Originally published at EminenceOrganics.com

Is your skin looking less than lively? Every day, we are confronted with airborne particles that stress our complexions, causing dullness, dryness and premature aging. These negative effects can be compounded when we step indoors, making damaging pollution difficult to avoid. If you’re suffering from a lackluster complexion, it may be time to add a detox to your nightly routine. At Eminence Organics, we believe in feeding your skin from the inside out (with a healthy lifestyle) as well as from the outside in (with products that are infused with nutrient- and vitamin-rich ingredients). Here’s our 5 step nightly detox ritual to give your skin the healthy boost it’s craving.

1. SIP MINT + LEMON WATER

Hydration is key to helping your body fight the negative effects of pollution. PopSugar says, “The best way to flush out toxins… is simple: lots and lots of water”. For a calming bedtime beverage, add a squeeze of lemon and sprig of mint to a cup of hot water. Lemon juice helps to “cleanse and alkalize the body”, while mint aids in digestion to prep you for a soothing slumber.

2. REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP & DEEP CLEAN YOUR PORES

Start your nightly skin care routine with a double cleanse to gently remove makeup and sweep away impurities that have accumulated throughout the day. Lift away stubborn makeup with the gentle Eminence Organics Stone Crop Cleansing Oil, then wash off the dirt, dead skin and grime that have collected on your skin’s surface with your favorite Eminence Organics cleanser. For an even deeper clean, de-gunk clogged pores with Eminence Organics Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant™.

3. DIP INTO A DETOX BATH (OPTIONAL)

You may not have the time to devote to a soak every evening – but consider dipping into a detox bath on those rare nights you have free. Huffington Post recommends these bathtime recipes to “cleanse and calm your body” before bed. Add a few drops of Eminence Organics Apricot Body Oil and apply your favorite Eminence Organics mask for an extra indulgent experience.

4. PROTECT YOUR SKIN WHILE YOU SLEEP

Your skin doesn’t go to sleep when your head hits the pillow – in fact, the best time for your skin to repair and regenerate is while you’re sleeping. Before tucking in, give your skin an added dose of protection with Eminence Organics Lotus Detoxifying Overnight Treatment. This lightweight gel cream prevents water loss, supercharges the skin and defends against drying environmental stressors, revealing a perfectly dewy complexion by morning.

5. TURN OFF YOUR DEVICES

Consider implementing a digital detox to give your brain some downtime before bed. Instead of reaching for your phone and endlessly scrolling until you doze off, close your eyes and follow one of these easy meditations to lull yourself into a deeply restful sleep.

Which Eminence Organics products are part of your nightly skin care routine? Tell us your bedtime secrets in the comments below!