How to Detox Your Skin After a Month of Holiday Partying

New year, new you. To be really honest, we are feeling a little overwhelmed and drained out - which isn’t surprising, considering the month of December is full of cheer and holiday parties. This literally translates to excessive drinking, overindulgent food and lack of sleep - all in the name of celebration. If you’re entering 2017 with a dull, tired complexion, it might be time to consider a detox for the good of your skin.  Ready to reset your skin and go back to your former glowy days? Keep scrolling to find out exactly how to detoxify your skin after a party-filled month. 

#1. Step 1: Cleanse 
The first step to recovery? Starting with a clean slate. All that contouring, defining, and blending you did over the holiday break was great for your makeup technique but not so great for your skin. To make sure you’re cleansing your skin thoroughly and starting your detox correctly, make sure you are double-cleansing; use an oil-based cleanser  first to melt off oil-based makeup residue. 

We like Clinique's Take The day Off Cleansing Oil (USD $28) for its cleansing prowess. This powerful oil dissolves all traces of makeup and impurities and is gentle enough for all skin types. 

To amp your cleansing routine up, we recommend the Foreo Mini 2 ($SGD 225). Do not underestimate this weird looking device. This little device is about to send your skin into new stratospheres of squeaky-clean. Sonic pulses emitted by the silicone touch points remove and disrupt dirt more effectively than cleanser alone. Just rinse your face, froth a foamy wash, and start humming. You'll find moisturizers and serums absorb much better afterwards.

#Step 2: Exfoliate Gently
To bring back your baby-soft skin, use a gentle exfoliator like Sloane Inc's Skin Superfood Pineapple Enzyme Scrub (USD $36) while cleansing. This will help your cleanser do its job and help buff away dead skin cells. The scrub contains bromelain enzyme which helps to effectively remove excess surface cells to uncover brighter, clearer skin, while micro spherical jojoba beads dissolve to release nourishing jojoba oil into the skin. This synergy boosts skin texture and leaves the skin with a refined, luminous glow. Avoid any harsh, grainy exfoliators in the first week as they’ll only irritate your already aggravated and most likely parched skin.

#Step 3: Get a SOS Facial
After a season of partying, late nights, plus loads of salty, sugary and starchy festive delicacies – oh yea, and the booze too – it’s no wonder you woke up with a bloated moon face you could barely recognize. An award-winning facial such as the Deep Red facial (S$235.40 ) that soothes, promotes healing and improves microcirculation of the face would help avert the glam-ergency and leave you glowing and refreshed.

#Step 4: Let Your Skin Breathe
After a month of heavy makeup, it’s time to give your skin a break. Forgo your favorite foundation, and let your skin breathe for a day (or more, preferably). 

#Step 5: Don't Forget About Your Diet
Glowing, radiant skin starts from within—which is why you should also consider forgoing some trigger foods like dairy, sugar, and coffee during your skin detox. Committing yourself to a few days of healthy eating will not only give your digestive system a break, but put you on the express path of post-revelry recovery. So stock up on a rainbow-coloured variety of fresh vegetables, fruits and berries for a good detox and antioxidant boost. Drink plenty and let the water cleanse your system and skin. 

To turbocharge your detox efforts, we recommend trying Sloane Inc's Skinny Body Cleansing Tea (USD $32). This gentle cleansing blend contains rose flower known for its remarkable healing properties and its superior stimulation of digestion and fat breakdown. The concurrent probiotic effects of this body cleansing formula keeps your gut microflora healthy, a prerequisite for sustainable weight loss and long term health.


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