Every day, you’re exposed to a variety of chemicals in the form of the food you eat, the air that you breathe, and the products you apply on your skin. While you may not notice the effects they have on your body right away, these things build up over time. You don’t want to wait until this leads to some health issues, which is why it’s important to incorporate a detox into your beauty regimen.
Here are some of the ways you can get rid of the toxins in your body while doing your hair and skincare routine.
1. Go for chemical-free cleansers
Many cleansers that are available today contain chemicals that give you that tight feeling on your face after you wash it. This is because these cleansers, besides removing dirt and excess oil buildup, also remove the natural oils that act as a layer of protection for your skin. So that you don’t disturb your body’s natural protective layer, you might want to consider chemical-free cleansers. These cleansers also tend to keep your face feeling soft, supple, and fresh for longer periods.
2. Wash your hair using naturally derived clarifying shampoo
The accumulation of oil, sweat, dead skin, and remnants of your styling products on your scalp can cause itching. This alone is enough cause for worry, but pollutants in the air can also collect in your hair and pose a major health risk if not addressed. Using naturally derived clarifying shampoos help remove buildup from your scalp, including the harmful elements you’ve been exposed to during the day. It also leaves your head feeling clean and refreshed.
3. Use a natural-origin overnight face mask
To help your skin recover from exposure to pollutants, you can try an overnight face mask that contains natural-origin ingredients. Using a product that’s free of silicone and synthetic fragrances helps ensure that you’re not adding more potentially harmful chemicals to your body. Natural ingredients help boost the autophagic process, which is vital for skin repair and protection and facilitates the elimination of the accumulated toxins. This results in more radiant-looking skin in the morning.
4. Try a natural way to remove your makeup
While you might think that makeup remover helps to get rid of the chemicals you’ve applied on your face, this may not necessarily be true. Some of the makeup removers available today also rely on chemicals as their active ingredients to get the job done. By using them, you’re essentially swapping one set of chemicals with another. You can try a simpler way to remove your makeup using just one natural ingredient: a teaspoon of coconut oil. You can use this with a washcloth to remove your makeup.
The key to incorporating a good detox into your beauty regimen is in choosing products that promote your body’s natural ability to eliminate toxins. To make the most out of these products, make sure that you compliment them with good habits and a healthy lifestyle.