Detoxifying Your Skin After The Holidays

As the holiday season comes to an end, many of us are left feeling bloated, tired, and with less-than-perfect skin. The indulgences of the season – rich foods, alcohol, lack of sleep, and sugary treats – can take a toll on our bodies, leaving our skin looking dull and congested. But don't worry, there are ways to help detoxify and rejuvenate your skin and get back that healthy, glowing complexion after the holidays.

Start with a clean slate

The first step to detoxifying your skin is to remove any remaining makeup and dirt from the day before. Be sure to use a gentle cleanser, like our Joatinga Gentle Cleanser, that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, opt for a cleanser with salicylic acid to help unclog pores and clear away excess oil. If you have dry or sensitive skin, look for a hydrating cleanser that won’t irritate your skin. You should cleanse your skin each day and night to keep your skin bright and healthy.

Exfoliate regularly

It's important to give your skin some extra TLC to get rid of any excess oil, dirt, and toxins that may have accumulated during all the festivities. One way to do this is by exfoliating your skin to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores.Exfoliating can help to reveal brighter, smoother skin and reduce the appearance of acne and dark spots and it's especially important after the holiday season when your skin may be feeling a little dull or congested. There are different types of exfoliators to choose from, including physical exfoliators (such as scrubs or loofahs) and chemical exfoliators (such as alpha-hydroxy acids or beta-hydroxy acids). Physical exfoliators work by mechanically removing dead skin cells, while chemical exfoliators use enzymes or acids to dissolve the bonds between dead skin cells. While we recommend using physical exfoliants like Depil Brazil’s Arpoador Gel Exfoliant, you should choose the type of exfoliant that works best for your skin type and be sure to use it once or twice a week to keep your skin looking fresh.

Stay hydrated

When our skin is dehydrated, it can become dry, flaky, and more prone to breakouts. Adequate hydration helps to flush out toxins and impurities, leaving your skin looking soft, clear, and glowing. Drinking plenty of water is essential for maintaining healthy, plump skin. Aim for at least the recommended eight cups of water a day and consider adding some sliced cucumbers or lemon for an extra boost of hydration with your meals or beverages. Facial mists are also a great way to give your skin a quick hydration boost throughout the day. Keep a bottle in your bag and spritz your face whenever you feel your skin becoming dry.

Incorporate a facial mask

Facial masks are a great way to give your skin a boost of nutrients and hydration. Look for masks that are tailored to your skin concerns, whether it’s acne, dryness, or dullness. Clay masks are great for oily or acne-prone skin as they absorb excess oil and impurities. Hydrating masks, like those with hyaluronic acid, are great for dry or dehydrated skin. And for a boost of radiance, try a mask with glycolic acid to exfoliate and brighten the skin.

Use a toner

Toners are often overlooked in a skincare routine, but they can be extremely beneficial for detoxifying the skin. Toners help to balance the pH of your skin, remove any remaining dirt or makeup, and prepare your skin for the next steps in your routine. Look for toners with ingredients like witch hazel or tea tree oil to help clear out pores and reduce redness. Fun fact: Joatinga Gentle Cleanser also acts as a toner, too! So you get double the benefits when added to your daily skincare routine.

Apply a serum

Serums are packed with concentrated ingredients that can target specific skin concerns. Look for serums with antioxidants to help protect your skin from environmental stressors and boost collagen production. Vitamin C serums are great for brightening and evening out skin tone, while retinol serums can help to reduce fine lines and improve skin texture. For those who regularly wax and have concerns of ingrown hair, try the Ipanema Ingrown Hair Serum. This oil-free formula contains natural ingredients to reduce the appearance of ingrown hairs, improve skin tone, softens hair and skin, improves hydration, and reduce hyperpigmentation.

Finish with a moisturizer

Moisturizing is essential for maintaining healthy, hydrated skin. Choose a moisturizer that is tailored to your skin type and concerns. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, opt for a lightweight product, for those with dry skin, try a richer, creamy moisturizer, especially during the winter months when the air and heat can take a toll on the skin. Look for products that contain antioxidants, such as vitamin C or green tea, as these can help to neutralize free radicals and protect the skin from environmental stressors. using a moisturizer that is specifically formulated to detoxify and clarify the skin, you can help to restore a healthy, radiant complexion.

By exfoliating, cleansing, masking, staying hydrated, and moisturizing, you can effectively detoxify your skin after the holidays and get it back to its healthy and radiant state. Remember to be gentle with your skin and avoid harsh or stripping products to ensure it stays healthy and glowing. For help with your skin concerns, or to improve your skin’s tone, texture, and appearance, get started with a free wax service of your choice at Depil Brazil! All first-time visits are free.

What they say about us...