Your lifestyle and your skincare are inherently linked. The health and condition of your skin is largely dependent on the lifestyle choices you make. Below, I highlight the three main culprits that are sabotaging your skin:
SmokingSmoking is one of the worst things you can do as it causes accelerated ageing and irreversible damage to the skin. Smoking restricts the amount of oxygen and nutrients that the skin can absorb and damages the collagen and elastin. As a result, the skin starts to wrinkle, sag and your complexion becomes sallow. Cutting down or quitting will dramatically improve your skin.
Alcohol can cause us to suffer in many ways. Not only can it give us a bad hangover, but it can also give us parched skin. The problems that alcohol cause are linked to two things: dehydration and lack of sleep. As a result, your skin can end up dry and irritated and you will probably wake up with dark circles around the eyes the next day. After consuming alcohol, the best thing you can do for your skin is to drink a pint of water before sleep and slather on a thick layer of moisturiser. The Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream will work through the night to recover your skin.
It’s hard for us to get away from the polluted air of the city, but it can be causing a lot of damage to the skin. The air we breathe in has a direct impact on the health of our skin and unfortunately London’s air is one of the most toxic. With toxic air comes free radical damage and the process of oxidation on the skin. Oxidation causes the degeneration of the skin’s epidermal and dermal cells which ages the skin faster. To counteract this, use the Space Antioxidant Booster which contains free radical fighting antioxidants.