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5 Top Tips for Vibrant Glowing Skin

Posted on August 03, 2016 by Melanie Brown

The environment and changing seasons have a dramatic impact on your skin. The cold winter can leave your complexion looking drab, lifeless and tired.

The summer can impact on the skin with harmful rays from the sun resulting in fine lines and wrinkles.

The best skin to have is glowing, vibrant and youthful looking skin and this really is achievable. So here are 5 fab top tips to help you achieve the best looking skin ever: -

1.Exfoliate – Exfoliation gets rid of dull looking skin by sloughing off dead skin to reveal glowing skin. Up to the age of 30, skin renews itself every 28 days. After 30, this process slows down and dead skin simply piles up on top of the dull skin. Exfoliation helps to remove this skin. Be sure to use a gentle exfoliator. Abrasive exfoliators can damage the skin which goes against what you are trying to achieve.

2.Seal in the Moisture – It is so important to keep the skin hydrated and this can be achieved through using a good moisturiser both day and night. A day moisturiser should have SPF which protects against sun exposure which can lead to premature aging.  Night creams are usually thicker as they work on the skin throughout the night with the aim of repairing the skin as you sleep.

3.Drink Enough Water – Water flushes out the toxins and hydrates the body which can only mean beautiful looking skin.

4.Eat Properly – Eating lots of fruit and vegetables and minimising salt and processed foods can only have a positive impact on your skin.

5.Get Enough Sleep – A lack of sleep can result in dark circles around the eyes and skin with a lack lustre appearance. Sleep allows the body to repair itself. Cells are repaired and your skin looks you youthful.

Following these simple top tips can lead to having an improved glowing and healthy appearance.

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What Happens When You Burn The Midnight Oil Too Often?

Posted on September 04, 2015 by Melanie Brown

Do you get more than 8 hours sleep?

I don’t think that I get more than 5 hours consistent sleep, and that has been the case since I had my first child almost 12 years ago.

I regularly commit the crime of going to bed quite late and getting up quite early. A friend of mine pointed out that she was amazed at the time she received an email from me - 3.22 in the morning. Even I was shocked.

Maggie thatcher was famously reported for surviving on just 4 hours of sleep a night.  I find that amazing.

But are there consequences of repeatedly going to bed late? Yes, there are:-

  1. Being stressed out
  2. Decreased performance and alertness
  3. Poor memory
  4. Heart disease
  5. Diabetes
  6. High blood pressure
  7. Tiredness weakens your immune system. Sleep allows your body to produce antibodies and cells which fight off infection and protect the body. Sleep gives the body energy to carry out these protective functions.

Lack of sleep also has an effect on your skin.

  • Your body goes through a process of repair and this includes repair and regeneration of the skin cells. Sleep helps the body to repair, restore and rebalance the body.
  • Whilst you sleep, your body goes through hormonal and metabolic changes and this impacts on your skin.
  • Dark circles are a sign of lack of sleep.

So what can you do to ensure that you get sufficient sleep and combat the negative effects on the skin? Here are 3 handy tips:-

  1. Ensure that you go to bed at a good time which enables you to have at least 7 hours sleep.

     2.   Don’t drink caffeine type drinks such as coffee and tea as these are stimulants and make you stay up even later.

  1. Ensure that you use a good moisturiser on your face which will nourish and hydrate the skin and complement what your sleep is doing for your body. This will also combat the signs of anti-aging.

So I think I am going to have to follow my own advice and get an early night’s sleep.

Are you worried about wrinkles and dark circles?

Would you like to know the answer to a youthful appearance?

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