1. Protection, Protection, Protection
Becoming sun-wise by using a broad spectrum sun protection cream and staying out of the Sun between 12-3pm, protect against UVA & UVB, REMEMEBER is the ageing rays and UVB is the burning rays also the higher the SPF the higher the chemicals, look out for Titanium Dioxide a natural ingredient and one that is high in anti oxidants as they diffuse free radicals and help to protect the skin from the elements – always remember to re-apply.
2. Don’t Worry Be Happy
Happy people already believe they look good, so with a strong self-esteem & high energy levels & free from anxiety. Stress & anxiety cause free radical damage and restricted blood flow and oxygen to the cells. Exercise such as dancing, walking & yoga can help.
3. Where There is Smoke…There is wrinkles
Smoking robs the skin of oxygen and vital Vitamin C, doubling the rate at which your skin ages, leading to those horrible smokers lines & sallow skin.
4. Sleep Well
Sleep is the foundation of our well being. Human growth hormone is released to revitalise your body and regenerate cells. The way you sleep also determines your wrinkles ie do you favour one side? If so you will have more wrinkles on that side. Broken sleep also leads to dark circles under the eyes
5. Your Skin is what you eat!
Eating the right foods gives the skin the nutrients it needs to be brighter, smoother & healthier with less wrinkles. Water rich foods like anti-oxidant rich berries, broccoli, dark greens, natural oatmeal, salmon (full of essential fatty acids). We call these water rich foods, drinking water or herbal teas top these up. This is a great two pronged attack, your diet works on the inside and your skin creams work topically. I favour a moisturiser with active ingredients especially vitamin A & C and lots of pep-tides.
6. CLEAN YOUR SKIN!
Clean your skin at night time, using the double cleanse the first gets rid of today’s dirt & left over make up, your second actually cleans your skin.
These are my top tips to skin health, it really is a combination of factors that determine your skin, Genes, food, supplements, products, home care and treatments all in balance, leaving you with happy healthy skin!!