Friday 17 August 2018


I always find I need to adjust my skin care routine through the seasons, in the winter my skin can get quite dry, but in the summer my skin gets very oily. Here are some top tips to help keep your 
skin moisturised and healthy throughout the year.

1. Avoid unnecessary chemicals: Some fragrances and colours are skin irritants and have no actual benefits for the skin, the use of creams and shower gels will very much depend on your skin type, I tend to use Sanex Zero % range as it contains no colourants or parabens which makes it kinder on the skin.

2. Avoid low-fat diets: we all know how important it is to have a healthy balanced diet.  Choose healthy fats for healthy cell function – these can be added into your diet through foods such as avocados, fish, nuts and seeds and plant oils such as flax and hemp. Try and avoid processed margarine. If you’re going to have butter then make it organic natural butter which has less synthetic ingredients.

3. Try light exercise: Getting up and moving daily will boost circulation, and getting your muscles moving will increase your levels of ‘happy’ hormones or endorphins and blood flow. This, in turn, will give your skin a lovely healthy glow. I try and exercise, but when it's not possible a brisk stroll normally helps me feel much better.

4. Get an early night: Lack of sleep increases the visible appearance of ageing, such as dark circles caused by sluggish circulation. Try to avoid your mobile phone or tablet at least an hour before going to bed and try to get a good night’s sleep.

5. Reduce sugar intake: A high intake of sugar can cause an inflammatory reaction within the skin resulting in a whole host of skin conditions, from acne and rosacea to premature ageing and dry skin. I recently cut sugar from all my hot drinks it's been hard, but I defiantly feel much better for it.

6. Curb the caffeine: Too much coffee or caffeinated drinks can put extra stress on the liver and digestive system which impacts your body’s natural detoxification process, a build-up of toxins can have a negative effect on the health of your skin causing issues such as dry skin, redness and sensitivity.

7. Skincare shouldn't stop at your face: There can often be a temptation to focus on the health of the skin on our faces but we must remember that the whole body is covered in skin which is the largest organ of your body – so we need to make sure we are giving it the care it deserves. check out Sarah Chapman she has some amazing skin care tips.