Haha!! I know the title of this blog sounds like those cheap ‘too good to be true’ commercial deals you watch during your fav shows. But in this case, it’s just not! Because I’m not selling you anything here…not yet. 😀
Not many of you know but i used to write skincare blogs and diy skincare recipes on my old website (really good ones). It didn’t really do well, because i guess most people are looking for quick-fixes (don’t worry, i used to be like that with my skin) and there weren’t brand collaborations or anything like that for someone like me lol. Soon with so many bloggers and you-tubers reviewing amazing skincare brands, and all different things they were doing on instagram with big brand collaborations, I kinda felt left out and I figured i was never going to keep up with it as i had a very low engagement (sad) So i stopped writing. Anyway, i started writing again this time around because of my husband, he thinks i have a great ability to filter things from what i learn, understand them, and make others understand it in a very simple manner. Skin care is my passion, I was born for it! Haha really! So he asked me to start writing again, and this time i am very happy with where i am in life and with YBP !! Honestly, this part of me is more to connect with you guys, and help those who are on the same path as i am with the self-care journey.
I understand with so many things out there, sponsored and unsponsored, it can be overwhelming and you don’t know what to do, and how exactly to start with the basic few steps that can put you on the right track. So here, i have prepared a simple yet disciplined 10 days routine that will focus on your well-being, and make you beautiful inside-out. I have made this “10 days Skin Detox Challenge” that is specifically targeted to help those with skin issues like acne, pimples, infection, discoloration, dermatitis, eczema, allergies etc, etc.
STEP 1: Hot/Cold Infusion – Start your morning with a glass of infusion that you will need to prepare from before. As in my previous post i have shared with you, how you can prepare your cold/hot infusion for healthy skin. You can pick any of these below infusions. You can either stick to just one herb, or you can try different ones from the below mentioned herbs, every other day for the next 10 days.
( Remember: These three infusions are my pick for clearing up your skin and getting a healthy glow)
- NETTLE LEAVES
- MORINGA LEAVES
- GOJI BERRY
How to make Cold/Hot Infusions: follow this link to learn how to make these infusions.
( Start your day with a glass of this INFUSION on an empty stomach )
STEP 2: Apply Manuka Honey face pack for 30 mins EVERY DAY.
Look, I heard you! I know Manuka Honey is expensive !! but if you are struggling with acne, redness, fungal infection, eczema, etc etc then you are already trying a lot of different medications which is costing you money and may work for sometime or it maybe a total waste. Think of Manuka Honey as a great replacement to all those expensive topical medications and painful treatments. Also, Manuka can be used as a face pack, cleanser, add it to some brown sugar and it acts like a potent face scrub. One bottle will last a long time and will heal your skin naturally over the time without the use of any strong harsh skin care ingredients. 🙂
You can read about Manuka Honey here:
Step 3: Take these supplements after breakfast: multivitamins, probiotics, oregano, turmeric, garlic, and cinnamon. Now, you can take other supplements like Fish oil and vitamin c and many more, but these 6 are must to include in our 10 days challenge because they are going to heal your body from within and fight any condition that you maybe currently suffering from.
You can read about supplements here:
Step 4: Repeat your infusion. Drink another glass of your herbal infusion. You can make a big batch and drink it all day but at least 2 glasses are a must!
Step 5: Yogurt mask for 15 mins every other day. We talked about the importance of lactic acid present in yogurt. Naturally-occurring lactic acid dissolves dead skin cells and works as a gentle exfoliator for the skin. lactic acid also reduces the signs of aging (like wrinkles and fine lines), treats and prevents pimples, and brightens discoloration and scarring. It’s also practically FREE!
So while your infusions and supplements are fixing you on the inside, simple yogurt mask will work on the outside to heal your skin discoloration and redness.
Read about yogurt here:
Step 6: Have a bowl of unprocessed raw yogurt everyday. Yogurt is filled with natural Probiotics, it will increase the growth of healthy bacteria in your gut and stop inflammation and infection that causes acne and redness. And we need those healthy bacteria to work for us so we can defeat our skin conditions asap!
Read about yogurt here:
Step 7: Apply Jojoba oil 3 times a day and wear sunscreen – Last and the final step, don’t apply any other moisturizer or creams for the next 10 days. Stick to applying only jojoba oil( this is important). This exercise will also help you to find out if you are allergic to any of the skincare ingredients that you are lathering up on your face everyday. So gather all your moisturizers, face masks, scrubs and store them away for the next few days.
Take a few drops on your palms and massage your face and neck 2-3 times a day with Jojoba oil. If you are going to be out in the direct sunlight pls don’t forget to wear your sunscreen on top of it.
Again, i get it Jojoba is expensive! But the same logic applies here as well. Instead of purchasing 5 different creams, if you just stick to one thing that’s simple, natural, and works for your skin then isn’t it better? Jojoba oil will also last you really long because all you need is just 2-3 drops and that’s it. It’s an investment you will never regret.
