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Grazia|January 2021
You may be okay with skipping a meal for a day, but would you dare do that with your skincare routine?
HENA DESAI

In the quest for good health and great skin, we’ve given up tons of things – we quit dairy, cut down on sugar, held back our liquor, and even found ways to manage caffeine cravings. But as it turns out, people are giving up one more thing to get that glow on – their skincare products. Strange as it sounds, a new complexion-clearing trend is doing the rounds on Instagram – skin fasting. Think of it as a different kind of January detox, one for the skin rather than the body. Its popularity does hold some merit – it involves taking a break from your usual, elaborate skincare routine to give your skin a chance to breathe and reset. It’s not a new practice; but because 2020 saw major shifts in beauty practices (first, we neglected it to focus on the stress of the pandemic, and then we were guilty of going overboard), this trend is back and buzzing.

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