How To Keep Skin Looking And Feeling Great
With over 10 years of experience as an Aesthetic Therapist, Juta Esite is a Certified Mesotherapy Practitioner with the Society of Mesotherapy UK and now works with the leading specialists in the field of aesthetics and skin health. Together with her colleagues Dr. Kersh and Dr. Galy they are renowned for their artistic yet natural approach to facial rejuvenation. They believe in a holistic approach to health and beauty, and in looking beyond the obvious, so who better than Juta to provide some tips to help you keep your skin looking and feeling good during Covid19.
Since the lockdown a lot of people have been noticing that their skin has become worse. There could be many contributing factors, including stress, diet, lack of exercise ect. People are worrying a lot more and the uncertainty can make even the calmest person more stressed. Stress can aggravate many existing skin conditions and trigger flare ups. Everyone experiences stress, however, when it is affecting your life, health and wellbeing, it is important to tackle it as soon as possible. Take time to relax, practice mindfullness and exercise are just few tips which can help with stress.
Also lifestyle changes play a huge part. Many people have been focusing more on their health and fitness but many of us have found the comfort of our homes rather comforting. Regular trips to the fridge, hearty meals and little movement can really take its toll on our skin.
Regular exercise is not only good for your physical health and mental health, it is also excellent for your skin. Exercise encourages blood flow which means that large amounts of oxygen flow through your body including your skin. In Uk we are lucky to have the opportunity to eercise once a day outside, but there are plenty of home workout options online or online personal training.
Vitamin D and C
Also with spending more our time indoors, we might not be getting enough vitamin D,which is immunity booster and helps to keep inflammation down, therefore is important for inflammatory conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Daily exercise in the sun and oily fish are good sources of vitamin D.
If you are looking for more brighter and radiant complexion, topical vitamin C is a key product. This product generally can be incorporated into everyones skincare routines. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which in a stable topical formulation, is proven to be effective in protecting against photoageing of the skin.
Have a good nights sleep
Sleep is the number one beauty booster and immunity booster. Now is your chance to catch up on some well-deserved good nights sleep . Your daily routine affects how well you sleep, getting a good night’s sleep allows all areas of your body to re-charge including your skin. A lack of quality sleep is another big contributor for not having the best skin care during quarantine. If you manage to eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of water and get some exercise during the day, you will allow your body to switch off more easily, therefore get more sleep and improve your skin. Going to bed around the same time every night, will help with consistency and aid a better sleep.
Drink plenty of water
T here are many reasons to drink water. In fact, drinking water is essential to your health and for looking after your skin.
Your body is composed of about 60% water. When your body is hydrated, your skin usually tend to look better as well.
Also try to avoid alcohol as much as you can. When you drink large amounts of alcohol, your body and skin can become dehydrated, leaving the skin looking older and tired. I would suggest to sip water between alchocolic drinks. NHS recommends an average of 8 glasses of water per day.
Cleanse your skin
You must really try and cleanse your skin twice a day. More than twice will cause the skin to dry out and less than twice will give your skin more time absorb dirt. The cleansing cream, gel or foam should be gentle as you do not want to be over exfoliating your skin and disrupting the skin barrier. It is important to use skincare which suits your skin needs to avoid overstimulation and causing any unnecessary skin issues. During the lockdown patients are using a lot less makeup and therefore might be forgetting to still wash their skin twice per day. This can contribute to oil buildups and dull complexion.
Try to not touch your face
We should particularly avoid touching our eyes, nose and mouth. If your hands are not constantly clean, by touching your face, you will be constantly transferring dirt and germs to your skin. This will increase the bacteria in your open pores which can cause blackheads, spots and blemishes.
Contact your skinhealth professional for professional advice. This is perfect time to really master your skincare routine and get your skin healthy and glowing. It is also a good time to start planning your future treatments so once the lock down is over you are ready and prepared for starting your cosmetic journey. Let your skin thrive with a skin care routine,lots of water, exercise, healthy diet and lots of sleep. Let your skin shine!