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Beauty Detox Tips

By Miss Makeup Magpie
Today we're sharing our favourite products for a beauty detox to get your hair and skin looking and feeling their best in time for Spring...

January is always a depressing month following the fun and festivities of December, and then seemingly having to wait forever for payday. Personally I'm thrilled that January is now done and dusted as we're a tiny step closer to Spring. The cold Winter weather is playing havoc on my skin and hair so I'm taking my beauty routine back to basics for the month of February for a self imposed 'Beauty Detox'. My skin in particular is really suffering with the very cold temperatures we've been experiencing and if the weather forecast is anything to go by, February is going to be an icy cold month. My skin is always dry and dehydrated but ever since the Christmas period, my skin's been exceptionally dry with multiple blemishes and an uneven texture. I've been trying to pinpoint what exactly caused the decline of my skin's condition, but I'm putting it down to too much good food over Christmas and the New Year as well as the plummeting temperatures. For my February beauty detox I'm going to favour more clarifying formulas for my skin and hair to hopefully remedy some of the damage. I'm also going to pair the following beauty detox products with an antioxidant rich diet to help me look and feel even better. 

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions 

The Clarins Clarifying Lotion is one of my all time favourite skincare products, but I've decided to ramp up the gear with my exfoliative toner with the Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clarifying Lotion in a bid to banish my blemishes. The Anti-Blemish Solutions Clarifying Lotion has a gentle yet effective formula which exfoliates the skin to clear away any dead skin cells which might be causing an uneven texture as well as reducing excess oils and in turn, unclogging pores. The Clarifying Lotion contains oil-absorbing powders which help to eliminate shine whilst soothing any redness and irritation of existing breakouts.

Clinique have a few Clarifying Lotions to choose from but this particular one is designed for those with breakout-prone skin and you can see the 'powder' within the bottom of the bottle so I'd recommend giving the bottle a good shake before use to thoroughly mix the solution. Due to this Clarifying Lotion being alcohol-based, I like to follow with a more moisturising toner to reduce any potential dryness, but it does an incredible job at mattifying my skin, sloughing away dead skin cells and reducing inflammation of angry blemishes. I tend to prefer using this toner in the evenings as I like to apply a thicker layer of moisturiser as a sleep mask for my skin so my skin's looking a lot smoother and my blemishes look significantly smaller which makes it easier to conceal them come the morning.

Clarins Skin Detox

The Clarins Well Being Collection is described as being a 'party season booster' which is very apt and an amazing set regardless of the time of year. The Collection includes a beautiful large, white flannel wash bag which contains a trio of Clarins skincare gems to help improve the condition of your skin. The set is a great price considering what you get as the wash bag is very luxurious and roomy, and would be ideal for holding your weekend away beauty essentials. In addition to the gorgeous wash bag, the star product within the set is a full size of the Clarins Booster Detox Serum which retails for £30 alone which is why this set is of exceptional value.

The Clarins Detox Booster Serum is exactly what I need as it claims to decongest and purify the skin from any environmental factors such as pollution or lifestyle factors such as overindulging. The Serum is packaged within a bright green tube, with an handy pump for application. Clarins recommends 3 to 5 drops of the serum in your palms and to mix it with your chosen moisturiser or face mask before applying to the skin. By being able to choose which product you want to mix with the Detox Booster, it enables you to create your own custom facial. The serum contains an high-concentrate formula specifically designed to target damaged skin for revived radiance and detoxified plumped skin.

In addition to the Clarins Detox Booster Serum, the set also includes a 15ml size of the Clarins HydraQuench Cream which you can use with the Detox Booster Serum. The HydraQuench Cream is a lovely, hydrating moisturiser for normal to dry skin with a lightweight consistency which can be applied both morning and night. The third and final product within the Well Being Collection is a generously sized 30ml of the Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser which like the name suggests is a gentle facial scrub to delicately polish the skin. The scrub contains orange extract and has a bi-phase formula which both cleanses and exfoliates to remove makeup, embedded impurities and dead skin cells for a more radiant complexion.

Vichy Normaderm Night Detox

Vichy is one of my top skincare brands and I'm yet to be disappointed by any of their products. The Vichy Normaderm Night Detox is a night cream especially for adults with blemish-prone skin. Quite a lot of blemish/acne skincare ranges are targeted towards those with teenage skin which tend to include quite drying formulas. The whole Vichy Normaderm range however helps to combat blemishes minus the stripping formulas. This Night Detox is a gentle night cream with a light, non-greasy consistency which helps to control the production of sebum as well as purifying the skin. When using the Normaderm Night Detox overnight in conjunction with the Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clarifying Lotion, my blemishes appear reduced and my pores less visible whilst also minimising any acne scarring. I feel that the Vichy night cream helps to put back any lost moisture from using the Clarifying Lotion as it contains Glycerin, and they both work together to target the cause of blemishes whilst improving the texture and tone of my skin.

Vegan Hair Detangler 

The cold weather has been playing havoc on my hair, leaving it feeling very dry and brittle so I always dread having to brush my damp hair incase it breaks which is where the miracle worker; Original Sprout Miracle Detangler comes in. Hailed as a cult favourite, the Miracle Detangler is natural and organic for all hair types—even babies, and helps to prevent breakage and promotes stronger, healthier hair. It also helps to restore moisture and tame frizz to leave the hair silky smooth and tangle free. It can be used in both damp and dry hair which I love as most detanglers can only be used in damp hair.

The bottle evenly mists over the hair and it really does somehow dissolve knots and tangles so I don't have to tug and pull at my hair with my hairbrush, especially when my hair's damp and at its most vulnerable state. My hair is very fine and tangles easily regardless of products or styles, so the Original Sprout Miracle Detangler has been a very welcome addition to my haircare collection. By using this detangler on my hair, it cuts down my brushing time considerably which will lead to less damage and breakage. Plus, the fact that the Original Sprout Miracle Detangler is all natural and organic makes it even more of a winner. Hopefully with this detangler, my hair will become stronger and healthier in the long run. 

Detox Foot Pads

My final product I'm using as part of my beauty detox are these Detox Plasters which are for the feet. I know feet plasters sound pretty random, but stay with me whilst I explain their intended use and claims. I've used detox plasters a few times before, but they're basically adhesive patches which you apply to the bottom of your feet before bed to stimulate the pressure points on the soles of your feet to release any unwanted toxins within the body. Different brands of detox plasters offer different claims, but the general benefits are said to be that you'll feel more energised, and they'll promote blood circulation, relax muscles and tendons as well as promote sleep. In the morning when it's time to remove the plasters, the sealed patch which was against the skin overnight will supposedly contain the toxins removed from the body. I can't comment on whether they work or not, but for this very affordable price I feel they're worth trying as I find the whole process pretty intriguing.

So there are the products I'm currently using as part of my self imposed beauty detox...I hope I may have inspired you to try some new products or to try your own beauty detox!

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