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Self Care Skin Tips for 2022

Is 2022 the year for you to start thinking about life's impacts on our skin?

Here's some Self Care Skin Tips:

SLEEP - The correlation between skin health, beauty, and sleep is well documented if you google it or read it in books. Sleep deprivation results in dark circles, as well as dull and saggy skin. No sleep or lack of sleep also means no restorative period for our body and skin, this is when we rejuvenate, renew, and regenerate.

STRESS - Stress releases certain chemicals and hormones, like cortisol that increases oil production and damages our immune system.  Stress can also suppress hyaluronic acid production leading to dry and dull skin. 

SUN EXPOSURE - We need sun protection. Period.   It’s the single most important thing to do for your skin with out it, it can accelerate aging, can lead to sunspots, and in more serious cases, melanoma or skin cancer. Protect your skin with a broad spectrum sunscreen. It protects skin from both UVA and UVB rays.  While this may seem like a no brainer - sometimes we do need a gentle reminder especially when its not in the middle of summer and you think it will be ok.  All year round sun protection is key.

ME TIME - Pampering yourself is crucial for your mental health and your body's well being, whether its a DIY approach or with a professional -  A good facial and massage increases blood circulation and eases muscle tension.  Relaxing pampering activities can reduce anxiety, relax tense muscles, lead to better sleep, help the lymphatic systems to function better, reduce inflammation, and trigger the release of feel-good hormones, like serotonin and oxytocin.

EXERCISE - Exercise can help ease stress and release feel-good hormones, like endorphins that regulate the bad stress hormone cortisol (also responsible for acne-causing oil production and inflammation).  Sweating during exercise releases toxins that assist with detoxing our skin.  It also improves blood flow which is vital for carrying away waste products and transporting oxygen and nutrients to skin cells.  

WATER - Skin is an organ, and just like any other part of the body your skin is made up of cells. And skin cells, like any other cell in the body, are made up of water.  Without water, the organs will certainly not function properly or at their best.  If your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky.  Water is what makes our skin glow. It makes our skin more elastic and provides it with a certain spark.

Now it's time for you to start the journey of becoming your very own SKINBOSS by evaluating your
skin , lifestyle and implementing anything you need to.  A clearer complexion with a healthy glow soon awaits you on this journey.

Mel x


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