The skin of the face is permanently subjected to various aggressions. First of all, it acts as a shield against external aggressions such as pollution, the sun, temperature changes, make-up and skin care products that are not adapted to the skin type. But that's not all, as it also suffers from internal aggressions: poor diet, low water intake, smoking, alcohol, but also stress and lack of sleep can influence its condition... If the skin does not receive appropriate care, it can experience excess sebum, a dull complexion and an accumulation of dead cells. To prevent this from happening, it is essential to deeply cleanse and purify the skin! In this article, we explain how and how often to purify your skin. Daily cleansing and make-up removal, steam baths, exfoliating products and nutrition, we help you to find a beautiful skin!
Why should you purify your skin?
Purifying your skin is simply taking the time to thoroughly cleanse it at least once a week. If you have oily skin, you can even do it twice a week. The idea in purifying your skin is to eliminate all the impurities present in the pores (dust, dirt), but also excess sebum. Yes, although this natural oily substance is very useful to the skin, it protects it and keeps it hydrated, it can also cause harm. Clogged pores, oily and shiny skin, small pimples, sebum is accompanied by small inconveniences when it is present in quantity. Purifying and detoxifying your skin means getting rid of all these little problems! Goodbye toxins, impurities and clogged pores, and goodbye to a healthy, luminous complexion.
The steps of the ritual
To purify your skin, you can implement several steps. The idea is to give your skin what it needs, i.e. optimal cleansing and moisturizing!
Cleanse the face daily
Every day, the skin must be cleansed. As for the frequency, it will depend on your skin type and your needs. For example, if you have dry skin, a complete cleansing in the evening is sufficient. On the other hand, if you have oily skin, you may feel the need to cleanse your skin morning and night. When it comes to cleansing at night, we recommend double cleansing. Composed of a make-up removal step with an organic oil and a cleansing with an organic product, the double cleansing is perfect for deep cleansing the skin. As for the choice of products, choose products made of natural ingredients and, if possible, certified organic. They are more adapted to the skin's composition and will work wonders!
Other tips and tricks
Purifying the skin involves other tips that are just as pleasant and effective!
Take a steam bath
The steam bath, or facial hammam, is an excellent purifying treatment to do at home! The goal is to place your face over hot water and enjoy the effects of the steam on your skin. Thanks to it, the pores of the face will open and you will just have to pass a cloth over your skin to remove the impurities! Here is how to proceed:
- Boil 1 L of water and add 4 drops of essential oils. The essential oil should be chosen according to your skin type.
- Place your face over the container for about ten minutes. Remember to cover your head with a towel so that the steam doesn't escape!
- After 10 minutes, wipe your face with a cotton ball and finish by applying your favorite moisturizer.
Exfoliate and deeply detoxify
Once or twice a week, you can also use a scrub or mask to deep cleanse your skin. Exfoliation unclogs pores and removes blackheads and other impurities that have accumulated on the skin. It is also perfect to start the cell renewal process. Therefore, it facilitates the healing of the skin and delays skin aging! The mask regulates the production of sebum and matifies the skin. The shiny effect disappears thanks to it and the complexion finds all its luminosity. Whether it is for the one or the other, you can carry out these care home. For the scrub, simply mix vegetable oil with sugar and for the mask, a little clay (absorbent and purifying) with a little water and you're done. Alternatively, you can also choose scrubs and masks formulated with organic and natural ingredients! Whichever solution you choose, exfoliation and masks are two ideal treatments to prepare your skin for a good moisturizing.
Adapt your diet
We can't say it enough: diet has an impact on the skin quality! Therefore, to have beautiful skin, take care of your diet. Fill up on fruits and vegetables and ease up on refined sugars and sweetened drinks. Lemon, cabbage, leek, pineapple, apple, garlic, turmeric... these detox foods are rich in antioxidants and vitamins that are good for the balance and health of the skin. The list is long and varied, we trust you to find the foods that will satisfy your taste buds and your desires!