Any changes you make in your lifestyle will take up to six weeks to show on your skin, this is because you need to heal and repair the skin from the deepest layers upwards. This is why it is so important to be consistent in any changes made towards healing and clearing the skin.
It is vital that you realize that your skin might seem to get worse before it gets better, this is because the body will try to get rid of toxins via your skin.
Detox Diet Skin Solution
Skin Cleansing and Detox Diet
The saying “You are what you eat" is
so true. Your skin becomes congested if you consume certain types of
oils. Try to reduce or eliminate animal fats, dairy products, processed
foods and sugar from your diet. So which oils are good? Plant based oils
from avocado and nuts.
Foods that overstimulate the skin can also
cause skin problems. Some of these include: Chilli, curry and spices,
alcohol, caffeine and nicotine.
The only way to really get renewed
beautiful skin, is to eat nutrient and vitamin rich foods. Try to eat as
many fruits and vegetables as possible.
To detox your skin, eat foods high in antioxidants such as garlic, grapes, leafy greens, nuts, mangoes, grapefruit, kiwi, etc.
Drinking enough water for hydration and excretion of toxins is essential.
Skin Detox Home Remedies
Skin Detox at Home
Give your skin a break! Try to avoid make-up as much as possible.
Make-up can clog your skin and it is difficult for the skin to breathe
completely with a layer over it. Natural DIY makeup recipes here.
• Detox your liver. A healthy
liver makes for healthy skin. Milkthistle is a great liver detoxifier.
You can buy a tincture of Milkthistle and drink a few drops (as
indicated) with water three times per day.
• Sugar scrubs are great for exfoliation and for softening
the skin. An avocado mask is a great way to finish off and moisturise
any skin type.
• Exercise is great for eliminating toxins from
your body. The less toxins in your body, the less waste is going to try
and escape from your skin.
• The best skin detox tea is Green tea, which will support overall health as well.
• Boost your immune system with Olive Leaf extract.
Cleaning the lymphatic system with help with your body’s overall
health as well as give you a clean, healthy skin. There are certain
foods that can do this for you namely: Berries, cherries, beetroot,
cranberries and all other reddish fruits. The herbs Manjistha and Neem
are also great for detoxing the skin.
• Try to eat more alkaline foods and limit acidic foods. Alkaline foods are mostly fruits and vegetables.
Dry skin brushing for detox: Using a special body brush, you can brush
in circular movements from your feet to your head. Detox skin brushing
helps for increased blood and lymph circulation.
• Take a bath in some Apple Cider vinegar and Epsom salts. (1 cup vinegar/1 cup Epsom salts)
Get yourself a shower head filter. The water that we bath in today
often comes with added Chlorine. Chlorine actually kills the natural bacteria
on the skin, which can lead to many bad skin problems.