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The Party's Over: Skincare Detox 101

The Party's Over: Skincare Detox 101

Last year I posted a series called wiping the slate clean, which was all about clarifying facial cleansers. This year, I thought we could talk a little more frankly about detox — detoxing our skin that is. I've been on planes, trains, and cars throughout the holiday season and let's just say that I've had a few too many late nights (New Year's Eve included) trying to make up for lost time with friends and family.

But now that the party's over, my skin's seen better days. If you're still suffering the effects of overdoing it during the holidays, here are some helpful hints from skincare expert Liz Earle to get your once radiant skin back in check. And this detox program is so easy, you can do it over the course of a weekend.

  • Did you know that eating a fruit-only diet for 24 hours can lead to increased energy and glowing skin and can help fight off free radicals? In particular, fruits such as blueberries, blackberries, and cabbage are high in antioxidants.
  • Exfoliate your skin to stimulate your circulatory and lymphatic systems. This helps to significantly reduce the toxins in your body. Each day in the shower, massage a scrub over your face and body to help rejuvenate your skin.

For three more helpful skin detox tips,

  • Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Choose any of your favorite body lotions or facial creams to help tired and dry skin rehydrate. Skin will look more supple, soft, and glowing almost immediately.
  • Try your best to eliminate caffeine from your diet. While it would be ideal to give it up for good, I'm just talking about for a few days to give your body and skin some time to detox. Replace your cup of joe with something like green tea, which will help cleanse and protect your liver as well as return moisture to your skin.
  • In combination with all of these tips make sure that you are exercising regularly. This will lead to renewed energy levels and the restoration of glowing skin.


C-Ruth C-Ruth 7 years
hmmm, I might try that 24-hour diet!
Sally123 Sally123 8 years
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Amy89 Amy89 9 years
This is very fine detoxy tips for the skin. Fruits are very important for the skin and keep the skin cells healthy. The thing I like in this detoxic post that very few people know about it that is to eliminate caffeine from the diet and second one and which is very important of the healthy skin is the use of green tee. Greent is very supportive to the melanocyte cell which produce pigmentation (Color of skin) Save the skin from white spot of vitiligo (Skin diseases see: ). Normally green tee is popular for the weight loss purpose.
xmargarida xmargarida 9 years
ooo love the fruit idea! must try
almostloli almostloli 9 years
great tips :D go go green tea and fruits! (me loves apples!)
plasticapple plasticapple 9 years
I'd definitely try the all fruit diet. Does anyone have a link to a list of fruits? I know there's more than what most people think of as fruit.
Phoenix27 Phoenix27 9 years
OK, i hate to be snarky, but how is "cabbage" part of an all-fruit diet? lol
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Great tips. Drink your H20 ladies!
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
I'm going to try the fruit diet...but I tried to have a fruit-only rule for breakfast, and even that made me sick. I am one of like 3 women in America who does not like fruit. It is not nature's candy to me, lol, but I have crappy skin, so I should try to love it.
sundrops sundrops 9 years
Help! Am I being blind or did something actually happen to the 'add to my favorites' tab?
vanilla19 vanilla19 9 years
I didn't know that cabbage was a fruit..
makeup_love makeup_love 9 years
Great tips, thanks Bella. I have had many late nights lately and lots of parties so I am really going to benefit from some of these. I'm so trying the fruit diet.
Noralicious Noralicious 9 years
cool i well try the fruit diet thanx .
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
Good tips - I especially like the day of fruit :-D but doesn't green tea have caffeine in? It's pretty much the strongest thing I drink, combined with lots of water, herbal tea and the occasional fruit juice...
rumpel2 rumpel2 9 years
i will have to try the 24-hr fruit diet, i already do the rest...yeah i drink NO caffeine - water is MY elixir, the only problem is that i don't drink as much as i should be drinking!!
emalove emalove 9 years
An all-fruit diet DOES sound good...yum.
bokc bokc 9 years
The fruit diet sounds very enticing.
MiyabiNa MiyabiNa 9 years
oo I never thought about that fruit diet. I might try that one day! I don't mind chowing down on different fruits for a day! I'd love to find out what it does for my body. Thanks for the great tips!! Maybe I can detox this weekend^^
pixigirl31 pixigirl31 9 years
bella have you had your own site for a year???! oh goodness time flies. keep up the good work :)
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Some good tips! I've already cut most caffeine and am trying to up the water content, so that one's easy! But I'll have to try more fruit too...
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