Christmas is over, 2020 is here, it's the middle of the summer holiday season, there's a lot of pollution around and the UV index is high. And now its time to go back to work. Will your skin escape unscathed or will it need restorative treatment?
Healthy habits can fall by the wayside mid-summer. An extra kilo can be shed in the gym and with a bit of resolve you can detox. But what damage have you done to your skin? From dullness to dehydration, spots and premature ageing, your skin health can really take a hit over summer.
CameLife founder Dr Jane Rose examines why your complexion could be looking pale, dull or puffy and she provides you with some tips to help you restore your skin's natural glow.
Drink too much alcohol or get dehydrated through not drinking enough water and your skin can start to look and feel dry. In a word, it’s thirsty.
If your skin is feeling dry, avoid products which which strip moisture from your skin like soaps. Use a well designed cleanser which contains plenty of natural humectant like glycerine. CameLife’s Facial Cleansing Bar contains natural coconut glycerine and leaves your skin feeling moist and clean. Add a serum with plenty of Hyaluronic Acid to help balance your skin's moisture levels. CameLife's Restorative Serum contains organic Hyaluronic Acid to help balance your skin's moisture levels.
Even if you use SPF50, your skin will photo-age with sun exposure. Ingredients in sunscreens can actually stimulate the production of free radicals and cause the oxidative stress to your skin that damages your collagen. For that reason, CameLife doesn’t produce products that contain SPF. We don’t believe in applying an all-day combination moisturiser or sunscreen. Instead apply the best sunscreen you can and do so immediately before going outdoors. Cleanse it off when you come back in. Then moisturise with a light, soothing summer moisturiser like CameLife's Restorative Day Cream.
However sun safe we are, occasionally we get all sunburnt. If that happens, you really do need to apply a cream that can penetrate deeply and help to repair the damage from UVB. CameLife's Nourishing Body Mousse is a great after-sun treatment, harnessing the protective proteins in the milk to stimulate skin repair.
Your skin repairs when you sleep. Dark circles can be more visible during the holiday and are often linked to lack of sleep. Late nights add up and it's not sensible to bank them up and take a big lie in when it becomes too much. Your body needs regular rest to repair.
Dark circles can be more visible during the holiday and are often linked to poor-quality sleep. CameLife’s Restorative Eye Cream is the perfect antidote for tired, puffy eyes, gently stimulating blood flow to the delicate skin round your eyes. Black circles will quickly disappear!
Holidays are a time to indulge, but we often consume more processed foods and less fruits and vegetables. Add in a few extra glasses of bubbles or an extra glass or two of SSB and breakouts become more likely.
Vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, kale and cabbage can help support hormone balancing and keep skin feeling healthier. But if you are experiencing breakouts, it’s vital to cleanse effectively and treat the individual spots so the they heal quickly. CameLife’s Facial Cleansing Bar is a great starting point because it gently peals away dead skin cells that block pores. Treat individual spots with The Original Camel Balm to promote rapid healing and prevent scaring.
Sugar is the enemy of healthy skin. Too much sugar and your body produces collagen-damaging free radicals. Sebum production increases, leaving your skin looking dull, feeling less bouncy and making it prone to breakouts. Over time, you will notice visible signs of ageing in the form of sagging and wrinkles. If you want to avoid premature skin-ageing, now is the time!
A skincare regime that incorporates an anti-oxidant rich serum, such as CameLife’s Restorative Serum, will arrest collagen damage, whilst a product containing peptides will help to stimulate collagen production. CameLife’s Restorative Night Cream is specifically designed to stimulate collagen production, containing a unique copper-soy peptide protein. Once again, the foundation of good skincare is cleansing; try CameLife’s all natural Facial Cleansing Bar to restore lustre to your skin.
Rashes and reactions on the skin can often be linked to poor gut health. A holiday diet, too much alcohol and late nights can all play havoc with gut health. Increasing water intake, eating plenty of fibre and taking a probiotic like camel milk can all improve gut health.
Rashes themselves can be calmed with a natural treatment cream. The Original Camel Balm harnesses those protective proteins in the camel milk to rapidly calm and relieve skin irritations and rashes.
It's never too late to help your skin to repair and recover. The secret is to understand how your skin can be stressed. Keep hydrated and implement a skincare regime that is designed to aid skin repair. Use natural products like the CameLife range.
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