The 3 Day Detox Cleanse For Clear Skin You Must Try Today

Do you want clear skin?

Of course. Who doesn’t?

This is why you spend most of your money on products to make you look (and feel) beautiful. But, there’s one thing you probably missed.

Have you recently checked your diet?

No matter how much you spend on beauty products, if your diet is full of garbage, having clear skin will still be difficult to achieve.

Simply put, you also have to keep an eye of what you’re putting inside your body as much as what you’re applying to your skin. These two always go hand in hand.

Going on a detox cleanse is a good place to start your journey to clear skin.

Need some help? Then, you’ve come to the right place.

Here now is a 3 day detox cleanse for clear skin idea to help you get on the right track.

Day 1

3 day detox cleanse for clear skin


Drink a glass of lemon and hot water the moment you wake up. Lemon has a handful of beauty benefits including controlling acne and improving the complexion.

Next, juice the following in a blender:

  • A cucumber
  • A pear
  • Spinach and parsley
  • ½ teaspoon of grated ginger
  • Juice of half a lemon

These ingredients are great for the skin for several reasons.

Cucumber hydrates the skin, thanks to its high water content. Pears, meanwhile, are full of antioxidants to protect the skin from free radicals.

Spinach boasts of its anti-inflammatory benefits while parsley helps balance your hormones (crazy hormones = ugly skin.) Don’t forget ginger, which contains vital nutrients like zinc.

Zinc is particularly important to add to your diet since this is the nutrient acne patients have low levels of.

Mid-Morning Snack

In a food processor, blend the following together:

  • A banana
  • Raspberries
  • 250 ml coconut milk
  • A tablespoon of chia seeds

Never underestimate chia seeds because of their size. They are loaded with antioxidants that, based on a study, can stop the activity of free radicals by up to 70%.

Bananas, on the other hand, are a rich source of potassium to regulate your water levels. Raspberries contain Vitamin C to support healthy skin while coconut milk is a great ingredient to nourish the skin.


Combine the following in a blender to make a soup:

  • A celery
  • A carrot
  • An onion
  • 200 g garden peas
  • 300 ml vegetable stock
  • A tablespoon of low-fat crème fraîche
  • Mint leaves

Celery has Vitamin E to moisturize the skin while carrots contain antioxidants. Onions have quercetin which is anti-inflammatory.

Green peas help slow down the signs of aging.


Make a baked cod and steamed vegetable dish with these steps:

Sprinkle half a teaspoon of cinnamon and half a teaspoon of nutmeg on a cod fillet. Both the spices are good for the skin because of their stimulating properties to soften fine lines.

Next, squeeze half a lemon before wrapping the fish in foil and putting it inside the oven. Lemon, among others, evens the complexion and hydrates the skin.

Day 2

3 day detox cleanse for clear skin


Like the first day, you’ll want to drink a mug of hot water and lemon upon waking up. Lemons are packed with antioxidants to help fight premature aging.

You can blend the following ingredients to make today's morning smoothie:

  • A lettuce
  • An apple
  • Broccoli
  • Kale

These foods have a high Vitamin C content , which is great for boosting your skin's collagen production and protecting it from the sun's UV rays.

Mid-Morning Snack

Create a smoothie by combining the following in a blender:

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • A tablespoon of cashew nuts
  • 250 ml almond milk

Blueberries and strawberries are both sources of Vitamin C to support the overall health of the skin. Cashew nuts, on the other hand, can help retain the skin’s moisture because of their high amounts of essential fats.

Lastly, almond milk has a high level of Vitamin E which is crucial for healthy skin. It is also a great alternative for milk just in case dairy products break your skin out.


Make a spicy squash soup by following these easy steps:

Put 170 g butternut squash, a tomato, a garlic clove, and a red onion on a baking tray.

Butternut squash is rich in Vitamin C to soften lines and wrinkles. Garlic is an anti-inflammatory agent to help reduce the size of pimples while tomatoes are great for reviving dull skin.

Next, sprinkle ½ teaspoon of cumin seeds, ½ teaspoon of turmeric, ½ teaspoon mustard seeds, and 1 ½ teaspoons of coriander seeds. Bake it in the oven.

Cumin seeds contain zinc while turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties which both help fight acne. Mustard seeds contain sulfur to prevent skin infections and coriander seeds calm irritated skin.

After baking, combine it with 300 ml vegetable stock. Blend well.


Create stir-fried tofu by following these simple steps:

Stir-fry 100g of tofu in a teaspoon of coconut oil. Tofu is a great red meat substitute as red meat is said to have a high level of testosterone.

Testosterone increases oil production and thus, causes acne.

Add a garlic clove, a red onion, a red pepper, 100g green peas, 100g snow peas, 100g baby corn, and ½ teaspoon of grated ginger. You can eat it as is or on a bed of steamed cauliflower.

Day 3

3 day detox cleanse for clear skin


Upon waking up, sip a cup of hot water and lemon juice. Lemons are good sources of Vitamin C and help even out the complexion.

And then, make your own green smoothie by juicing the following:

  • A cucumber
  • Watercress
  • Spinach
  • Juice of one orange
  • Juice of half a lemon

This smoothie is a rich source of Vitamin C. This vitamin boasts of its anti-inflammatory benefits and can heal conditions like rosacea and acne vulgaris.

Mid-Morning Snack

Create a tropical smoothie by blending these ingredients in a food processor:

  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple chunks
  • A tablespoon of mixed nuts
  • 250 ml coconut milk

Strawberries and pineapples are a great source of Vitamin C to maintain overall skin health. Coconut milk helps nourish the skin while nuts generally have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

You’re better off with mixed nuts as there’s no “perfect nut.” Just make sure to opt for unsalted over salted.


Whip up a hearty soup by following these instructions:

Stir fry an onion, 3 carrots, ½ sweet potato, and a tomato. Add 300 ml vegetable stock. Once the vegetables have softened, transfer contents to a mixer and blend until smooth.

Sweet potatoes are a great main ingredient because they have a low glycemic index. They help reduce inflammation and control oil production which causes those zits.


End your day with this easy ginger salmon recipe.

Marinate a fillet of salmon in ¼ teaspoon of grated ginger and a tablespoon of reduced soy sauce before putting it in an oven. Serve with some roasted peppers, tomatoes, and boiled spinach.

Salmon is great for the skin because it is rich in Omega-3. This fatty acid is responsible for a smoother skin and even gives skin a complexion boost.


Having clear skin is a dream of everyone. This is the reason beauty companies come up with a lot of products to help us make this dream a reality.

But, these products simply aren’t enough.

You have to care for yourself not only on the outside but on the inside, too. The right products, paired with the right food, will give you noticeable results in no time.

I hope this 3 day detox cleanse for clear skin idea made you realize having clear skin isn’t just a fantasy. However, you also have to be consistent to make it work.

Have you undergone a detox cleanse before? How did you do it?

Dr Kathleen May Eusebio-Alpapara

A board-certified dermatologist who practices both medical and cosmetic dermatology

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