I swear by my nightly skincare routine. After a many months, I’ve found something that works really well for my dry, dehydrated skin, and on a daily basis, it works great. Occasionally, though, I have to admit that I like to treat myself to a detox at-home facial. Sometimes, the gunk on my face builds up: a week’s worth of pollution, sweat, and dirt can be super nasty. Nothing feels better than washing all that gunk off with a good ol’ detox facial.
The words “detox” and “purify” can be terrifying to anyone with dry or sensitive skin. Red, blotchy and irritated skin can be side effects of some detoxifying products. Because of that, I’m somewhat afraid of being too harsh when I do an at-home facial. Insert: Derma E’s purifying line. I’m actually so impressed with this line.
I’ve used Derma E products for years. I was first introduced to the line by an Ipsy sample of face scrub, and I remember being so impressed by the way the scrub exfoliated gently without irritation. As a whole, Derma E always blows me away with their dedication to high-quality products at attainable price levels. I’m also a fan of their tendency to use natural ingredients that won’t irritate my skin.
Recently, Derma E sent me two products from their purifying line to test out: their “Purifying Daily Detox Scrub” and their “Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask.” Both products are infused activated charcoal to draw out toxins from the skin. The mask also contains “Kimarine Wakame, Bladerwrack, Kaolin and Bentonite Clays, and Apricot Seed Powder.” When you use the two together, it’s perfection. And that’s exactly what I’ve been doing lately with these two products when I’ve been craving a detox facial.
In order to get the most out of detox facial, I like to do a double cleanse to start. I use a micellar water to remove any eye makeup, such as eyeliner and mascara. Currently, I’m obsessed with L’Oreal’s micellar line. Tati Westwood raved about the one in the pink-ish container, but I didn’t believe her until I tried it for myself recently. It’s so gentle and hydrating. Next, I go for the double cleanse. With this detox facial, I like to use something that’s going to be gentle enough so I’m not stripping my skin before the detox mask does its work. Recently, I’ve been using the Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse. The cream cleanser in this duo is wonderful.
After prepping my skin, I finally go in with Derma E’s Purifying Daily Detox Scrub, gently massaging it into my skin in circular motions. This scrub is so great, especially for my more sensitive areas, because the physical exfoliant isn’t too harsh. After rinsing with water, I leave my skin slightly damp and apply Derma E’s Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask. After it’s almost all the way dry (it changes color as it dries), it’s time to remove the mask. I find it incredibly fascinating, but also so gross, that over the course of several minutes, the mask is able to pull out all the physical gunk from your pores (almost like a pore strip) and you’re able to see it on the surface of the skin. That’s part of the reason why I love this mask so much. That’s when I go in with luke warm water and rinse my face to remove the mask. I follow up by patting dry my face, applying a serum and heavy-duty moisturizer; and I finish the facial off by rehydrating with a glass of water.
Et, voila! (as the French would say). This detox facial will leave you feeling fresh and new. And, trust me when I say this: the next morning when you wake up, your skin will look so healthy and so happy.
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A huge thank you to Derma E for sending me these products to sample. This post is sponsored and powered by Brandbacker.