol’ boot.
This cream-to-foam cleanser from Mediheal is a great way to jump start your routine. It’s formulated with charcoal to purify and cleanse pores, as well as zinc and mushroom extract to soothe and protect the skin. Oily skin types should definitely give this a try, as it helps control oil production and leaves skin with a matte finish.
A powerful clay known for its ability to draw out impurities is kaolin, a finely ground powdery clay that’s as gentle as it is effective. Kaolin is the star ingredient in the RE:P Bio Fresh Mask, which also utilizes soothing chamomile and calendula to calm and nourish. We recommend this mask for inflamed skin and for anyone who has highly sensitive skin.
When you think of detoxifying agents, clay and charcoal are probably two ingredients that come to mind. You’re right to think that way, as they’re both really, really good at purifying the skin. Skin care products high in antioxidants—specifically vitamin C, berry extracts, pomegranate, and niacinamide—are also potent detoxifiers. That’s why we’re recommending Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum. It’s especially great for evening out pigmentation, minimizing fine lines, and shielding the skin from damaging free radicals.
This sheet mask harnesses the power of both charcoal powder and carbonated bubbles to deep clean pores. As we mentioned above, charcoal in skin care helps get rid of excess sebum, dirt, and dead skin cells, while the carbonation helps lift those impurities more efficiently and improve circulation for a brighter, glowy complexion.