Everything You Need To Know About Skin Fasting

We can’t deny that skincare is a billion-dollar industry. Almost all women have a set skincare routine, and some have more steps than others, which requires more products, and so much more effort.

Have you ever felt so exhausted of your skincare routine because there’s just so many steps and products? I know I have, and this mental fatigue is not new to me. Some days, I literally have to drag myself to my skincare fridge just to complete the routine. Good news, though! There’s a new skincare fad that cuts back on the steps. In fact, it’s the cheapest skincare fad around. It’s called skin fasting. Yep, like a Ramadan remedy for your skin.

Instead of urging you to buy more products to get rid of the flaws on your skin, skin fasting encourages you to do less for better results. We suspect this is why most skincare companies don’t advocate it. Oops.

What is skin fasting?

Skin fasting requires you to KonMari your entire skincare routine, and keep only the essentials, not those that spark joy because everything in my skincare fridge sparks joy, honestly. The essentials would be cleanser, toner, moisturiser and the occasional sheet mask. Go, and be free, dear essences, serums, eye creams and BHAs! The whole idea behind skin fasting is that using less products will encourage our skin to develop a natural defense system to produce it’s own oil and moisturising agents.

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How does skin fasting work?

Our skin actually has the innate ability to heal and take care of itself, only if we give it a chance to do so. Our skin regenerates on a monthly basis and skin fasting enables our skin to improve it’s ability in detoxifying impurities. Sometimes, we may go overboard with skincare without realizing that our skin is dehydrated internally. If we overdo our skincare, it can essentially strip our skin off it’s abilities to produce it’s own moisture barrier.

How does one begin skin fasting?

Intrigued? You’d better be. By cutting down on multiple skincare products, you’ll get to save a lot of money. You can begin at any time, especially if you’re exhausted of your skincare routine and it’s taking a toll on your mental health. However, babes with recurring skin issues like eczema and acne should avoid skin fasting as your skin benefits from the additional skincare products. To get started, wash your face only with lukewarm water and drink plenty of water to give your skin the hydration it needs. If you’re struggling with skin fasting, perhaps you can try to go once or twice a week without extra skincare products instead of every day.

What do you think of skin fasting? Would you try it? Let us know in the comments below.