I’ve just got back from an extremely chilly Norway. And I can tell immediately by my skin, I am continuously moisturizing….. Does that sound familiar? Apart from moisturizing, is there something on the inside that can be done to make your skin more resilient to the cold? I’ve been on an information gathering exercise for you.
The first week of 2023 is done and dusted. Nothing as good as a brand new year, in which we say goodbye to bad habits so that we can start afresh with renewed strength. I do love the magic of a fresh start. Last week was not wasted on thinking about good intentions that never made it, but about new habits that were achievable and that I’m still sticking to.
What is best for the skin under your arms? A roll on deodorant or a spray on deodorant? Research has shown that this may matter more than I previously thought…
It’s bizarre really. We put so much effort into good facial care because we want to look younger and more radiant, but aren’t we forgetting something important? Precisely, the hands! We could show them a bit more love. Hands deteriorate first and often give away our true age. So take good care of them! And begin with cleansing. I have extended my skincare line to include a luxurious, gentle Hand Wash for this purpose.
So much choice…. Do you often find yourself standing in front of the shelf in the pharmacy deliberating about which bottle or jar to buy? My top tip? Check the ingredients list on the product. Because although good ingredients in your skincare do not necessarily ensure perfect skin, poor ingredients will guarantee poor skin. Now I am aware that, for many, an ingredients list can look like gobbledygook. The goods news is: I know a couple of tricks that will guide you, in just a few steps, towards a good quality product.
Over the last few months I have been taking a closer look at various B vitamins. It’s fascinating how important these substances actually are for skin, hair and nails. I am staying with the letter B for now because I’d like to tell share more with you about vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid. Have you read about it before? This vitamin helps release energy from proteins and fats. Often though, you will also read that a vitamin B5 supplement can help prevent spots. This advice is popular, in particular, among people who frequently exercise, while at the same time suffer with their skin. You will see this quite often and may be for several reasons, for instance, diet, hormones or a combination thereof.
What food should you eat if you have acne or rosacea problems? Complete vegetarian? Should you, for instance, revert back to a primal diet or simply go gluten free? I’ve even heard that people with rosacea saw a significant improvement with a carnivore diet, meaning a meat only diet. Personally, I see a lot of benefits in the Mediterranean diet.
It still intrigues me. Gut health. And the role our gut plays in the way we feel. Did you know that the gut is also referred to as your second brain? But it can just as easily be labelled your second skin. Because this relationship, between the gut and skin, is being increasingly observed in science.
Do you often suffer from dry lips? From those cracks in the skin on your mouth and flaking? That in itself isn’t so strange at this time of year. The air is dry at the moment. So, apply a good film over your lips to prevent any moisture escaping from your skin. Sometimes Vaseline still works the best. I use it alongside my Repair Cream, which contains exactly the same oily substances that naturally occur in the waxy layer of your skin. But I’ve got another tip for you that you may not yet have considered: vitamin B2! (more…)
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