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3 Simple Steps To Perfect Skin

November 03, 2020 5 min read

3 Simple Steps To Perfect Skin

No matter what age we are, whether we have youthful or mature skin, we are all keen to achieve healthy, clear and glowing skin.  That’s one thing we all have in common.  The other common factor we all share is we are time poor!  We are always rushing about, either running around after the kids or working, studying or exercising – you name it, we have very little time for our skincare routine.

But, it doesn’t need to be complicated.  Fresh looking skin is something you work towards daily to enhance your natural beauty.  We shouldn’t expect there’s some miracle potion out there that can fix our skin issues …it’s a process but rest assured, once you’ve ditched chemical skin care products in favour of natural products, the results are amazing and they last!

We highly recommend starting your journey to achieving the right balance for your skin and this isn’t as hard as it sounds. Aequora skin care embraces finding the right balance for your skin using the highest quality botanical extracts and pure essential oils that work in harmony with your skin.  Our skin care is plant based and toxic free allowing skin to breathe, heal and restore naturally whilst providing additional vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. 

Our simple three step guide to great skin embraces the journey and achieves the right balance for your skin!

  1. Healthy Diet

  2. Beauty Sleep!

  3. Natural Hydrating & Moisturising Skincare

So, let’s break down these 3 simple steps and see what they actually entail

"Healthy skin is a result of overall wellness." -Howard Murad, MD

1. Healthy Diet

What you eat and drink is vitally important to achieving healthy looking and clear skin.  We should always aim to follow a healthy, nutritious diet around 80% of the time to give our bodies the vital vitamins and minerals it requires to function well.

Water….how good at you at drinking enough water each day? To prevent dehydration, you need to drink adequate amounts of water. There are many different opinions on how much water you should be drinking every day. But many health authorities commonly recommend about 2 litres.

 

Eating carefully well-chosen foods definitely improves skin quality.

Highly recommended foods to include in your diet:

  • Fatty Fish: salmon, mackerel and herring are wonderful for skin health. The omega-3 fatty acids found in these are essential in keeping the skin thick, supple and moisturised. Recent studies have found that these fish oils can help fight against inflammatory conditions that affect the skin.  A great source of Vitamin E and Zinc. Vitamin E is one of the most important antioxidants for healthy skin and Zinc is a mineral important for the reproduction of new skin cells. Your skin renews and regenerates every 28 days, so zinc is absolutely essential for helping those new cells to develop.

Did you know that almost 9lbs of dead skin cells are shed from your skin each year?!

  • Avocados: are full of essential fatty acids (EFAs) 'good fats'. They help keep skin flexible and moisturised, essential for healthy skin. Also a great source of Vitamin E.
  • Walnuts: a great source of essential fatty acids that the body cannot produce by itself. Walnuts provide a good ratio of both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that contribute to a healthier looking skin. Also full of zinc which helps the skin act as a barrier, blocking out bacteria and inflammation.
  • Broccoli:  is full of nutritious and beneficial bacterias that fight against unhealthy skin but also the florets of the broccoli contain a compound called sulforaphane that has anti-cancer effects, fighting even against skin cancer. Sulforaphane also acts as a protector, preventing sun damage and reduces the number of skin cells killed by the UV light.
  • Tomatoes:  Tomatoes are a great source of Vitamin C and contain all the essential carotenoids which are brilliant for maintaining healthy skin.
  • Dark Chocolate:  A recent study conducted shows that after 6-12 weeks of eating cocoa powder, that is high in antioxidants, contributes to thicker and more hydrated skin.

 Best Anti-Ageing Foods for the Skin

  • Sunflower Seeds: an excellent source of linoleic acid, an omega-6 fat that keeps the skin flexible and moisturised which contributes to a more youthful look.
  • Sweet Potatoes: contains great levels of Vitamin A and beta-carotene which keeps the epidermis healthy by acting as a natural sunblock. Protects skin cells from too much sun exposure and when skin cells die the risk of wrinkly skin is much higher.
  • Red Bell Peppers:  one of the highest sources of Vitamin C which is essential for maintaining high levels of collagen in old age. High intakes of Bell Peppers or Vitamin C results in less dry and wrinkled skin, something that is common in old age.
  • Sources of Protein such as Lean Beef, Eggs, Chicken and Tofu: contribute to a younger looking skin. High-quality proteins help build collagen which is necessary for a more youthful face.

Foods That Fight Against Acne

  • Kombucha, Sauerkraut and Pickles: great sources of probiotics that help reduce skin inflammation.
  • Salmon and Walnuts:  high in Omega-3 fatty acids that work wonders on the skin and fight against inflammation.
  • Leafy Greens and Berries: rich in antioxidants which teens suffer from acne do not get enough of.
  • Cashews and Almonds: high levels of zinc can be found in this nuts which are needed because studies show that those who suffer from acne problems have low levels of zinc in their diet.

Beautiful, glowing skin is worth the effort of implementing new eating habits that will contribute to a more balanced intake of minerals and vitamins.

 

2. Beauty Sleep

Levels of the stress hormone cortisol fall during sleep, which helps skin repair daytime damage and the body makes more collagen, which minimises fine lines. More human growth hormone is released, increasing muscle mass and strengthening skin.

“As far as the skin is concerned, lack of sleep causes the stress hormone cortisol to be released, which in turn encourages inflammation in the skin, causing flare-ups in conditions like acne, psoriasis, and even eczema.” The National Sleep Foundation recommends seven to nine hours of sleep per night for most adults.

So, make sure you're getting enough beauty sleep!

 

 3. Natural Hydrating & Moisturising Skincare

It really can make all the difference to your skin's natural glow when you use the right products. Skin types generally fall into one of the following categories: oily, dry, combination or sensitive. Generally, you should aim to cleanse and moisturise at least twice a day… over-cleansing can strip your skin of its natural oils and suppleness. Gentle exfoliating once or twice a week can help to remove dead skin cells and lift dry, tired or lack-lustre skin…take care to avoid harsh exfoliation that can damage skin. (see previous blog post on exfoliation)

It’s never too late to start taking good care of your skin; our skin responds very well and can improve quickly to high-quality nutrition and hydration.  Healthy, beautiful skin comes from a consistent daily skin care routine, using high quality, active botanical ingredients. Just as a healthy body requires nutrients from many sources, the key to your best skin is feeding it with many different actives, each with a different purpose and benefit. 

Aequora skincare includes incredible Australian botanical actives including Kakadu Plum, Lilly Pilly and Quandong.  These key ingredients boast high levels of antioxidants and vitamins and our pure essential oil blend, along with these key ingredients contains many anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

To obtain beautifully moisturised skin whilst locking in that all important hydration,  we recommend the following products:

FOR FACE:

Hydrating Facial Mist & Toner

Pure Hydrating & Brightening Serum

Brightening & Restorative Face Oil

FOR BODY:

Hydrating Hand & Body Wash

Exfoliating Body Scrub

Body Moisturising Lotion

Intensely Moisturising Hand Cream

 

Super effective skincare that works – gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin.

 


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