Detoxification is a vital process that helps bring the appearance of vitality back to dull, lack-lustre looking skin. But where should you start.
In today’s fast paced world, daily skin aggressors like stress, pollution, sun exposure, and lack of quality sleep can have an effect on the look of your skin. Following a consistent self-care ritual and regularly taking the time to relax, restore and renew with detoxification can restore skin to a balanced, beautiful look.
Everyday, skin is subject to oil, perspiration, debris, makeup, and environmental pollutants. These factors, combined with ageing, health and diet, make skin look aged, feel rough, and become dehydrated. In addition, these factors can also act as a barrier to the skin, preventing it from effectively absorbing and benefitting from the very skincare products that are created to help minimise the appearance of ageing.
Your skin is responsible for a quarter of the natural detoxification that your body does each day to keep itself healthy, both inside and out. Skin that appears dry, flaky or dull is in need of rejuvenation and additional detoxification by cleansing, exfoliating and masking.
So here’s my top tips to creating a beautiful complexion and keeping your mind and body looking and feeling it’s best.
Cleanse twice daily — This helps remove surface impurities.
■ Practice skin brushing — Similar to exfoliating, dry brushing helps stimulate the skin’s surface and remove dead skin cells.
■ Diffuse essential oils — Aromatherapy can be used for an overall sense of wellbeing and to help create a sense of a healthy mind, body and spirit.
■ Relax with a self-massage — Start with the feet and work your way up the body using light, upward strokes to help release stress and restore positive energy.
■ Sweat — Sweating can quickly and effectively discharge the body of toxins, so vigorous workouts and the use of steam rooms are effective for detoxifying skin.
■ Stay hydrated — Drink at least 6–8 glasses of water daily. Hydrating helps your body push out toxins and gives skin the appearance of a healthy glow.
■ Use masks — Full body or face masks draw out impurities from the skin’s surface, helping prevent clogged pores and remove excess oils.
■ Stretch and move — Walking, as well as activities like yoga, can help increase blood flow, promote relaxation, and maintain a sense of harmony.
Taking time to care for yourself should not only be focused on the outer appearance but also on mind, body and spirit. Care should be given to what you consume, what you put on your skin, and what you do to help relax your mind and detoxify your body from the stresses of daily lifestyle. Detoxification is about cleaning toxins from the body. The liver lters impurities from the blood and processes it for elimination through the kidney or the intestines. The lymphatic system also helps move the toxins through the body to be processed in the liver, which can help maintain optimal health.
Rescue & Renew Collection
Inspired by ancient Ayurvedic spa practices, this holistic approach to wellness focuses on the body’s flow of energy for the ultimate in self-care. The ritual and products combined help detoxify the body by cleansing the skin’s surface of impurities while also protecting the skin’s moisture barrier. With the integration of botanical extracts, oils and minerals with aromatic features sourced from around the world, you’ll emerge from this luxurious ritual with radiant, healthy looking skin, while pure essential oils like grapefruit and juniper berry aromatically create a sense of harmony and vitality.
The collection is built on a foundation of botanical, sustainably sourced pure essential oils for aromatic purposes. Each oil is cold pressed or steam distilled directly from the leaf, peel, berry, or root of the ingredient to help ensure that its value is preserved. Together, aroma and detoxification of the skin’s surface can uplift your mood and appearance, helping you look and feel your absolute best every day.
Rescue & Renew products will support skin detoxification while Arbonne nutritional products can help to support natural elimination of toxins from the body.
Digestion Plus — Supports healthy digestion with Bacillus coagulans, enzymes and botanicals
Herbal Infusion Blend Tea — Supports the liver and kidneys, with nine botanicals in a mild, caffeine free formula
Detox Bath Soak
Relaxing in a tranquil Detox Bath Soak at the end of a busy day can help to calm you or lift your mood and what better way than with this beneficial soak rich in sea salt crystals and aromatherapy scents.
- What I do: Mix a palm sized amount of these sea salt crystals, infused with essential oils into a warm bath. Soak for 10 – 20 minutes. Relax and enjoy the aroma of this perfect blend of Aromatic essential oils from grapefruit, tangerine, lavender, juniper berry, ginger, orange, and rosemary which are known to create a sense of overall wellbeing.
