Eat well and you skin will appreciate it!
‘You are what you eat’ rings more true when you consider the myriad of ways your body’s overall health can affect your skin health when you nourish from the inside out.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and it’s the first line of defense against the external forces of nature such as sun exposure and pollutants that can inflame and toxify your skin. Your skin helps maintain body temperature, manages moisture loss, and controls fluid balance so anything you do to reduce inflammation and dehydration is a win for overall body and ultimately skin health.
Choosing sun protection, staying hydrated, as well as doing heart-healthy exercise, getting beauty sleep, and having good nutrition are all part of an integrative routine that will optimise skin radiance.
You can level up your skin wellness with just a few simple lifestyle choices which you can start as soon as today!
Foods with nutrient-dense vitamins and essential minerals are prime to boost your body’s immune system, reduce inflammation, regulate hormones, and improve gut flora which can have an overall positive effect on your skin.
Choose foods loaded with powerful antioxidants like vitamin C, A and E. You can find them in abundance in citrus fruits, leafy green vegetables, and nuts respectively. After prolonged sun exposure, vitamin C is a workhorse as it fights free radicals that can lessen the risk of skin cancer. Pigmented, dry, and blemished skin have no chance as vitamin C cuts down on redness and inflammation.
Vitamin A accelerates wound healing and repairs the cell structure of damaged skin. It is a potent vitamin to combat wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots.
Vitamin E repairs and restores your skin integrity by stimulating collagen production. It jumpstarts skin growth and protects your skin from oxidative stress and damage by the sun’s UV rays. About 60-80% of your immune system lives in your gut so it has a great impact on skin health. A disruption to our digestive system will not only affect our body but can also impact skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and acne.
Fortify your microbiome by taking probiotics that can protect your gut’s barrier to crowd out bad bacteria growth that can damage healthy skin. Think yogurts, apple cider vinegar or fermented foods like sauerkraut to be part of a gut-friendly diet.
Healthy nutrition also includes a good dose of healthy fats. Olive oils, avocados, walnuts, and salmon contain essential fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 that give way to plumper and smoother skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties help maintain moisture, correct redness and blemishes. Consider these benefits when contending with skin issues like psoriasis, eczema, and acne.
‘Came from a plant, eat it; Was made in a plant, dont’
Hydrate Well and you skin will thank you!
Hydrate inside and out by drinking plenty of water and using skin moisturisers that fight dry skin. Hydrating helps your body and skin flush out toxins and can boost your skin’s complexion. Staying hydrated also means active sun protection to prevent dryness, age spots, and inflammation of your skin. Apply a high SPF broad-spectrum sunscreen to help retain moisture on your skin while blocking the sun’s harmful UV rays.
You can amplify your water benefits by adding a spritz of lemon juice to boost your immune system with vitamin C. Place a humidifier near your bed to help prevent dryness while you sleep. Be careful in using rough brushes or washcloths to scrub your skin to prevent inflammation. And moisturise right after you shower to lock in moisture for plumper, smoother skin.
Sleep Well to remove toxins and restore your skin strength!
Every night while you are sleeping, your skin goes to work to remove toxins while repairing and restoring skin cells to create new barriers. Poor sleep or not enough sleep compromises that process and as a result, the all too familiar dark circles, dry skin, wrinkles and fine lines will start to creep up on your skin.
Sleep lowers cortisol levels that are tied to stress. High levels of cortisol affect wound healing, accelerate early aging and can pose a higher risk of getting skin issues like psoriasis or acne flare-ups,
Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep and an early night. Consider sleep hygiene by setting up an optimal environment that supports quality rest. That means creating a cool, quiet and dark area while limiting distractions like computers, devices and bright lights from mobile phones. Avoid caffeine in the evening and large amounts of fluid right before bed. With a mindful sleep routine, you are bound to wake up refreshed and your skin replenished.
Move Well and supply oxygen and nutrients to the skin!
Move with the flow for a healthy glow. Regular exercise supplies more oxygen and nutrients throughout the body and to the skin. Breaking a sweat can impact your skin by boosting collagen and skin cell production which slows down aging. Your ‘post-workout glow’ could be explained by a combination of increased blood circulation and sweat producing a fresh glow.
But take good care to balance your workouts with stress which is driven by cortisol. Consistent intense workouts can keep cortisol levels high which can cause havoc to your body and skin (think acne breakouts and inflammation).
Running, swimming, and walking are just some heart-healthy exercises that help to get the blood flowing. Balance that with cortisol lowering activities like deep breathing, meditation and yoga to optimise your whole body to skin health.
De-stress Well to fight inflammation and lower your body’s cortisol levels!
Stress is no stranger to the body. But when your body is under chronic stress, you may feel off-balanced as the body responds by signaling hormonal changes, gut issues, or conditions triggered by a battered immune system. For your skin, that could mean acne breakouts, inflamed rashes, dry itchy skin, or aggravating existing skin conditions like eczema, rosacea and psoriasis.
Choose a relaxation regimen that will fight inflammation and lower your body’s cortisol levels to calm your skin. Aside from a balanced diet and exercise, lifestyle choices such as meditation and instilling mindfulness can help put negative thoughts to rest and reduce anxiety that contribute to our daily stress.
Deep slow breathing from the belly activates your brain to calm down and relax your whole body. This can lower rapid breathing, a high heart rate and blood pressure. Yoga triple checks the mind, body and spirit boxes as it cultivates mindfulness, deep breaths and a sense of peace and calm — all contributing to the goal of relaxation.
Round out with do-it-from-home activities such as a warm sudsy bath, long stretches, a comfy cup of herbal tea, gentle facials and inviting daily laughter can all set your body and skin at ease.
Personalise Your Skin Wellness by including personalised skincare treatments in your monthly wellness regime!
Create your personal relaxation routine with Dermoi’s exclusive clinically-based facial treatments that combine premium natural ingredients, science-backed formulations, and expertise all in the comforts of your home.
Unlike standalone skincare products you use at home, facial treatments are expertly personalised to target problem conditions (like acne, rosacea, dry skin) that penetrate beyond the skin barrier for a deep clean with immediate results. Products like moisturisers, SPF sunscreens, or vitamin infused serums are important for everyday maintenance for healthy skin. But depending on the type of treatment and the benefits you are aiming to get, a clinically-proven facial treatment done by a skilled expert will help target your specific skin issues and amplify your skin care routine.
A facial treatment is an ideal way to get all these benefits but it is also not uncommon for your skin to experience some redness and soreness for a few hours after. The advantage of having a certified and vetted Dermoi aesthetician come to your home is not dealing with the exposure to any of the harmful environmental elements that may put unnecessary added stress to your skin right after a treatment. Leave the stress behind with an effective, results-driven and personalised treatment made just for your skin — that’s the Dermoi experience.