Did you know that the skin is the body’s largest organ? It performs amazing feats every day from renewing itself every month, to being waterproof yet able to eliminate toxins through our sweat glands. Unfortunately it is also able to absorb pollutants directly from the atmosphere and this is how our pores get blocked and we suffer from spots and blemishes. Do not worry however, as there are some really fabulous products on the market that deal with practically every skin dilemma you can think of. From dry, papery skin to greasy, spot prone, we have a product solution for everyone. Here is how to detox your skin with some great products.
For those of you with very dry skin, you have to be especially careful in the winter as harsh winds and moving in and out of different temperature environments can play havoc with your skin. Try Clinique’s gentle exfoliating Clarifying Lotion specially developed by their very own dermatologists, it de-flakes to reveal clearer skin and smooths the way for moisture. Available for £15 for a 200ml bottle from Clinique.co.uk.
Also from Clinique is their New Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifing Hydrator. This rich, oil-free cream gel instantly rehydrates. Skin stays comfortably plumped even 24 hours after you put it on. Daily use helps fortify and repair skin’s mositure barrier to keep moisture in, environmental irritants out. Aim for a better barrier, and happier skin. Available for £30 for a 50ml tub from Clinique.co.uk
Although normal skin may not seem to need much looking after, in the winter it always suffers from the same problems as other skin types so you should protect it as if you had a troublesome skin. The Liz Earle range are designed for normal skin and their Skin Repair Moisturiser is ideal for the winter months. This perfectly balanced moisturiser softens, smoothes and conditions skin for a naturally healthy glow. Rich in natural actives, including borage oil (a rich source of the essential fatty acid GLA) and natural antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin E to replace lost moisture and help protect normal/combination skin. Available price is £18.25 for a 50ml jar from uk.lizearle.com.
Superskin Concentrate by Liz Earle is an intense, aromatic blend of 100% pure plant oils and this rich, restoring night-time treat is suitable for all skin types. Available for £38.75 for a 28ml bottle from uk.lizearle.com.
This is the most difficult of all skin to find products for as you are dealing with oily patches and very dry skin in other areas so you must have a product that is suited to both. The Invisible Pores Detox Mask by Ren is a detoxifying clay mask designed to reduce the appearance of pore size and leave the skin purified, smooth and toned. It draws out impurities; helps reduce the appearance of pore size and blackheads. Available for £18 for a 50ml bottle from Renskincare.com.
Their T-Zone Balancing Day Fluid is For Combination Skin – a mattefying fluid that will leave combination skin looking balanced, clear and beautifully healthy. It balances combination skin; reduces shine/mattefies; is antibacterial and protects against free radicals. Available for £26 for a 50ml bottle from Renskincare.com.
Prone to spots but not to wrinkles, there are some benefits in having oily skin. A shiny forehead and nose is not one of them however. Estee Lauder have created Sparkling Clean Oil Control Foaming Cleanser which is a crystal-clear, citrusy gel that surges into an exhilarating lather that controls oil without stripping away moisture. Available for £21 for a 200ml bottle from Esteelauder.co.uk.
They compliment this with a Sparkling Clean Mattifying Oil Control Lotion which controls oil for hours with oil-absorbing powders. The refreshing, mattifying toning lotion instantly refines and purifies as it eliminates shine. Available for £20 for a 200ml bottle from Eteelauder.co.uk.