The Best Things You Can Do For Your Skin
Posted: Nov 28 2015
We believe everyone’s skin is unique; this means you need to spend time understanding what skincare routine and products work best for your skin, and we want to help you do it.
In spite of this, there are some simple lifestyle choices that everyone can follow to help keep their skin healthy.
Everyone’s skin is unique, and we each care for our skin differently. Yet there will always be the same skincare fundamentals we can all adhere to for keeping our skin in great shape.
Cleansing your skin in the morning and evening is the foundation of any effective skincare routine. Cleansing is essential for removing accumulated dead skin cells, makeup, soot, sweat and oil. Starting your skincare routine with a thorough cleansing means your skin will have a better reaction to moisturisers and anti-ageing products.
Although continuing to regularly apply moisturisers plays a role in hydrating your skin regularly drinking enough water is essential. To make it an easier habit to include in your daily routine take a reusable bottle to work or keep a jug in your fridge at all times. If you want to make it more interesting try adding some fruit, to naturally flavour the water.
We are huge sleep advocates, because beauty sleep is no myth! Getting enough rest is essential for keeping your skin healthy and glowing. Not getting enough sleep ages our entire body, especially our skin, as it is an essential time for your skin cells to repair and replenish. Aim to get 7 to 8 hours per night.
Skin damage from sun exposure occurs throughout the year, even when sunburn doesn’t occur. We would recommend wearing a light SPF every day to minimise the impact of the sun. If you wear makeup, selecting a base product with an SPF is a good solution. In winter take particular care of snowy days as the sun’s rays are multiplied when reflected by the snow.
What you eat can have a great impact on your skin and we would recommend eating a fully balanced diet to keep your skin healthy. Great foods for skin include olive oil, fish, avocados, sweet potatoes and citrus fruits. Sugar breaks down collagen and elastin, so we would recommend consuming it in moderation.
Although we appreciate this far easier said than done, stress can seriously impact your skin. Stress causes a chemical response in your body that can result in an overproduction of oil causing breakouts and blemishes. To reduce the effects of stress on your skin continue to take care of your skin and make sure you get enough sleep and exercise.
Please see our skincare pages for further advice on caring for your skin type or condition.