A word from Vita the Skin Whisperer
Skin looking a little worse for wear? From not getting enough sleep, to suffering the signs of ageing or spending too much time in the sun, your skin can end up looking tired, dull and lacklustre. Spring clean your skincare routine with Vita’s top tips for brighter, healthy and younger-looking skin.
1. Follow your gut instinct
A healthy gut is the Holy Grail for healthier, more radiant and youthful-looking skin. Those with good digestion have healthier fatty acids, making their skin plumper and more hydrated. Good bacteria is your best friend when it comes to beautiful skin, so it’s essential to up your internal antioxidants (as well as pre and probiotics) in order to keep your skin looking flawless.
2. Cut down on sugar
Too much sugar (and the wrong kind) is not good for gut health, cellular health or skin health. It not only leads to the depletion of collagen but can also cause inflammation in the skin, such as acne and premature ageing. Our tip? Use sweeteners in their natural form like raw honey, maple syrup and coconut sugar. It’s all about balance!
3. Hit the pillow
Nighttime is the best time to repair skin, so it makes sense that getting good sleep is one of the best ways to keep skin in good nick. Lack of sleep can affect moisture levels in the skin, leading to a dehydrated complexion, redness and breakouts. Going to the bed at the right time and nabbing those eight hours of quality sleep will make a noticeable difference to your skin.
4. Stress less
Our emotions can cause havoc on our skin and make us look a lot older than we actually are. Stress causes skin issues to flare, whether it’s acne, psoriasis, or eczema. Feeling stressed can also disrupt the balance between the good and bad bacteria in your gut. So, say goodbye to blemishes and practice some deep breathing!
5. Protect your skin
Using a good quality broad spectrum SPF50 sunscreen daily will help prevent UV damage, while repairing, restoring and improving skin clarity. Given the harsh Aussie climate, skin protection is a must! And remember, your face stops at your chest! So make sure you extend your protection and skincare to these areas.
6. Boost your skincare routine
A proper skincare routine is essential for flawless skin. Proper cleansing and exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells. Not only will skin look healthier, but active ingredients will penetrate more effectively.
Retinol is a definite game changer. This hero ingredient is proven to effectively treat large pores, acne, uneven skin tone, dull skin, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. It also speeds up cell turnover, stimulates collagen production and penetrates at cellular level.
Get your glow on!
CALL COASTAL PLASTIC SURGERY AND MEDI SPA TODAY TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH VITA,
THE SKIN EXPERT ON THE CENTRAL COAST.