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How To Do A Skin Detox

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Sometimes, like our bodies, our skin needs a little detox support.

There are thousands of ingredients in beauty products, and although I don’t want to be preachy, I do hope we all become way snobbier about which ones we allow on our skin and which ones we discard. Here’s some tips for letting your skin take a break while still being well cleansed/moisturized and how to clean up your act around your bathroom counters.

Another reason is sometimes our skin is reacting to products we’re not even aware of. Allow your skin to naturally balance itself, then slowly add products that truly polish, protect and regenerate rather than just aggravating precious skin cells. We know you have every intention of looking your best right down to the last breath. It takes a little work along the way.

This is a 2 week plan. Pick a weekend to start so you ideally don’t even have to wear make-up for a couple days. Maybe host a ladies’ movie night so you still get social time without having to go out.

Prep List:

  • Raw Honey 
  • Rice Flour 
  • Rosehip Seed Oil and/or Rice Bran Oil 
  • Distilled Water 
  • Geranium Essential Oil 
  • Clay Powder 
(all available easily at your local health food store)


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Cleanse: I know it seems really odd, but Honey/Rice Flour combo is a great cleansing system for almost all skin types, and certainly all for a few days of the week. This highly nourishing, skin polishing combo effectively removes impurities while protecting skin integrity. The trick is to keep rice flour in a glass jar with small opening (like an old salad dressing bottle), and the honey in a wide glass jar that you can scoop out with your fingers or a teaspoon. Moisten face. Mix about one teaspoon honey with a few sprinkles of rice flour in palm of hand. Gently polish your skin, concentrating on little gentle circles, and be sure to go way past jaw line. Remove with moist face towels. Honey is water soluble. It rinses away easily, I promise! It only sounds sticky.

And if you have a nasty pimple, I’ve never found anything that reduces swelling/redness as well as a honey mask.

Mist: Doing a slight mist on skin after cleansing, prior to applying a moisture protectant, ensures an even prettier glow. In a small spray bottle, mix together distilled water and 15-45 drops geranium essential oil. Geranium is highly prized for it’s restorative properties on skin. Spritz slightly and pat into skin.

Moisture: I’m really glad people are finally catching up to realization that botanical oils are actually amazing for your skin, and not the break-out monsters marketing led us to believe with “oil-free” campaigns. Petroleum is a zit causer. Botanical Oils are not. Apply a few drops of rosehip seed or rice bran oil (or you can get really fancy and combine the two), and massage into skin. Take your time to do a little circulation enhancing massage.

Detox: Mix Clay with either a really skin nourishing tea or distilled water. Add a few drops of Geranium Essential Oil and apply to skin once a week.

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The Deets:

For the first 2-3 days, use only the system above if possible. Yep, this means no make-up. This will allow your skin’s natural lipid/ph to balance itself fully, and waste product you may be harboring and don’t even know to come to the surface.

After a few days of this, continue the regimen above for your skincare, but add the make-up you can’t live without. For me, that’s a bit of foundation, cream blush and mascara. But cleanse throughly at night. Continue to do this process for two weeks.

During this phase, pay attention to which products you really miss, such as a favorite cleanser or serum. We’ll add these one at a time.

As the detox phase ends, add one product at a time every other and continue with process above. This gives you a chance to see if any of your products have been causing irritation, dullness or break-outs that you weren’t even aware of. Really pay attention to how your skin reacts for a few days. If it’s all glow, then keep enjoying! If you notice any reaction you don’t like, it’s time to discard.

By the end of a month or so, you should have been able to filter out the good, the bad and the ugly so that anything touching your gorgeous skin is fully worthy!

During this time, start paying attention to what’s on your counter. Is it the best you can afford? Is it from a company you trust? Is it worthwhile of your skin and the world around you? Is it crap? A well curated beauty loot should have only things you either love dearly or really like. Everything else is money you could’ve used for rotating outfits!
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31 comments

  1. Definitely saving this! My skin needs a LOT of help right now. The water here is so hard and stress isn't helping at all. Thanks for sharing this.

