5 Step DIY Detox Facial
Purge toxins and pollution from pores in 5 simple steps!
Posted on June 11, 2020 Written by: 100% PURE ®
Did you know that an extended period of going makeup-free can help your skin purge and replenish itself? Many of us have very different lifestyles than those we had a year ago (or even a few months ago). This change certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed by our skin.
Our skin feels it all – changes in diet, upticks in stress, new or more active products – and will respond accordingly. If you’re noticing clogged pores, breakouts, or less than your best skin, it may be time for a detox facial.
The herbal detox we’re about to unwrap will feature ingredients fit for a luxurious green beauty experience. A home facial isn’t just good for our skin; it’s an opportunity to relax, celebrate self-care, and maximize our time at home. Here’s how we do it step by step.
Step #1: Detox Face Mask
Before we get started, let’s go over prep. We definitely want to start with clean, makeup-free skin, otherwise the whole “detox” part of our facial can’t really work. You can also prep by steaming the skin, to loosen the debris in your pores for easier removal in later steps. Do this with either a warm shower, facial steamer, steaming bowl of water or warm, wet rag.
To start our facial, we’ll start with a DIY mask. Mask ingredients are powerful, yet gentle enough to sit on the skin for extended periods of time. Our skin is meant to absorb the benefits and put these ingredients to work immediately. But, because the detox mask we’re using needs to be washed off, we wouldn’t want to use it after longer lasting formulas like serum or oil.
This natural, vegan mask is an essential part of our detox facial. Activated charcoal is known to draw out impurities resulting in clarified, smoother looking skin. Combined with brightening lemon, this mask makes our skin feel fresh, radiant, and deeply cleansed.
Activate the Pore Detox Herbal Cleanser using the liquid Charcoal Clay Cleanser. Thin this mixture slightly with water until you’ve achieved a light, spreadable paste. Apply to your forehead, chin, cheeks, and nose; avoid the eye area. Leave the mask on your skin for 20 minutes.
Step #2: Cleanse + Exfoliate
Use a facial mist to hydrate the mask for easier removal, then rinse thoroughly with warm water. To ensure that no mask product is left behind, go in with something scrubby like our Konjac Sponge. This charcoal option pairs well with our mask, but also provides a bit of gentle texture to remove leftover product and dead skin.
Dampen your sponge. Massage onto wet skin in gentle, circular motions for a mini massage and light exfoliation. If you’re looking for less exfoliation, go for a saturated cotton pad or damp fingers – but a konjac sponge will give the biggest bang for your buck, especially for a detox facial.
Step #3: Replenish
With “water” in the name, the effectiveness of micellar waters can be lost on those looking for potency.
The tiny oil molecules – micelles – in our Rose Micellar Water are designed to cleanse the skin, balance pH, and replenish essential moisture. The nourishment of toning cornflower water and ultra-hydrating glycerin will help to replenish your skin after a detoxifying mask and exfoliant. With the addition of antioxidants from concentrated botanicals, this micellar water is a very important step in our detox facial routine.
Saturate a cotton round with micellar water. Starting at the center of the face, sweep up and out in gentle motions. This will drag debris out of the T-zone, which is likely to have the largest pores and the highest buildup of oil.
Step #4: Serum
A highly concentrated serum loaded with antioxidants found in acai, green tea, and goji berries, our EGCG Concentrate Serum gives us spa-like results without sacrificing social distancing. Goji and yerba mate help to support skin elasticity, while extracts from lavender and sage soothe and purify the skin. Detoxifying green tea EGCG neutralizes free radicals, making this creamy serum a must for dry or UV-damaged skin types.
Vegan and cruelty-free, our Vitamin C Serum has a very green ingredient list featuring aloe, broccoli, green apple, and alpha lipoic acid from spinach. We all know that green means glow, which means we’re pulling double duty with both antioxidant and brightening power. If your skin has been suffering from dehydration, this gel serum will feel like a desert oasis.
After allowing the micellar water 2-3 minutes to fully absorb, apply a nickel-sized amount of serum onto clean, dry hands. Pat and press it into the skin, making sure not to tug the skin around the delicate eye area.
Step #5: Moisturize
Our last detox facial step is to apply our Retinol Restorative Overnight Balm. What it lacks in detoxifying it makes up for in skin support. Anti-aging retinol, fatty-acid rich avocado butter, and restorative vitamin E combine to deliver the ultimate in skin support. Highly toning and gently fragrant jasmine essential oil gives us the sweetest dreams, and turns us into true sleeping beauties!
For daytime we go lighter, and layer on the EGCG Concentrate Cream. Talk about a powerhouse; this cream has the perfect satisfying weight for day to evening wear, and easily compliments any skin type. Featuring some of the same favorite ingredients as the serum – acai, yerba mate, green tea – this daytime moisturizer locks in all the antioxidants while fending off damaging free radicals.
Now our detox facial is complete! Time to sip a luxuriously cool beverage, cozy up in the fluffiest robe possible, and pretend we’ve just left the 5-star spa on our own private island – toxins and pollution aren’t invited.
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