TOP TIPS FOR OPTIMAL SKIN HEALTH
Maintaining healthy, glowing skin can be a struggle at times – even more so in changing seasons. Thankfully, our experienced Spa Therapists are armed with knowledge and advice on the matter, so if you’re suffering with tired, lacklustre skin or just in need of a little boost, read on for our top healthy skin tips!
Be mindful of your macros. A diet rich in fish oil and low in unhealthy fats / refined carbohydrates promotes youthful looking skin. You can take fish oil supplements in easy tablet forms.
Try to eliminate or reduce stress. Uncontrolled stress can make your skin sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin concerns. A lack of sleep is a catalyst for stress and unhealthy skin, so making an effort to get the extra hours of shut-eye in could dramatically improve your complexion.
Stay hydrated! Drink at least eight glasses of water a day – or more if you consume drinks high in caffeine or alcohol. Water flushes the toxins from your system and getting enough of it will aid with plump, clear and radiant skin.
Load up on vitamins. Vitamin C is a super antioxidant. It’s needed to support the immune system, promote healthy skin and help blemishes to heal. The best sources are blackcurrants, blueberries, broccoli, guava, kiwi fruits, oranges, papaya, strawberries and sweet potatoes.
Vitamin E protects the skin from cell damage and supports healthy skin growth. Foods high in Vitamin E include almonds, avocados, hazelnuts, pine nuts and sunflower and corn oils.
You can also take vitamins in tablet form for ease.
It’s just as important to take care of your skin on the outside as it is on the inside. The two come hand in hand! Below are some of our favourite products from the ELEMIS Superfood and Peptide ranges that contain natural actives that work in sync with the skin for ultimate results.
ELEMIS Superfood Range
Great for hormonal, stressed and dull skin, the vegan Superfood Range is a prebiotic solution that feeds the probiotics which naturally live on the skin’s surface, allowing the good bacteria to flourish and resultantly promoting a healthy, glowing complexion.
Superfood Cica Calm Cleansing Foam – £25
This calming micellar cleanser makes it easy to remove makeup, dirt and impurities. Green tea seed oil helps to soothe and hydrate the skin while minimising the appearance of pores. The natural formula is perfect for sensitive skin types. Just gently massage 2-3 pumps over damp skin avoiding the eye area, then rinse off with warm water.
Superfood Cica Calm Hydration Juice – £40
A breathable gel moisturiser that layers well under makeup, made with over 75% organic aloe vera juice and an active fruit water infusion to deliver instant cooling hydration to the skin while soothing and calming. The lightweight formula is silicone and paraben free. Just apply every morning to cleansed skin.
ELEMIS Peptide Range
Peptides are the building blocks of protein and are essential for healthy looking skin. The peptide range is designed to work with the skin’s moisture barrier, by supporting its natural processes of defence by day and repair by night, to leave your skin looking rested, radiant and renewed.
Peptide Antioxidant Hydra-Serum – £53
Leaves skin feeling replenished and plumped with moisture, while protecting from environmental aggressors and pollutants. Apply each morning to cleansed skin following with peptide adaptive day cream, and your skin will be left looking and feeling hydrated and replenished.
Peptide Overnight Radiance Peel – £56
A lactic acid peel that helps shed dead skin cells whilst you sleep, resulting in a more even skin tone, refined texture and reduced look of pores. The peel is rich in Omega 3, 6, 9 and fatty acids. Apply nightly to cleansed skin and follow with peptide night recovery cream oil, then rinse off in the morning.