Skin Fitness – taking your face to the gym

facial muscles

Forget Botox®, if we exercised our facial muscles, we would look years younger than our age while maintaining muscle tone.

We head to the gym to exercise our body muscles, so why don’t we give our facial muscles a workout on a daily basis? Continue reading

CoQ10 for healthy skin

coq10

Coenzyme Q10, also known as Ubiquinone is naturally occurring and is found in most living organisms. CoQ10 is ubiquitous in humans and varies in levels with most of it found in  organs with a high rate of metabolism, such as; the heart, kidneys and the liver. It is a vital factor in the synthesis of ATP (cellular energy production) therefore essential for all human tissues and organs.

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Telomeres: Our Cellular Timekeepers

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There are many speculations in regards to contributors to cell ageing. One of the studied theories is; accelerated ageing may be due to increased telomere shortening – when cells divide around 50 times, they will enter a phase in which they no longer behave as they did when they were younger.

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Omega 3 and Your Skin

 

Cell membrane Omega 3

Did you know many skin conditions will improve by adding Omega 3 to your daily diet?

So, what are Omega 3 oils?

These oils , that the body is unable to manufacture, are like the traffic lights for your cell membranes. When we ingest adequate amounts, our cell membranes allow waste to leave the cell and nutrients to access  our cells.  Continue reading

Probiotics for our skin health…

 

 

Probiotics for a health skin

Probiotics for a health skin

Probiotics are live microorganisms that may confer a health benefit on the host.

We share a complicated relationship with bacteria. It exists on our skin, in our intestinal tract, urinary tract, among other places. Too much bacteria can make us very ill, but too little can also make us more vulnerable to illness.

With so many skins showing signs of stress and barrier impairment due to environmental factors and over use of harsh skin care ingredients that have a negative effect on our skins natural flora, should we use Probiotics in skin care to improve our skins health? Continue reading

Showing Your Skin A Little Love

Giving your skin some love

Giving your skin some love

Just as we all do, skin responds well when given a little love – there is a specific language spoken between skin cells and when this communication is clear and precise, maximum results can be achieved through professional skin treatments and home care.

Cells need clear and precise communication at all times and it is when this pathway becomes blocked through poor nutrition and environmental issues, that we start to notice ageing and skin concerns.

Certain Growth Factors speak the language of love between cells and when we optimize these factors; your skin begins to behave in a healthier manner.

To help activate these Growth Factors you need the following intervention:

  1. Provide essential nutrients  to skin cells: Daily diet, Supplementation where needed, and Topical active skin care products
  2. Regular physical exercise  to increase blood flow and movement of the lymphatic system
  3. Stimulate Growth Factors and Cytokines for maximum cell to cell communication through effective home care – Ill show you how next post!

It is when we focus on this communication that we start to experience positive results with our skin care regimes.

So how do we stimulate Growth Factors and Cytokines? Can it be done at home? Yes, it can. Watch for next week’s post and I’ll show you how – it is simple and so effective.

Why don’t you follow me and I will show you  how to have a more healthy and beautiful skin!

Menopause and skin changes

 

Skin Changes & Menopause

Skin Changes & Menopause

Another question from one of my gorgeous followers, Marcia:

I am going through Menopause, what Vitamins can I take/use to help with my skin changes?

Marcia, there are so many things happening with your skin when you go through Menopause but to answer your question simply I believe that consuming a plant-based diet and minimising processed foods will make a huge difference. Continue reading