• Quick and easy skin detox

    Every now and then, no matter how diligent I am with my skincare routine, no matter how much water I bloody drink or level of health I achieve – my skin just doesn’t want to behave.

    It’s times like these when I turn to my quick and easy skin detox formula to force my face to behave. Sort of like bootcamp for your skin.

    There’s only three steps and it shouldn’t take more than half an hour.

    Step 1 – exfoliate. 

    I am not really a fan of exfoliants with micro beads. They’re bad for the environment and they also create tiny micro abrasions on the skin, which can lead to even further break outs. And that is so not what we’re about right now. Instead, I opt for a chemical exfoliant like the AHA 30% + BHA 2% peeling solution from The Ordinary. It always, always, always leaves my skin feeling silky smooth and removes any dead skin that may be hanging around uninvited. Wash your face with your normal cleanser and dry thoroughly. Leave the peeling solution on for no more than 10 minutes then remove with warm water.

    Step 2 – clear those pores. 

    Honestly, I hadn’t used these pore clearing strips until I discovered this detox formula and I’m not ashamed to say I rate them. I used to use Formula 10.0.6 as a teenager so this brand has a special place in my post-pubescent heart. Plus these particular ones I used have volcanic ash and witch hazel to help remove stubborn oil from your pores. Also excellent defence against blackheads. Apply the strips across the bridge of the nose and / or forehead and chin, wherever your problem area is and leave on for 15 minutes, or until the strips are stiff and pull off slowly – can’t emphasis the slow part enough, trust me …

    Step 3 – tone 

    This step is really crucial as you’ve just opened up all your pores and now need to gently close them to protect against external aggressors, aka dirt. I love the Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant toner because I’m bougie like that. And also because it’s both soothing and hydrating and leaves my skin feeling and looking calm. But any old toner will do the trick.

    Et, voila! Follow with your normal skincare routine – although I would recommend putting some lightweight moisture back into your skin – and the detox is complete.

    This is kind of my failsafe fallback solution for when my skin seriously won’t behave. If it works for you too let me know in the comments below!

     

    What do you usually do to detox your skin? 

     

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    20 Comments

    1. February 23, 2018 / 8:29 am

      I’ve heard so many great things about this line! I will definitely have to check it out, sounds amazing!

      Kileen
      cute & little

    2. February 23, 2018 / 10:49 am

      Thanks for sharing this! I’m a sucker for all things skincare and learning about new products. I’ve heard tons about The Ordinary and this makes me want to try that peeling product! I have all of these unsightly patches of dry skin all over my face…trust me, not a good look! To detox my skin I usually drink tons of water and tea, do a steamer, and follow it up with a homemade face mask. I feel lots better afterwards!

      • Bianca
        Author
        February 23, 2018 / 1:00 pm

        Steamer is such a good idea i never thought of that! I also have dry skin and often get dry patches and the ordinary exfoliant is perfect for that.

    3. February 23, 2018 / 5:09 pm

      I’m all about giving my skin a detox! These sound great but my skin is so dry, I would have to follow all of these up with a good moisturizer!

      • Bianca
        Author
        February 24, 2018 / 12:46 am

        Oh definitely! I have dry skin as well so I’m also moisturising, feels like constantly :p

    4. February 23, 2018 / 6:02 pm

      a skin detox is so important! need to try these products myself. thanks for sharing darling!

    5. February 23, 2018 / 8:39 pm

      I’m not sure if I really do anything specific to detox my skin but I drink soooo much water throughout the day so hopefully that is benefitting me!

    6. February 24, 2018 / 4:51 am

      I’ve seen them in stores many times but never tried them, def need to get it a try next time when I go shopping!

      • Bianca
        Author
        February 25, 2018 / 12:17 am

        Are you talking about the blackhead strips? Yeah they’re pretty effective! A little painful …

    7. Lacey Douthat
      February 26, 2018 / 3:42 pm

      Exfoliation is EVERYTHING! The only way to clear your skin for real!

      • Bianca
        Author
        February 26, 2018 / 9:54 pm

        Haha yes, obsessed with exfoliation!

    8. February 26, 2018 / 4:56 pm

      I really need to do a skin detox and get some good moisturizers for my face so I might have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    9. February 27, 2018 / 1:54 am

      Totally gonna try this!! Thanks for sharing!

    10. March 1, 2018 / 1:14 am

      I actually prefer the exfoliators with the beads, but now that I know they cause minor abrasions, I need to stop using them. Thanks for these tips you shared on your routine!

      • Bianca
        Author
        March 1, 2018 / 3:27 am

        They’re also pretty bad for the environment as they don’t decompose, and often end up in the ocean 🙁

    11. March 2, 2018 / 5:26 am

      We detox our bodies, why not also our skin? This toner sounds incredible, I’m definitely going to be checking it out!

      • Bianca
        Author
        March 3, 2018 / 12:18 am

        Exactly! The toner is great, pretty expensive but a great
        Bx

    12. March 6, 2018 / 5:56 pm

      Need a good skin detox! Will have to try this toner!

      • Bianca
        Author
        March 7, 2018 / 9:24 am

        The toner is really lovely Bx

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