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How to detox your skin with Clinique’s Take The Day Off Charcoal Cleansing Balm!

The indulgent festive season has been and gone. So, while we may all be missing the mince pies, mulled wine and many selection boxes, our skin probably needs a break. Even better, a detox.

Many factors associated with the holidays can wreak havoc on your skin. Things like too little sleep, too much sugar and not enough water can cause existing skin issues to flare up, and new concerns to arise. But it’s not too late to give your skin a breath of fresh air, and Clinique’s new Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm with detoxifying charcoal is a great way to get you back on the right track.

Here are five ways to detox your skin for the new year…

Step 1: Supercharge your cleanse with charcoal

Clinique’s Take The Day Off Charcoal Cleansing Balm is infused with the highest grade of detoxifying Japanese charcoal to deeply cleanse pores and remove excess oil. It melts away all traces of makeup and oil without stripping the skin, while charcoal works its detoxifying magic.

Step 2: Reboot your regime

You may have your go-to skincare routine locked down, but sometimes external factors mean you need a little skincare switch up. For example, if you’ve noticed more breakouts since the festive season, you may want to introduce some of Clinique’s Anti-Blemish heroes into your routine. Or maybe you’ve noticed your skin is feeling a little dry and lacklustre, which brings us on to step three…

Step 3: Hydrate

Hydration is the key to healthy, strong, glowing skin. Drinking your recommended eight glasses of water a day will help from the inside out, but post-party parched skin will be grateful for a little TLC, courtesy of Clinique’s hydration hero Moisture Surge 100H. Ideal for the winter season, it’s formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe bio-ferment to deliver lightweight, long-lasting moisture, leaving skin plump, fresh, and dewy.

Step 4: Get some beauty sleep

Ensuring you get lots of good quality sleep is integral to your physical and mental wellbeing. Our tips for maximising your beauty sleep? Avoid screen time an hour before bed; limit caffeine after midday; create a soothing sleep environment with minimal light and spa-like scents; apply a hydrating overnight mask to nourish skin as you sleep.

Step 5: Protect your skin

Harmful UV rays are just as damaging for the skin in January as they are in summer, so don’t let the gloomy weather fool you – it’s just as important to wear SPF now. Clinique’s Superdefense SPF50 is the perfect everyday shield to wear under makeup.