Have you ever thought about skin detox? Do you even need to detox your skin? let’s find out.
If you regularly purchase cosmetics and skincare you assume they are safe to use. After all, they wouldn’t be allowed on the market if they weren’t, right? Well, not exactly. Although regulations greatly depend on the country you live in, cosmetics as a whole are often poorly regulated or completely unregulated.
Take the FDA, for example. If you visit their website, you’ll see that under U.S. law, cosmetics and their ingredients -with a few exceptions- do not require FDA approval. Instead, the companies that make cosmetics are responsible for the safety of their products.
However, because no specific tests are required and companies are not required to report safety data to the FDA, it’s easy for dubious chemicals to make it into all sorts of products, from makeup to shampoo to lotions and other skincare products.
What is skin detox and why do you need it?
Detoxing is to remove toxins. A skin detox can remove toxins that is built up on our skin from poor lifestyle choices, especially the use of chemical skincare products that strips the skin’s natural microbiome. It protects the surface of your skin from external pollutants and harsh chemicals that is in your skincare.
While the FDA has banned some chemicals that are proven to be harmful, the majority of what goes into your cosmetics is unregulated. Some other countries have stricter regulations, but it’s still possible for harmful chemicals to end up in your skincare products and through absorption, in your skin.
So what can you do? Thankfully, our skin is capable of regeneration. In fact, the outer layer will completely replace all its cells every four weeks. A skin detox helps newer, healthier cells to emerge. It also allows your body to eliminate the chemicals that was built up from previous skincare products. Apart from a healthier diet, all that is needed for a skin detox is to opt for a skin care routine incorporating natural skincare products that do not contain harsh synthetic chemicals.
At this point, you might be wondering what to expect during a skin detox. Let’s discuss some of the things you might feel or experience.
Nervousness: Many people are nervous about beginning a skin detox. That’s okay! Change is hard, and we recognize that many people are doubtful about turning to natural skin care. You may worry that it won’t be effective.
There are a lot of brands that claim to be natural, and some don’t have evidence to support their claims. It can be overwhelming. That is exactly why we show you the science behind our products. And you can also check out our authenticity page to see our certifications and awards.
Plus, you are never alone in the detox journey with us. When you sign up for our 12-week detox challenge, you receive weekly support emails to guide you through the process, access to me (founder and skin consultant, Tracy) directly and an invitation to join our community facebook group.
Skin Reactions: The truth is that any time we change what our bodies are used to, there can be some rough days as we adapt. If you’ve ever tried to give up caffeine or smoking, for example, you probably experienced some jitteriness, moodiness, and cravings. But if you made it past those symptoms, you probably felt a lot better.
The same thing occurs when you detox your skin. You may experience some reactions, like oily skin, dryness, or acne. When we introduce chemicals to our bodies, they adapt and react. We build a certain level of tolerance to substances, even if they aren’t good for us. When those substances are taken away, our bodies react to their sudden disappearance. Sometimes, those reactions can be unpleasant. You might start to wonder at that point whether this is actually working or if your old skin care was better. Stick it out!
This is simply your body reacting to change and getting rid of the chemicals from your old products. It will pass, and your skin will feel so much better when it does!
Better, Healthier Skin: As your skin detoxes, new cells emerge. Your skin’s microbiome is restored to a healthy balance. That’s particularly important because chemicals can disrupt that balance, leaving skin prone to problems like oiliness, dryness, irritation, and infection.
When you remove those chemicals and add in products that support your microbiome, balance is restored, and your skin is better able to do its job of protecting you from external pathogens.
Your skin will begin to heal and improve its ability to self-regulate. Your collagen and elastin will regenerate, resulting in smoother, more supple skin. Skin that was previously troubled by acne or irritation will likely be calmer and less inflamed.
Added Perks when detoxing with Us: When you choose to do your skin detox through our 12-week challenge, you will get some added perks in addition to what we discussed above. As if healthier skin wasn’t a reward in itself, right?!
When you subscribe, you receive member discounts on our products. And don’t worry – There is no commitment! You can change items, change shipping dates or even cancel your subscription any time.
You’ll also receive recipes and skincare tips in your weekly emails to support you on your detox journey.
We have also thought about detoxing our environment. So, don’t forget the great feeling you’ll have knowing that you’re making a positive impact on the environment through our environmentally-kind packaging. We offer reusable containers and plant-based eco refill pouches.
Excitement: Are you ready to get started? Awesome! You can take the next step by subscribing here. All you have to do is, select the products you need and opt to ‘subscribe & save’ at the shop.
We’re excited for you to join us. There’s no commitment and no hassle, so you don’t need to have any worries.
Unsure where to start with the skincare? No problem! Our Essentials Kit is a great choice. You’ll receive a two-month supply of our four best sellers, including Remove Cleanser, Prepare Lotion (toner), AM Day Serum, and PM night cream. When used together, the four products in our essentials kit make up a complete detoxing skincare routine.
The biome-positive Active16+ Manuka Honey they contain will help bring your skin’s bacteria back into balance so your skin will be better able to fight environmental damage. They also contain other natural ingredients, enzymes, and prebiotics to help restore your skin’s health and are particularly effective on aging and problem skin.
And of course, you can also request a consultation with me for more personalized recommendations. It is completely confidential and free!
Switching to chemical-free skincare is one of the most empowering decisions you can make; particularly in today’s world, where we are inundated with plastics. We applaud you for your courage. And when you are ready to begin your journey to a fearlessly healthy face, we’ll be here to help you every step of the way.
Pro-Tip : Our PREPARE Lotion (Toner) helps your skin absorb your moisturiser. It is extremely hydrating and can be used on arms and legs too when they are dry. A must-have in your skincare routine, especially when we are in between seasons. It is rich in active 16+ Manuka honey that is Biome-positive and will restore your skin in no time at all!
I am here to help and want to support you on your journey to healthy skin, please contact me directly through [email protected] I would love to hear your experience and answer any questions that you might have.
Tracy – Founder
Au Natural Skinfood