To cleanse our skin of impurities and to look homogeneous and luminous we must do a complete cleaning on the outside but also from within, detoxifying the organs that usually eliminate toxins through the skin.
In this article we explain how you can make a plan of deep cleansing of the skin with treatments and natural remedies, ideal for skins with excess fat or mixed, with blackheads, acne, boils, etc.
Clean the intestines
The intestines are an organ closely related to our skin, so the first step will be to clean them thoroughly and make sure they work properly. The most common problem in this sense is constipation , which causes an accumulation of toxic substances that, when not eliminated naturally end up happening to the blood supply, and from there the body does everything possible to eliminate them through the skin, in the form of impurities, sweat, etc.
There are several natural methods to clean our bowels and prevent constipation:
- Eat fresh fruit and fresh vegetables daily, especially fruits such as plums, figs or apples and green leafy vegetables such as spinach or Swiss chard.
- Add flax seeds to our plates
- Always eat whole grains: bread, pasta, rice, wheat, etc.
- Take supplements
- Drink two glasses of hot water on an empty stomach
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day
- Perform water enemas if necessary, much more natural than pharmacy chemical enemas
During the month of cleaning we should follow these tips until we notice that our intestines are working properly.
Take medicinal infusions
There are some medicinal plants that will help us cleanse the skin from the inside. It is possible that the first days we can notice more impurities , but it is a usual step whenever an internal cleaning is done, and soon we will notice how they disappear and our skin is cleaner.
- Green nettle: this wild plant has the property of cleaning and beautifying the skin, in addition to purifying our body.
- Burdock : the decoction of this root is very useful in case of important impurities such as acne or boils. It is also very beneficial for the kidney.
- Green tea : green tea is depurative and very rich in antioxidants, so it also has rejuvenating properties
- Dandelion : this great cleanser works at full level, cleansing liver, kidneys and skin.
During the month of cleaning we can alternate or combine these infusions, but we will have to take three tacitas a day.
Daily cleansing of the skin
Once we have planned the internal cleaning, it will be fundamental to learn to take care of our skin externally. For this we recommend following these steps daily:
- In the morning we will wash our face with cold water
- Apply a natural tonic, which can be rose water, hammamelis water or chamomile
- Once dry, we will hydrate the skin according to the type. If we do not have a proper moisturizer we can use a vegetable oil: jojoba oil (for oily skin), coconut oil (for combination skin) or argan oil or almond (for dry skin).
- We will gently massage the face so that it absorbs well the oils and thus also promote the natural regeneration of the skin.
- At night we will repeat exactly the same steps before going to bed. If we have made up, we will not forget to eliminate makeup first, always using natural products.
Exfoliation and nutrition once a week
During the month of cleaning we must perform once a week the following treatments: an exfoliation of the skin and the application of a nourishing and cleansing mask.
is essential to help eliminate impurities, and one of the simplest methods is to use salt or sugar mixed with aloe vera (or oil if we have very dry skin), with which we gently massage the skin. Then rinse the skin with warm water and proceed to apply a purifying and moisturizing mask, which we prepare with green clay mixed with natural yogurt. We will apply it and let it act for about half an hour, until we see that the clay dries.
Then we will remove it with warm water and apply our usual moisturizer.
These treatments can be continued after the monthly cleaning plan, but we recommend doing them every 10 or 15 days.
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