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  2. Your skin is glowing! I love a great skin care regimen, I will definitely be giving this one a try!

    XO-Lisa
    www.thatssodarling.com

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  3. I have been so in need of something like this! Can't wait to try.

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

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  4. I have actually never thought of doing a skin-detox with all natural products. I usually use drugstore products to keep my skin healthy and glowing but I might give natural a try. I know how great honey is for your skin.

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  5. Thank you of your fantastic tips. I've never done a skin detox before and am now seriously thinking about it. Sounds amazing all around <3 xo Evelyn, Path of Presence

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  6. Oh my gosh this sounds amazing! I totally want to do this. Thanks SO much for sharing gal!

    xo Laura Leigh
    www.louellareese.com

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  7. This sounds like exactly what my skin needs right now! I am going to have to try this out asap!

    xoxo,
    Kim

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  8. I've never thought to do a skin detox but I think this is exactly what I need!

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  9. As I'm getting older my face has lost its suppleness. Been reading up on how to keep it moisturized. Definitely will try this. Thanks for the sharing .

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  10. What? I didn't even know this was a thing! I definitely need something like this. Thank you!

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  11. I've always wanted to do a skin detox. These are such good tips and tricks!

    Megan | www.pipmegan.com

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  12. Totally interested in the natural ingredients you share here. My skin is so sensitive so I'm hesitant to try anything but I will give this a try! I hear essential oils are good for almost anything!

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  13. I suffer from Hidradenitis so a good skin detox is something i do often. I love reading other peoples methods though. It gives me ideas of new things to try

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  14. Ooh this sounds amazing, I totally need a skin detox. I actually just went and got a facial and my skin feels so much better!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  15. I never realized that skin was something you need to detox or that sugary things like honey would actually do good rather than bad. My skin is dry and unhappy, maybe its time for me to try something like this to revitalize it. Thanks for sharing

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  16. This sounds like the exact thing I need right now!!

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  17. Detox sounds so good. I've yet to try my Aztec clay, I hope to have a good one like yours!

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  18. Skin detox sounds so good, I have never done this before other than using the products that say 'detox' , I am totally in to try this out. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. I haven't ever made a detox mask. I've only ever bought them - but they are so expensive. I didn't realize you could buy your own clay powder and make your own. Your skin look terrific - and I don't wear much make up anyway, so that wouldn't be a challenge.

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  20. Great suggestions, these! I am terrible for not having any sort of skincare routine other than a quick wash with plain water. I should try some of these tricks!

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  21. Ahh! My skin needs this desperately -- especially since I keep breaking out from pregnancy hormones! Going to give some of these a shot!

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  22. This is such a great recipe for a detox routine! Thanks so much for the info. Maybe you'd like to note that the geranium essential oil could be dangerous during the first 3 months of pregnancy ;) you never know who reads these tips.

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  23. Oh I could use this kind of routine for my skin, I am having really dry skin problems in this weather. Thanks for the tips :)

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  24. This sounds amazing. I am really into skincare at the moment so I’ll defo be trying this out.

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  25. I need this skin detox right now!! I've been slacking in doing this routine and thanks for the reminder. Gotta run to the market to grab some ingredients.

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  26. Like you, i have become snobby about my skin products. I'll have to try this skin detox pronto!

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  27. I love doing skin detoxes every now and then. I always notice a dramatic change in my skin!

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  28. This sounds so amazing! In the dead of winter, a skin detox is so necessary!
    xo Jessica
    www.whatsfordinneresq.com

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  29. Ahh, loving these tips. Saving this post so I can add some of these items to my routine.

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    www.dashingdarlin.com

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  30. Your skin detox with natural ingredient is just what I am looking for. I am going to try this out this weekends. Hope I can see the difference after first attempt!

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  31. I love rice flour on my skin! I use it with tomato purée instead. I always my germiniim hyrosol mist in my bag, I use every after whenever I feel my skin needs some moisturizer. It’s wonderful and smells divine

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