New year skin prep and reset
22nd Dec 2022
It’s that time of the year where we start thinking about setting new year’s resolutions. Why not consider your skin goals by switching up your oral skincare regime ready for the new year. Whether your skin goals are to target lines and wrinkles, dryness, problem prone or uneven skin tone– we have you covered. It’s not just about giving up things, but also adopting healthy habits. Our skin researchers’ have selected ten lifestyle, diet, and supplement recommendations to help you personalise your new year’s resolutions. Choose just three to adopt in the new year to help take your skin goals to the next level in 2023.
Supplements, a healthy diet and lifestyle are all your skin friends when it comes to working towards your skin goals. Let’s breakdown each habit for the ultimate skin prep and reset.
Feed the skin with omegas supplements
Our skin researchers recommend our sustainably sourced Skin Omegas+, for overall skin health* working like an internal moisturiser to feed the skin from within, which is fantastic skin preparation for the cold months and new year ahead.
Skin Omegas+ is a complex of omegas 6, omega 3 fish oil, evening primrose oil and vitamin A, providing support for all skin types and concerns but especially dry, dehydrated, and sensitive skin types. Helping you achieve luminous skin from head to toe ready for 2023.
Provide a base for your oral skincare regime
Healthy-looking skin starts with a strong foundation. Our skin researchers have selected our broad-spectrum multivitamin which provides a base for your oral skincare regime. Delivering a total of 28 smart nutrients in a convenient one-a-day capsule for total skin**, nail**, hair** and health. Our Skin Vitality features a plant powered skin blend of bilberry, broccoli powder, acai berry, and spinach leaf.
There is increasing research that shows our overall gut health is very closely linked to skin health, also known as the ‘gut-skin axis’ which refers to the connections between our gut and our skin.The gut and skin both interact with our internal and external environments. This communication is done thorough our body’s microbiomes.
When the gut microbiome is imbalanced either too much bad bacteria, too little diversity, or variety this causes dysbiosis in our skin microbiome, which can result in the skin becoming excessively dry, itchy, sensitive, and more prone to problem skin.
Add skin-friendly foods in your diet including miso, kimchi, sauerkraut, and probiotic yoghurt.
Ceramides and hyaluronic acid
These two hydration hero’s ceramides and hyaluronic acid add, hydration-moisture benefits to your skin. One of the many benefits of ceramides is the protective barrier they make up on the surface of the skin, helping to lock in skin hydration.
Additionally, adding hyaluronic acid is an important step to maintaining healthy, dewy, and glowing skin and gives the skin that much needed moisture. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the dermis to plump up the skin and holds 1000 times its weight in water.
Our experts recommend our Skin Moisture Lock™, containing hyaluronic acid and ceramides to work from the inside out to help plump and waterproof the skin, resulting in a smoother more youthful complexion. Or alternatively our smart skin box Skin Moisture IQ, which contains Skin Moisture Lock™, x2 Skin Omegas+, Skin Vit A+ and Skin Vitality.
Eat the rainbow
Consuming a healthy and balanced diet isn’t just important for our overall wellbeing, but also our skin. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables with different colours, otherwise known as the rainbow diet, contain phytonutrients, lycopene, lutein, and beta carotene, which are going to feed your skin with the key vitamins and minerals and help them work in synergy together.
Getting the sufficient quality of sleep is paramount for healthy-looking skin. The processes that happen during a good night’s sleep are key for skin health. Blood-flow to the skin increases – delivering key nutrients to support the regular, healthy functioning of the skin. Processes such as cell mitosis – how the body creates new cells – are fastest during the night. Type 1 collagen – beloved for its anti-ageing benefits – is created in particularly high levels overnight . Synthesising skin cells and promoting healthy collagen.
Our body kicks things up a gear, and many essential skin health activities happen at their fastest while we’re sleeping.
Skin foes -the 4 S’s:
You don’t have to give up everything but it’s important to be mindful of the skin foes you should avoid in excess to achieve your skin goals.
Smoking- Many chemicals present in tobacco damage collagen and elastin. They also narrow blood vessels preventing healthy and skin-loving nutrients reaching the skin which can cause dull, grey, lacklustre skin. If you do smoke, use this as a time to work towards giving up. Your skin and body will thank you for it!
Sugar - High sugar consumption increases the rate of glycation, a reaction which produces AGEs (Advanced Glycation End Products) and can damage collagen, leading to weak, fragile collagen and accelerate skin ageing. It can be tricky during the festive period to be healthy, but it doesn’t all have to be doom and gloom. Discover our skin researcher’s healthy swaps for happier skin during Christmas and new year.
Stress - Chronic stress increases levels of the hormone cortisol which in turn decreases collagen formation and increases inflammation which can lead to premature ageing. Check our tips on how to manage stress for happier skin and a happier mind.
Sun exposure - It may not be the time of year for sunshine and picnics, but our skin is still exposed to the sun daily, or if you’re enjoying the winter sun abroad, be sure to keep applying SPF to your skin to protect your skin from sun damage and keep your skin looking youthful and supple.
To take your skin goals to the next level in 2023, choose three of our skin researchers ten recommendations to personalise your own new year resolutions. Switch up your oral skincare regime by hydrating from the inside with omegas, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid. Incorporate the rainbow diet by eating a variety of fruits and vegetables and get sufficient quality of sleep. Additionally, avoid some of the skin foes (the 4 S’s) and you’ll be on your way to working towards your new skin goals and healthy-looking skin.
*Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal skin
**Vitamin C, B2, B3, Biotin, Copper, Selenium, and Iodine contributes to normal function of the skin, hair and nails.
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- The Gut Microbiome as a Major Regulator of the Gut-Skin Axis. National Library of Medicine. ISalem, A Ramser, N Isham and M C. July 2018.