Top Tips to a healthier skin this Autumn

As much as I love the changing seasons of this country, they can play absolute havoc with our skin.
Autumn is now with us and like the leaves on the trees, our skin may now feel dry, dehydrated and flaky thanks to sun, air conditioning and heat exposure over the summer.
Now is a great time to take stock and get your skin glowing and re-hydrated ready to tackle the mixed temperatures of winter.
Over the summer, you may have chosen to spend more than a few hours on a deck chair, ignoring the fact that extensive sun exposure can affect your skin. Regardless of whether you spent time tanning or not, obviously wearing your ENVIRON RAD and sunscreens, your skin will certainly now need some TLC.

1. Have Facials to Restore Health to Your Skin. A cleansing facial is recommended to remove all the sunscreen you put on, which can sometimes clog the pores. As a matter of fact, weekly facials enable you to unlock a virtually endless list of important benefits. For example, this type of pampering treatment allows you to relax and reduces stress levels while helping you achieve a beautiful, glowing complexion. Through a well-balanced combination of professional products and proper massage techniques, facials heal you body and soul, giving you the chance to feel rejuvenated, lightweight, and stress-free for many hours in a row. On top of that, facials boost blood flow, facilitating skin cell renewal—which basically means that you can shed years off your skin and take pride in a radiant complexion without lifting a finger; schedule professional facials on a regular basis and you (and your skin) will feel brighter and more balanced in no time.

2. Adopt a daily skincare routine. Pop into the salon for a FREE 10-15mins  skincare consultation, or after a facial, a therapist will talk you through the correct procedure and products for your skin.
You could even book into one of our Environ Skin Analysis event where your skin is scanned using visia technology to reveal it’s true skin condition. It is important to cleanse and exfoliate your skin properly now and use a gentle eye makeup (oily) remover,  always. A richer moisturiser, perhaps even consider a night cream, is important with harsher weather approaching.

3. Oxygen & ‘what goes in your mouth’. Implement a few dietary changes to support the positive transformation of your complexion. Say goodbye to processed foods, eat plenty of fruits and green leafy vegetables, and try to replace at least one meal with a nutritious green smoothie. Add seeds & avocados for natural oils and pulses, lean white meat and fish for protein.
Get out and look around you at the array of Autumn colours! Jog or powerwalk alone, or with a friend as much as you can. Get some weight bearing exercise in two or three times a week also. This increases our bone density and muscle which will burn fat quicker. Hit the gym or download an HIIT (High Intensity Interval) programme to do at home. Believe it or not, physical activity not only stimulates you mentally, it promotes better circulation and keeps your skin vibrant and healthy…and you only need 30mins a day.
It goes without saying….KEEP UP THE WATER INTAKE. SLOW DOWN THE CAFFEINE & ALCOHOL

4. The land of nod….yes I am not particularly good at achieving 7-8hrs of sleep a night myself. But what a difference I immediately see in my skin, when I do!  Our bodies heal at night.  Sleep is restorative so aim to get as much as possible of it a night.  A good book, warm shower or bath – or even better – a massage could help you drift off into a dreamy sleep….and KEEP ELECTRONIC DEVICES OUTSIDE OF THE BEDROOM

Hope this is helpful

Sally Shepherd

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