When you think detox, you probably think healthy, clean and revitalized. But when you first start a cleanse, you definitely won’t feel that way. Whether you’re just trying to be healthier or are following a cleanse, you may notice some unsavoury side effects for mind and body.

The opinions on cleanses runs the gamut from Gwyneth “Goop” Paltrow’s near obsession with them to some dieticians saying that your liver works just fine on its own, thankyouverymuch! But that doesn’t mean that we won’t try one (always consult a health practitioner before detoxing). Or that even a diet overhaul from sugar-laden junk food to whole foods won’t feel like a major cleanse—and have the same side effects.

What To Expect

As your body starts flushing toxins from your system, you may feel sluggish and grumpy—and you may not feel much better when you get a glimpse of your skin, especially if your change in diet is supposed to improve your complexion! Breakouts are totally normal during a cleanse. Your skin is one of the most important organs for detoxification, which ultimately means that your skin may look worse before it gets better.

Luckily, this can be a sign that your detox is working and your breakouts should subside within a few weeks. Then you’ll start to see a decrease in oil production and redness, as well as a clearer, brighter complexion. The benefits of a detox are well worth its symptoms.

If you’re thinking about starting a detox but worried about detox breakouts and skin irritations, our signature Freeze Facial can help. It promotes further detoxification of the skin with oxygen infusion and our LED light therapy helps kill the bacteria that causes acne. Plus? It’s totally gentle and calms any redness, so you’ll leave feeling and looking like the idealized version of someone undergoing a cleanse!

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