Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body?

Your skin acts as a barrier to protect your body from anything you come into contact with. That includes pollution, moisture, germs, bacteria… And, anything you put inside your body also has a great impact on your skin.

Now that the holidays are over, is your skin feeling the effects of indulgent eating? We know we’re definitely ready for a skin detox!

Why do I need to detox my skin?

Your skin filters out all the bad stuff and gets rid of waste and toxins through your pores. After a period of ignoring your healthy diet, you may notice a few changes to your skin, such as dullness, increased oil production and more breakouts. This is your skin’s way of trying to cleanse the toxins in your body.

You can help to give your skin an extra boost to achieve a healthy, glowing complexion. We’ve compiled a few essentials that you need to help detox your skin naturally so you can start the year off with clear skin!

 

 

Fresh fruit and veggies

You accumulate toxins faster when you consume a diet full of processed and refined foods. Eating more fresh fruits and veggies can counterbalance that. However, what you put inside your body is just as important as what you put on your face.

Before you go running to slap cucumber on your face, check out our essano Superfoods range, full of raw and organic cold-pressed plant extracts. Our team of chemists have harnessed the natural powers of Cinnamon to purify, Turmeric to illuminate and Kale to hydrate, alongside many other plant-based ingredients.

Water

Your body needs adequate food for energy, but more importantly, it needs water to function. How much water you need depends on your metabolism, but a good rule of thumb is to drink at least 2 litres of water a day.

This helps to flush out your body and aids in getting rid of toxins through your gastrointestinal tract. An added bonus is that adequate hydration also helps prevent dry skin, both drinking and applying it to your skin - one step closer to achieving that youthful glow!

Clay

Not sure if you know this, but here at essano™, we love clay masks! All our facial mask products contain Bentonite Clay. Made from volcanic ash, Bentonite Clay is an amazing ingredient that naturally draws out toxins like a magnet. It attracts dirt, oil and impurities to leave your skin feeling soft and clean.

Antioxidant-rich Cinnamon does the same thing, so we’ve combined it with Bentonite Clay in our essano Superfoods Cinnamon Detoxifying Mask – double detox!

Probiotics

Your skin is closely linked to your gut health, and to maintain a happy gut, you need a good balance of healthy bacteria - probiotics.

However, probiotics don’t just have to be consumed; you can also slather it on your face. Our essano Clear Complexion range has been formulated with our in-house specialists to clear pores, control sebum and balance skin with the help of probiotics. It’s a great range of skincare for oily/combination skin types.

Pro tip: keep our essano Clear Complexion Rapid Action Blemish Gel in your handbag. It’s a clear gel so you can zap those spots on the go!