The 9 steps to healthy glowing skin
Understanding skin care is easy if we first look at the latest science of how to create and maintain healthy skin. If we protect our skin against cell damage, stimulate collagen and elastin production, create hydration, encourage circulation, cell regeneration, balance and tighten skin tissue and use the correct cleanser, we can prevent skin damage and create healthy glowing skin.
- Protecting our skin from environmental factors is important to prevent free radical damage, as this leads to signs of ageing. Overexposure to ultraviolet radiation and environmental pollutants can accelerate skin ageing by degrading collagen and elastin and trigger oxidative stress (oxidising cells) in the skin causing free-radical damage. The solution is to apply skin care that helps prevent the oxidising of cells. These natural chemicals are called anti-oxidants. Potent antioxidants protect skin from age-causing free radicals.
- Collagen and elastin production are vital to maintain youthful glowing skin. Unfortunately as we age, collagen and elastin production reduces. By encouraging and stimulating the skins natural production we can maintain healthy young skin under environmental stress and time.
- Encouraging regeneration of new skin cells by improving circulation to the skin and supporting our body to function optimally.
- Hydrating and maintaining moisture levels and the correct balance of oils in the skin is an important key to maintaining healthy skin and preventing damage.
- Using the correct cleanser that doesn’t dry or damage the skin is important. Some soaps are harsh and dry out the skin, stripping it of its natural oils and waxes.
- Naturally tightening skin cells helps maintain a youthful glow to the skin and slows down the aging process.
- Balancing skin that is too oily, too dry, or suffers from other issues such as acne, or is red, inflamed or damaged.
- Finally, avoiding skin care products that actually damage your skin. For example, many skin care products contain alcohol, which damages skin cells and really dries out the skin, or other chemicals such as Urea used to create a white colour in the product.
- Drink enough water, eat a rainbow of fruit and vegetables every day and use a good quality, natural, skin care products.