Are you supposed to “detox” your skin from time to time?

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Are you supposed to “detox” your skin from time to time? I’ve heard that it’s good to take a break from using all your active and harsher ingredients and to just stick to the basics. 


Skincare expert and founder of Skin & Body Renewal, Dr Maureen Allem, responds:

“This is actually a great question. I would not say it’s a good idea to “stop” using your actives. It is however a very good idea, from time to time, to have a good deep cleansing facial treatment, and it is a very good idea to change your products from time to time. Staying on one range, with the same actives or the very same products indefinitely is not a great idea. So don’t stop using products, just change it up from time to time, even if you just change one or two things every six months.”

Do you have a skincare question? Ask Dr Allem about it here.

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  1. Pseudo_kate

    This is so refreshing to know, I like to try a new product every now and then instead of just sticking to one brand and range of products.

    3 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    I do change my products now and again but if it works with my skin I keep it.

    3 years ago •

  1. Elizma Botha

    This is so helpful, thanks! I’ve been on the same range of facial products for 2 years now, but it just doesn’t seem to give my skin what it needs anymore. Definitely adding a few changes to my routine…

    3 years ago •


    I try changing my products once in a while but it’s hard switching products when so few of them suit my skin.

    3 years ago •

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