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September 25, 2020 4 min read 1 Comment

Intermittent fasting has been practiced for millennia by several religious groups. The idea is to stop eating for several hours or days to let the body repair and regenerate itself.

What if we practiced this with our cosmetics, for a weekend? Do not apply anything at all, letting the skin breathe and play its emunctory role.

Indeed, an excessive application of care not adapted to the type of skin, sometimes unnatural or of poor quality can be harmful for the skin. With age, it becomes less and less independent, dull and lackluster.

So, what would be the benefits of cosmetic fasting for the skin? its implementation? is it for everyone? This is what I propose to you in this article.

Who can perform a cosmetic fast?

Natural care

All skin types are concerned (oily, combination, dry, acneic) as well as all parts of the body, face, lips, hands….

For problem skin (very dry, scabs, psoriasis, eczema, couperose, etc.) requiring daily care, this diet is not recommended. Get closer to your dermatologist.

Skin cosmetics can be compared to a sugar craving. The more we eat, the more we want. This is how the more care you apply, the more your skin will need it.

Indeed, you must understand that the skin is “lazy”. The application of cosmetic treatments reinforces this tendency. Moreover, this is one of the reasons why it is preferable to use natural care rather than conventional. With precious oils from Africa, your skin is activated.

What are the benefits of this fasting cure?

Cosmetic fasting

The skin is our largest organ and its role is to protect us, but also to eliminate. This is called an emunctory organ. The epidermis rejects certain body waste through its sebaceous and sweat glands.

In order to accompany her in her role, she needs rest and good oxygenation. By not putting anything on your skin, you allow it to draw in its nutrients without hindering it with cosmetics. This break allows him to repair himself and do his job properly.

The benefits are many:

  • Healthier and brighter skin
  • Facilitate the regeneration process of your skin which takes place at night
  • Stimulate exchanges by oxygenating it
  • A detoxification
  • Your skin will be less dependent on cosmetics
  • Let sebum production regulate itself

How to proceed ?

Natural care Dado Cosmetics

It is preferable to proceed for a cocooning weekend where you stay quietly at home (you avoid the sun's rays and pollution).

A little tip : plan a cosmetic fast the day after your treatments in a beauty salon that will have filled your skin with active ingredients.

You can start this experience in the morning or in the evening. After cleaning the skin, you will not apply anything to it for 24 to 48 hours.

  1. Cleanse your skin with a

    cleansing oil

    to remove all greasy residue and other impurities.
  2. Remove excess oil with mild soap. Prefer a cold saponified soap so as not to dry out your skin.
  3. Finish with a tonic lotion or hydrosol to rebalance the pH of your skin.

After this cleansing, you WILL NOT APPLY any care (cream, serum or make-up).

In the evening or in the morning, you could spray your tonic lotion or hydrosol on the face and let it dry.

During this break, handle your skin as little as possible and avoid touching your pimples or blemishes if you have any.

What are the disadvantages?

For dry skin , you may feel some discomfort or tightness. Your skin will find its balance on its own. Trust him.

For oily skin , your skin might glow. In this case, dab it with a handkerchief or a square of towel to absorb excess sebum.

How to magnify this fast?

"Let your food be your first medicine" - Hypocrate

Food for beautiful skin

If not, this is the perfect time to nourish yourself with vitamins and minerals (seasonal fruits and vegetables) as well as oilseeds such as walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews (my favorites), vegetable oils rich in omega 3 (hazelnut oil, flax) and fatty fish.

Also drink herbal teas, green tea and water.

Take the opportunity to do deep breathing and meditate several times during the day.

What's next ?

Cosmetic fasting

After your cosmetic fast, you can let your skin work on its own as much as possible.

At the end of the fast, clean it properly (as indicated above) then apply a dab of aloe vera gel or 2 drops of your African precious oil serum.

In the morning, spray your hydrosol or tonic lotion and apply your serum to protect it from dehydration and external factors (sun, wind, snow and pollution).

Fasting is a time of rest and regeneration. In all conscience, you decide to enter your bubble for a weekend. There are no miracles, just clear intentions: good food, quality natural care, love and moments of rest. As a result, your skin becomes more beautiful and naturally luminous. This experience can be integrated into each month by becoming a monthly fast.

Is it a new routine that you want to integrate into your lifestyle? Say it in the comments.

With love,

Dado Bathily


1 Response

Murielle
Murielle

July 13, 2021

Il y a du bon avec cette pandémie, et l’un de ces côtés positifs, c’est que je ne me maquille presque plus. J’ai voulu profiter de cette période pour prendre conscience de moi et m’aimer encore plus… Alors, je tâte pleins de produits naturels alimentaires comme cosmétiques. Pour ces dernières, je suis rassurée que tu sois là.
Je me fais un budget afin de pouvoir continuer une routine avec Dado Cosmetics ;)

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