1. Resurface & renew
Gentle daily exfoliation and resurfacing detoxifies the skin by softly dissolving and removing dulling micro-particles of excess oil, dirt and dead skin build up. Far less irritating and abrasive than daily scrubbing (which can compromise the skin’s barrier integrity), Lactic Acid and fruit enzymes gently soften and smooth, remove cellular debris and stimulate hydration for an instantly plumped and revitalised complexion. Breakouts are reduced, blackheads are minimised, and the appearance of fine lines are diminished creating a consistently refreshed skin. In-clinic expert Peels and Microdermabrasion further enhance the detoxification process activating lymphatic drainage and removing cellular waste on an even deeper level.
2. Keep it consistent
Attention to your skin with a twice daily regime should be as easy as brushing your teeth. Over 70% of the results you achieve are what you do at home. Whilst fatigue, a hectic schedule, family and relationships all require your attention, just 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes at night can mean the difference between ok and great skin. As your body’s largest organ and first line of defence, a nurtured and nourished skin is better equipped as an environmental shield reducing irritation, redness, exhaustion lines, breakouts and dehydration. Twice daily attention provides an insurance policy to a younger-looking skin future.
3. Catch up with an expert
A change of season, routine, diet and lifestyle can often affect skin function and behaviour. Our skin cells are constantly being synthesised degraded and replaced meaning that skin is always a work in progress. Any change in the natural balance requires an expert assessment to ensure the correct blend of ingredients and treatment. No two skins are the same and a professional consultation, diagnosis and prescription every season ensures a customised solution can be explored and implemented. Reactivity can be reduced, pigmentation faded, breakouts diminished and the ageing process effectively managed and defied.
4. Body Balance
Systemic balance and nutrition via a healthy diet affects more than just general health and well-being. The skin, as the body’s largest organ is often a reflection of body imbalance and a less-than-healthy lifestyle. Overly acidic foods (especially soft drinks and alcohol) can compromise barrier function creating facial redness, irritation and reactivity to products. A diet high in sugar and hi-glycaemic index foods (white bread and pasta) affects insulin levels creating glycation, a process where sugar breaks down collagen and elastin protein. The skin loses volume and the appearance of criss-crossed fine lines accelerated. High cholesterol and trans-fats not properly processed by the body may often appear as milia, small whiteheads or even xanthoma – thick waxy deposits around the eye area. Body balance through a nutritious diet rich in vegetables, fruit, nuts and protein not only restores a healthier you, but a healthier looking skin.
5. The importance of water
Drinking the corrective amount of water daily is important for overall good health because water helps with digestion, circulation, absorption and even excretion. Drinking water for proper skin health gives you a radiant, healthy and younger- looking complexion. Skin cells, like any other cell in the body, are made up of water. Without water, the organs will not function properly or at their best. If your skin is not getting a sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling.
Hormones play a huge part the skin. You probably know that your hormones fluctuate both during your period and over your lifetime. But, you might not realize the many ways that these hormones can affect your skin. When the body produces lower or higher levels of hormones and hormones lose their ability to communicate messages this can cause an imbalance in the endocrine system, accelerating the aging process, melanin stimulation and increased oil flow. Hormone miscommunication can also occur when the body is under constant physical and emotional stress as well as a poor diet—especially one high in sugars and starches—can throw off the balance between estrogen and testosterone, exacerbating skin problems. We must understand the effects of hormones on skin and overall health to seek lifestyle changes to navigate these natural fluctuations. With the power of knowledge, seek solutions to achieve the maximum glow of hormonal balance. We always recommend Chinese doctor Dr Trish Stoeckli.