How To Detoxify Your Skin At Home November 28, 2016

No one wants to wake up with dull and tired skin. But, our fast-paced lifestyles and the chemicals we are exposed to damage our skin, making it dull and lifeless. To achieve glowing and healthy skin, you need to take care of your body.

In addition to using creams and lotions and opting for parlor treatments, it is important to keep your skin healthy to make it look beautiful and radiant. Spending loads of money on skin detox treatments is not the only way to reinstate your skin’s radiance. You can follow an easy-to-do skin detox routine that is both cost-effective and safe. The best part – you can do it in the cozy confines of your home.

Detoxify your body, and your skin will look healthy and radiant too. The question that now arises is what is the procedure to carry out this skin detox. Let’s check out some options to naturally detox your skin.

How To Detoxify Your Skin At Home

There are different techniques you can employ to detox your skin. Read on to know more about each of these techniques.

A. Dry Brushing Routine
B. Detox Bath
C. Hot Oil Massage

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A. Dry Brushing Routine

Dry-Brushing-Routine

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What You Need

Dry brush

Process
  1. Brush your skin while directing the strokes towards your heart.
  2. Keep brushing for 2-3 minutes.
  3. You can dry brush a specific area or your entire body. Start from your feet, and go all the way up to your shoulders.
Benefits Of Dry Brushing

Dry brushing is an age-old method, and it involves brushing your skin when it is dry, just before you shower. It removes the dead skin cells and is also believed to help you get rid of toxins from your body and reduce cellulite. It stimulates the lymphatic systems as well as blood circulation to the skin. As a result, more fresh blood rushes to your skin, and toxins are easily eliminated from your body (1).

Precautions

Use a brush with natural bristles. Avoid dry brushing on your face, your private parts, and any sites on your body that have abrasions or rashes. Specific brushes are available in the market that are suitable for facial use. Use only these on your face.

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B. Detox Bath

The main aim of a detox bath is to pull out all the toxins from your body and skin. It also relaxes your muscles and improves circulation (2). We have listed the best detox bath recipes for you below.

1. Epsom Salt

Epsom-Salt

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (optional)
  • A bathtub
  • Warm water
How To Prepare
  1. Fill the bathtub with enough warm water and add the Epsom salt to it.
  2. Stir well to dissolve the salt.

During the colder months, add olive oil to the bath for additional skin conditioning benefits.

What You Need To Do

Soak your entire body, up to your neck, in this water.

How Much Time Will It Take

Soak for 30-40 minutes for best results.

Precautions

Make sure that the water is not too hot.

2. Green Tea

Green-Tea

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Ingredients
  • 5-6 green tea bags
  • A bathtub
  • Hot water
How To Prepare

Fill the bathtub with hot water and let the tea bags steep in this water for about 15 minutes.

What You Need To Do

Once the water has slightly cooled down and is warm enough for you, soak your body in it.

How Much Time Will It Take

15 minutes for steeping the tea bags and soaking for another 15-20 minutes.

Precautions

None

3. Sea Salt

Sea-Salt

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups sea salt
  • Warm water
  • A bathtub
How To Prepare
  1. Draw a bath and add the sea salt to the hot water.
  2. Mix well until the salt dissolves.
What You Need To Do

Soak your body in this sea salt-infused water.

How Much Time Will It Take

Soak for 20-30 minutes.

Precautions

None

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

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Ingredients
  • 1-2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 5-6 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)
  • A bathtub
  • Warm water
How To Prepare
  1. Fill the tub with water and add the vinegar and your favorite essential oil.
  2. Some oils that work well for a detox bath are lavender oil, peppermint oil, mandarin oil, and tea tree oil.
What You Need To Do

Soak your body in this water and relax.

How Much Time Will It Take

20-30 minutes is the recommended soaking time.

Precautions

If you have sensitive skin, check for any reactions by doing a patch test before using ACV for a detox bath.

5. Coffee Bath

Coffee-Bath

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup coffee grounds
  • 1/3 cup water or olive oil
  • Warm water
  • A bathtub
How To Prepare
  1. Mix the coffee grounds with either water or olive oil.
  2. Fill the bathtub with warm water.
What You Need To Do
  1. Use the coffee grounds as a scrub all over your body.
  2. After scrubbing for 5-10 minutes, soak in the warm water for 10 minutes with the scrub on your body.
How Much Time Will It Take

20 minutes

Precautions

None

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C. Hot Oil Massage

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What You Need
  • Virgin coconut oil
  • Almond oil
  • Virgin olive oil
Process
  1. Mix equal quantities of all the oils. You can add a few drops of any essential oil of your choice.
  2. Lightly warm up this oil mixture and apply it all over your face and body.
  3. Massage for a couple of minutes.
  4. Leave the oil on for 15-20 minutes and then take a shower with warm water.
Benefits Of Hot Oil Massage

A hot oil massage is extremely soothing and relaxing for your skin. This process also helps a lot in detoxifying your skin by stimulating blood circulation. The oils will nourish and smoothen your skin and make it softer and naturally glowing (3).

Precautions

Don’t heat up the oil mixture too much as it may scald your skin.

These simple and relaxing remedies will calm your mind and body while removing all the toxins damaging your skin. Apart from these remedies, here are certain pointers or tips that will help your body detox better.

1. Detox Diet

Detox-Diet

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Remember, detoxification is not just from the outside, but from the inside too. Having a diet that is rich in antioxidants will remove all the chemical compounds that have been damaging your body. This damage, in turn, reflects on your skin. Once these harmful chemicals are removed from your body, you will not only look better but feel better as well.

Some of the best foods to include in your detox diet are:

  • Vegetables such as artichoke, avocado, beetroot, broccoli, collard greens, kale, onions, and garlic.
  • Different types of berries, citrus fruits, pomegranate, apple, and watermelon.
  • Herbs like fennel, dill, dandelion root, and milk thistle.
  • Drinks such as coconut water, green tea, and lemon water.

2. Sweat It Out

Sweat-It-Out

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While using the home remedies and following a detox diet can help to a certain extent, you also need to do an hour of vigorous exercise every day. Sweating it out in the gym or on the track will enhance blood and lymph circulation in the body. This will accelerate the elimination of waste products from the body and ensure an effective total body detox. Some exercise recommendations include hot yoga, boxing, running, and HIIT workouts.

3. Drink More Water

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Lifeless and dull skin will become radiant and fresh with regular and adequate water intake. Train yourself to drink water without fail. Set a reminder or a schedule so that you drink a glass of water every hour. This will help you a lot. Remember, not soda or any other cold processed drinks, just plain and fresh ‘water’ is going to help detox your skin naturally. If you fail to drink the adequate amount of water, no other practice will work. An intake of 10-12 glasses of water a day helps detoxify your blood and clears your skin as well.

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A vital factor for detoxifying your skin is to have a stress-free and calm mind. The many detox remedies listed in this article will help you calm your body as well as your mind. Enjoy the relaxing sensations of these remedies, and see the difference in just a few weeks. Following these natural skin detox practices will definitely lead to fresh, healthy and radiant skin that glows from within. Do you know of any other effective remedies to detoxify your skin? Share them with us in the comments section below.

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