Read about Jojoba Oil here:
Conclusion: This is a very basic yet effective routine that you will be following for 10 days. The whole purpose of this routine is to get into the rhythm with your skin, and bring awareness to your body by keeping it simple. When you give your body a lot of complex substances in the form of antibiotics and strong topical creams it backfires and tries to get rid of it because it’s not used to it, and maybe it doesn’t know how to process it all.
Within these 10 days I want you to take a clear picture of yourself every morning and make notes on how you are feeling internally. This will help you to understand your own body and will later help you to understand which of these items to include or exclude in your everyday routine. Remember, this is just a first step where we are focusing on detoxifying and cleaning up the mess we have created within ourselves. 🙂
Note: If you follow this routine and if you feel a little nauseous and a mild stomach cramps, it’s totally fine. Your body has started to detoxify and your gut is a step closer to getting clean and strong.
To get good results, don’t skip any of the above steps and be disciplined, avoid having processed food, and drinks while you are on this routine. Later you can go back to keeping a balance of healthy diet and indulging in your fav food.
Reminder: Don’t forget to write notes for yourself, and share your journey below so I can guide you through if needed, and we can all connect and share our stories/pics to help each other. 🙂
If you participate in this challenge, comment yes with an exact date you start your skin detox.
ask me anything in the comments below during your skin detox and i will guide you through.
Things you will notice after 10 days:
- Less redness
- Less puffiness
- Drying of cystic and hormonal acne
- Hopefully no new acne
- Any other skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema will reduce
- You will feel more energetic and you will notice a subtle glow on your face
Happy Aging Backwards! Xoxo- Payal
39 thoughts on “10 Days Skin Detox Challenge”
Hi Payal. I love reading your blogs.. it feels like a friend of mine is addressing my issue. I have redness under my skin particularly in cheeks and no other issue .. can I also try the detox challenge? We share similar story do you have any tips for me ? Lots of love and success. Also please come up with more blogs
Thank you writing these amazing informative blogs for us. I take away so much from them.I never had acne or pimples while I was younger and now at 32, I started having them. My skin is super sensitive, even aloe -Vera gives me break outs. This stressed me a lot but with your advised supplements, I started having turmeric, oregano oil and probiotic tablets everyday & I am happy to share that it is working really well on my skin. Thank you soooo much. Also from your latest post, I would like to take the 10day detox challenge but my question is, I am allergic to yogurt. Is there a substitute to it?? THank you
OMG! thank you so much for sharing this with me! I get really disheartened when I help people so much to fight their skin problems and once they get rid of it, i never hear from them ever again. But thank you so much for sharing this with me! it really, really makes me very happy.
If you can’t use yogurt, try using white clay and mix it with 100% pure rose water. ( pure rose water is a must)
Wow! Thank you. I am going to try that and report back to you. I’m excited. But doesn’t clay dries the skin?
Hey Payal. Your blogpost are always so honest and refreshing. Not the same old topics everyone talk about. I love it. I have a question. I’m vegan and don’t use honey or cow milk/yogurt. I have used coconut yogurt already as a moisturizing mask and that worked amazingly. But can you recommend a face pack that’s not with honey I can use every day. Also, would you recommend to still cleanse my skin with a cleanser or would a face pack once day be the “cleanser”
If you are not going to wear any makeup and if you don’t mind some extra work then wash your face with Papaya pulp and brown sugar. They are both excellent natural face cleansers. For the face pack if you don’t want to use manuka honey then use the Kaolin white clay with organic rose water. ( using really high quality rose water is a must).
Thank you Payal. I will try the papaya and brown sugar scrub. I have been on the detox for 2 days now. I stared using jojoba oil and it’s the first oil my skin has accepted and my skin is feeling much healthier and balanced already. Thank you !
Hi Payal !!! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge about skincare with us..
I like to read your blogs. You are my favourite????…
that’s such a sweet comment! xoxo
I love your posts because of all the genuine knowledge you share. I am currently on a new skin care journey myself after having bad breakouts due to PCOD. I have made significant changes in my diet like cutting off from dairy and sugar, working out more, the results are already mindblowing. I wish to try this detox and also try Probiotics and Mutlivitamin supplements soon. The infusion drink is something am keen on. I am currently not using a scrub, face mask or even a cream. Just oils, and my skin is loving it. Most importantly, I have seen that stress ruins everything – mental and physical well being. I still have a lot of work in that department though! Keep writing Payal, you never cease to inspire!
Thanks love! So glad you are seeing the results with your skin-care journey. So happy for you babe. xo
Thank you so much for transferring this much of your skin related knowledge to us. I have seen very few who really want to help people and not just want to sell their product. All the blogs which you have written are amazing and the way you are confident about it says a lot more about your intense R&D. I am glad and grateful to come across your product and your blog.
Its nice of you to share the product/medicine name and link of the Brand you use it yourself, but in India, not many of us could afford it. So if it is possible can you give us alternate Indian Brand option in whichever product it is feasible? or a product guide like how to select or what to consider while buying a proper authentic product from the wide variety available in the market?
