The celebrity facialist behind Bambi Northwood-Blyth’s radiant complexion has revealed how to detox your skin after the holidays, and what treatment to introduce in 2023 for your best skin yet.
Ingrid Seaburn treats the faces of Australia’s rich and famous in her luxury Bondi salon.
The beauty guru, who boasts a star-studded clientele, said the holiday season and the month that follows take its toll not only on your waistline, but also on your skin.
But there are five ways you can get back on track.
The celebrity facialist behind Bambi Northwood-Blyth’s glowing complexion has revealed how to detox your skin post-holiday (photo Ingrid Seaburn)
1. Invest in a vitamin C serum
The first thing Ingrid recommends is investing in a good quality vitamin C serum as this is the product that plays a ‘vital role in protecting your skin from UV damage, increasing collagen protection and restoring environmental stress’.
“It’s a myth that vitamin C should only be applied in the morning,” Ingrid told FEMAIL.
“Your serum can be applied two or three times a week in the evening or morning after cleansing and before moisturizing.”
The facialist recommends choosing a “medical grade vitamin C,” which has a high percentage.
The most important thing to remember with vitamin C is that you should wear SPF on top of it to prevent exposing your skin to the sun’s harmful rays.
Ingrid (pictured), who cares for the skin of Sydney’s rich and famous, said you should make sure you apply and reapply SPF to care for your skin
2. Cut sugar and starchy carbs
What you eat often affects your face.
And if you ate and drank too much sugar and alcohol during the Christmas holidays, then it is possible and likely that your face will look a little puffy.
For this, Ingrid recommends avoiding alcohol, refined sugar and starchy carbohydrates.
Instead, she recommends a daily green juice as well as a clean diet.
“Avocado, dark green leaf salads, and omega-rich fish like salmon paired with healthy fiber-rich whole grains will help get your glow back in no time,” she said.
Ingrid also likes to do intermittent fasting from time to time, which helps to balance her blood sugar levels and regulate her hunger pangs again.
3. Apply SPF
“Our skin is more dehydrated from UV exposure in the summer,” Ingrid warned.
“Always apply your SPF and don’t forget to drink plenty of water, apply hyaluronic acid, and exfoliate once or twice a week with an enzyme-based exfoliant to remove dead skin cells.”
Hyaluronic acid is a miracle worker for the skin, as it helps hair “lock in hydration and get your skin’s health back on track after all those champagnes you’ve been enjoying.”
When it comes to how much sunscreen to apply, the experts generally recommend 1/4 teaspoon for the face and 1/4 teaspoon for the neck.
4. Sweat it out
If there’s one treatment you should invest in in 2023, it’s an infrared sauna.
Ingrid said they are a “great way to detoxify impurities from your skin, while also having the benefit of increasing cellular metabolism to reactivate your slow cell turnover.”
“One sauna a week is enough,” Ingrid said.
“Too much can wreak havoc on pigmentation issues, as too much heat can cause hyperpigmentation.”
The benefits of an infrared sauna include relaxation, pain relief, improved heart health and soothing aching muscles.
If there’s one treatment you should invest in in 2023, it’s an infrared sauna (pictured), as Ingrid said, they’re a great way to ‘detox’ your skin’s impurities
Finally, Ingrid said a good workout regimen will work wonders in improving your skin.
“Your skin is a reflection of how well you pump oxygen through your veins,” she said.
“Exercise is part of your detox without excuses. Dedication to a daily exercise session will leave your skin glowing with all that oxygenated blood flow.”
The facial specialist recommends removing toxins through sweating and exercising for about 30 minutes daily.
“Be sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water before, during and after your sessions,” she added.
INGRID’S FAVORITE FIVE BUDGET SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
“The most important part of summer beauty at any age is sun protection. It’s always best to look for zinc or titanium oxide based coverage and reapply often,” Indrid told FEMAIL.
“I love Sukin Tinted Sunscreen. It has a broad spectrum SPF30 and most importantly an all-natural physical zinc-based coverage that actually looks smooth and flawless.
“Compared to more expensive brands that have a natural formula for less than $20, it’s a great buy.”
The former Los Angeles beauty guru, who boasts a star-studded customer base, praised brands like Sukin and Palmers for their skin-loving products at an affordable price
Her second recommendation is a rinse-off exfoliator a buildup of oil, bacteria and dirt.
An inexpensive enzyme-based exfoliant from Palmers called the Purifying Enzyme Mask is half the price of most department store brands and will definitely do the trick.
“The enzyme mask uses papaya enzyme, a natural way to chemically dissolve dead skin cells without spending too much,” said Ingrid.
To lock in moisture in the skin as summer approaches, Ingrid recommends using a hemp seed oil moisturizer for its anti-inflammatory properties.
My go-to body product this summer is Freshwater Farm Hemp Seed Body Wash (left) to add a little oil to the shower routine to seal in gentle skin vibes. Great for saving time and money,” she said
“We forget to apply SPF and there is a lot of talk about exfoliating the lips, which is not helpful. You don’t have to spend to protect. I like Lip Balm SPF 50 from Dermal Therapy. Inexpensive and it protects your lips from UVA/UVB damage,” she said
My favorite body product this summer is Freshwater Farm Hemp Seed Body Wash to add a little oil to the shower routine to seal in soft skin vibes. Great for saving time and money,” she said.
For serums that pack a punch – on a budget – Ingrid can’t go past The Ordinary with niacinamide and zinc.
These two active ingredients will enhance your skin’s natural defenses against UV.
Not expensive and easy to use. A great alternative to saving pennies,” she said.
Last but not least, Ingrid calls on you not to forget your lips this summer.
“We forget to apply SPF and there is a lot of talk about exfoliating the lips, which is not helpful. You don’t have to spend to protect. I like Lip Balm SPF 50 from Dermal Therapy. Inexpensive and it protects your lips from UVA/UVB damage,” she said.