Let us be honest. When it comes down to it, STRESS has to be recognized as one of the most significant issues impeding you from putting your best face forward each and every day. Our skin reflects how we feel on the inside. Are you sleeping well? Exercising regularly? Eating healthy and clean? If you know you have not been the best to yourself, it is time to change!
While it may seem daunting, you can naturally restore damaged skin with a plan to add a little tender loving care into your daily routine.
What is a Great Morning Skin Routine?
The consistent morning routine will help your skin feel calm and hydrated all day. Here is what our founder Athena Klee and creator of TRIXSENT Therapy Oils recommends:
- Cleanser: A clean face is a starting point to making you feel beautiful
- Toner: Helps replenish your skin after cleansing
- Serum: Whether water or oil-based, a little bit goes a long way
- Moisturizer: This step is vital to keeping skin healthy and youthful
- Eye Cream: To keep fine lines and wrinkles away
- Sunscreen: Essential all year round and even on overcast days.
Key Points to Understanding Beauty
Today Team TRIXSENT shares what happens when skin becomes damaged and how you can naturally get a healthy glow with a few tweaks to your beauty regimen that includes VITAMINS!
Skin: Our Bodies Largest Organ
Sometimes it is easy to forget that skin is an organ! It is the only visible organ in the human body, but just like all our organs, it can be damaged. The big culprit is oxidative damage caused by overexposure to the sun.
Research shows that ultraviolet radiation from the sun penetrates different depths into the skin, where it damages tissues and causes fine lines and wrinkles. And as with just about everything, too much sun can lead to more severe conditions like basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma.
Always apply your sunscreen as part of your make-up routine, and do not forget about your neck - front and back - to minimize the chances of too much exposure and the consequences of that.
Chronic Stress: A Game Changer for Your Skin
Chronic stress is another major factor that causes skin damage, but this condition is much harder to see as it is internal. Decades of research have shown chronic stress leads to inflammation, which causes skin damage. Regarding skin health and beauty, it is essential to control inflammation as it damages DNA and skin cells and depletes our bodies of healing nutrients.
Diet: You Are What You Eat!
A balanced diet is vital to supporting a healthy immune system and repairing damaged cells. It provides the extra energy needed to cope with stressful events. Early research suggests that certain foods like polyunsaturated fats, including omega-3 fats and vegetables, may help to regulate cortisol levels.
If you choose to eat unhealthy foods (especially sugar and refined carbohydrates), put off exercising, and do not prioritize sleep, your skin will show it.
Antioxidants: Fighting Free Radicals
To restore skin health naturally, become familiar with ‘antioxidants’ and why they are crucial is essential. A simple definition is that antioxidants combat free radical toxins that accumulate in your tissues and cells, causing damage and wreaking havoc on your skin health.
Free radical toxins are unstable substances that roam the body through the bloodstream and invade healthy cells. They occur due to chronic stress and inflammation, including an inflammatory diet, overexposure to the sun, damaging habits like smoking/vaping, consuming alcohol, and environmental toxins.
Restoring Your Bodies Balance
You can help restore damaged skin by caring for your body inside and out - you only have one body - so treat it well! This includes adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet, which are highly antioxidant compounds shown to reduce skin aging.
Adequate quality sleep is also essential for skin health. Developing a bedtime routine that results in a night of deep and refreshing sleep is an excellent way to support hormone levels. These levels drive your internal clock and get the rest you need, which is when many recovery processes occur in the body.
Living a perfect life of zero stress, healthy eating, exercising, and great sleep is impossible, so developing a good skincare routine is essential to prevention. This includes eating our daily requirements of vitamins and applying vitamins and other nutrients topically, where they can penetrate the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and different skin aging spots.
What Should You Look For?
Here are some ingredients that are proven to heal damaged skin and restore youthfulness:
Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide is a synthetic anti-aging compound that is made up of several amino acids. It is commonly used in skincare products to promote collagen production and aid in healthy cell functioning, promoting skin tightening.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It helps support skin elasticity for youthful, wrinkle-free skin. However, collagen production declines as we age, increasing the appearance of aged skin.
Research shows that Palmitoyl Tetrapeptides significantly increase skin elasticity, reduce deep wrinkles, and improve skin texture.
Vitamin A is an antioxidant compound found in many fruits and vegetables. Research shows that Vitamin A helps improve the clinical signs of skin aging to improve damaged skin. Topical applications of Vitamin A have been shown to improve the appearance of fine wrinkles, reduce glycosaminoglycan (which retains water), and increase collagen production.
Vitamin C has antioxidant properties that help improve damaged skin by reducing inflammation and protecting against UV-based sun damage. Additionally, Vitamin C is required to synthesize collagen to reduce wrinkles, improve the appearance of age spots, and move towards more beautiful skin.
Vitamin D is known as the 'Sunshine Vitamin.' It is required for healthy skin. However, applying sunscreen, which is needed to protect against sun damage, also limits Vitamin D absorption into the skin, which may lead to a deficiency.
Applying Vitamin D topically to your skin can help provide the needed levels without overexposing your skin to the sun. According to studies, topical applications of Vitamin D can help reduce deficiency and can help treat dry skin and psoriasis.
Vitamin E has antioxidant properties that help soothe skin inflammation. Research shows that it helps reduce skin damage done by the sun by absorbing energy from UV light, which can help protect against photodamage.
After topical application, Vitamin E accumulates in cell membranes and the extracellular lipid matrix of the stratum corneum, where it operates as an anti-inflammatory agent. Applying cream with Vitamin E after sun exposure can help reduce any potential skin damage, including wrinkles, sun spots, and aging.
Living Your Best Life Every Day
Protect against skin damage by living a healthy lifestyle that includes eating an anti-inflammatory diet, getting proper rest and exercise, and finding healthy ways to cope with stress, as we outlined above.
Apply sunscreen daily to reduce sun damage - which can lead to wrinkles, sun spots, and skin aging - and a topical cream that includes Palmitoyl Tetrapeptides and Vitamins A, C, D, and E can also reduce inflammation associated with dry skin, promote collagen protection, and protect against photodamage.
If you are interested in how the TRIXSENT Therapy Oils can be added to your daily routine and benefit you and your skin, please reach out to us via the Contact page. A Team TRIXSENT member will follow-up with you.