It’s not rocket science to figure out that women are concerned with how their skin looks with every year that passes.
There’s literally billions of posts and advertisements out there that appeal to the woman who’s not happy with her skin. Our skin is both an internal and external organ and I’ve soon learned it ages in two ways. What dermatologists and experts out there like to call ‘intrinsic and extrinsic’ ageing. Intrinsic ageing is all about what we’re doing to ourselves on the inside. How we eat, whether you smoke, drink too much alcohol or caffeine and if sugar plays too big a role in our diet. It all contributes to ageing skin. Extrinsic ageing is our environment and how we treat our skin. It’s what we have control over like the food we eat, the product we use, whether we expose ourselves to too much sun and outer elements. So what you slap on the outside is only half the picture. What goes on on the inside and the other things we do for our skin and our general health completes the picture. Whatever product we choose needs to be as chemical free as possible and as loaded with nutrients as possible. I love this shot of my favourite AbFab girls – and it does get the message across. Keep up those ciggies and the alcohol, especially the sugary type and they’re ‘ subtlety’ giving us the ‘ here’s how we’ll look’ message. I agree with the quotes below.
I’ve been on a search for the perfect skincare for years.
Whatever I tried, would make my skin worse. I remember as a young pubescent teen and early adult going to ‘skincare parties’. I loved the lotions, potions and I’d want to buy it all. Only to find most of the time my skin broke out worse, got red, irritated and took forever to calm back down again.
What we do for our gut, liver, blood, breath and mindset will affect our skin.
What vitamins we take in, particularly vitamin C, E, Zinc, Essential fatty acids and a supply of good leafy greens. Only last week a good friend of mine said, as soon as she’s on her high level vitamins and starts to eat better, her skin just glows. And at the same time, as soon as she’s treating her skin badly with late nights, sugar, alcohol and too many takeaways it naturally suffers.
CETAPHIL, SORBOLENE and other such nasties!
It still astounds me to hear women say ‘but my doctor told me to use Cetaphil and Sorbolene’. ‘ Because it’s so pure and has no nasties’. No, you’re right – it has no nasties because it’s just one big pot of NASTY. And I look in the faces of these poor women and their skin is still dry and horrid because of the chemical crap they’re piling on. These offenders are full of mineral oil and I can tell you there’s no place on our face for mineral oil – maybe in the bitumen on our roads, but not our faces. So I want to do something about it. I believe as we age our skin will take on and reflect what’s going on in our lives. When we’re hormonal, stressed, not getting enough exercise or even sunlight – we see it reflected in our skin. But learning about this is worth doing in a hands on workshop. Starting to get a little excited about our next event coming up on the 15th August. This time we’ll concentrate on another crucially important aspect that the ageing woman deals with every time she looks in the mirror. Her skin. As the years go by we see extra lines, age spots and discolouration. We feel it a little thinner, drier and before we start to think botox or fillers, let’s think about conditioning our skin from the inside. The condition of our skin and how it will age comes from inside. What’s going on with our gut, liver, mindset and how we eat and exercise will affect our skin. Here’s what we’ll cover in more depth obviously than what you see here.
Your digestion and whether you take a good quality probiotic affects the health of the skin. How is your digestion? How many times a day do you go do ‘ number two’s’ ? Anything less than once a day and I’d go see about it. A clogged bowel usually means a clogged skin.
Liver loaders are things like sugar, alcohol, transfatty foods, takeaways, preservatives. And then from the outside the liver loaders are things like pollution, pesticides, chemicals around the home and finally stress. Our liver deals with all of this and then we expect to keep a healthy skin?
Breathe deep and you oxygenate your blood cells and your skin. You brighten your eyes, invigorate your mind and it all helps to improve skin tone.
Exercise improves lymphatics and as we breath heavier oxygenates the cells. As we sweat it helps to detoxify the skin.
That’s a whole topic all on it’s own. There are foods that directly affect how great or even how bad your skin can look – we cover that in depth.
What do you use at home? Is it paraben and mineral oil free? Is it free of nasty preservatives and chemicals and will it feed your skin cell? And here’s a point that gets me into trouble with a the serious natural product lovers out there. I’m all for product being as natural and as organic as possible. But do you know what truly organic skincare is? It’s a nice mushy avocado, with tomato and egg white all smashed together in a paste that you apply to your skin and it needs to live in the fridge for a few days until it goes off. When you paste that on your skin does it really feed the cell within the skin? Does it deliver nutrition and protect from free radical damage? I can tell you it doesn’t. Skincare needs to be devoid of nasty chemicals but loaded with nutrition loaded ingredients so that it CAN feed and protect the skin like it should. So if you come along on the 15th you’ll get a facial in a product that I consider answers the strict criteria the average smart woman today needs for her skin. So I hope you can make it along on the 15th. Not only will we again be serving food that is instrumental in keeping your skin young but you’ll get to experience a vitamin facial. Hope you can come along. Make sure you prebook or let me know you’re coming as we can only take about 20.