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Press the Restart Button on Your Dull Skin in 8 Steps

2020 really didn’t go off like we all thought it would – it just seems like one tragedy or shock after the next! And if we’re honest over here, we’re feeling kind of…tired. Beat. Pooped. In other words, not exactly a relaxing time for any of us—or our skin. If you’re like us dealing with a dull, tired complexion, it might be time to consider a detox.

Luckily, no juicing is involved—just some key skin care products and a pot of boiling water (we’ll explain) to fix at least one problem in the world right now! Your skin will emerge from this seven-step program feeling refreshed and renewed—like it just spent a week at a spa retreat (well, maybe not quite on that level but close). Ready to reset your skin and go back to your former glowy, er, glory days? 

Keep scrolling to find out exactly how to detox your dull skin from all the stress 2020 has caused so far.

Step 1: Double-Cleanse

The first step to recovery? Starting with a clean slate. All the stress eating, hurried makeup application for zoom meetings and dealing with the kids at home—not so great for your skin. To make sure you’re cleansing your skin thoroughly and starting your detox correctly, make sure you are double-cleansing. Use an oil-based cleanser first to melt off oil-based makeup residue, then your normal (hopefully sulfate-free) cleanser afterward. 

Cleansing your face twice might seem excessive (not to mention time-consuming), but it’s vital to a clear complexion—trust.

Step 2: Exfoliate (Gently)

To bring back your baby-soft skin, use a gentle exfoliator a few days a week while cleansing. This will help your cleanser do its job and help buff away dead skin cells. Avoid any harsh, grainy exfoliators in the first week—they’ll only irritate your already aggravated (and most likely dry) skin.

Step 3: Peel Away

If you’re a pro at peels, feel free to jump right back to your favorite at-home product (just don’t overdo it—stick to using it only once or twice a week at first). If you’re a peel newbie, now is the perfect time to introduce a gentle peel into your routine. Try something with fruit acids to leave your skin soft, balanced, and radiant, without any irritation and say buh-bye to that dull skin.

Step 4: Steam Your Face

During your skin detox, it’s full steam ahead—literally. A DIY facial steam treats your pores, while also releasing toxins, dirt, and debris. Plus, the products you apply afterward will penetrate much deeper.

Step 5: Mask It

A mask is an ultimate indulgence for your face, and it’s the closest thing you can get to a spa treatment at home. Depending on your skin needs, you’ll either want an oil-balancing clay-based mask or a super-hydrating moisturizing mask.

Step 6: Let Your Skin Breathe

Just breathe—the slogan for Nike’s imaginary sister yoga brand but also a mindset you should apply to your skin. After a month of heavy makeup, it’s time to give your skin a break. Forgo your favorite foundation and let your skin breathe for a day (or more, preferably). A light moisturizer will seal in all your work in the previous steps without clogging your pores. If you must insist on some type of coverage, opt for an oil-free tinted moisturizer.

Step 7: Don’t Forget Your Diet

Glowing, radiant skin starts from within—which is why you should also consider forgoing some trigger foods like dairy, sugar, and coffee during your skin detox.

Botanica Day Spa is Still Here For You

While we may be closed at the moment, we’ll be opening again real soon and we’re dying for a massage and facial again just like you! We’re always here to offer you tips to take care of yourself at home (and banish that dull skin), but we’re also still taking appointments for when we have the go-ahead! Call us today ay 727-441-1711 or book your appointment online and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be one of the first to know when we are re-opening!

Love,

Gen

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