As humans, we are complex creatures, and there is never a straightforward answer for our skin and body concerns. When we work with what I call the health jigsaw puzzle, putting all of the pieces (mental, emotional and physical) together our outcome is more holistic, positive and sustainable. This is a great way to start 2019, working on being the best version of YOU that you can be.
Upon waking start your day with positive thinking. Think of one or more things that are positive for your day rather than thinking you are tired or thinking about your checklist for the day.
After cleansing your skin with the appropriate cleanser, the use of a toning lotion is a real game-changer for your skin tone and texture, no matter what your skin type. A toning lotion will adjust the pH of the skin and remove any remaining cleanser. They can help with exfoliation, as they bind moisture to the skin for better desquamation. They prep the skin for serums, moisturisers and anti-ageing treatments. Think of your toning lotion as an appetiser before the main course! They add a layer of protection, as they tighten cell gaps reducing penetration of impurities, protecting the skin against environmental contaminants. Toning lotions are best used with a gauze square rather than a cotton pad which will soak up too much of the lotion.
Perform an exercise routine a few times a week; this may include gentle stretching to maintain flexibility. Increase your heart rate, breathe profoundly and sweat a little.
Two thousand eighteen saw the start of less is more when it comes to injectables, and the trend for 2019 is the same perhaps even more so. For instance, microdoses of anti-wrinkle injection or dermal filler are now performed more often rather than massive doses which may create the startled deer in headlights appearance. This will keep you looking more natural, with softened lines and wrinkles, while still having movement. 2019 also sees the reduction of droopy earlobes with the addition of a small amount of filler.
When you have inner peace, you are automatically more beautiful on the outside. Knowing who you are and what you are here for, assists with attaining inner peace, confidence, strength and harmony. This may be a mix of both intuitive and rational concepts.
Starting the new year with a refreshed wardrobe and aspiring towards new goals, we should be adding skin cancer checks to our to-do list for healthy skin. It is best to have a qualified dermatologist review your skin. They will be looking at the body skin but will also check your eyelids, in between the webbing of fingers and toes, the soles and palms of feet and hands, under swimwear lines along with your scalp and inside your ears. A skin cancer check can be a favourable learning opportunity. Early detection is proactive rather than having to be reactive later down the track.
Staying hydrated with water will not only assist the body to function more efficiently, but it will also provide a healthy radiance to the skin. Being hydrated also prevents feelings of fatigue, which may make focusing on tasks at hand quite tricky. It may be tempting to drink more caffeine when you are tired, but remember caffeine can be extremely dehydrating.
For a long time now we have been searching for treatments that will assist with skin rejuvenation with limited downtime. RF skin needling is designed to resurface the skin and will help reduce the appearance of acne scars, striae (stretch marks), dyschromia (pigmentation), deep wrinkles, enlarged pores, and uneven skin texture for all skin types.
Beauty is not an intrinsic factor, but a goal to be achieved day by day. Taking small steps each day combining various techniques, is often more achievable and can be maintained for longer. The result will give a more radiant and flawless glow inside and out.