Factors that influence our Skin

September 14, 2015

Hello there, Happy Monday!

Have you ever had a skin concern that took ages to go away, or you had no idea how it even started? 

The skin is the largest organ in the body, there is so much more to it than just applying skincare and make-up products to it. This seems to be the most common thing to do when people see skin concerns.

Most peoples reaction to Skin issues such as breakouts, rashes and redness is covering it with concealer and heaps of foundation. But this doesn't solve the problem.

Did you know these concerns that we see on the surface of our skin are coming from the inside. In Chinese medicine they say that when we have on-going skin concerns it may be a sign that our body is trying to tell us something. For example- breakouts on the cheeks can represent stomach & liver issues. Breakouts on the chin are related to hormones. Redness can mean inflammation of the stomach. Acne can be diet related(dairy or gluten.)



Diet, Stress, Sleep, Work, Climate, Smoking, Alcohol and incorrect use of products can all affect our skin and body


Diet:
We are what we eat. A diet full of fatty and processed foods isn't going to make our skin glow. Fresh fruit & veg, protein and lots of water will help our skin to look its best. Repairing & strengthening skin cells.


Stress:
Stress attacks our body & puts it into shock, the skin being the largest organ is attacked first and the worst! The adrenal glands are stimulated and an over production of oil is produced. Breakouts, rashes, and redness can all be related to stress.


Sleep:
This is how our body regenerates itself. Lack of sleep will cause poor circulation, dark circles and a puffy face. 8hours is what is recommended. Its not called beauty sleep for nothing.


Work:
Depending whether you work outdoors or indoors, the environment you work in can attack your skin. Air con inside dehydrates your skin & strips it of moisture. Uv rays outdoors cause long term sun damage and deep wrinkles. Spf should be worn inside & out.



Climate:
Hot & cold weather can affect the skin. Uv rays are strong and breakdown epidermis causing sun damage and wrinkles/pre mature ageing. Cold harsh winds can break down the skin aswell and cause little broken capillaries. Spf all year round.


Smoke:
Decreases the flow of oxygen and depletes the vitamin c in our body. Vitamin c is good for our skin keeping it strong & protected. Also causes pre mature ageing and dull dehydrated skin.


Alcohol:
Dehydrates dehydrates & dehydrates. Depletes our body of all its moisture leaving our insides dry and skin even drier and as a result broken red blood vessels show up on the skin.

Incorrect use of products:
Using good quality products and a good routine will help your skin on its way to good health.




If your seeing changes in your skin take a look at your lifestyle and see if there are any changes you can make to help your skin.

Any questions drop me a line.

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Katie

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Copyright: All my posts are my own thoughts and experiences. All the pictures are from google images, except the last picture which I took myself of my products.

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