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Skin Fasting: Why Is It to Take a Break from Skin Care?

Skin Fasting is a method of giving your skin a break from skincare products. 

As the term implies, you will be abstaining from your usual skincare except for your cleanser and sunblock in the morning.  

There are different ways of skin fasting depending on your skin type. Some benefit from a one-week monthly fast while others prefer a one-night weekly fast. 

Perhaps, if your skin is sensitive and not problematic, a one-week fast might be beneficial for you. 

Skin Fasting: Why Is It to Take a Break from Skin Care?Those who benefit from this method are usually those who have sensitive and reactive skin. Those on the acne-prone side of the spectrum might find it a bit difficult to discontinue acne medications. Same for those suffering from Eczema, Rosacea, and the like who need emollients on a daily basis. 

What does it do for the skin?

It gives your skin time to heal on its own and allows your skin to bring back your natural oil that is needed to protect your skin barrier. 

However, this method is not suitable for all skin types. Those who have very oily skin might not be able to abstain from their usual skincare that keeps their acne at bay. 

Otherwise, skin fasting is good for allowing your skin to breathe, renew naturally, and be less dependent on skincare products. 

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Dr. Elli Reyes
Dr. Ellie Reyes

About the Author: Dr. Elli Reyes is a specialist of Aesthetic Medicine from the Philippines. With over four years of specialized training, her aesthetic practice has involved a variety of skin treatments involving Botox, fillers, and the like. As a licensed physician, she has been engaged by multiple clinics and is regularly interviewed by the local media as an expert in the science of the skin. Her research and writings to date have centered on nutrition, functional health, and general beauty.


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