Statistics show that the beauty industry is worth over $527 billion – this indicates how we’re constantly looking for a quick-fix when it comes to our appearances, which usually comes in the form of a newly packaged cosmetic product. We’re also quick to abandon our existing purchases when the next ‘new and improved’ solution comes along. Plus, over 10 million Brits do not believe that moisturisers actually help their skin – especially around the eye area – many of us are clearly still stuck for what the solution actually is.
Here are the 6 factors that affect your skin
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 the body’s natural functioning which is not as immediately obvious, including wound healing and the growth of collagen. Most adults need at least 7 hours of undisrupted sleep to see and feel the benefits.
Not only is our skin made up of over 64% water – it is also the body’s largest organ. This 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. It is important to remember that nothing can replace the benefits we get from consuming water compared to other liquids – we should aim to drink at least 8 glasses per day.
Our diets play a massive part in every aspect of our everyday health – but it’s knowing what foods contain the hidden benefits which will really help to improve the appearance of your skin. Consumption of foods rich in antioxidants – such as fruit and vegetables – help protect the skin from cellular damage, boosting it’s luminosity and elasticity. Although this factor will not be an overnight fix, the benefits show over time, especially when it comes to the ageing process.
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, and any 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.
Approximately 30 million British adults take some form of supplements every week, yet many of us are unsure if they actually contribute to our skin’s overall appearance. Choosing the right supplements for you can help improve the body’s internal environment, helping to support the quality of our skin from the inside-out.
When we feel stressed, the hormone ‘cortisol’ is released, which puts the body in a heightened state of alertness. Varying from person to person, our skin is a visible reflection of how we feel on the inside – excessive and consistent levels of stress can therefore have adverse effects on the quality of our skin. Increases in cortisol can also have a ripple effect on other areas of our lives, such as delaying the onset of sleep.
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.