Detox Face Mask
Benefit from the oil pulling technology in this Detox Face Mask which helps to unclog pores by drawing out impurities, dirt and oils from the surface of the skin. Pores will appear smaller through cleansing and skin will appear brighter while looking smoother, softer, and refreshed.
Why does it work?
- ■ French pink clay acts like a magnet to attract surface dirt and impurities, cleansing and gently exfoliating skin
- ■ Rosemary oil hydrates, helping to maintain the look of skin clarity
- ■ 5 self-neutralising acids — mandelic, phytic, lactic, salicylic and azelaic acids — help clarify, refine and brighten the appearance of skin tone
Apply a thin layer of mask to cleansed skin once or twice a week avoiding the eye area. After 15 minutes or when the mask has dried to a pale colour wash off with lukewarm water and pat dry. Slight transient tingling or redness may be experienced and this is normal with a mask of this type.
This gorgeous exfoliatingetox Detox Scrub polishes away dry, dead surface cells and surface impurities caused by exposure to environmental aggressors. Used as a daily cleanser it will combat the daily wear and tear of environmental exposure and pollution by effectively clearing pores of excess oil, dead skin, and buildup.
Helps improve the appearance of radiant, brightened skin and hydrates to promote the appearance of softer and smoother skin, leaving skin feeling soft to the touch.
Why does it work?
■ Aromatic essential oils from grapefruit and orange are known to create a sense of energy and increased invigoration
Vitamin E, with antioxidant properties, helps protect skin’s moisture barrier
- ■ Avocado oil, with moisturising properties, helps protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier from water loss
- ■ Coriander seed oil, with antioxidants, soothes skin
- ■ Passion fruit seed oil moisturises skin
What I do
In the bath or shower I apply this to wet or damp skin and rub in using circular motions before rinsing with warm water. If I have any particularly dry areas I use this on dry skin and then rinse with warm water. It’s particularly beneficial as a hand scrub after a day in the garden!
We all know we should moisturise our body as often as we do our faces but when it’s not on show it’s easy to ignore, right? Well not anymore. This fabulous Detox Lotion will improve the appearance of dull, lacklustre, tired looking skin and promote smooth looking skin and immediate hydration so you’ll want to apply it every day.
Why it works
Formulated with aromatic essential oils from orange, lavender, anise, and bergamot oil which are known to create a sense of calm and relaxation
- ■ Alfalfa and chicory extracts help improve the appearance of skin tone and smoothness
- ■ Shea butter, a body conditioner, helps moisturise dry skin
- ■ Vitamin B5, a humectant, emollient and moisturiser, helps skin look soft and smooth
How I use it
I apply this luscious lotion liberally to my hands and body after my shower and smell delicious for the rest of the day!
I don’t know what I did before this amazing Detox Gelee came into my life. It hydrates, cools and refreshes the skin while moisturising to promote skin elasticity, and helping dimpled skin appear smooth and soft
Why it works
- ■ Aromatic essential oils from orange, lavender, grapefruit, and tangerine are known to create a sense of relaxation
- ■ Shea butter, a body conditioner, helps moisturise dry skin
- ■ Caffeine, with antioxidant properties, brightens the look of skin
- ■ Green algae replenishes the skin’s natural lipid barrier with moisturisation to hydrate, lubricate, protect from dryness, and nourish the look of skin for a soft, smooth, healthy glow
- ■ Vitamin E helps skin retain moisture and moisturises dry skin
- ■ Malachite extract acts as an antioxidant, supports formula’s moisturising benefits by protecting skin against environmental dryness
Apply daily morning and evening. It’s particularly beneficial after sport, exercise or sun exposure or after a day when you’ve been on your feet all day or when legs and feet feel tired and sluggish.
There is also a beautiful range of Rescue and Renew Aromatherapy Oils from single scents to blends designed to create a feeling and mood of rest and relaxation, focus and spirit.
Pure Essential Oil Lemon
Pure Essential Oil Lavender
Pure Essential Oil Peppermint
Pure Essential Oil Harmony Blend
Pure Essential Oil Tea Tree
Pure Essential Oil Focus Blend
Pure Essential Oil Warrior Blend
Pure Essential Oil Evergreen Spirit Blend