The Best Methods to Detox Your Body
Not only does your whole body benefit from a detox, but you can really see the benefits in your skin. “When you take a break from digesting, it leaves your skin looking clearer and more luminous,” says Annee de Mamiel, who is a facialist, acupuncturist, traditional Chinese medicine specialist, and founder whose treatments and skincare line are always in demand.
As Dr. Jill Stark explains, “Many skin issues are actually a result of diet—including blemishes, redness, and dry or scaly skin. Detoxifying is about giving your body a break by cleansing and nourishing from the inside out. Every organ benefits from this rest—even the largest one: the skin.”
We use these detoxifying items all year long to feel our best—happy, healthy, and excited for life! These include salts, herbs, charcoal, antioxidants, and a dry body brush.
Charcoal is a potent compound. It’s often administered to emergency room patients who have overdosed on drugs or ingested poison, in order to remove the dangerous toxins from their system. Similarly, charcoal is also the main ingredient in most water filters because it can effectively attract and remove impurities from the body and skin; charcoal isn’t absorbed by the body like other compounds.
You can use charcoal either internally in detoxes or dead skin cells (just be cautious not to overdo it, as too much charcoal will also bind to the essential nutrients we need and eliminate them from our system), or externally in beauty products. It works fantastically both ways!
This body scrub invigorates and refreshes the skin with its organic activated bamboo charcoal, which pulls toxins and free radicals from the surface. Its blend of spicy oils from basil and calming lavender subdue the mind while epsom salts + french sea salts relax your muscles. Lastly, a layer of skin softening coconut milk leaves your entire body enveloped in this product’s innate goodness.
The Herbivore Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Bar is the perfect product for people with oily, combination, and acne-prone skin types. It removes dirt and grime while also preventing and treating blemishes. Activated bamboo charcoal pulls out impurities and toxins, unclogging pores and detoxing the complexion.
Bergamot essential oil helps to balance oil production, preventing new breakouts from forming. Ingredients like coconut and olive oil boost the bar’s cleansing properties while hydrating the skin simultaneously, leaving it smooth and glowing after every use!
Antioxidants work by protecting our cells from free radicals, which are unstable molecules that cause damage to our bodies. (Free radical damage is the reason why an apple turns brown when you cut it and expose it to oxygen; in a similar way, dullness, dark spots, premature wrinkles, sagging skin, and uneven skin tone can be caused by free radical damage.) We love the benefits of malachite stone, as well as vitamin C, both of which are antioxidants shown to improve complexion.
Laurel’s Antioxidant Facial Serum is not only a fabulous moisturizer, but also an excellent anti-aging serum for any skin type. It contains Gotu Kola, Comfrey, Calendula, Nettle, and Rosehip Oil – all of which work together to stimulate collagen production and reduce sun damage while encouraging healthy cell reproduction.
Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33 is a light, non-greasy sunblock that quickly absorbs into your skin to provide long-lasting, broad-spectrum protection. In addition to sunscreen, this features hyaluronic acid for continuous moisture throughout the day for a soft finish. You can wear it alone or underneath the foundation as a primer.
The high-performance formula in this cream energizes and illuminates your complexion while soothing redness. Malachite also helps draw out impurities from the skin’s layers, and superoxide dismutase promotes optimal oxygen intake for speedy cell renewal. Hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and a house blend of essential oils hydrate and lock in moisture for smooth, plump rejuvenated skin.
Plant extracts and oils can have natural detoxifying effects when used topically or ingested. We believe in using every available avenue, so we use both methods.
This body oil, infused with seaweed, will nourish your skin like never before. Rich but never greasy, this aromatherapy elixir enhances every inch of you while softening and firming your skin.
There may be a natural seaweed sediment at the bottom of your bottle due to the Undaria Seaweed oil. This is expected and does not affect how good or bad the product is. The process of making this rare oil involves soaking hand-picked Undaria Algae in barrels full of oils for half a year; therefore, it’s normal if there are variations in color.
Aside from being known for centuries in order to draw impurities from the body, salt is rich in minerals that can support a detox. For example, Epsom salts come from the actual town of Epsom in the UK and are notably high in magnesium- an essential mineral.
Another type of salt is Himalayan pink salt which comes from ancient deposits high up in the Himalayas. Salts infused with minerals and nutrients from algae also exist off the Brittany coast of France as well as the Dead Sea. Consequently, these types marks of salt are packed with beneficial compounds
This detoxifying bath salts are made with pure, crystallized sea kelp and mineral-rich seaweed to help stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage. We also add aromatherapeutic herbs to create a relaxing experience.
These bath salts are designed to relax and rejuvenate you, made with only the finest ingredients. Our kelp is purely crystallized for your enjoyment, and we’ve added therapeutic French lavender to soothe any tension you may be feeling.
Body Brush and Clay
Waking up in the morning can be tough, but there’s one thing that always feels invigorating and helps to detoxify: dry brushing. Not only does it wake up the entire body, but it also makes the skin feel incredibly soft. Do it for about three minutes before getting into the shower and washing with glacial marine clay.
The ELEMIS Body Detox Skin Brush has cactus fiber bristles that remove dead skin cells, improve circulation, help cellulite, and support your body’s natural detoxification process. Store this brush outside of the bath or shower to extend its longevity.
The sea-infused clay mask clarifies your skin in 15 minutes or less. It is filled with four types of cleansing clays plus a touch of enzyme-packed volcanic ash from Jeju Island in South Korea, the purifying formula that eliminates impurities and decreases the look of blemishes sans overdrying. Ethically-sourced honey, along with the brand’s signature algae blend, nourish and revitalize the look of your skin for a fresh, glowing complexion.