5:2 Face Diet = younger, healthier skin in a month?!?!?!


Woahhh ok, so recently I’ve been hearing few crazy things about a 5:2 diet for your skin. Two days a week you go make up free and within a month it leads to younger and healthier looking skin. It has apparently been backed by leading skincare specialists which makes me believe in the hype slightly more. But as a make up addict I don’t think I could attempt this. I even read an article recently about someone who gave up make up for lent! The thought filled me with dread and a quicker heart rate at the thought of not having make up for a month!

There’s loads more sciencey information in the daily mail article along with pictures of Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Michelle Keegan looking absolutely flawless without make up on so take a look at that!

Here’s how to follow the 5:2 Face Diet

  • Cleanse thoroughly with a skin type-specific cleanser every night, followed by a toner to tighten pores and moisturiser to hydrate the skin. If you must use make-up wipes after a night out, make sure you take extra time to cleanse your skin the next morning.
  • Use your make-up free ‘fast days’ as opportunities to detox your skin – apply a clarifying mask like Origins Clear Improvement or Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm and steam your face in hot water to open pores and draw out impurities.
  • Eradicate the need for concealer under the eyes by using a corrective eye serum like La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Eyes, which visibly reduces the appearance of dark under eye circles, instantly making you look more awake.
  • Enhance your natural beauty on ‘fast days’ with a skin-illuminating moisturiser like Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream Light and a slick of Vita Coco coconut oil across the eyebrows and lips for a catwalk style natural glow.
  • If you have problem skin and don’t want to forego coverage on ‘fast days’ opt for a BB cream with dermatological benefits such as Bioderma Sensibio AR BB Cream, which simultaneously disguises and reduces redness and irritation in the skin. Conceal & Shield from Skin Shop make-up, which is paraben-free, is also ideal for acne prone skin and conceals blemishes while shielding them from acne bacteria and flooding them with good bacteria at the same time.

I’d love to know what you think about this ‘Face Diet’ and if any of you will be trying it. It may have inspired me to up my skincare regime but I cannot saying I’ll be participating any further!! But will I look like this……..

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2 thoughts on “5:2 Face Diet = younger, healthier skin in a month?!?!?!

  1. Interesting article. Make-up shouldn’t break you out if you’re using the correct products for your skin type. However, I think the take home message from this article is to make sure you’re cleansing correctly at night time (when your skin regenerates), even double cleansing if you wear make-up and maintaining a consistent skin care routine. Jay x


    1. Thanks for your comment, I definitely agree. I only find my skin gets bad if I don’t remove my make up and cleanse properly. I did wonder if I would see any more improvement if I followed the 5:2 way but going make up free for 2 days a week is too much for me! x

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