How to save your skin all year round.
Our skin is our body’s largest organ, so it’s essential we look after it, throughout the year. There is no escaping the harsh effects of the elements on your skin: wind, UV rays, heating and cooling are the top offenders to leaving your skin sun-damaged and dehydrated.
While there is great merit in opting for a rich, natural face masks, there is a multitude of healthy internal and external lifestyle adjustments that you can help revitalise your skin. After all, there is nothing more naturally beautiful than a vibrant, hydrated and glowing complexion.
Quench your skin and restore moisture by adding facial oils to your skin ritual. Our Great Earth Naturopaths swear by Australian made Botani Pure Plant Skin Solutions range for glowing skin. Swap out soapy cleansers for oil-based balms such as Botani Olive Repair Cream to keep skin hydrated, reduce redness and eliminate tightness post-cleanse.
Create a Barrier
Combining your facial oils and moisturisers is a great way to optimise hydration and reap the benefits of multiple products. Our skin gurus recommend blending a few drops of facial oil or serum with your moisturiser to maximise moisture retention and keep skin protected all day long. Botani’s Olive Skin Serum is the ultimate to anti-ageing, hydrating and skin brightening. The plant active, Olive Squalene replicates the Squalene that is naturally produced in human skin.
Stimulate Blood Flow
Incorporating great facial massage techniques can increase blood flow, reduce toxins and revitalise dull skin. Facial massage can work to improve vasodilation (the widening of blood vessels) while assisting the lymphatic system in draining toxins from the bloodstream. Use your fingertips to work facial oils and serums into the pores to promote blood flow and increase skin elasticity.
Hit the Pillow
It’s said time and time again that getting at least seven or eight hours is a sure-fire way to get your skin looking its best: they don’t call it ‘beauty sleep’ for nothing. Keep your bedroom at room temperature or introduce a humidifier into your room at night to bring moisture to your skin while you sleep. Silk pillow slips are also an extra-luxe bedtime addition to maintaining supple skin.
Nourish From the Inside
It’s no secret that nourishing your body with nutrient-dense foods and ample amounts of water will work wonders for your skin. Green leafy vegetables, fruits and omega-rich proteins are excellent options for restoring your skin. Supplementation is also a great way to increase your overall nutrient intake. Our naturopaths recommend Herbs of Gold Gut Care, specially formulated to support healthy gastrointestinal tract function. Gut care also contains Saccharomyces Boulardii (SB), a probiotic yeast that supports beneficial flora in the digestive system. Another option to keep your gut health in check is Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate, not just for good gut health, but also to support healing in the body, especially for bone and joint health.
Shop online or visit our in-store skincare experts to browse our favourite products and find what’s right for you. By following these simple tips, your skin will glow more vibrantly than it ever has before. Your skin will glow and you will emanate natural beauty.