Fighting Skin Fatigue The Biologi Way
In today’s fast-paced world, the pressures of a busy life are taking their toll.
Workdays are getting longer. Food is getting faster. And self-care is getting lower down on the list of priorities.
With body and mind both showing the signs of exhaustion, the skin is also a huge beacon shining a light on the stressors of a busy lifestyle in a toxin-fueled world.
We’re speaking about skin fatigue.
Skin fatigue is an outward symptom of a busy, stress-filled lifestyle. As cortisol increases, skin can become inflamed and collagen production may slow down leading to visible signs of premature ageing. Throw in cellular damage caused by an overload of environmental toxins, and fatigued skin can show up as a dull and dehydrated complexion that your usual skincare routine fails to restore.
Common causes of skin fatigue include:
- Lack of sleep
- Lack of exercise
- Poor nutrition
- Overexposure to sun
While skin fatigue is a common symptom of a modern lifestyle, Lucy Macdougald, Biologi’s dermal specialist & managing director, urges you not to lose hope.
“Once skin becomes fatigued, it becomes difficult to restore a complexion to its previous condition. We understand it’s not always easy to slow down the pace of life, but there are some things you can do to reduce the symptoms of skin fatigue and get back your healthy glow.”
Here are Lucy’s top tips for combating skin fatigue:
The skin is constantly exposed to environmental toxins which can lead to free radical damage. Cellular damage can accelerate ageing, increase inflammation and cause dehydration. Remove makeup thoroughly at the end of every day with a Face Halo or microfiber pad and always follow with a deep treatment cleanse.
Double cleansing fully removes toxins to leave pores clear and allow the active ingredients in serums to penetrate deeper and work more efficiently.
Sleep is one of the most effective ways to restore and regenerate fatigued cells to give a glowing complexion. While late nights and early mornings are par for the modern-day course, as much quality sleep as you can get (as early as possible) will balance PH levels to hydrate and replenish delicate cells.
Limiting caffeine and alcohol, as they act as diuretics these stimulants can cause skin dehydration. Cigarettes contain carbon monoxide and nicotine which reduce blood flow to the skin leading to fatigued skin cells. Nicotine also starves the skin’s surface of vital nutrients such as vitamin C which provides an antioxidant defense that keeps skin bright.
As a leading cause of skin fatigue, stop smoking immediately to improve complexion.
Aid lymphatic drainage
A puffy face and eyes can stem from lack of sleep, ageing, poor nutrition and inflammation…all common causes of skin fatigue.
Aid lymphatic drainage to decrease puffiness by adding a Gua Shah or facial rolling tool to your evening skincare routine to massage the surface of the skin.
Apply Br Organic Rosehip Oil and gently glide the Gua Shah or roller over the face paying particular attention to puffy areas such as under the eyes.
Fatigued skin is usually dehydrated skin. Combat dryness by drinking plenty of water each day and applying a daily serum packed with hydrating active ingredients.
Bf serum contains a potent combination of vitamin C, tryptophan and ferulic acid. The fully active natural phytonutrients work in synergy to stimulate the growth of collagen to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, build protein hydrolysate moisture in the skin, and protect the skin from damaging environmental factors.
Fight skin fatigue with a combination of lifestyle changes and by applying active ingredients that get to work to nourish the skin’s deeper layers. Even when life is busy, your skin will look fresh, hydrated and bright.
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