The party season has officially ended and it’s time to spring clean your skincare routine! Late nights, lots of makeup and poorly-kept beauty routines can often cause your skin to stress, with the New Year period being when this occurs most prominently. So, how about a skin detox?
The Best Ingredients for a Total Skin Detox
If your skin is in need of a little detox, it’s time to dig through your cupboard and pick out purifying and refining ingredients. Not so sure which extracts and botanicals are best for detoxifying your complexion? Don’t stress — we’ve rounded up our absolute favourite, tried and tested ingredients for a skin detox.
Keep on reading to find out which skincare ingredients will help your complexion feel fresh and flawless again, even post-Winter.
Clay and Mud
Although the idea of putting clay or mud on your face might seem a little off-putting, we promise that it’s a key step in achieving clearer, purer skin, especially post-partying. If you’re suffering from breakouts and clogged pores due to wearing too much makeup (or not taking it off properly!) then clay and mud are definitely ingredients to consider.
They work by creating a small electric charge that then draws out impurities from the skin, lifting away dirt, excess sebum and other pore-clogging agents. Don’t be scared, though! These ingredients are totally safe and all-natural, and also won’t over-dry or irritate sensitive skin types.
There are a few ways to incorporate clay and mud into your routine, including masks and cleansers. We’re coveting the NIOD Flavanone Mud Mask, which uses black Amazonian Clay and Brazilian Clay to refine texture, tone and clarity. The Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser is another favourite, and is enriched with Kaolin Clay, a widely-used form of clay which is excellent at detoxifying the skin.
Use it for: breakouts, acne and clogged pores.