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Pro Skin Tips

Lifestyle & Workplace

 

 

Lifestyle

 

Lifestyle and your skin health are interlinked whether we like it or not! Every coffee we drink, every hour we don’t sleep, every Cosmopolitan we swill and every reaction we have to life in general all impact the skin’s health.

 

LIFESTYLE FACTORS IMPACT ON YOUR SKIN HEALTH TIPS AND TRICKS
LACK OF SLEEP/INSOMNIA

Triggers inflammation

Adrenal stress

Body System regeneration interrupts

Fertility disruption

DULL & LACK LUSTRE COMPLEXION

Dark eye circles & puffiness Dehydration

Slows cell turnover

  • Try a Sleep App to set a routine for regular sleep
  • Keep your skincare routine regular!
  • Carry a flash firming serum and hydrating spritz in your bag to support your skin through the day
SMOKING

Extremely toxic free radicals

Destroys airs sacs in the lungs

Depletes Vitamin C

VITAMIN C DEPLETION

Cross-linking Collagen & Elastin

Accelerates premature aging Wrinkles

Dehydration

Sallow complexion

Blackheads

Dark eye circles

Poor healing ability

  • Stop smoking
  • Use nutritional supplements to support your body to fight the free radical damage
  • Drink cleansing and detoxifying teas to flush toxins from you skin
  • Use high strength Vit C and A Serums to aid in skin regeneration, healing and anti-oxidant protection
STRESS

Triggers inflammation

Sweating

Nervous tension

Headaches

Lethargy

Chronic Fatigue

Fertility disruptions

HEAT/FLUSHING

Broken capillaries

Chronic dehydration

Inflammation

Ageing

  • Know your triggers – diarise your stress to pinpoint the triggers
  • Carry a soothing, hydrating spritz to calm & soothe – look for Canadian Willowherb
  • Use concentrated serums packed with anti-oxidants to reduce the free radical impacts of stress
  • Increase H2O intake

EXERCISE

Energises

Increases bone density

Builds muscle mass

Detoxifies

Improves cardiovascular function

Relieves Stress

Aids Sleep

Promotes wellbeing

EXCESSIVE

Vaso-dilation

Broken capillaries

Sun-damage

Ageing

Breakouts and blackheads

SEDENTARY

Sluggish complexion

Dark eye circles

Weight gain

Dry flaky skin

  • Cleanse and moisturise immediate after exercising
  • Use SPF if outdoors
  • Exfoliate regularly to prevent congested pores and breakouts
  • Drink cleansing and detoxifying teas
  • Drink plenty of fluids
ALCOHOL/CAFFEINE

Causes inflammation

Liver stress

Heart palpitation

Vaso-dilation

High sugar content

Interrupts sleep pattern

Causes emotional anxiety

CHRONIC DEHYDRATION

Flushing

Broken capillaries

Dull complexion

  • Drink 4 glasses of water for every unit of caffeine or alcohol to rehydrate.
  • Reduce intake where possible
  • Apply daily hydrating serums, moisturisers and antioxidant rich products

 

 

Workplace

 

Your workplace environment is often the last thing people consider when it comes to understanding your skin health and its conditions. Chronic skin conditions such as breakouts, dehydration and sensitivity can often be relived with some very easy and simple remedies.

 

WORKPLACE FACTORS IMPACT ON YOUR SKIN HEALTH TIPS AND TRICKS

EXPOSURE TO COMMERCIAL OR INDUSTRIAL OILS e.g. CHEFS/COOKS/MECHANICS

Hydrogenated Oils

Diesel Grease

Engine Lubricants

and Oils

Vapours

Chronic breakouts

Excessively oily skin

  • Cleanse and re-moisturise during your breaks
  • Avoid swiping the backs of hands over forehead or cheeks
  • Use a Cleansing Oil of an evening to thoroughly de-grease skin

AIR CONDITIONING

Creates an environment with less than 10% moisture

Chronic dehydration

Tight, parched sensations

Fine lines more obvious

Irritated and sensitised skin

  • Keep a hydrating spritz on your desk and in your bag for on the road and use it often!
  • Use hydrating serums and moisturises to seal skin moisture
  • Keep a small vase of water at your desk to help humidify the air around you

PHYSICAL LABOUR

Sweating

Friction

Chafing

Dirt and Grime

Perspiration left on the skin congest pores causing blackheads and breakout – leads to chronic breakout conditions
  • Cleanse and re-moisturise during your breaks
  • Avoid swiping the backs of hands over forehead or cheeks
  • Use a Cleansing Oil in the evening to thoroughly de-grease skin

OUTDOOR WORK

Overexposure to UV Rays

Sweating

Pollution

UV Exposure especially for the hands, face shoulders and décolleté
  • Cleanse and re-moisturise during your breaks
  • Avoid swiping the backs of hands over forehead or cheeks
  • Use a Cleansing Oil in the evening to thoroughly de-grease skin

ACTORS/ACTRESSES

Thick heavy application of theatre style make-up

Acne Cosmetica

Frequent removal and re-application of cosmetics

Chronic breakouts and blackheads especially along cheek bones.

Dehydration and devitalised complexion

Irritation, burning, stinging & itching

  • Take your own kit of skincare and insist they only use those products on your skin when removing or reapplying any make-up!
  • Always remove the make-up before going home – have it on for the least amount of time as possible
  • Sip on detoxifying teas
  • Use skin soothing and barrier healing products in the evening to calm and soothe any irritation

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