Are you ready to give your skin a detox?

We are surrounded
by all the skin care tricks one has to follow to get nice and young skin.
Creams, serums, face masks, face water, scrubs and cleansers are just a few of
all the products many feel you need to wash with and lubricate with daily.

Korean beauty care
has been popular around the world lately, swearing up to as many as 15 products
to get skin ready for night and day. In this country, new products are
constantly popping up with ingredients that will glow, prevent aging and make
the pimples disappear for good.

fasting of
the skin

However, the
fashion website Man Repeller, which was started by Leandra Medine, writes that
the new beauty trend that is currently raging is so-called “skin fasting”
or skin fasting. This simply involves cutting all skin care products that you
usually use one or more days a week – or a whole week for a proper detox.

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The trend should
have started at the Japanese clinic Mirai Clinical, which has been inspired by
Hippocrates, popularly called the “father of medical arts”, who
believed that traditional fasting could have a healing effect.

– It’s good for
both us and the environment

Pharmacist Monika
Andersen is an expert on ingredients and author of the book “Your
cosmetics and skin care guide”. She thinks that you can benefit from some
kind of break from cosmetics.

– Everything from
various creams to perfume undoubtedly affects us. It is good, both for
ourselves and for the environment, that we can reduce the use of cosmetic
products, she says.

Andersen believes
there are several positive aspects of cutting back on skin care.

 – Consumers want to save money, save society
for plastic waste, chemical waste, more space in the closet and sharpen senses
like sense of smell and taste. The occurrence of allergic reactions will
probably also decrease over time. We know that the more we expose ourselves to
chemical substances, the greater the risk of developing sensitization and
allergies, she explains.

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