Now the exams are over it is time to take care of yourself again! Summer is here and what better time to show off a healthy glowing skin to be proud of. A little extra work and thought going into looking after your skin with a good regime will pay off. We all would like to look our best, especially during the summer months. After all when we look good on the outside we feel good on the inside.
There are many products claiming to be the best items on the market to combat your skin problems and deliver amazing results that will leave your skin glowing, spot free and smooth. Trial and error of these can be expensive and time consuming. Dermalogica have a unique skincare range called Clear Start, which is specially designed to treat a teenage skin. The Clear Start products contain ingredients which treat the breakouts whilst keeping the skin calm and hydrated. We would like to guide you with some tips and advice on achieving the healthiest skin possible.
Hydration is so important for your skin and drinking enough water daily is the best thing you could do. Drinking the recommended eight glasses a day will flush out any toxins and prevent dry flaky skin. The use of suitable products also plays a big part in the hydration levels of your skin. Moisturiser absorbing too quickly is an indication that the skin is dehydrated and maybe not the most effective product for you.
Antioxidants are the best skin protectors against the harmful effects from the sun. Vitamins A, C and E are the most effective antioxidants. Adjusting your diet and being aware of what foods you are eating plays a vital part in the health of your skin. Dairy products, fish, meat and dark green vegetables have the highest levels of vitamin A. Did you know that kiwi fruit has more vitamin C than oranges? The richest sources of alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) are found in extra virgin oil, nuts especially almonds, wholegrain cereals and bread. Green Tea is another antioxidant which is most commonly used with body detoxing and is a great anti- inflammatory.
Regular Exercise believe it or not, improves the skin, as your heart and lungs work harder to increases the blood flow throughout your body, delivering oxygen to the skin. As your skin heats up your pores open to release sweat which clears out the skin. Removing all makeup before exercise is recommended to avoid the pores clogging up with dirt or impurities.
Rest, relaxation and plenty of sleep will result in a brighter, healthier complexion. The recommended hours of sleep on average for a teenager is 8-10 hours per night. Smiling uses more muscles than frowning which aids in a great work out for your face. In other words the more we smile the younger we will look!
Protection from the sun, sea and swimming is essential to any skin. Using an SPF is a must have, to provide sufficient protection from the sun rays and the long term damage this can cause. Salt water and chlorine dehydrates the skin, stripping if from its natural oils.
Homecare is vital in the health of your skin as it is carried out daily. Using the most suitable products for your skin will give the most effective results. If you are unsure what your skin needs, at Beauty Haven we offer a Dermalogica Face Mapping Skin Analysis by a fully qualified skincare therapist who will asses your skin and advise you on the best solution to your needs.
Monthly facials are a great way to ensure you are looking after your skin whilst giving you that deeper clean you cannot always achieve yourself. Express facials are a quick effective way to guide you in product usage whilst the Prescriptive facial gives us more time to asses the skin and provide a pore cleaning, deeper facial. If you are short of time you can do a DIY fix to give you that squeaky clean feeling. Get a bowl of hot water and put a towel over your head and the bowl, holding your face into the steam for 5 to 10 minutes. This will clean out the pores and bring all blockages to the surface of the skin.
Dermalogica Clear start offer a full range of homecare products such as a cleanser, scrub, mask, toner, moisturiser and other products which target areas of concern. Keeping the skin clean and nourished is a vital part of skin health. If you cannot commit to using a full range of products then using a cleanser, scrub and moisturiser regularly should give you your desired results. The Clear Start products fight acne and blocked pores whilst still leaving the skin hydrated . They contain ingredients such as Salicylic acid, Tea Tree and Lavender to remove bacteria gently.
If you would like any further advice on skincare contact us at Beauty Haven and any of our qualified therapists would be happy to guide you.