Why Skin Care is So Important
The importance of skin care is tremendously significant. It is the protective layer between our inner parts and our surroundings. It is also the bodies largest organ. Our skin cells are continually shedding, every minute of every day – it is an extremely complex part of us and it is crucial that we prioritise its preservation. It’s also the first thing most people notice about you, so in order to feel good, one must take the right precautions to look good. How do you go about this in the right way? What are some of the most beneficial techniques to take care of your skin?
There is an unfathomable amount of supposed skincare solutions out there, herbal and clinical, but some of the traditional, inexpensive methods are still the most effective. There’s also some innovative technologies and practices that will go a long way in keeping your skin healthy looking and rejuvenated.
You are what you eat, and what you eat, reflects in the condition of your skin. One of the biggest reasons for unhealthy skin is the consumption of inflammatory foods. Foods that are high in sugar as well as gluten and dairy. These are major culprits for bloating, gas, headaches, and breakouts. Try going a few weeks without them, or a period of minimal intake and witness the results. If dairy is something you can’t go without, try the full cream, low sugar products like double cream yoghurt and full-fat milk. Other foods to eat more of:
- Sweet potatoes
For high intake of carotenoids and vitamin C – a fantastic way to boost collagen production.
A seed high in vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that helps to defend sun damage.
This fruit contains lycopene, which assists in the elimination of skin-ageing free radicals from ultraviolet exposure.
Another reliable source of lycopene, eating watermelon is a brilliant way of keeping the skin hydrated.
Spinach has the potential to defend your skin from Cancer because it is high in folate. It is also rich in vitamin A, iron and vitamin K – all beneficial to the skin.
Citrus fruits are high in vitamin C which fights inflammation.
Never go to sleep with your makeup on! This is one of the main reasons for breakouts and unhealthy skin. It’s almost guaranteed that if you go to sleep with your make up on, you’ll wake up the next day with a humiliating pimple. Some concealers even develop nasty rashes. Your face needs to be cleared of all chemicals and dirt from makeup. Makeup acts as a compact mask around your skin and clogs all pores. In order for your skin to breath, a daily face cleansing is a must.
Moisturiser & Sunscreen
Moisturiser is a terrific way of feeding the skin, most moisturisers contain a lot of the vitamins mentioned above. It’s also a very effective way of keeping the skin hydrated. They don’t particularly add much moisture per say, but they help lock in the moisture your skin already has through diet and of course water intake.
By now this should be something that goes without saying but spending time in the sun without wearing sunscreen is skin-suicide. The UV rays of the sun are extremely harmful to the skin and will most likely have a detrimental effect. It should be common knowledge by now but getting sunburnt just once every 2-3 years triples your risk of getting melanoma skin cancer. Besides that, exposure to UV radiation can also cause premature ageing and skin rashes.
Experts are continuously working on methods to maintain healthy and youthful looking skin. Photo Rejuvenation is an excellent way of repairing your damaged skin, skin discolouration and wrinkles. Photo Rejuvenation is mostly used on areas of the body like the face, neck, décolleté and hands. We use the latest developments in cosmetic laser technology to achieve the improvement of sun damaged skin and lessening the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles, lines and acne scarring. Treatments take a maximum of 40 minutes under the supervision of our qualified laser technicians.
Call us to arrange your initial consultation where you will fill in a detailed skin and lifestyle questionnaire to assess your suitability for treatment.