10 simple steps to a more youthful and healthy complexion

Healthy glowing skin comes from the inside out, here are 10 simple steps to achieve this goal. Makeup and creams can only cover up unhealthy skin, it is impossible to completely hide unhealthy skin.

  1. Change your perceptions of ageing
    We like to think of good ageing rather than anti ageing Do not believe the hype of reverse ageing. Be proud of your age. By following some simple tips you will feel more confident of your age because your skin will be healthy and glowing. It’s all about looking good and feeling great. “I think I am going to love ageing. But then, what choice is there”, Angelina Jolie.
  2. Restful sleep
    Sleep is important for tissue renewal and overall health. Try to relax before going to bed, e.g. read or take a warm bath. Eat no later than 2-3 hours before bedtime. Noise is one of the most common sleep disruptions – wear ear plugs to muffle external sounds. Go to bed at the same time every night, whenever possible.
  3. Lovingly nurture your body through healthy food
    We need the right quantities of nutrients, vitamins and minerals from a wide range of sources, such as grains, fruit and vegetables, nuts, beverages and oils. Ensure you are eating the right types of food at the right time of the day, and that you are having the right balance of protein, carbohydrate and fibre. See chapter 9 for more information.
  4. Use the correct skin care products
    At aesthetics we only use natural purified products that have medical evidence behind them. This consists of a 3 stage process – stimulate, correct and protect. The section on advanced skin health restoration will give you more information on the range of products we use to achieve the right results for your skin.
  5. Sun protection
    Vitamin D, from the sunshine is essential for the health of your skin, however too much sunlight is harmful to your skin. A tan is a sign that the skin has been damaged. The damage is caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight. However when it’s not sunny your skin needs constant protection. Read Chapter 10 to understand the types of protection and which are most effective.
  6. Regular exercise
    Exercising can contribute to your skin’s health. If you’re tired, stressed, malnourished, or unable to exercise, it’s reflected in the tone, colour and condition of your skin. Luckily, the opposite is also true. That’s why your skin is said to ‘glow’ when you’re terrifically happy and healthy.
  7. Eliminating toxins
    Your skin needs to keep well hydrated, since the human body is 80% water. You can keep hydrated by drinking water, beverages (not coffee which will dehydrate your skin) and certain foods.
    Smoking depletes your body of essential nutrients, like vitamin B and C. it also has a dehydrating effect which can make you look older than you are.
    Excess alcohol causes dehydration, so you can still enjoy a drink, but in moderation.
  8. De stress
    Undue stress can cause the adrenal glands to over stimulate and this can affect your immune system causing certain skin complaints. Find a way of destressing – fresh air, exercise and relaxation
  9. Love
    We all have people that care about us and we have people that mean a lot to us, spend time with these people and you will always have a positive focus.
  10. Maintain a youthful mind.
    You are what you think. Challenge your mind and body at regular intervals and feel the benefit inside and out.