Is your skin prone to pimples, outbreaks, inflammation or redness? If so, according to experts, your skin could be suffering from your stressful modern day lifestyle. Here at SkinBase, we have been looking into these skin complaints and can provide the perfect remedies.

Stress

According to dermatologist, Dr David Fenton, consultant dermatologist at St Thomas’s Hospital, London, stress is responsible for increasing hormone levels, resulting in premature ageing, wrinkles and in some cases acne. When stressed, toxins build up in your blood and is often reflected in your skin, looking sallow and less oxygenated.

To counteract our increasingly stressful lives, try introducing a little ‘me time’ into your daily routine. Whether it is trying something new such as yoga or meditation or a simple candle lit bubble bath, be sure to incorporate something into your daily regime to keep your skin looking in tip top condition.

Diet

We all know that eating a burger a day is never going to see you drop a dress size, but if you knew it was also reflective in your skin, would it make you think twice? By eating foods such as bread, pasta and cheese on a regular basis, you will almost certainly become more lethargic, which will show in your skin, looking tired and dull. We’re not saying never indulge, but keep it to a minimum if you want the most healthy-looking skin.

To fight against tired looking skin, ensure you are drinking eight glasses of water and eating five pieces of fruit and veg a day to pump some life and colour into your skin – yes, you’re sure to have heard it before, but honestly, it’s invaluable advice!

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UV radiation

Without a doubt the sun causes the most damage to the skin. However, little known is that everything from computer screens to mobile phones also emit UV rays. OK, so you’ve probably read plenty of our other blogs that rave about the benefits of sunscreen, but we’re going to say it again. Apply sun cream every day to prevent your skin from premature ageing, please, for us?

Air conditioning

Ever made it to the holiday destination of your dreams only to find you have cracked, flakey and dry skin? Air circulating in the flight cabin can cause dry skin. When flying, we recommend you drink plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated, avoid dehydrating alcohol and apply a decent moisturiser or even a hydrating facemask mid flight.

Detergents

Detergents in shampoo, conditioner, washing up liquid and cleaning products can cause skin inflammation and allergic reactions. Detergents are responsible for lowering PH in the skin, making it more acidic and resulting in dry, inflamed skin. Make sure you use detergents with a higher PH to protect an alkaline environment to prevent dryness.

Who would have thought that our modern day life would be wreaking such havoc with our skin. If you try our top tips, you are sure to have beautiful looking skin. If you need any further help, why not try our SkinBase ™ Facial to ensure you skin is looking and feeling its best.

Good luck,

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