Our skin is the body’s largest organ and as such it has a critical role in our overall health and wellbeing. Not only does it protect us from microbes and the elements, but it also helps us regulate our body temperature and allows us to feel sensations. Many people assume that a good skincare routine is all that is needed to achieve healthy skin, but the reality is that skin health is linked to the wellbeing and health of your body and mind. In this blog, we will teach you about the principles of healthy skin.
Understanding your skin
Many skin problems such as dry skin, acne and dermatitis can’t effectively be treated with skincare products and medication alone. Your skin changes from morning to evening based on a range of factors such as your diet, lifestyle, levels of stress and many more. Understanding these factors and how they affect your skin can help you on your journey to better skin. If you want healthier skin then you are going to need to learn how to take care of your mind, body, and soul.
3 pillars to healthy skin
The SkinDose philosophy is all about connecting science with spirituality and this can be seen in our 3 pillars approach to healthy skin. Our philosophy works on creating three strong pillars of healthy lifestyle to look after your mind, body, and soul to preserve and promote strong cellular functions in your skin.
The 3 pillars to healthy skin are:
Skincare and facials
The first step to improving your skin is with the right skincare regime and regular facials. While most facials only affect the outer 20% of the skin, known as the epidermis, we use a patented therapy from Environ which reaches the dermis layer of the skin. This innovative electro-therapy uses pulsed Iontophoresis and low frequency Sonophoresis to give your skin more of what it needs. In combination with the next steps of the pillar, our skincare regimes help you improve the health of all the layers of your skin.
Nutrition and supplementation
Supplements work in conjunction with a balanced diet plan to help ensure that you are getting the right vitamins and minerals in your blood stream. To take full advantage of nutrition and skincare you need to make sure that your cortisol levels are kept in control and the way to do that is through exercise and meditation.
Yoga, exercise, breathing and meditation
Teaching you how to relax, breathe and meditate is an important part of the process and one which is essential for improved skin health. Any form of exercise and meditation will help you manage your cortisol levels but it is important to find what works for you and your lifestyle. Putting in place a proper wellbeing routine that is tailored to your own individual needs will help to relieve stress and more effectively manage your cortisol levels.
Put yourself first
2020 was an incredibly difficult year for a lot of people with lockdown forcing big changes in our lives. And, while you may think that these have not had an impact on you, your skin will almost certainly show what is really happening inside your body. If you have found yourself suddenly experiencing skin problems such as dry skin, acne, blotchy skin, or oily skin, then you should get in touch to find out more about the 3 pillars to healthy skin.
All consultations can be carried out remotely via Zoom or at our Oxford salon (when lockdown restrictions end). The focus of sessions is to help you rebuild your skincare routine and make positive changes on a very personal level that are completely tailored to you.