Our 5 Recommendations for Healthy Skin

It can all seem like a bit of a blur when it comes to knowing the do’s and don’ts of caring for your skin, but finding an effective regime can do wonders for not only skin appearance but the overall health of your skin as well.

1. Nourish your body and your skin

Diet is an essential part of skincare; the sooner you make a change, the faster you will see a vast improvement in texture, complexion and luminosity in your skin. 

So what foods are best for your skin? 

  • Foods that are rich in omega-3 and omega-6 and antioxidants, such as salmon. These essential fatty acids cannot be produced in the body and can only be obtained through food. Omega-3 fats help the body deliver anti-inflammatory compounds, which help an array of different skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.  
  • Keep your hormones in balance with Phyto-estrogen foods; these are soya bean products like tofu, soymilk, and edamame beans. Phyto-estrogens are natural chemicals that are found in plant foods that have been found to help keep natural our natural hormones in balance. 
  • Zinc, Zinc, Zinc! It is involved in the normal functioning of the sebaceous glands that produce oil in the skin, which repairs skin damage and keeps your skin supple and soft. Foods that are rich in zinc include lean red meat, fish, poultry, whole grains and nuts, seeds as well as shellfish.
  • Provide your skin with essential fatty acids from foods like avocados. These healthy ‘good’ fats provide a natural moisturiser for your skin, keeping it moist and improving its elasticity. 
  • Keep up with fluid by drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day. Some fruits and vegetables have high water content, such as cucumber and watermelon, which are great healthy additions to any diet. 

2. Book in a Chemical peel

At Rapt Beauty, we recommend to all our patients the key to healthy skin is a chemical peel to stimulate collagen production and healthy skin growth. Additional benefits include reducing skin discolouration caused by sun damage, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and clearing acne breakouts. You can easily make a booking online through our website.

3. SPF.

Make it a part of your daily routine to apply that essential layer of sunscreen to your skin. One of the many benefits of sunscreen is the protection it provides for your skin against harmful UV rays from the sun. Sunscreen minimises the penetration of UV rays into the skin. Even the most mildest of sunburns can have damaging effects. Sunscreen effectively reduces the risk of developing skin cancer. Applying sunscreen each day will result in cumulative protection over time.

4. Consult, check and assess

Having regular appointments for skin checks as well as skin assessments with a doctor will help keep your skin healthy and monitor for any issues that need further investigation. 

Your skin requires continual management and care, after all, it is your body’s best defence! 

At Rapt Beauty, we provide in depth and comprehensive consultations where we can examine your skin health and recommend a unique skincare regime tailored specifically to you.

5. Move your body

Exercise is not only good for you but also healthy for your skin! 

Regular physical activity promotes good circulation and therefore increases blood flow to your skin which nourishes cells, encourages cell turnover and keeps your skin looking young; a natural way to obtain that glow!

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