Statistics show that the beauty industry is worth over $527 billion – this indicates that we are constantly looking for a quick-fix from the outside-in when it comes to our appearances. This means we tend to use methods of enhancement which usually come in the form of a newly packaged cosmetic product, or a trip to a skin aesthetics clinic. However, what is often overlooked are the simple yet fundamental areas of our everyday lifestyles which require our attention before we consider any other methods of improvement:
Sleep: When we have a bad or disrupted night’s sleep, we feel the physical impacts of it. But this happens in our skin more than any other organ – whether it be through dark under-eye circles, or our skin being less plump to the touch. Lack of sleep also inhibits our body’s natural functioning which is not as immediately obvious, including wound healing and the growth of collagen.
Hydration: Our skin is made up of over 64% water – and is also the largest organ in the body – which is a clear indication of how important staying hydrated is when it comes to the quality of your skin. Water helps to flush out toxins as well as increase skin elasticity, which directly combats how we come to acquire wrinkles as we age. Also, increased hydration levels in the skin means there is physically more space for collagen and elastin to flourish. We should aim to drink at least 8 glasses per day.
Nutrition: Our diets play a massive part in our everyday health – but it is knowing which foods contain the hidden benefits which helps to improve the appearance of skin. Consumption of foods rich in antioxidants – such as fruit and vegetables – help protect the skin from cellular damage, boosting its luminosity and elasticity. Although this factor will not be an overnight fix, the benefits will show over time.
Exercise: There are numerous health benefits associated with exercise, but many of us are unaware of how this also applies to the quality of our skin. Our blood cells deliver oxygen and nutrients to our skin cells, where an increase in physical activity stimulates this process. Physical activity therefore helps to accelerate cell repair and nourishment, meaning the natural processes which help rejuvenate the body become more efficient.
Supplementation: Approximately 30 million British adults take some form of supplements every week, yet many of us are left unclear if they lead to any visible benefit in the appearance of skin. However, choosing the right supplements for you can help the improve the body’s internal environment, helping to support all pockets of our health from the inside-out.
While these environmental factors should always be considered first, Uvence is a natural cosmetic treatment which can be used alongside these areas of focus to help rejuvenate the skin. The procedure utilises one’s own cells and can be used in a plethora of areas on the face and body, offering our skin a naturally based helping hand.