Keep up the good work..!!!!
Hey Soniya, Thanks so much, i appreciate you believing in me and you like reading my blogs.
The links i have shared are for the products i personally use and trust the source. i could suggest you some cheap jojoba or Manuka honey but then it will never work, because it will be diluted and not 100% potent. These products are expensive because it takes a very long time and lots of effort to extract them from the right sources. It’s a crucial task, and if you are getting it from somewhere cheap i guarantee you it’s not real, because it’s not possible. 🙂
yes I will take this challenge. and cannot tell you the exact date because gonna have to order the infusion leaves and jojoba oil now to start doing it. once I’ll get my things, I’ll come back and tell you the exact date. .
good luck!! xo
Wowieeeeee… u r damn good man.. not just because of what you have written down for us.. but because you have done it… mmuah
Yes… I will be following this for sure…. I need to buy most of these things for ill probably start by 22nd or 25th cos I’m out of town right now…. But thanks so so much… Im a sucker for skin care and you are now my new favorite after farahdukai… I like how you write… It’s so simple yet you convey the message strong and clear… I think I will now go back to your blog if it’s still available to read through that as well… Im so happy that ur writing again…. Thanks so much… Like I said in my previous comments too my skin so needs some proper care right now and this could hv not come at a better time… Keep writing Payal irrespective of the engagement.. Thatll happen eventually… Your very talented and it will eventually bloom into something big and great for you… Love you loads ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️.. I will let u know once I start and share my experience with you
Thank you for taking your time out and writing such a beautiful message. It’s always encouraging when people don’t just silently read and watch, but also acknowledge your work every now then. Xo
You are such a kind soul… i have bugged you with so many questions but you have always been sweet and prompt… i would go for this challenge once i get my hands on the ingredients… i am definite it would work, since most of your suggestions does… keep writing
Haha ! How sweet! Keep everyone posted here. ❤️❤️
First things first sorry for being a ghost reader for so long and never commenting.Anyways I barely have acne here and there that too before my periods,but this sounds good and I’ll try it soon.I just need to get my hands on some herbs and other stuff you’ve mentioned.Also please do a detox for weight loss super soon,cause after all the Navratri/Durga Puja hogging on food I’ll need that so bad.
I’m so glad you decided to share your thoughts. :))
hey payal i wn aa ask you that..this multivitamins and eveything is it gaining wight???
Not that i know of. You can ask your doctor if you like, but multivitamins and natural ingredients like cinnamon, garlic, oregano don’t make you gain weight but boosts your metabolism and you definitely get healthier.
Hello mam wat is the amount one should take of moringa or nettle or other hot/cold infusion?i mean 1/2/* table spoon of leaves per day?
Use 1 tbsp leaves. It should be more than enough
Will def. try this and will put it into my instagram account.
Coincidently .. I also started my basic skincare journey 3 months back ..trust me am enjoying the whole routine, my guy complimented me for it !! what all you have mentioned that absolutely right!! Please keep writing .. so much to learn from you! I have this vision..your brand will soon be most loved ones across the globe!!cheers!! Xoxo !!
That means a lot!! ❤️❤️
I don’t have skin issues as such. But have a cluster of milea near the eye. Have seen my mom and siblings have it too. Will take up this challenge and see how it goes, looking forward to a healthy glow inside out. Though will start it from November. Will keep you posted. Looking forward to your next post! You write well 🙂
thank you! xo
I am so excited to read this and actually will try it. For that I need find the honey and order the jojoba oil to start this challenge. After reading the infusion post, me and my father have already know which ingredients I need, and they are coming home soon. Plus I will also want to put it clear for others that I know my face is acne free, still I will take this challenge to see if it’s making difference in my overall skin, as I am allergic to almost every thing. Also I will start this after Durga puja, so it will be really a 10 days detoxification after 10 days of fun, food, and makeup. I will come back here and will share my experience. Let’s all have great skin together. Also let’s take care of the largest organ and the delicate external organ of our body SKIN!!
That’s lovely! Do share your journey here it will help so many people. ❤️
Hey Payal,, once again a big thnq to you..Your post is a saviour in the horrifying skincare journey I’m goin through right now..
Currently I’m on isotretinoin prescribed for 6 months (2 month ongoing), few retinoid creams and chemical peels in every 15 days….
Should I implement your 10 days detox challenge in between this??
Everything i have mentioned is super safe and shouldn’t come in your way with your ongoing prescription. If you are worried you can always ask your doctor before starting this detox. Xo
Loveeeee your skin care tips. I always love natural skin care and ur taking t to next level..
Haha thanks babe! I’m glad you find it useful
We love ur skincare tips.thanks to ur husband who inspired u to write again…me too fond of skincare and tried almost everythin and rushed there and there….bt nw wen i m readin ur blogs on skincre its like “Heaven on Earth”..Thx
How sweet of you!! ❤️