Your Summer Skin Detox


Contributor: Dr. Salar Parvini

Summer means more skin, less makeup....

and this time around, a mask.

However, that means it is the PERFECT time to detox your skin.
With the current pandemic situation we are still being required to wear masks in an effort to help flatten the curve of the covid-19 crisis. Since that means our faces will be mostly covered for the foreseeable future, let’s use this as an opportunity to go makeup free and reset our skin.
We have all heard of the side effects of wearing makeup:
  • allergies
  • premature aging
  • clogged pores
  • reproductive organ damage
and now that we are wearing masks - and most likely working from home - it couldn't be a better time to give it a try.


So let's set the ground rules:

  1. No makeup of any kind for 30 calendar days.
  2. No tinted moisturizers, BB creams, CC creams
  3. Start a holistic skincare routine

We of course, are going to recommend the Saffron & Sage Skincare line for your morning and evening routine and luckily have designed an all inclusive starter pack to rest your skin for its 28-day cycle called the Ritual Kit.

So let's break it down...

The Ritual Kit includes:

Purify a hypoallergenic oil cleanser to remove makeup and pollutants
Clarify a hypoallergenic gel cleanser to soothe and soften your skin as it washes the day away
Nourish a hydrating and firming serum to improve the appearance of firmness, smoothness, and plumpness – leaving you instantly looking and feeling refreshed and vibrant.
Restore a pH & oil balancing moisturizer designed to regulate your face's delicate pH and oil levels while softening and firming the skin naturally
Glow a finishing oil blended with premium oils, plant derived multivitamins, and antioxidants to give you a radiant, youthful glow
Don't be intimidated, we promise to keep it simple.

MORNING ROUTINE:

Set aside, Purify, you won't use that one till the evening.

*Please note that if you are going to go outside then you should use Purify to remove any environmental pollutants that you come in contact with.  Just because you aren't wearing makeup doesn't mean that you aren't coming in contact with citywide pollutants that can only be broken down via oil cleansing.

With that being said, let's start by washing our face with Clarify

Simply pump twice onto your Charcoal Konjac Sponge or hand and work into your face. 

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Pat dry and then apply:

Nourish, our versatile vitamin, mineral, and active rich hyaluronic acid serum.  Once you've applied it, wait a few seconds for your skin to feel “tacky”.  You'll know it's time to move onto the next step when your fingers feel a slight “sticky resistance” to the touch.  Don't worry, this is normal and means that it's working.  

Next, you'll apply your Restore

Simply apply a pea sized to dime sized amount to your face and gently work it in.  I always like to apply it to my under-eye first and then spread from there as I am prone to dark circles under my eyes.  It makes an excellent eye cream due to its high niacin content!

Once your moisturizer is absorbed, apply one to two pumps of Glow, our CoQ10 infused finishing oil. Keep in mind that while the oil is orange, it will not leave you orange, however, it will leave you with soft, supple skin! 

If you are going to venture outside, regardless of weather, you need to wear a mineral sunscreen.

That's it!  You're ready to face your day!  

EVENING ROUTINE:

Here's where Purify comes into play! This oil cleanser will melt makeup and environmental pollutants from your face. Apply to a dry face and gently massage into skin then follow the same routine as you did in the morning..Clarify, Nourish, Restore & Glow.

SIMPLE. EFFECTIVE. NON.TOXIC.

So, let's talk about what to expect.  Typically, when you go makeup free the first thing you will notice is that makeup can leave you with an uneven skin tone.  This is due to variations in makeup and UV exposure. 

During the first week you may notice some “purging.” The term 'skin purging' refers to a reaction to an active ingredient that is increasing skin cellular turnover rate. 

So what you may see is a furthering of skin tone unevenness until about day 28.  That's because your skin works on a 28 day (give or take) cycle, much like a female's menstrual cycle.  

This reaction is totally normal and you should see it as the products working.  You may also notice some slight redness and skin flaking. 

Again, this is part of the purging process and often a sign of niacin deficiency!  If redness persists past day 7 then please contact your skin consultant.  While allergic reactions are exceedingly rare, they do happen with natural products (for example if you are allergic to sunflower oil).   

Your skin is very resilient and often skin issues can take anywhere from 1 to 6 twenty-eight day cycles to achieve optimal health.  So stick with it and don't forget to take selfies along the way to monitor your progress!  

Alright, let's start to summer skin detox NOW!

RITUAL SKINCARE SET

Jualezz Martinez

"I am amazed with their skin care products ! I have been on their skin ritual set for 3 weeks and I've never felt more confident in my own skin.. make up free ! I've battled acne for over 15 years and my adult acne is even worse than when I was a teenager. These products started working after two uses! I went makeup free after one use! These products are light and my skin feels amazing.. it's skin food!"