My mission is to offer great treatments so you can get great skin. But years of experience has taught me that what you do outside the treatment room is just as important – you can seriously undo all that hard work and we don’t want that!
So what should I be doing?
I’ve compiled a list of the best healthy habits which will help your skin – you’ll be able to see results over the next few months. These habits will also help you to get the best out of your facial treatments and maintaining results.
Drink 1.5 litres of water per day. Our bodies are about two-thirds water, so it stands to reason that drinking more will help keep us healthy:
Get at least 7 hours per night. Too little sleep makes you look and feel tired. One of the first places lack of sleep shows up is on your face, with dark circles, bags under your eyes and sagging skin. Sleep is the best natural cure for many skin problems, so don’t underestimate the effectiveness of sleep when it comes to repairing skin damage.
Avoid eating at least 2 hours before bedtime.
Avoid tea and coffee after lunch. And limit alcohol before bed as that can disrupt sleep.
Turn off electronic devices at bedtime.
Fruit and vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The more colours, the more varied the goodness body is getting. Here are some examples of rainbow foods for achieving glowing skin:
Tomatoes – contain Lycopene which helps to eliminate skin ageing free radicals and protect against UV rays.
Carrots – contain beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A by the body. Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant and is important for tissue growth and repair.
Broccoli – great for sun-damaged skin. It supports the skin’s ability to detoxify and help stimulate the production of enzymes, which protect against sun damage. It’s also full of beta-carotene and vitamin C.
Excess sugar in the body can, over time, cause collagen and elastin to degrade. Whilst this happens naturally as we age, we can limit the effects by avoiding sugar we don’t need.
Whilst sugary foods don’t directly cause acne, they do feed the breeding ground for it by increasing sebum production. Be careful when buying cereals, white bread, bottled sauces, pasta sauce and fruit juices as they are full of sugar. And of course, beware of cake and chocolate! Pick your sugary treats wisely!
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