Healthy skin should be smooth, hydrated, firm and tight with an even tone and colour and be strong. It is possible for everyone to have healthy skin and at Face and Body we have years of experience in helping patients achieve just that.
In the quest for healthy skin, knowledge is an invaluable tool. Which is why we recommend that all patients start with a Skin Analysis to provide an in depth understanding of how well your skin is working and how you can improve it.
Five rules to healthy skin
These 5 simply rules form the foundation of every good skincare regime:
Becareful in the sun
Sun damage is the single greatest cause of ageing causing freckles, sun spots, pigmentation, wrinkles and at worst leading to skin cancer. This doesn't mean you can't have fun in the sun - looking bronzed is a great way to look healthy, but always wear sun protection of at least SPF 15 and avoid excessive periods of sun exposure - using sunless tanners is a great way to top up that sun kissed look.
Sad but true, cell turnover starts to slow down after we reach 30, which can leave skin dull, so it's key to exfoliate regularly. Get regular skin peels, microdermabrasion and facials to maintain vibrant, glowing smooth skin.
Use vitamin based skincare and mineral make-up
The quality of what you put on your skin makes a huge difference. To reduce the signs of ageing use a Retinol (Vitamin A) skincare system. When used correctly Retinol builds collagen to smooth out wrinkles, and, by sloughing off the top layer of skin, it can help fade dark spots.
Pure mineral make-up form a filter that allow the skin to breath and function normally, whilst still protecting the skin from UV light and air born pollutants.
Maintain a healthy diet
Healthy skin starts from the inside out. Provide your skin with vitamins and nutrients from foods rich in Omega-3, Vitamin C, A, and E which help to increase the production of collagen and elastin needed to keep the skin moist and youthful looking. Avoid excessive consumption of caffeine and alcohol which dehydrates the skin causing it to become dry and age. In times of stress support your skin with advanced nutritional supplements.
Smoking causes the formation of age-inducing free radicals and dehydrates the skin rapidly increasing the formation of wrinkles and lines as we age. Stop smoking today with NHS support.