There are many things that negatively impact your skins appearance, but there are ways you can overcome these or at least get them under control. Here are a few things that might be causing you some issues.
SMOKING – causes fine lines and dull, tired looking skin, it interferes with cell respiration and slows down circulation.
• Stop smoking, or at least cut back.
• Drink lots of water to hydrate the skin
• Have regular facials. Massaging the face will help increase circulation
• Taking vitamin c and using products with vitamin c in them will help with collagen production and help with wrinkles and brighten the skin.
SUN DAMAGE – causes wrinkles, sun spots, skin cancer and dry skin.
• Use sunscreen daily
• Exfoliate to remove the buildup of dead skin.
• Hydrate by drinking lots of water and using a moisturiser that contains AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acids – glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid) or a facial serum with Hyaluronic acid to plump up dry skin and help it appear less wrinkled.
• Laser treatment to improve blotchiness and discolouration.
• Bleach brown spots by using skin lightening products.
ACNE OR CONGESTED SKIN – looks unsightly, can negatively impact self esteem, can be sore or uncomfortable.
• Use mild cleansers no light moisturisers that are wax and oil free.
• Gentle exfoliation
• Use of mineral based make up that won’t clog pores
• Products that contain glycolic acid or beta hydroxyl to unclog pores.
• Watch your diet.
DRYNESS – dry flaky skin with more visible lines.
• Drink plenty of water.
• Use skin products that contain Hyaluronic acid to help retain moisture.
• Led light therapy can help attract moisture, hydrate and plump skin.
• Regular facials to hydrate and remove dead skin cells.
DULL, ROUGH SKIN – an accumulation of dead skin cells, dull uneven skin.
• Hydrate the skin with creams and drink more water.
• Regular exfoliation to removed dead skin.
• Maintain a good skin care routine.
ROSACEA – a flushed facial appearance occurring on the face, nose and cheeks.
• Use more natural based products.
• Make the right diet choices
• Stay out of the sun
• Minimize alcohol and spicy food intake.
• Avoid extreme weather conditions.
COUPEROSE – skin redness due to small dilated blood vessels on face.
• Use of moisturisers with active ingredients that help strengthen and tone the capillary to help restore elasticity.
• Avoid soaps and toners that can dry skin.
DIET – diets rich in fatty and oily foods can negatively impact your skins appearance and condition by causing breakouts and blockages and an over production of sebum. Good gut health is super important!
• Eat healthy foods like fish, leafy greens, olive oil, nuts and fruit, they will all benefit the skin. They contain antioxidants help block chemical reactions that lead to sun damage and neutralise free radicals that contribute to wrinkles, brown spots and other signs of ageing.
• Facial steaming, exfoliation, wrapping, waxing, pore cleansing, extractions and chemical peels would all benefit the skin, as would the use of creams, lotions and masks, depending on the skin condition.
• What we don’t put in also effects the skin. Drink plenty of water to keep skin hydrated and looking smooth and supple.
PRODUCT CHOICES – The right, or wrong product choices can make all the difference in your skin condition, as can your skin care routine – or lack of.
Need help with your skin type or condition, whether it be advice or product choice? Feel free to contact me – Neen xx