Great news for your skin…the festive party season is now behind us! It’s the perfect time to learn more about your skin, start the skin detox and properly take care of it to ensure you have healthy skin for years to come.
That’s why we’ve created this comprehensive post to give you a deeper understanding of exactly what your skin is made up of and a plan to how you can protect it.
So, if you are looking for some simple, expert tips to cleanse and protect your skin and fight ageing from the offset in 2019 – keep reading.
To really understand the health of your skin, it’s important to know how your skin works and the many different factors that can impact it. So in this practical guide, we’ll cover skin structure, skin empowering foods, supercharging activities and the #1 secret to fight ageing that provides stunning results.
The Remarkable Skin Structure
In a nutshell, our skin structure consists of three different layers; together, they act as a shield to protect the body.
Epidermis: The epidermis layer is our skins natural barrier. Structured like a brick wall it helps to maintain a balanced pH – its integrity is vital to the health of our skin and our overall wellbeing.
- Top layer
- Makes new skin cells
- Gives your skin its colour
- Protects what’s underneath
- The first line of defence
Dermis: This layer is effectively the scaffolding of the skin; it’s the structural support that is responsible for giving our skin its shape and flexibility and is the area that you can make the most change to by having regular treatments and using the correct products.
- Middle layer
- Helps you feel
- Grows hair
- Produces collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid
Hypodermis: The hypodermis layer is a vital energy source that allows different bloods, lymphatic vessels and nerves to travel up to the middle and top layers.
- Bottom layer
- Consists of subcutaneous fat
- Attached dermis layer to your muscle and bones
- Controls body temperature
- Thickness varies depending on the area of the body
Feed Your Skin | Magic (Healthy) vs Deceptive (Bad) Foods for the Best Skin Detox
Good foods for Skin Detox:
- Fatty acids – fish, flaxseeds, almonds
- Vitamins – avocados, sunflower seeds, walnuts, cauliflower
- Whole grains – whole wheat bread, brown rice
- Fruits – apples, blueberries, oranges
Bad foods for Skin Detox::
- Caffeine – tea, coffee, energy drinks
- Greasy foods – chips, crisps, fast food
- Sugary foods – sweets, fizzy drinks
- Processed foods – avoid ready-made meals, aim to eat fresh home cooked meals
Hydrate & Protect
Increasing your water levels provides your skin with a wealth of benefits from reducing dehydration, to giving your skin the vital nutrients it needs to help the rejuvenation process.
Tej & Co-Founder Tejinder Ghag says, “Maintaining a healthy diet is always recommended however it’s our other organs that extract the nutrients from our food and drink first leaving our skin last in the queue. For this reason, skincare products with high levels of active ingredients are required to look after our skin both inside and out.”
With the above in mind, here are some key steps you can take to protect your skin and start the skin detox after the festive season.
Supercharge Your Body
Sleep: There’s a reason it’s called beauty sleep. It’s one of the biggest factors impacting the health of your skin so it’s important to aim for at least 8 hours of sleep a night.
Exercise: Ensuring you have regular exercise also helps to promote healthy skin. Not only does it nourish the cells, but it also improves the circulation of your blood by producing more oxygen.
Number 1 Secret To Fight Anti-Ageing
SPF is your #1 priority for anti-ageing
You may associate SPF with summer heatwaves or your holiday essentials but SPF is a vital product that we should all be using every single day even in the winter – and that doesn’t mean in your moisturiser or foundation; it should be a separate SPF to really give your skin the many benefits it provides.
So why is it so important?
Wearing an SPF protects your skin against sun damage and prevents anti-ageing.
A minimum of factor 30 should be worn no matter if you’re indoors or outdoors and all year round. UV rays (the cause of sun damage) are still present on cloudy days and can still impact the skin through windows.
- Effect the dermis (middle) layer daily and can pass through clouds and glass
- Sunbeds use this light
- Destroys collagen and elastin
- Causes premature ageing such as sunspots fine lines and wrinkles
- Can cause a cancerous change over time in a person’s DNA
- Effects the epidermis (top) layer triggering melanogenesis which causes redness and sunburn
- Is strongest on a sunny day and can travel through clouds
- Contributes to photo ageing as it moves deep into the epidermis (top) layer causing direct damage to cells
- Effects DNA in the epidermis (top) layer causing free radical damage which leads to cell mutation and a cancerous change
The Effortless, But Powerful Home Routine
Get your skincare routine right.
Your skin is one of the first giveaways of age, it naturally changes in appearance as we get older.
Committing to a morning and evening skincare routine is so important to maintain healthy skin. By getting into a routine, you’ll be protecting and improving your skin barrier every single day and night just with just a few simple, home remedies.
With the skincare market overly saturated with ‘miracle’ products, it’s hard to know where to start and which brand to invest in so it’s worth doing your research and reviewing the products you currently have at home.
We recommend Epionce to all our clients – the skincare products by Epionce not only have a powerful therapy but proven results too, which is why doctors and medical aesthetic clinics favour the brand right across the UK.
Use Your Products In This Order:
- SPF 30+ (daytime only)
Your Daily Routine:
- Cleanse face twice a day
- Take makeup off every night using a cleanser – do not use wipes
- Use warm water, never hot
- Apply your moisturiser both am/pm
- Add in a mask and exfoliator to your routine
For a monthly skincare MUST for STUNNING results, read below.
Kickstart Your 2019 With Stunning Results
Professional treatments work wonders to enhance your at-home skincare routine.
It’s important to note that just having treatments alone won’t have the desired impact on your skin if you’re not looking after it in other ways too.
Just like going to the gym and then eating chocolate every day, it won’t help you to lose weight. Having regular treatments without looking after your skin for the rest of the year won’t improve its health and appearance.
In January, you can take advantage of Tej & Co’s wealth of experience and knowledge by identifying what is currently affecting your skin. We will then be able to advise on the correct treatments to aid your concerns and start your skin detox for 2019.
Our one-hour kin analysis consultation consists of, first, a cleanse, then analysis under the lamp which will help identify skin concerns such as:
Sun damage and any hypo-pigmentation areas
If the skin needs exfoliation to remove the dead skin layers
Oily areas on the face and blackheads
…and of course, healthy skin.
We’ll then advise you on your skincare routine and benefits of products and treatments that will help address any skin concerns. You’ll also be able to try some of the products for feel and texture.
By having a detailed skin analysis it will ensure the best outcome for your skin.
At Tej & Co we pride ourselves on being experts in skincare and use the very latest technology to provide the most effective skincare treatments on the market to treat our clients’ skin concerns like sun damage, dehydration, acne and rosacea.
Discover how you can achieve your healthiest skin for the festive season and beyond by booking a COMPLETELY FREE* Skin Analysis with us today.
This exclusive offer is ONLY available during the month of January, so book now to avoid disappointment.
Just give Tej a call on 01384 824039 OR fill out the form below to get some advice and the opportunity to book your skin analysis.
*If you book a Skin Analysis (regular cost £20), we’ll fully refund the amount if you decide to go ahead with treatment.