Short days, rough winter winds and carnival season with lots of sweets and the occasional drink do not only put a strain on our body – they can also have a negative impact on our skin. This may result in impurities, dry and irritated patches of skin or a dull complexion. High time to treat yourself with detox for your skin and to be rewarded with a natural glow.
Many people only know detox in the classic way: detoxification from the inside. After all, that’s where it all starts as our nutrition has a considerable impact on the condition of our skin. The biggest troublemakers are sugar, fat, wheat flour, meat, dairy products, alcohol and coffee. If you refrain from consuming these products completely or to a large extent for 4 to a maximum of 8 weeks (and, while you’re at it, include nicotine as well), you give your body a treat and are often rewarded with an improved complexion. So, instead of muesli with chocolate, why not try a blueberry smoothie for breakfast? It’s not only super healthy – blueberries can also help detoxifying your body. You can support this process from the outside with additional skincare measures or, if you don’t want to refrain from eating certain products, treat yourself to a “detox light” with the skincare products as a solo program.
Detox for your skin – 5 simple steps
The following pieces of advice are extremely handy and super easy: you can even follow them when your motivation is nowhere to be found on a rainy and cold winter day. Best of all: most of these treatments are not only good for your skin but they also provide relaxation and give a small break from your busy daily routines.
Step one: remove your make-up!
No matter how tired you are: there should always be time to cleanse your face, especially in the evening! Your skin will absolutely appreciate it as residues from environmental pollution (especially in big cities) and make-up can clog your pores which will result in impurities.
We recommend: BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE Fresh Cleansing Gel, 200 ml, $36.00
Our gentle cleansing gel protects the natural balance of your skin and leaves your skin feeling clean and nourished. In addition to cork oak extract, it also contains white tea which stimulates microcirculation and refreshes your skin.
There’s nothing like exfoliation!
Normal or greasy skin couldn’t be happier about a deep cleansing once or twice per week. Exfoliators can help remove dead skin cells with the help of small granules. They don’t only thoroughly cleanse your skin, they also stimulate your blood circulation and make your complexion look radiant.
We recommend: BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE Gentle Exfoliating Cream, 75 ml, $42.00
Our gentle exfoliator cleanses deeply and refines your skin texture. In addition to our cork oak extract, it contains ground apricot kernels and apricot kernel oil which will make your complexion look refreshed and supple.
Steam away impurities
Do you have sensitive skin? Then better keep your hands off exfoliators as the granules are often too rough for sensitive skin. Our alternative: try a steam bath for your face , in particular if your skin is prone to impurities. Simply boil some water, add some chamomile or salt and enjoy the steam under a towel. The steam opens and clears your pores. A real bonus: this increases your skin’s ability to absorb skincare products. If you have more time on your hands, why not go and relax in a sauna?
In every sense of the word: if you apply a face mask once or twice per week, you can treat your skin to an extra dose of care – and you can for once escape the daily grind. You should choose the mask in accordance with the current condition of your skin. Select a moisturizing mask for dry skin or a calming mask for irritated skin.
Unfortunately, your skin cannot tell you what it needs, but it can give you small signs. Fact is: every skin condition is unique and changes constantly. Your care routine which was perfect in summer is suddenly not sufficient in winter and your skin has dry patches. So don’t forget: treat your skin with care and don’t be afraid to change your care routine if the needs of your skin suddenly change. And as regards detox: be adventurous and see what your skin likes best.