Simple Skincare Secrets

We all want beautiful skin and this can be simpler to achieve than you might think. Here we take a look at some of our favourite skin care secrets, which might just surprise you!

Get Some Sleep

The secret to not looking tired really is as simple as not feeling tired. If you skimp on sleep this can really take its toll on your skin and will leave it looking and feeling a little lacklustre.

Whilst you sleep your skin goes into repair mode and renews itself at a faster rate than during the daytime.

A lack of sleep can also disrupt important hormonal and metabolic changes that occur in your skin. So make sure you get your beauty sleep!

Have a Cup of Tea

Tea has a number of amazing beauty benefits. Green tea in particular is also one of the healthiest drinks around and is packed full of antioxidants. These powerful substances fight free radicals, the damaging compounds that contribute to skin ageing.

Green tea also contains protective compounds known as theaflavins, which are thought to help prevent the breakdown of collagen and even some skin cancers.

Dark Chocolate

We know what you’re thinking this simply can’t be true; after all, everyone knows chocolate gives you bad skin.

However, it might surprise you to learn that this is actually a bit of a myth and there’s very little scientific evidence to support this claim.

Whilst it’s best not to overindulge in chocolate due to it high sugar and fat content, dark chocolate can in fact have a number of beauty benefits.

Dark chocolate contains a number of antioxidants which can help protect your skin and has also been found to increase the levels of mood boosting neurotransmitters in your brain too.

Dark chocolate is also thought to have some stress fighting abilities, and can help reduce the levels of collagen damaging stress hormones in our bodies.

Ditch the Salt

Sodium is one of the worst foods for your skin. This is because eating too much salt causes your body to retain water, which can lead to swelling.

The skin around your eyes is particularly thin and as a result tends to swell easily; meaning over indulging in your favourite salty treats could leave you facing some puffy eyes in the morning.

Here at Fiona Clossick we are an established skin clinic in Birmingham and are able to offer a range of aesthetic treatments, perfect for enhancing the look of your skin. For more information please don’t hesitate to contact us today, by giving us a call on 07815904578, to speak to a member of our friendly team.

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