Blustery cold winter days bring the opportunity for roaring pub log fires, walks in the countryside, or enjoying centrally heated days indoors. But with the arrival of that colder weather, your skin may be starting to suffer, leaving you feeling chapped, dry and unhealthy. Winter is often a time when our skin problems start to really let themselves known.
One of the best ways to improve this is by detoxing the skin, helping you to look fresh faced and healthy once more. When you detox your skin, you can achieve the radiant winter glow you’re after, rather than redness from sore skin! If you are new to skin detox procedures, then we are here to help with our ideas for a simple, natural detox for healthy skin.
What are the benefits of detoxing the skin?
There are many reasons why detoxing your skin makes good sense and can really benefit your overall well being.
Looking after your skin is important as it stops you from damaging your skin. Whether it’s your skin showing harsh weather and environments or too much stress, you want to protect it as best you can.
Detoxing the skin also helps to reduce dry skin, and with it, the problems that dry, broken or chapped skin can cause.
Plus, if you want to look and feel your best – great skin that feels good is essential!
However, skin detoxing is a trend that many companies are using to sell more products, leading you to believe that you need to buy much more than is necessary. In reality, a simple cleansing, moisturising and protection routine – coupled with a healthy diet and exercise regime – will provide all the detox you need.
You can gently detox your skin every day with your regular everyday UpCircle skincare.
How to detox my skin naturally – picking the best products
If you are keen to follow a detox regime for your skin, make sure to use natural products as they are not filled with harmful chemicals. Vegan skin products will provide you with a long-lasting solution that works in harmony with your body.
To pick out the best products, you should look for a company that produces cruelty-free products and has an ethically-sound business model. Natural products are gentle on the skin and won’t cause long term health problems when you use them every day. It’s also wise to use natural products as they won’t interfere with any medication you may take and they will help you to lower the impact your purchasing has on the environment.
When you choose artificially laden products, the chances are they are adding the very things to your skin that are causing some of the problems in the first place. Using too many artificial products may need a dedicated detox all by itself.
How to detox your skin – the steps you need to take
So, you’re ready to start your skin detox but don’t know where to start? The simple steps listed below will help you to navigate the process with ease:
Start with cleansing
The first step to any detox is to ensure that your skin is properly clean. Invest in a quality cleanser and take the time to cover the whole area, using gentle circular motions. Once clean, gently remove the cleanser ready for exfoliation. We recommend a double cleanse to fully remove all traces of dirt, pollutants and make-up from your skin. Use a gentle cleansing face balm to avoid irritation.
Double cleanse using a water-based cleanser
We recommend a double cleanse to fully remove all traces of dirt, pollutants and make-up from your skin. Use a gentle Cleansing Face Milk like ours to restore the skin's moisture barrier leaving skin buttery soft ready for the next step.
When it comes to removing dry skin, make sure you use a facial exfoliator that won’t damage the delicate skin on your face and avoid exfoliating the soft area around your eyes. Rinse the exfoliator and then use toner on your skin.
Enjoy a face mask
After exfoliating, add some deep nourishment for your skin by applying a face mask. Choose a mask that both nourishes your skin and works to combat any specific skin issues that you want to get rid of.
Remember to keep your face mask on for the specified amount of time and allow yourself some time to relax while it works on your skin.
Treat problem areas
With clean and exfoliated skin, you will be able to see any patches that are causing problems such as spots or dry areas that need special attention. Pick an organic serum packed with vitamins and nourishing oils and apply with care so that you can combat any issues that are causing you stress.
The final step in any skin detox regime is to moisturise your face with a light moisturiser that will not block your pores. You should moisturise every day after cleansing and toning your skin so that it is kept smooth and supple.
This enables you to enjoy a clear complexion that looks great and makes you feel wonderful without any makeup at all! Our Face Moisturiser with Vitamin E is a perfect choice for everyone.
With a clear facial detoxing plan, it is also important to think about how you are feeding your skin and looking after it. This means eating well, exercising regularly and drinking plenty of water throughout the day to keep you hydrated.
Finally, no matter how many promises a fad diet or detox plan offers, you can be sure that it won’t work in the long term. In fact, it may even lead to more skin problems.
Rather than using harsh chemicals and believing in fads, remind yourself that the key to great skin is the way you look after yourself and the time you take to eat well, sleep well and keep up with a skincare routine that works.
UpCircle can help detox the skin that’s causing you problems
At UpCircle, we take pride in offering ethical and cruelty-free products that are made from high-quality ingredients. We know that our products offer the best detox for the skin and will leave you feeling fantastic as well as offering a long-term skincare solution that really works.
Put your skin care first and choose from our range of products to get the results you want – we have something great for everyone.