Why You Need To Detox Your Skin & 5 Products To Use

Summer is not easy on our bodies, specifically our skin. It’s like, we spend all this time worrying about having “the perfect summer bod” and a tan, glowing complexion. In reality, come mid-July, you’re bloated AF from eating garbage at cookouts every weekend, and your skin is breaking out from drinking every single day of the week—or worse, peeling and covered in sun spots from forgetting the SPF. So if you’re looking to reel it in and get your shit together for the second half of the summer, keep reading to learn how to detox your skin and which products you’ll need to restore your complexion.

Detoxifying Cleanser

Using clay in beauty products is an age-old secret to detoxifying the skin. Sunday Riley’s Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser uses a variety of clays to actively remove excess oil and impurities and unclog pores without stripping the skin. So if your skin is freaking out as a result of all of your summer indulgences, you need to incorporate this cleanser into your skincare routine, as the result is smooth, balanced, purified skin.

sunday riley ceramic slip clay cleanser, how to detox your skin

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Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser 

Bath Salt

Not that kind of bath salt—no risk of eating anyone’s face here. Since your face isn’t the only part of your body that needs detoxifying, soaking in a bath salt that contains activated charcoal like Dr Teal’s will help to draw dirt, bacteria, and toxins to the skin’s surface and prevent acne and blackheads all over your body.

Dr Teal Epsom Salt, how to detox your skin

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Dr Teal’s Activated Charcoal & Black Lava Epsom Salt Soaking Solution, Foaming Bath & Body Wash

A Charcoal Mask

Glamglow’s cult-favorite Supermud Activated Charcoal Treatment mask contains a mud that includes a blend of six acids that actively work to minimize pores and create clearer skin, while the activated charcoal removes dirt and other impurities from your skin that probably got there when you were day drinking in your friend’s dusty backyard.

Glamglow super mud mask, how to detox your skin

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GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Activated Charcoal Treatment

A Serum That Protects Against Free Radicals

Between the hot air and influx in alcohol consumption in the summer, your skin is bound to be exposed to a ton of damaging free radicals that can lead to a dull complexion, and ultimately, early aging. So to avoid overexposure to free radicals, you need to get your hands on a serum like Volition’s Beauty Snow Mushroom Water Serum. It filters out free radical damage, minimizes pores, supports natural collagen production, and keeps skin moisturized all day long.

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Volition Beauty Snow Mushroom Water Serum

A Face Mist That Fights Off Free Radicals

Just like your overpriced Matcha latte wakes you up in the mornings, H2O+ Beauty’s Face Mist gives your skin the  refreshing wakeup call that it needs, especially in the gross summer weather. The essence uses matcha green tea extract to help prevent environmental pollutants from affecting your skin while creating a barrier on the skin that protects and helps provide hydration. What’s more? The face mist doubles as a makeup set spray so you can protect your skin and keep your makeup from melting off in the hot as hell temperatures.

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H2O+ Beauty Aquadefense Shielding Matcha Facial Essence

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