Your scrolling Instagram and see this awesome looking Detox Face Mask and wonder what is the purpose of detoxing you face? I have answered that one question and once finished reading this, you will be adding a detox mask to your weekly skin care routine.
Detoxing allows toxins, pollution's, dead skin and product build up to be removed from your skin. Think of it like giving your skin a fresh start. A fresh start that promotes a healthier environment which can boost cell metabolism, increase cell turnover, and improve your skin barrier. While looking for a detox mask check the ingredient label and look for one of the following:
1. Bentonite Clay
Bentonite Clay also called Montmorillonite is an absorbent clay that comes from naturally occurring volcanic ash sediments here in the United States clay Bentonite is very unusual in the fact that once it becomes hydrated, the electrical and molecular components of the clay rapidly change and produce an electrical charge. It is a swelling clay, and when it becomes mixed with water it rapidly swells open like a highly porous sponge. Making it an incredible detox ingredient.
2. Activated Charcoal
Activated Carbon also called Activated Charcoal is a form of carbon that has low pores that have the ability to absorb and pull toxins from your skin. We use activated charcoal powder that is created from sustainable coconut shells that are steam activated.
3. Vitamin C
Vitamin C also called ascorbic acid is an incredible anti-oxident. It helps get rid of toxins and protect your skin. When looking for Vitamin C in your products look for either ingredients that contain high amounts of Vitamin C or Vitamin C in a powder form. Vitamin C is very delicate and needs to be handle with care!
Now that we know what detoxing does and what to look for let's discuss why you should detox weekly. The amount of air pollution that your skin will absorb definitely depends on where you live, if you a smoker or live close to warehouses. These air pollution's are around 2.5-10 microns and your pores are around 50-70 microns in size, allowing them to be easily absorb into your skin. As if that wasn't enough let's not forget about good old dust, sunscreen, stress and the ozone. Believe or not the ozone is the most damaging to your skin. When UV light hit's mono-nitrogen oxides, toxic gas forms giving you damaging toxins in the air.
According the American Dermatologist all these invaders cause premature wrinkling, sensitivity, irritation, dehydration, hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation, fine lines and unwanted breakouts. As we cannot stop time or the act of getting older the best thing we need to do is take care of our skin now. While most of you may be just thinking about your face, don't forget that your body needs to be detoxed as well. Be sure you are detoxing your skin weekly and using clean, non-toxic ingredients. Happy Detoxing!