The skin is a complex system made up from nerves, cell layers and glands and most importantly protecting us from temperatures and what enters our bodies. Our skin is one of our main organs, and most of us find that we do not look after our skin well enough, and in fact, our skin is susceptible, what with all the make-up, chemicals, fake tans and sun rays that pass through our skin on a daily basis.
I felt it might be a good time of the year with resolutions in full force from January, to take things to the next level and to start looking after your skin for the year ahead. With the cold grim weather and the feeling of hibernating under a warm cosy duvet or sitting in front of the TV eating comfort food or the wrong foods to be more precise and grabbing for that glass of wine after a hard day at work, we do not realise how much harm we are actually causing our skin so here are some pointers on how to detox your skin for 2019.
Don’t over experiment with products
We all love a new skincare product but sometimes it can cause more harm than good and using too many products can be too harsh even for the most perfect of skin types.
Cut down on your cleansing routine
Invest in products that work for you. Use a simple skin cleanser, morning and night. Skip using toner or serum. This isn’t for everyone. Move straight on to moisturising cream. Having a good moisturiser is the hidden key to beautiful skin.
Watch out for the chemicals
I am a huge believer in using products that are paraben, petroleum and mineral oil free. A great range to try is Jason Natural Care, which caters to a wide audience with products for anti-ageing, kids and even the home. Their products are available online through many reputable sellers including www.feel unique.com.
Drink a litre of water a day
Most importantly keep hydrated and drink up to one litre of water a day. This will not only improve the appearance of your skin over time but, it will also make you feel re-energised and motivated.
Most people would think ‘why bother it seems like too much hassle?’, But believe me, it works, helping to reduce cellulite, increase circulation and to get rid of those dead skin cells. Dry Brushing only requires a small amount of patience and consistency, and the results will show in no time. It is so simple. For best results, you should body brush twice a day, before having a shower in the morning and at night time before going to bed. Dry brushing is so easy, for useful results use your body brush to brush up towards your heart, starting at the feet and moving up towards the back and arms. You can purchase a body brush from as little as £8 from the Bodyshop. Pevonia does a fantastic body brush which has been tried and tested by myself, costing only £12 and is used in spas across the UK.
This has been one of the latest crazes in the beauty world that works well. Oil Pulling, also known as “Kavala” or “Gundush” is an ancient technique where all you have to do is swish 1 tbsp. of coconut oil around in your mouth for approximately 20 minutes on an empty stomach. So while you wait for the magic to happen you can play some NetBet blackjack. NetBet will ensure that the 20 minutes that you spend playing aren’t wasted; and that you will be wanting to experience more.
Please ensure you don’t swallow the oil. Once your 20 minutes is up, swish your mouth with warm salt water and finally brush and floss your teeth as usual. Oil Pulling helps to remove the toxins in your body, improving your overall health, including whiter teeth, improving sleep, sinuses, headaches, hangovers and most importantly skin issues, such as acne, psoriasis and eczema.
Drink lemon water
It has been proven that lemon water benefits our skin in many ways, helping to decrease blemishes and wrinkles. When applied to scars or age spots the appearance is also reduced. You will notice that your skin will maintain its radiance as lemon water detoxifies your body and cleanses the system.