Your skin and you
But there are also simple things you can do within your own daily routines to help revitalise your skin, smooth breakouts and boost natural shine.
We all have stresses in our lives, be they money, work, relationships, or anything else. Long term stress can cause many issues for our health, from sleep disorders to muscle pains and headaches, but it also affects your skin, causing breakouts, sensitivity, and dryness.
Luckily for us, there are many ways to release or combat stress to keep our mind and body healthy.
Mindfulness: Studies have shown that mindfulness techniques are effective for clearing the mind and helping the body repair itself.
Eliminating Stressors: Identifying stressors in your life can help you eliminate them from causing issues for you and your skin.
Reducing Workload: Sometimes we take on too much and work ourselves to the bone. It’s ok to take some time for yourself to re-energise.
Meditation: Taking 10 minutes to clear your mind each day puts you in the right mental space to accomplish everything you need to.
What we choose to eat can have an impact on our skin as well. It doesn’t take a radical approach to your diet to maintain the healthy glow of your skin.
Balance: A balanced diet ensures that your body, and skin, is getting all the nutrients it needs to work properly.
Eat seasonally: Each season provides the ideal conditions for different fruits and vegetables, packing them with vitamins and antioxidants. Use these cycles to optimise your meals with the best produce available.
Variety: Making sure you vary your diet is a great way to keep it interesting while making sure that your body gets everything it needs.
Moderation: Sugars, salts and fats are important for your body to function, but it doesn’t need too much to work properly. Limiting your intake of sugary or fatty foods can keep your skin smooth and your body healthy.
You have heard that being active is great for your body, but did you know that it is also important for your skin? Regular exercise improves your circulation which brings oxygen and valuable nutrients to your skin keeping it radiant.
We spend about a third of our lives asleep. It is the way our body recovers and stores the information we have learned throughout our day. A body that is deprived of sleep has a harder time regenerating cells and revitalising itself, this includes the skin. So make sure to catch up on those Z’s and give your body the time to rejuvenate itself.
Studies have shown that Smoking prematurely ages the skin. It creates free radicals and can cause inflammation in the skin. Long term smoking:
Narrows the blood vessels in the inner layers of skin which decreases the amount of oxygen and nutrients that reach your skin.
Causes spider veins, which is visible blood vessels near the surface of the skin
And Elastosis, the loss of elasticity in your skin, are common effects of long term smoking and make the skin appear wrinkled, sallow and less firm.
With these changes, you can live your life feeling happier and healthier and your skin will thank you for it. for everything else, there’s Banksia Cosmetics face serums. Full of organic vitamins, antioxidants, and Australian botanicals.
Finally, remember to laugh a lot and don’t sweat the small stuff... just those toxins!