I love what celebrity skincare expert, Sonya Dakar, said about the importance of working with your esthetician on creating a skincare routine that truly works for you.
“We call it bootcamp- it’s a fitness. I compare it to the gym. If you work on it, you sweat, you have a great body. If you work on your skin, you achieve beautiful, healthy skin.”
This idea of looking at your behavior in order to get to the root of your skin’s needs, gets results that last. If you want brighter and more glowing skin, it is crucial that you have a diet filled with the proper nutrients that your body needs to function. Similarly, if you want to build muscle, you would eat certain foods. Many of us lead a busy life, but it is still important to detoxify your body often and maintain your level of stress. When the body becomes acidic, due to stress or poor diet, you feel tired, bloated, and anxious. This often shows up on the skin as breakouts, dry patches, and sensitivity.
Getting your body moving, eating well, and regular beauty routines will make you look and feel better. Yoga, pilates, cardio, and strength training are great ways to build a strong core. These activities will improve the elasticity of the skin all over your entire body. Foods rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C also improve the look and elasticity of your skin. Some foods to incorporate into your diet are dark leafy greens, broccoli, bell peppers, berries, and lemons.
Your skin is your largest organ and it can absorb nutrients topically. The Berry Mask from Soyna Dakar is one of my favorite anti-aging facial products. It not only smells good but delivers antioxidants directly to your skin. It meets eco-friendly principles and is free of parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, artificial fragrances and dyes. It is important to choose beauty products wisely- the ingredients in a product matter.
This is why I believe that a healthy lifestyle equals beautiful skin. At Balans, we can help you achieve this balance. We take the guess work out by offering services that address every every aspect of designing a healthy and workable lifestyle.