The holidays are a time of pure indulgence and stress combined, leaving your skin more than lackluster. January is the perfect time to detox your skin and prep for a beautiful, glowing year ahead!
Try a beauty drink
Honestly, the best “beauty” drink in the world is good old H2O! Start with six to eight glasses a day to flush out your skin and keep your body hydrated. You can boost your water with an antioxidant cocktail, such as Dr. Jart’s Antioxidant Water Booster (Sephora, $39). This combination of antioxidant superfoods like goji berry and maqui berry helps fight free radicals to help your skin look young and fresh. You can also try a “green smoothie” like the recipe touted by Kimberly Snyder, author of The Beauty Detox Solution (Amazon.com, $11). This simple smoothie combines green vegetables like spinach and romaine lettuce with fruits (including bananas and apples) for a powerful vitamin and nutrient punch.
Dry brush and scrub
No detoxifying program would be complete without dry brushing the skin all over your body. Not only do you exfoliate the top layer of dead skin cells, but you encourage circulation in your skin. Always dry brush before showering (on dry skin) and move the brush in circular motions away from your heart. Follow the dry brushing with a gentle, but effective cleansing bar, such as the Josie Maran Moroccan Cleansing Bar and Pouch (QVC, $42). The bar is made with detoxifying clays and moisturizing oils so you don’t strip your skin. Use it with the accompanying pouch to buff away even more dry skin and dirt.
Give me oxygen
We’ve all been told to put our oxygen mask on first before helping others during an emergency, and the same goes with taking care of your skin! Start by removing any impurities on your skin. Try a treatment like Dr. Jart’s Black Label Detox Pore Penetrator (Sephora, $24). This herbal-extracted pore care solution refines and tightens enlarged pores while it works to remove dead skin cells that cause blockage. Follow your pore treatment with a revitalizing oxygen mask, like Dr. Brandt’s Detoxygen Experience (Drbrandtskincare.com, $78). It uses oxygen spheres to maximize oxygen transportation into your skin cells to breathe life into your skin.
Exfoliate and massage your scalp
Beautiful hair starts when the scalp is clean and clear of any impurities. Detox your scalp by massaging it on a daily basis to increase circulation and blood flow all over your head. Follow with a detox scalp treatment, like the Zen Detox Hair & Scalp Therapy treatment (Morroccomethod.com, $23). This innovative treatment uses special clays, herbs and spices to lift heavy metals and other toxins from your scalp, hair follicles, roots and oil glands. Once the impurities are removed, your hair has a better environment to grow and flourish.