Tips for Good Skin Health
Posted on 12/04/2017
There are many influences on our skin health and these include:
- Alcohol and Tobacco lifestyle
- Sleep patterns
- Stress levels
- Hormonal function
- Water consumption
- General health
- Work environment
- Home environment
- Skin care regime – what products are used at home
During puberty, we expect the skin to suffer from congestion, with possible acne. Unfortunately, many of us go on to have times of skin congestion that seems inappropriate in adult life.
Here’s some tips about how to look after your skin:
Analyse your skin – look at your skin and understand if it is dry, oily, dehydrated, sensitive or combination. If you are unsure, ask a skin care professional, who can advise you.
We do offer Face-Mapping at Cheltenham Reflexology and Massage. We analyse and then tell you about your skin condition.
Cleanse your skin in the morning and evening, with a cleanser that is suited to your skin type. A double cleanse is best.
Keep your skin hydrated. This will prevent your skin becoming tight with dehydration, which prevents the skin pores from functioning.
You can spray a toner on your face regularly, moisturise twice daily and drink plenty of water.
Exfoliate your skin. Which exfoliator you choose must relate to your skin type. If you have sensitive skin you might need to avoid exfoliating altogether. If you are unsure, it’s best to avoid exfoliation.
Use a mask once a week. You can make your own with yoghurt, eggs, strawberries or cucumber or you can purchase a ready-made mask. A mask can draw impurities out of your skin and re-balance it. Some masks are great hydrators. There are setting and non-setting masks to choose from. If your skin is dry you will want to choose a non-setting mask, that will hydrate your skin.
Get an early night. Lack of sleep will have a noticeable impact on your skin. When we sleep our cells renew efficiently.
We love the Dermalogica Facial Treatments that we offer at Cheltenham Reflexology and Massage
. We always take time to assess the skin and that informs the therapist into choosing the best products.
A customised facial treatment includes cleansing, toning, moisturising, use of a mask and application of other optional products, including eye cream and facial primer. Facial massage is also an important part of the facial treatment. Massage brings oxygenated blood and nutrients to skin cells and aids the removal of waste. It also tones facial muscles, helping with elasticity and to slow down the effects of ageing.