4-Step Spring Skincare Detox
Why A Skincare Detox
Embarking on a skincare detox during spring is ideal, since you’re probably doing most of the heavy lifting already thanks to your New Year’s Resolutions or getting ready for bikini season – better diet, more physical activity, increasing your water intake. Added to that, the weather is milder and you have access to a better variety of antioxidant-rich foods. It’s all of these factors that help your skin look its best and function at its most “normal” state.
This spring we invite you to take your skincare detox one step further, and begin discovering and incorporating more clean beauty options into your routine.
Step 1 – Avoid These Ingredients
The top Chemicals of Concern* according to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics* include: 14- Dioxane, Acrylates, Benzophenone, Butylated Compounds, Carbon Black, Carcinogens, Coal Tar, Ethanolamine Compounds (MEA, DEA, TEA), Synthetic Fragrance, Homosalate, Hydroquinone, Lead, Arsenic, Mercury, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Mica, Nail Polish Remover, Nitrosamines, Octinoxate, PABA, Petrolatum, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Polytetrafluoroethylene, P-Phenylenediamine, Parabens, Phthalates, Quaternium-15, Resorcinol, Retinol Compounds, Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Toluene,Triclosan
Step 2 – Use A Non-Foaming Cleanser
Look for cleansers that are “foam-free,” like the Saison Spring Cleansing Oil. When a cleanser foams, it usually contains harsh sulfates or other detergents that strip your skin from its natural oils. When your skin is out of balance, it requires the use of more treatment products to get it back to normal.
Step 3 – Flush Toxins
Begin flushing toxins from your face and skin. Some recommended steps include:
- Facial massages to help release toxins in your fascia and lymph nodes
- Facial steams open up the pores and encourage perspiration to help remove toxins
- Clay-based products, like the Saison Spring Cleansing Grains or Saison Face Mask, pulls out the trace oils, dirt and toxins from your skin
Step 4 – More Plants vs Chemicals
As science advances there are a significant number of chemically-derived ingredients that have emerged to smooth, hydrate, peel, or rejuvenate your skin. However, many of these ingredients can irritate or damage your skin, or in some cases compromise your health. Instead find products like the Saison Spring Botanical Lotion Spray or Saison Spring Moisturizer, that are made up primarily of organic, plant-based ingredients, which can gently and effectively feed and nourish your skin.
Enjoy your skincare detox journey!