Christmas and New Year’s Eve 2019 might seem a long time ago by now. But are you still fighting the results of all that excess, unhealthy food, alcohol, stress and a lack of sleep?
Many people will start the New Year with diets to beat the scales. But have you considered, and noticed, the effect of the Christmas culprits on your skin?
Alcohol, stress and a lack of sleep all cause stress on the skin – caused by oxidants in the skin. These can cause inflammation, slowing down of cell regeneration and collagen production and a compromised skin barrier. Factors that will create dehydrated, sensitive, irritated, red, and dull skin.
Alcohol not only dehydrates your skin, but the sugar content of many alcoholic drinks causes acne breakouts. Drinking 14 units of alcohol (that is 6 glasses of wine) in one night will take a 40-year old woman’s skin almost a month to fully recover from.
New Year, new skin
While for most of us it is unlikely that we’ll have a great night’s sleep every night, stay stress-free and drink little or no alcohol, it isn’t all doom and gloom and we can recover our skin’s health. There are plenty of products on the market with ingredients that will save you from a sluggish skin.
In particular products that contain antioxidants – vitamins A, C and E – and peptides, help to maintain skin health and prevent damage from the inevitable stresses and excesses of life.
Vitamin A has a normalising effect. It supports the moisture levels in your skin and helps repair skin damage.
Vitamin C brightens, smooths and fights those free radicals and is an effective ingredient for anti-ageing.
Vitamin E supports the immune system and skin health, which also works towards combating the effects of free radicals and reducing UV damage to the skin.
Peptides stimulate the production of collagen in the skin, resulting in a youthful complexion.
Equally important in maintaining optimum skin health is to have a consistent regime. Find the products that work best for you and then stick to the same skin care routine.
Free skin consultation
At Made-up Beauty Products we offer a free online skin consultation and will give you a personalised skincare routine based on your answers. Fill out the form here: https://tinyurl.com/newyearnewskin and take a step towards a luminous skin.
These are some of the products we sell at Made-up Beauty Products that contain vitamins A, C and E and peptides. If you would like to speak to one of our skin experts about these products, we’d be happy to give you advice. Please call on 07502220458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.