Five ways to energise your skin to get set for winter

Five ways to energise your skin to get set for winter
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There's no question that healthy skin starts from the inside out.

Yet, the fast pace of modern life can sometimes make it difficult to abide by a balanced diet, with everyday stressors and atmospheric conditions often taking a toll too.

To combat a tired complexion as we transition between seasons, celebrity facialist Lisa Harris (lisaharriskinscience.co.uk) has shared her top tips for giving your skin a little energy boost.

Get outdoors

You can view (safe) sun exposure as your free dose of Vitamin D. "Feeling sunlight on your arms, hands and face for just 10-15 minutes a day in the UK can boost your mood and energy levels through the release of endorphins," she said. "As well as perking up your skin, it will also wake up your mind as the sun reduces the level of melatonin (AKA the sleep hormone) in your body, giving you energy, inside and out."

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Try face Yoga

Just 60 seconds of a DIY face massage can make your skin look more alive.

"Using a creamy cleanser or moisturiser, make small circles with your fingertips – this will boost your circulation, bring oxygen to your cells and give you an instant glow," advised Lisa. "If you've been a little congested, face Yoga can help to remove any toxins from your tissue, helping you feel better too. You can supercharge your face yoga routine with a 3D signature facial, which relies on high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to restore skin vitality and improve skin health and luminosity."

Put down the needle

No matter what some celebrities may claim, Botox and facial fillers aren't necessarily the answer.

"There are many safe, non-invasive alternatives that can help you to achieve healthier, younger-looking skin with long-lasting results. Radio frequency and ultrasound waves from treatments like Collagen Wave heat up the skin, encouraging your fibroblasts to produce new collagen and elastin - something we all need if we're looking a little tired during the winter months," the expert explained.

Get your beauty sleep

It may sound simple, but getting enough shuteye each night can make a significant difference.

"Sleep is a natural reset button for our brain and body, which is even more required these days because of increased work pressure and stress. Our face is the index of the mind and so naturally a skipped sleep is easily identifiable on our face," she commented.

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Look at the inside first

Of course, health and skin are intrinsically linked.

"If we're consuming healthy, nutritious foods rich in vitamins, minerals and fibres, this will show instantly on our face. If you're going to cut anything out of your diet, cut out processed foods. Processed foods, and with them salt and sugar, affect microbial diversity in the gut immensely and this is translated on our faces as premature ageing."

(Cover Media/Reuters)

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