Rosacea a compromised barrier function?
Sara - 23/04/20
During online skin consultations over the past few weeks, the most comon skin concern that I've seen is Rosacea. Rosacea can be identified as redness that is inflammed and often presents with small red bumps. It is normally indicative of a compromised skin barrier. The key thing I suggest to clients is that in order to see results we need to build up the barrier function. From an internal perspective avoiding foods that heat and inflame the skin such as coffee, alcohol, curries, spices even strawberries and oranges unfortunately are all vasodilators. Try to incorporate herbal teas, ginger, cumin and coriander into your diet and really important is a daily dose of Essential Fatty Acids such as @bestowbeauty oil. From a topical perspective April has been super sunny ensure you avoid over exposure to the sun and are protected with an SPF50 sunscreen such as @imageskincareaus or @asapskinproducts. Cleansing with a gentle non foaming cleanser from the Vital C range that won't strip the skin. The current levels of stress that we are all experiencing at the moment is a reminder to take some time for yourself today to unwind.
Skin looking dull and lacklustre?
Sara - 27/02/20
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Why fibre intake is important for skin balance?
Sara - 12/02/20
If you are struggling with acne have you thought that it might be due to a lack of fibre in your diet? My ethos @sarahouseofsamara is to treat skin holistically working from the inside out. A diet high in fibre is essential for healthy, glowing skin. Not only does fibre keep our digestive system in check it eliminates waste and the clearance of hormones such as oestrogen. For those on gluten free diets it is important to note that gluten free products are highly refined and processed meaning that the content of fibre is usually quite low. In this case it is important to select gluten free products that are higher in fibre such as brown or multigrain foods and drink plenty of fluids to regulate the bowel. Boost your intake even further by adding some fruit to your morning breakfast along with @bestowbeauty Be Cleansed powder which contains 35g per 100g of dietary fibre.
Melasma why do I have it?
Sara - 21/11/19
Melasma is a skin condition that I've been struggling to control in my skin for many years. It usually appears after changes in hormones, UV exposure or injury to the skin. Ethnicity also plays an important role despite the fact that everybody essentially has the same number or melanocytes. However those with darker skin tones such as myself tend to have more excitable melanocytes that produce more melanin! In order to control & correct this skin condition. It's imperative to be diligent with sun protection (daily, no exceptions), use of tyrosinase inhibitors, skin lighteners, Vit A & C and Niacinamide.
Environmental factors on skin health?
Sara - 19/10/19
Did you know that 80% of how our skin looks is caused by environmental factors and 20% by our genes? So really think about how you can protect your largest organ on a daily basis? Feed your skin with a balanced diet of fruit and vegetables, antioxidants help to fight off free radicals. Protect your skin even on cloudy days with an spf 50 sunscreen such as @imageskincare or @asapskincare products. Maintain and correct with regular Dermalux LED facials.