As we get older, life is more often than not all systems go, 24/7.
Whether it’s in the professional realm, caring for little ones, tending to housework (although traditional gender roles are changing), responsibilities can take their toll on our bodies, and in turn, skin.
This can bring about unwanted appearances such as fine lines, discolouration and dark spots, which can increase the appearance of tiredness.
Below are some easy and effective solutions, from the experts at the Skin Boutique, to boost your skin, so you’ve got a year-round, radiant glow. Tiredness? None here – not on your skin anyway!
First and foremost, good health is paramount when it comes to good skin. What you’re putting into your body shows on the outside, so as tempting as fast food and sugar-laded snacks are when you’re on the go and feeling tired, try to retrain yourself to reach for an energy-rich banana or grab a smoothie instead.
While it’s a well-known fact that our bodies require an adequate dose of vitamins for optimum skin health, it’s not as well known that you can actually infuse vitamins into your skin as part of a skin treatment.
Aside from ingesting vitamins, treatments and infusions make sure that these vital nutrients are getting to where they need to be, making a significant difference in turning back the clock: smoothing skin, and reducing pigmentation and wrinkles.
Vitamin A for instance, encourages cellular turnover, while Vitamin C assists with brighter, clearer and firmer skin.
Whilst we can be doing great things with vitamins going into the skin, over time, the surface of our skin will still battle a myriad of pollutants, irritants and have general wear and tear.
Our skin accumulates too many surface impurities than we’d like to imagine, and this causes fine lines, uneven skin tone and clogged pores.
Cleansing your skin before bed every night is a must– no matter how tired you are. And if you can organise a babysitter for an hour, try a skin peel to really treat your skin. Skin peels, a treatment inspired by the ancient Egyptian milk baths – a favourite of Cleopatra – use effective exfoliating agents to rejuvenate the skin and reduce the aforementioned imperfections. Enzymes and antioxidants from natural ingredients such as blueberry, papaya and cranberries can lift away tired layers and work wonders for the skin.
Finally, one of the most effective skin treatments out there and the best for killing a few birds with one stone, is microdermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion is a favourite of many women for good reason. Using a diamond tipped wand to gently polish and clear away dead skin, it also removes any blackheads, pigmentation, and smoothes coarsely textured skin, lines and wrinkles. Skin is hydrated, refreshed and as a result, healthier looking.
What treatments do you use on your skin to keep it looking good? Please share in the comments below.