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How Skincare is Connected to Wellbeing

Many of us may assume that skincare is only an aesthetic practice. However, a good skincare regimen has the potential to offer you a range of benefits that will boost your wellbeing. 

Better skin can help you look better but more importantly can make you feel better. Read on to discover how your skincare routine can create a meaningful difference in your life. 

The Brain-Skin Connection

Have you ever noticed why your cheeks go red when you feel embarrassed? This is because your brain and nervous system have a direct impact on the skin’s immune cells through various chemical messengers and receptors that respond to stress, anxiety, and other emotions.

Negative emotions such as stress and anxiety can have a direct impact on the quality of your skin. This is because how you feel relates to the way your body reacts. As such, the act of practicing a regular skincare routine will help instil the thought that you are giving your skin the care it needs. The mental association that ‘good skin will improve your mindset’ will help to connect your skincare routine with positive emotions. As a result, maintaining a regular skincare routine works to create a cycle that not only improves both your skin’s appearance but also your inner wellbeing. 

Skincare is SELF CARE

Having a consistent daily skincare routine is a great way to practice self-care. By taking a moment from your day to cleanse and moisturise your skin, you are dedicating your time and complete attention to yourself. 

More than this, your skincare routine can also do wonders for your mental health. A daily regimen works to provide structure, stability, and structure into your week. If everything else seems out of control and stressful in your life, it’s a few minutes set aside to spend some time on you. 

Your daily skin routine also creates a time to practice mindfulness, which enables you to focus your thoughts on the present moment. According to research, mindfulness has been known to be linked to regulating emotions and reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Keep Your Skin Nourished with The Right Ingredients

Your skincare routine will achieve the best results when paired with good nutrition and regular exercise. Foods such as broccoli, spinach, avocados, and sweet potatoes are packed with plenty of antioxidants that will not only help to revitalise the skin but also combat the visible signs of aging. 

Antioxidants offer a range of benefits to your skin including:

  • Works to neutralise free radical production
  • Contains anti-inflammatory properties that prevent sun damage and enable your skin to correct visible damage. 
  • Helps to brighten skin tone by stimulating melanin production.

Combining a balanced diet with regular exercise will help to get your blood pumping around the body. This helps to deliver the essential nutrients to the skin’s surface, which accelerates the healing process of your skin. When you work up a sweat this helps to flush out all the dirt and oils from the skin and keep your skin looking clear and bright. 

Exercise also releases feel-good hormones like endorphins that regulate the stress hormone, cortisol that is responsible for oil production and inflammation. 

Drink Plenty of Water

‘Keep hydrated’ may seem like overused advice but this is for good reason! Ensuring your skin is properly hydrated is a vital step in maintaining healthy and glowing skin. 

Without sufficient water intake, skin can appear duller, and your wrinkles, spots and pores can appear more prominent. Hydration helps to make your skin appear plumper and boosts elasticity, which means it’s less likely to produce spots and blemishes. 

Drinking at least 8 glasses a day will help to flush out the toxins in your body, unclog pores and keep your skin moisturised. 

At Skinovation Cosmetic Clinic we believe in the holistic approach to skincare. If you would like to discover a skincare regimen that is best suited to your individual needs, please book with one of our trained nurses by calling us on 4775 5664 or click here.

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5 Amazing Treatments To Naturally Boost Collagen Production

In the skin world, collagen is something that will never go out of fashion. But, what is it, really?

Well, collagen is one of the most abundant proteins found in your body to help keep your skin looking youthful and vibrant.  But that’s not all. Found in your bones, tendons and ligaments, collagen is one of the primary building blocks of your skin. Just think of collagen as a scaffolding structure that works to give firmness and elasticity to the skin.

Sadly, over time, collagen begins to break down faster than our body can replenish it. In fact, from our mid-20’s, we start to lose around 1% of our collagen per year and can lose up to 30% in the first years of menopause.

Not to fear though, there are plenty of natural treatments that help to boost collagen production and also work to keep your skin looking lush. Read on to discover a treatment that works for you…

1. Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments are an injection treatment that involves drawing a small amount of blood and centrifuging it to separate the platelets from the red blood cells. The highly-concentrated plasma contains many anti-ageing properties that work to increase both collagen and elastin production when injected into specific areas of the face.

2. Hydrolyzed Collagen Supplements

If you’re not ready to head down the cosmetic treatment road, then there are numerous collagen-rich products that you can try at home.

One option to consider is hydrolyzed collagen supplements, which means the collagen has been broken down and easier to absorb. Mostly packaged as a powder, this option not only offers an easy way to incorporate collagen into your diet but also is the option your body absorbs the best.

Hydrolyzed supplements can be incorporated into your diets through coffee, tea, smoothies or any drink of your choice… AND, the good news is that powdered collagen is tasteless, so no need to worry about a nasty aftertaste.

Studies have shown that consuming collagen can increase skin elasticity, hydration, as well as promote dermal collagen density.  You won’t see instantaneous results from this option, but you will begin to notice that your skin is more plump and elastic after several weeks.

3. Micro-needling

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Micro-needling is a treatment method that is used to treat a number of skin conditions. This method involves using multiple tiny needles to puncture the skin and trigger our skin’s self repair process triggering more collagen to form in the skin. Micro-needling stimulates collagen production thereby rejuvenating aging skin.

4. Collagen Serums & Oils

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Collagen serums and oils are a good option to add to your skincare routine. It’s important to note that the collagen particles in these products are too large to absorb into the skin when applied topically. However, there are a few skincare ingredients that will work to stimulate collagen production topically. Serums that contain retinol (an active form of vitamin A) help to boost cell turnover, hydration, and of course, increase collagen production. The next go-to collagen boosting ingredient is vitamin C. In fact, collagen synthesis relies on vitamin C and supports the body’s natural ability to produce collagen.

If you’re looking for a recommendation, we suggest adding Cacay Oil to your skincare routine. Cacay Oil contains wonderful skin-nourishing essential acids and vitamins such as retinol, vitamin E and linoleic acid (vitamin F).  As Cacay Oil is so rich in natural goodness, it helps to reduce wrinkles and pigmentations as well as boosting collagen production which helps to smooth and brighten the skin. If you want to read more about the advantages of Cacay Oil, read this blog.

The additional use of a 0.25mm home derma-roller immediately before or after application of your quality serums will assist with deeper skin absorption so your products can be up to 40 times more effective. Derma rolling should only be done on clean skin and we suggest night time use only so the skin heals fully before use of makeup and sunscreen. Click here for more info on derma rollers, or watch below for an instructional video.

 

5. Red Light Treatment

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Red Light Treatment (RLT) is a low-level light therapy that applies a low-energy red and near-infrared light to the body. It’s a completely natural, non-invasive method that heals your skin, muscle tissues, and other body parts on a cellular level.

RLT is a popular choice for those who are looking to improve the health and appearance of the skin. Why is that? RLT boosts blood flow, which brings oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells to encourage healing and minimise inflammation. This treatment also stimulates the collagen-producing cells called fibroblasts which boosts your collagen production.

 

At Skinovation we are committed to helping our clients feel beautiful and achieve their skin goals. If you would like to talk more about our in-clinic collagen boosting solutions, you can book in a skin consultation with our friendly team here. 

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