Give Your Skin the Ultimate Detox in Just One Week

The winter seems like the worst possible time of the year for our skin. That's why we need to take special care to keep it looking smooth, fresh and healthy!

The winter seems like the worst possible time of the year for our skin. The lack of moisture in the air dries it out, and we typically don’t expose our pores to much sunlight during the winter months.

These factors combined put us way past due for a major skin rehabilitation. Just like we work to get our bodies in shape for spring break season, it’s also time to get our skin in shape, too.

Fortunately, you don’t have to save for lavish facials at the spa. You can do it yourself in the comfort of your home, and most of the ingredients might be in your pantry. What’s even better is that this kick-butt skin detox works in just seven days.

It’s spring cleaning time; why not start with a one week detox for skin?

You Are What You Eat


This old saying goes for your skin, too. What you put in your body is essential to skin health.

There are certain foods that work wonders for your skin. Drinking green tea daily has many health benefits, one being better skin.

Green tea fights inflammation and redness to de-puff skin.

Also, strawberries and blueberries are loaded with antioxidants that are amazing for your skin. Be extra cautious to avoid overly-processed foods and opt for whole grains, which are much better for your skin and can reduce acne.

Stay Hydrated


Beyond healthy eating habits, drinking habits are important as well. Hydrate your skin by drinking at least eight glasses of water every single day. No excuses.

If your skin is dry and cracked, it could be parched, which could eventually lead to wrinkles. This will definitely help your skin as well as the rest of your body’s functioning.

(Dry) Brush it Off

When we’re focusing on our skin’s health, we tend to only focus on our faces and neglect the rest of our bodies. But there’s an easy way to work on it all.

Take a dry brush to your skin, gently massaging in circular motions toward your heart. This will help get rid of dry skin, bumps and possibly cellulite. Use a brush with natural bristles rather than plastic, and do it before hopping in the shower.

You’re bound to notice a difference in no time.


Take a Trip to the Dead Sea

With a low-sodium content and balanced minerals, Dead Sea scrubs will leave your skin soft and smooth, diminishing the look of wrinkles. It’ll also help with the whole hydration factor because it helps your skin’s retention of water.

Give Me More Coffee, Please

scrub coffee

As if we needed another reason to worship the delicious drink, coffee is here to save our skin, but maybe not in the way you’d think.

Use it as a natural skin exfoliate by grinding it up and brushing it onto your skin. You only need to leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing it off. It’ll leave your skin feeling like silk.

Try a Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Honey Mask


This one should be easy because most of these items are probably sitting in your kitchen cabinet. All you need to do is mix them together, and add a squeeze of lemon before applying it to your face. Results occur quickly, so this is only recommended bi-weekly or monthly. It’s perfect for a fast detox. This should be called the everything-mask because it’s a miracle worker.

From drying pimples to supporting circulation and evening skin tone, it will leave you positively glowing.

Don’t Forget the Essentials

Essential oils are just that, essential. Combining grape-seed oil or sweet almond oil with frankincense, melaleuca tea tree oil and lavender is like a magic potion for your skin.

The benefits range from smoothing skin, removing fine lines, stopping scarring to evening skin tone and more. All you need is a drop of each, mixed together in a 2-oz bottle. This will last you the week and leave your skin looking radiant.

If you haven’t used essential oils before, you might want to test it on a less sensitive part of your skin first (like your foot) or talk with your doctor or aroma therapist before trying this one.


Sweat it Out

Let’s face it: toxins are nasty and can cause lots of problems. Sweating out toxins clogging your pores will not only feel rejuvenating, it’ll look good, too. Removing toxins and toning your muscles will make your skin appear more elastic and less dimply.

Working out increases blood flow to your skin and gives you an all-over glow. Maintain a good workout regimen for a solid week and you’ll notice the difference.

Maybe you’ve neglected your skin the past few months. Maybe you didn’t wash your face every night, you neglected to work out, or you binged on the wrong kinds of snacks. It’s OK.

Incorporate some of these tricks into your routine for about a week, and you’ll be thanking yourself by the time spring is here. And the added bonus is that you don’t need to break your piggy bank by investing in high-end products to get fast results.

About the author

Ali Lawrence

More ambitious than Julius Caesar and less predictable than a game of poker, Ali Lawrence is a globetrotter that writes for a living. When not on the road, she enjoys cooking healthy meals, playing tennis and painting.

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