6 Steps to Skin Health

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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!!

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I own a fantastic skincare clinic in Stratford upon Avon, skincare is my passion and I believe everyone can have great skin. I work with great brands like Environ, dermalogica & Jane Iredale mineral make up. I also have a wicked sense of humor and believe my cup is always half full!!!

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2 comments on “6 Steps to Skin Health
  1. Thanks for the link, Mary

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