Get Ready, Get Set, Get Detoxing!
Let’s discuss detoxing. It seems that these days, everywhere you turn someone is talking about the latest detox they tried or how they’re on a detox cleanse. Everyone is talking about the illustrious detox, so first… What is a detox?! Detoxification is what your body does naturally to neutralize, transform, or get rid of unwanted materials or toxins. It is a primary function of the body, constantly working and interacting with all other functions of the body.
Pretty straightforward, right? It’s the process your body goes through to keep itself clean and in tip-top shape. But the question arises, if the body naturally does this, why do so many people insist on “detox’s?” The answer is simple. The world we live in these days is one filled with new pollutants and toxins in the air, that fill our lungs, our food, and our pores. When we detox we’re helping our body optimize and improve its own system. We all need a little help sometimes, and our skin is no exception. Now that we know a bit about what detoxing is, the next question is: How does detoxing actually help us?
The Benefits Of Detoxing:
While the benefits of a detox go a lot deeper than just the skin. As a full body detox can help the body's natural cleansing process. Peter Bennett, N.D., co-author of 7-Day Detox Miracle, mentions that the most vital way that the body works to rid itself of toxins is via the excretory system. The skin is part of that system, and sweat is the mode by which it carries out that task. The purpose of sweat is to regulate body temperature, but it’s a multifunctional system. When sweat passes through your sweat glands, it takes toxins with it. This is another reason why it is important to take proper care of your skin, especially the delicate skin on your face, where those toxins can really build up.
Where To Start?
Now that you know what a detox is and some of its benefits, the next important question is: Where to start? The answer is simple. As sweating is a major component of what clogs pores, focusing on a proper face mask is key. A proper facial detox promotes the formation and healing of collagen as well as eliminates both excess oil and skin toxins. A detoxing face mask is the easiest way to introduce your skin to the benefits of a detox.
Why Specifically A Face Mask?
An excellent question. After all, you probably already have some great face washes and scrubs to help slough the daily grime away (such as our specially formulated, gentle yet strong, exfoliating face-wash: PURIFY ME), but a face mask does so much more. A proper detoxing face mas is meant to do more than just cleanse the face of superficial impurities. A good detoxing mask will help alleviate the overproduction of sebum, remove toxins and excess oil, oxygenate your skin, and even help repair damage from a poor diet.
Still On The Fence?
If, after everything we’ve shared with you, you’re still unsure about the benefits of a detoxifying face mask, here is what Dr. Green, New York Dermatologist and RealSelf Contributor, says on the benefits of cream masks. She says, “Cream masks are wonderful for any skin type but particularly dehydrated skin that needs a hydration boost. It can add moisture and plump up the skin.” If you’re like us, then you love nothing more than good, hydrated, and plumped up skin, especially with summer approaching and your beach body ‘under-construction’. And if you’re looking for even more ways to detox this season, then check out this article from The Global Healing Center. It lists out six different ways you can help keep your body at it’s ‘detoxed’ peak.
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