It is a brand-new year, and time for new beginnings. Perhaps, you're thinking of taking better care of yourself. At Vytaliving, we are making it our mission to support you in making 2022 your best year of wellbeing yet.
For the full month of January, we will be releasing handy guides for boosting your well-being. In the words of Novak Djokovic -
“We only have one life and one body to care of, and we better do it right.’
So far we have covered so weight loss, exercise, cardiovascular wellbeing, bones and joints, these articles can be found on the vytaliving site. However, this article covers, skin health, anti-ageing, solar protection, skin tags and age spots, click through to the article to read more...
Understanding our skin
You may have heard the surprising fact that our skin is actually the human’s biggest organ. Our Skin acts as our first layer of defence against the outside world, which means that it is constantly being tested by the outside elements. Skin is made up of multiple layers including the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue. The epidermis is the outermost layer which sloughs dead skin cells every 28-30 days. The main role of this layer is gate-keeping, often known as the skin barrier. This protects the further layers from UV rays and infection. The next layer, the dermis is responsible for sensation, oil production, temperature control, and stored water supply. Within this layer, you will find a dense amount of collagen and elastin which makes up the structural elements of the skin. Finally, you have the subcutaneous layer, which is responsible for temperature control and protection of organs.
Sun Protection & Skin
Over the past 50 years we have developed a greater understanding of how the sun affects skin health and appearance long term. We now understand that overexposure of UV can lead to damaged skin cells and an increased risk of skin cancer. In addition to, increase skin dehydration and advanced wrinkle formation. Here are some tips for staying sun safe:
- Apply UV protection every day.
- Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds.
- Reapply sunscreen throughout the day.
- Sit in the shade between 11am and 3pm when the UV rays are at their strongest.
- Wear UV Protected sunglasses to reduce the risk of sun damage to the skin around the eyes and the eyes themselves.
- Check the expiration date on your sun protection.
- Wear a hat to protect your head and scalp from sunburn.
It is important to note that the sun is our main source of Vitamin D. Sun rays convert an inactive form of vitamin D in human skin to the active form that nourishes our body. What is noteworthy is that this is only possible on unprotected skin. Therefore, the recommendation is to have 15 minutes of sun exposure on unprotected skin, swiftly followed by the use of a broad-spectrum skin cream.
Common Skin Problems
Ageing & Wrinkles
Three of the most common signs of skin ageing are wrinkles, sallow or dull skin and skin pigmentation. Fine lines appear before deep-set wrinkles. Fine lines only appear in the upper layers of the skin, whereas wrinkles form much deeper in the skin and are often created from repeated use of certain facial expressions. Then the onset of which often occurs as we chronologically age and our skin begins to sag and has been exposed to pollution and UV damage. Lastly, you have sallow or dull skin, this is typically attributed to poor nutrition and hydration, or a build-up of dead skin cells which prevents less damaged skin shining through.
Ingredients for Ageing Skin:
- Retinol and Retinoids, otherwise known as Vitamin A
- Hyaluronic Acid
- AHAs and BHAs
- Fruit Extracts
For the full range of skincare products including skin perfecting ingredients listed above, check out the Vytaliving Sister Site – Perfect Miracle Beauty
Dry & Flaky Skin
Dry and flaky skin is often attributed to a degenerated skin barrier. This can leave the skin over-sensitive, over-reactive and dehydrated. In addition, some disorders such as psoriasis and eczema have symptoms of dry and flaky skin. Our skin barrier acts a water-resistant seal from the outside world. Its role is to lock in hydration and oils, this can lead to the skin structure breaking down and increased sensitivity.
The best way to improve this is to invest in skin barrier repairing creams and oils, such as the miracle skin care cream, a best-seller from the Vytaliving range. Focus on ingredients such as fatty acids, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid.
Skin Tags & Age Spots
Age spots and skin tags can be another sign of skin ageing or simply an undesirable skin blemish. Age spots are a type of hyperpigmentation most common on the hands and face. These develop slowly as we age. Vytaliving has a discreet and effective method for age spot removal via a dermal patch. The patches are fast, effective and pain-free.
Whereas skin tags are small tags of skin that form in areas where there is a lot of friction, such as wear clothing may rub – the neck, groin or on the back. Vytaliving offers a number of natural alternatives for effective skin tag removal. If you are looking for a no-mess way to remove your skin tags, we have a pack of skin tag removal patches that can be worn discreetly for 24 hours for efficient removal.
Alternatively, we have a more traditional form of application, via skin tag oil which is applied to the skin with a precise brush. This is one of Vytaliving’s best-sellers with excellent reviews.
In addition, if you have both skin tags and age spots you may want to purchase the Skin Blemish Bundle from Vytaliving compete with dermal patches for both skin tags and age spots
Simple Tips for Great Skin
- Stay hydrated, aim to drink 8 glasses of water per day.
- Seek the advice of a Doctor or Dermatologist.
- Invest in great skincare that works for you.
- Get regular mole checks by a professional.
- Wear UV protection everyday – even in winter!
- Prioritise your sleep.
- Moisturise your skin regularly.
- Strip all harsh chemicals from your skincare routine and body washes.
- Reduce your time in direct sunlight.
- Look into supplements that are great for your skin.
- Learn your skin type.
- Wash your bedding and pillowcase regularly.
- Remember to include skin-healthy foods.
- Use and consume antioxidants within your diet.
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Perfect Miracle Beauty started with one humble product - Perfect Miracle Eyes. This wrinkle-reversing product took the nation by storm. Naturally, out of its success, other skincare products were formulated and created to support the benefits of Perfect Miracle Eyes. After all, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Perfect Miracle Beauty presents a range of anti-ageing and skin-perfecting products. Each product has been hand-selected to include innovative ingredients with powerful skincare benefits. For miracle ingredients and perfect skincare, try Perfect Miracle Beauty.