Simple routine changes that could help to improve the condition of your skin
When we are tired, stressed or unhappy our skin is the first thing to show the signs. The skin is a direct line to our immune system and is therefore a reflection of how good we are feeling, from the inside out. When your skin is happy, you feel happier. As the largest organ in the body, skin needs a consistent routine and gentle care, to ensure it remains at its best.
Here are some simple changes you can make to your everyday routine, to improve the condition of your skin and make it brighter, healthier and less prone to dermatological problems such as Eczema, Psoriasis and Keratosis Pilaris.
When we are asleep our skin is able to repair at a cellular level, as we are more still and it cannot be affected by everyday factors such as bacteria on our hands, sunlight, wind and even stress. This means that your pre-bed routine is just as important as the one you use before you leave the house in the morning.
Before you go to sleep cleanse deep into the skin to remove makeup, ensuring you use warm water as hot water will remove the skin’s natural protective oils. Apply an intensive moisturising treatment such as our Recuperating Cream and pat gently into the skin. Also ensure that you change your pillowcase regularly, as germs and dirt can build up there, absorbing into the pores throughout the night.
Food and drink
The food you eat shows up on your skin. Cut refined sugary foods from your daily routine as these lead to the production of enzymes that break down collagen which over time will reduce elasticity leading to wrinkles, sagging and greyness. Add in more fruit, vegetables, wholegrains, lean meats such as turkey and fish, nuts and seeds which will all lead to clearer skin that is plump and healthy. More tips on the best ingredients for your skin here.
Moisturising creams do not insert moisture into the skin but will retain moisture in the skin to ensure hydration and prevent dry skin conditions. As soon as you have finished showering or washing your face you should aim to moisturise the skin with a rich cream within 15 minutes. This will lock in moisture and prevent skin from becoming dehydrated, sore and dry.
Cleanse the facial skin morning and night and apply any eye creams or serums before adding a layer of Recuperating Cream (this can also double up as an eye cream as it will plump the skin and contains no irritating substances or filler ingredients).
Exercise offers benefits that can improve your mood, weight, fitness levels, skin and health. It improves circulation which gives skin a natural glow and helps the immune system to stay strong; an essential part of keeping skin from becoming dull and tired. 30 minutes of swimming, jogging, fast walking or playing a sport each day is all you need to add into your daily routine to see noticeable improvements in your skin. If you are exercising outside, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 to ensure that your skin is protected from the sun’s harmful rays.
When you are travelling your journey starts at the airport and this where your skin can begin to be affected by factors such as plane air pressure, caffeine, dehydration and lack of sleep. Always carry on a multi-purpose product such as our Recuperating Cream, which is 100ml and perfect for your hand luggage. This can be applied to the face during the flight and once before landing, which will help to hydrate the skin and leave it plumped, with stress lines less noticeable. It can also be massaged into the hands, cuticles, feet and legs, to reduce dryness and ensure that skin is protected.
Recuperating Cream is also an essential barrier for when you are in cold conditions while travelling. It will form a protective layer over the skin, to retain moisture and is not greasy or sticky so will not irritate the skin during sports such as skiing, trekking and mountain climbing.
It can also be used to treat sunburn offering fast overnight relief, reducing redness, soreness and itching.
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- Teresa Martin