Have you ever heard of cosmetic fasting ? Cosmetic fasting is in a way the food fast of cosmetics. The goal ? Put your skin to rest to allow it to breathe better and put cosmetic products aside for a moment.
In this article, we will reveal all the keys to have a good cosmetic fast and to understand the mechanisms.
What is cosmetic fasting and why do it?
Cosmetic fasting aims to trust your skin by removing cream, lotion or makeup used mainly for aesthetic purposes, or treatment. Indeed, our skin has all the capacity to self-regulate and protect itself. It is a question here of trusting it and letting it rest for a minimum of 48 hours.
This fast will allow you to take a step back with all the cosmetics and start to trust your skin because you will see, it knows how to manage very well like a grown-up!
How to proceed ?
The ideal is to carry out this fast in a period of calm, on vacation, on weekends or even while teleworking so as not to solicit it by sweating excessively.
To start a cosmetic fast, it is important to start with a good cleansing of your face. Start by applying your two-phase make-up remover then your cleaning gel. Rinse your face well then pat dry with a towel.
After this step, nothing more needs to be done !
Forget your cosmetics during the cure. The only possibility, your "joker" is a flower water ; in the event of significant tightness, or a feeling of dirt, shine, you can apply a rose hydrosol or even of Orange Blossom, which will relieve you without using creams. Gradually, your skin will regulate itself and you won't even need this trick anymore.
To optimize this fast, practice self-massage , using your fingers or a stone roll-on. This small massage will stimulate the microcirculation, allowing better oxygenation of your skin and stimulating the synthesis of collagen and elastin .
Finally, do not hesitate to drink a lot in order to eliminate the accumulated toxins (about 1.5 to 2L) by adding for example thyme, rosemary, lemon, which will have purifying virtues and to eat fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants. .
In case of skin problem such as eczema, psoriasis, atopic skin, do not hesitate to ask your dermatologist for advice before starting this fast.
And at BeautyMix?
To start this fast well, at BeautyMix, we advise you to start with your double make-up removal including the two-phase make-up remover then the cleaning gel. In case of persistent oily feeling, do not hesitate to pass a micellar water using a cotton, which will remove the excess.
Then you have nothing more to do! Always carry a flower hydrosol that you will slip into your bag in case of tightness. All you have to do is spray it on and you're done!