Vitality Skin Tips

Vitality Skin Tips

Our skin never sleeps, it works tirelessly around the clock to excrete toxins and waste: up to one pound each and every day. If the rate of elimination slows down then, the pores become blocked, interfering with the nourishment and oxidation of cells, leading to dull, congested and tired skin, slowing cell regeneration and accelerating premature ageing. For soft, healthy skin this winter, I recommend:

Dry Skin Brushing is a pleasurable way to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the formation of new, supple, healthy skin cells. Massage in circular motions, always towards the heart. Dry brushing is beneficial for the body as:

• Stimulates the circulation of blood and oxygen around the body (similar to when we exercise) leaving you with a radiant glow

• Breaks down adipose tissue that causes cellulite

• Tones and tightens the muscles and skin

• Softens the skin and stimulates the bodies own production of natural sebum increasing hydration levels and elasticity.

Spa Bathing is luxurious and beneficial for the skin while calming and soothing both the body and mind. Experiment with adding a tub of ideally raw, or organic cream to your bath to experience cashmere soft skin that feels silky to the touch. Cream is rich in essential fats, vitamins and enzymes. For a tingly, mineralising soak, use 200g of Pink Himalayan Salt or 200g of Epsom Salts for an instant pick me up for weathered winter skin. Natural salt has a chelating action, releasing toxins from the body, while relaxing the muscles and grounding you. The abundance of trace minerals in the salts will be absorbed by the skin, leaving you feeling energised and well.

Facial Steaming Steam is an ancient healing modality, opening the pores and softening the epidermis to allow the healing qualities of the plant materials used to penetrate the lower layers of the skin. While you steam you promote the flow of fresh oxygenated blood to the surface, tone muscles that support the skin, eliminate toxins, and tighten the pores and the skin overall. For added luxury and vitamins, smooth natural honey over your face and steam for 10 minutes. Remove the honey with a natural cloth to reveal supersoft, super supple skin that radiates with health.