Happy New Year! 2023 has arrived and with it countless resolutions, including skincare ones. This is the year we want you to be able to love your skin (just the way it is). That’s why we present you a skin detox routine (and products), ideal to reset and renew your skin after the festivities excesses.
Post- holiday routine
Christmas and New Year’s Eve are indeed wonderful times. However, it’s also a stressful time when our healthiest routines are put aside – in other words, we can’t resist sweets and we consume more sugars, salt, and alcohol.
The result is a complexion that shows increased oiliness, pimples, and redness.
Main signs that may indicate a congested complexion
- Dehydrated skin. In the case of combination skin, you may notice the development of pimples, redness, and blackheads in the “T” zone.
- Dry skin may notice increased flaking.
- An increase in shine and an acne breakout may happen if you have oily skin.
- Loss of radiance.
- Appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
If you’ve noticed any of these changes, it’s time to focus on a routine that can rid you of toxins and restore a healthy look.
What is a detox diet? How important is it?
Talking about detox is the same thing as saying detoxification. That is, freeing ourselves from the accumulation of toxins and excesses allowing, in the case of skin routine, our complexion to recover radiance and uniformity.
It is important to mention that, naturally, our body performs a daily “detox” process of the cells that eradicates the formation of free radicals (the main inducers of intoxication of our complexion).
What are free radicals? Free radicals are molecules produced by cellular reactions that take place during the process of converting food into energy. When free radicals are produced in excess, they can damage cellular DNA.
Therefore, at times like Christmas and New Year’s Eve, when our diet is rich in fat and sugars, our skin will produce a greater amount of free radicals and will not be able to eliminate them through the natural detoxification process. This puts us in a situation of imbalance that may compromise the normal production of collagen, and accelerate the degradation of its fibers.
In other words, the excesses committed during the Christmas season may increase oil production, the development of imperfections, the loss of skin elasticity, as well as the appearance of wrinkles/fine lines.
For all these reasons, the importance of a detox routine becomes obvious! Products with the ability to remove impurities and residues are very important to prevent cellular aging, dull, or flabby skin.
Daytime detox routine
The routine we propose is quite simple and quick. In fact, it doesn’t just apply to the Christmas holiday period! If you feel your skin is more dehydrated, dry, oily, or sensitive, these tips are just as good for you!
We suggest only 3 daily steps: cleansing and moisturizing (eyes + face) both morning and night. And, twice a week, a 4th step using a face mask.
- 1º Cleaning
To really heal our skin, we recommend the k-beauty double cleansing ritual. It is no wonder that Korean women have the most desirable skin in the world. They practice a 10-step routine, many of which are for cleansing.
The good news is that it is possible to get similar results without having to perform so many steps! Simpler and more suited to the needs of the Western woman, Erborian (a brand of French-Korean origin) has created the ideal 2-step cleansing process.
First of all, we should apply Erborian Centella Cleansing balm.
Enriched in Centella Asiatica and nourishing ingredients, this combines the cleansing effect of an oil with the softness of a balm. So it removes makeup (including waterproof and SPF), excess sebum, and impurities. At the same time, it helps prevent dehydration of the skin.
In short, it is the ideal first step to eliminate all the dirt that is on the surface of the skin.
Next, you should continue the cleansing process with the Erborian Centella Cleansing Gel. This allows you to purify and eliminate impurities in depth, without the feeling of tightness (thanks to the presence of Esqualene- a biocompatible and moisturizing active).
- 2º Moisturize the eye contour
After cleansing, it’s time to nurture.
Traditionally we would have followed with the application of a serum, however, we decided to limit the number of steps in the skin detox routine and move immediately to the eye contour. This is a fundamental step that should be performed before applying the face cream to protect this delicate area.
Our choice is the Caudalie Vinergetic Eye Contour Cream. Composed of caffeine and niacinamide, it can be used by all skin types that want to reduce dark circles under the eyes during long nights. The result is a boost of energy and an awakened look.
- 3º Moisturize the face
By applying face cream, you ensure that the nutrients necessary to prevent cellular aging are replenished.
For this purpose, we have selected one of Nuxe’s products, the Nuxe Prodigieuse Boost crème. Available in cream or gel-cream texture, it adapts to the antioxidant needs of all skin types – vital to mitigate the harmful effects of free radicals.
Therefore, its main active ingredients are antioxidants (such as jasmine flower) as well as hyaluronic acid, which together offer optimal preventive action against the first signs of aging.
The smell of this face cream is simply wonderful!
We cannot remind you enough that, despite not mentioning the application of a good SPF, it is still a mandatory step in any morning routine!
Night-time skin detox routine
However, for moisturizing the face, neck and décolleté we recommend Erborian Skin Therapy night oil.
With a very nourishing texture, when applying this product you won’t feel the need to apply a serum or face cream.
Designed with 17 super-ingredients it shows results after the very first night! Really! Skin is much more luminous, smoother, and even plumped upon waking.
Plus, over time, it allows you to correct some of the top skin concerns:
-Wrinkles and fine lines;
-Lack of luminosity;
-Lack of evenness and
Despite having a nourishing biphasic texture (you need to shake the package well before use), the brand even says that it is very well tolerated by oily and sensitive skin.
The 4th step for this skin detox routine is the application of a face mask. This is a product that, because it is highly easy to use and shows immediate results, is highly recommended to complement different skincare routines. Whether moisturizing, anti-aging, or detox.
The best part (besides, of course, offering a fresh, pure, and radiant complexion) is that you can see this face mask “working”.
Let us explain, as you apply it evenly over your face, within minutes you will notice a few darker spots on the mask that are nothing more or less than all the dirt you had accumulated in your pores.
In other words, the sign that your pores are being deep cleaned.
Skin is our largest organ and as such will translate our routines and excesses.
Now with the arrival of the new year, you may aim to improve its quality. So to achieve your goal, we recommend that you start by recovering your skin by following a skin detox routine.
3 to 4 steps made up of simple but effective products will be enough for a revitalized complexion!
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