Quarantine boredom has created a newfound love for DIY beauty treatments. But, if you’ve exhausted every combination of pantry item for homemade hair and face masks, or you’re considering more niche practices to add to your beauty regimen, try adding oil pulling to your daily skincare routine. Here, we share two techniques to help keep blemishes at bay.

Oral Oil Pulling

A traditional Ayurvedic practice for removing toxins, oil pulling is a technique as simple as its ingredient listขyou’ll just need coconut, sesame, or olive oil. As soon as you wake up, swish around two tablespoons of oil on an empty stomach for at least 20 minutes. Then, resume with brushing your teeth and using mouthwash to get rid of any residue.

While oil pulling has been most closely associated with teeth whitening, its benefits span past just oral health. Oil pulling in the morning removes toxins that have accumulated the night before, preventing them from entering your bloodstream and contributing to unfavorable skin. For some, oil pulling has alleviated conditions like eczema and psoriasis, while others have noticed a healthier complexion.