What Is Detoxing?
Detoxing your skin means removing as many of the impurities, toxins, pollutants, and dead skin cells as possible. Think of it as a reset for the skin on your face and body, cleansing, treating, and soothing it back to its optimal condition.
The word detox generally has negative connotations.
When we think of detoxing, many of us think of juice cleanses, cutting out our favorite snacks, or foregoing that much-needed glass of red at the weekend. But, detoxes for your skin and body can be enjoyable too, and the benefits are endless.
Benefits of Detoxing
Detoxing your skin can:
- draw out toxins from your skin’s surface, leaving it looking rejuvenated and fresh.
- hydrate and nourish your skin to make it soft and healthy.
- tighten and firm up your skin, reducing fine lines and making your skin look younger.
- remove impurities, preventing blackheads and pimples from popping up as often.
Science aside, it also just feels good to invest time into making your body feel good.
Detoxing isn’t just for your skin, though. It’s important to also think about your hair when you’re planning your summer-ready routine. Detox shampoo is essential, especially if you use styling products in your hair. It will gently remove impurities and buildup without stripping the hair of moisture.
Of course, don’t forget about the skin on your body too! Introducing detoxing soap and body masks into your cleansing routine is just as worthy as investing in detox skincare.
The Best Detoxing Ingredients
Now we’ve got more of an idea about what detoxing does, let’s explore some of the ingredients that will bring you all these benefits.
Bentonite clay is excellent for drawing impurities out of the skin and is best used weekly as a clay mask. It’s a perfect choice for anyone who has oily skin that’s prone to congestion –– using bentonite clay on a regular basis will help you control shine and stop breakouts in their tracks.
Charcoal is used in a similar way to bentonite clay, as a way to absorb oil and impurities, drawing them out of your pores. Charcoal is something of a magic ingredient: it can absorb 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities, acting as a magnet for any congestion in your skin. You’ll find charcoal in many detoxifying products, from masks and cleansers to body polishes.
Mud is another fantastic - and natural - combatant against congestion and oil. Not only does a detox mud mask draw out impurities and banish excess oil, but it’s also full of valuable minerals that’ll nourish your skin to give it a healthy glow.
For the best possible results, we recommend a three-in-one scrub and mask combination. The Deep Sea mud absorbs oil, while natural exfoliants gently remove dead skin cells for a healthy glow.
While we eat Vitamin C to boost our immunity, it’s also a valuable player in the skincare world too. Vitamin C fights free radicals, those pesky molecules that can cause things like fine lines, wrinkles, and dull skin.
Algae is a godsend for dry skin, something we’re all trying to fight as we come out of winter into the warmer months. Not only does algae add moisture, but it also improves your cell membranes to keep them healthy. Algae also contains antioxidants and amino acids that detoxify your skin. It’s best used in a scrub form, to exfoliate while you’re also hydrating –– our new mud-based exfoliator is packed full of algae and is already a customer favorite.
Dead Sea Salts
The Dead Sea is famous for being extremely salty, and as a result, its salt contains 10 times more minerals than ordinary sea salt. These minerals are excellent skincare ingredients, which assist in cleansing, detoxifying, and restoring your skin and hair to their healthiest possible states. If you’re looking for detox haircare, a scalp scrub with dead sea salts will remove dead skin cells, toxins, and impurities from the scalp's surface. It’s packed with nourishing oils as well, to make your hair as shiny and soft as possible.
Deep Detox with SABON
Detoxing your skin, body, and hair is the perfect way to reset before summer comes. But don’t forget that it’s not just about how you look –– but about how you feel. At SABON, we’re passionate about the self-care side of skincare.
Take a break from your week to treat yourself with our products, which will help you feel good, smell good, and love the way you look.