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It’s great to be back in Tropical Melbourne! Well a somewhat cooler and dryer version of tropical anyway. The days are mostly hot and the evening bustling with electrical storms. I love it.

Officially we are about 6 weeks off the one of the busiest times of the year for weddings. So I felt it neccessary to write up a post on how to best prep your skin for your wedding day and honey moon. My clients and students always ask for little tips and secrets to help better thier everyday skin.

Before makeup comes skin care. I cant stress enough just how important skin care is. Even makeup needs a good base to work properly. If your skin is well hydrated and exfoliated only then will makeup sit properly and begin to conceal and perfect the areas that need extra help.

Ahead I have put together some pointers (in no particular order) to help you better your skin and lifestyle for an important event and future.

1. Drink Water

And by water I mean plain, clean and clear water. Not extra tea, coffee, cordial or juice but old fashioned Water.

Water helps our body to eliminate toxins and it keep our livers happy. Happy Liver = Happy Skin. (I’ll speak more on the liver later).

In addition to being life-sustaining and having numerous health advantages, water also benefits your skin, which is the body’s largest organ. Like other organs, skin is negatively affected by dehydration and becomes dry. With adequate hydration, you’ll have healthier skin and look younger. Water helps to moisturize skin and increase its elasticity, and replenishes skin cells and tissues.

 

 

2. Dark Chocolate

Apart from being good for your heart and brain, dark chocolate helps to regulate and control blood sugar. It is full of antioxidants helping you to rid your body of cancer causing free radicals.

Dark chocolate contains theobromine, which has been shown to harden tooth enamel. That means that dark chocolate, unlike most other sweets, lowers your risk of getting cavities if you practice proper dental hygiene.

 

Sadly it is recommended that we consume just 7.5grams per day which is about a square of chocolate, not a whole block.

 

 

 

3. Walking

I’m not big into fitness but I do love to walk. It’s easy, you can do it anywhere and its non threatening.

I love to walk in forests. Not only does the clean air awaken my senses but it helps me to remember how majestic nature is.

To improve skin complexion walking plays an important part. Walking helps improve blood circulation to all parts of the body, including the skin. Increased blood received by the skin results in;

  • more toxins being removed from the skin via sweating,
  • increased nutrients received by the skin making it more healthy,
  • slowing of the ageing  process of the skin,
  • increased production of collagen, giving the skin the plump and fresh look.
4. Sleep zzzzzzzzzzz
The benefits of good quality sleep on your over-all health is immense, however the benefits on your skin are also remarkable and very noticeable. For example, sleep relaxes the facial muscles and that helps to smooth wrinkles and lines on your face.
Even while you’re snoozing, you’re getting plenty accomplished. Slumber is nature’s most powerful beauty treatment. Not only do the optimal seven to nine hours a night leave you looking luminous, but also many hair, face, and body products are most effective overnight because they penetrate better when you’re at rest.
5. Facials and the importance of a skincare regime.
Not only are facials great for a deep cleanse, but they also allow for some well-deserved  you time. If you skin is a bit problematic it is essential to have a professional give you the right advise on skin care best suited to you.. Facials work best as an on-going treatment and I recommend starting a few months prior to your wedding or special event to see optimum results.
At home stick to a good beauty regime. Follow these simple steps;
  • Cleanse- Removes oil and bacteria build up, makeup and other residues.
  • Lotion/Tone- After cleansing Lotions restore your skins acid mantle therefore making your skin less inviting to harmful bacteria.
  • Exfoliate- Whether a scrub, chemical or enzyme, exfoliants remove dead skin cell build up allowing better absorption of moisturizer and and other skin care products. In turn giving you a better chance of glowing skin and a better makeup application.
  • Moisturise- Helps to nourish your skin keeping  it subtle, healthy and younger looking.
  • SPF- essential for daytime. SPF tints are excellent for helping to even out skin tone and pigmentation

 

 

6. Hair skin and Nails supplements

Both silicea and zinc are excellent for optimizing hair skin and nail growth and health. It’s excellent for a variety of skin conditions from acne to eczema.nBest results are seen after 3 months.

 

 

 

 

7. Alfalfa=Freind

Alfalfa is a great general tonic and liver healer and detoxifier. Alfalfa is rich in Vitamins A,B,C,D,E,G and K. Alfalfa is also one of the richest source of dietery fibre and chlorophyl. There is also a high concentration of highly active antioxidants that would prevent DNA destruction and slow down the process of aging. Don’t forget; Fresh is Best.

 

 

 

 

 

 8. Pomegranate. Such a cool fruit.
Pomegranate is one of the ‘magic’ fruits that are absolutely fantastic for skin. It not only gives the body an extra boost of energy, but improves skin’s smoothness, elasticity, and overall look. Pomegranate can also help reduce acne, sun damage, and fine lines and wrinkles. YUM
9. Seeds
Sunflower seeds, Pepita, Chia. The list of superfood seeds goes on. Packed with nutrients and proteins helping protect your cell membranes, maintain collagen, and  to promote skin renewal.
10. Vitamin D
Vitamin D is something out body requires daily and i t can prevent a variety of skin disorders. There are three ways to get vitamin D: food, sunlight, and supplements. If you’re not getting enough from your diet, or you don’t spend much time outdoors (just 10–20 minutes in the sun can significantly boost your body’s production of vitamin D), take a daily vitamin D supplement.
11. Vitamin C
Potentially, vitamin C can benefit skin in two important ways. Firstly, vitamin C is essential for the synthesis of collagen, a key structural protein of the skin. Adding vitamin C to a culture of skin cells (fibroblasts) dramatically increases the synthesis of collagen. Secondly, Vitamin C is an antioxidant that slows the rate of free-radical damage — free radicals are unstable molecules that damage collagen and cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.
And there you have it. Take care of your skin as best you can.
Please note that I am not a nutitionalist and the above things are only a recommendations that I feel benefit skin and the body. If you have any concerns please seek the advice of a professional.

 

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