Beauty From the Inside Out

When it comes to healthy-looking, glowing skin, it is not all about what moisturiser you are using. The fundamentals of good skincare truly begins with what you put into your body.

Below are a few staples we would recommend you incorporating into your diet to nourish your skin from the inside out.

These foods (and drinks) are enriched with properties that will work wonders for your skin. Eat the correct balance of foods and you’ll feed your skin the vital nutrients it needs to help it stay soft, supple and glowing.

Fatty Fish

Fatty, oily fish is packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, especially fish such as salmon, trout or mackerel. These fatty acids are crucial fats that our bodies need to keep skin hydrated and helps reduce inflammation. Fish is also rich in zinc, which contributes to regulating inflammation and encourages the production of healthy new skin cells. Finally, fatty fish also contains Vitamin E which is an important anti-oxidant to keep skin protected from free radical damage, which can result in a dull, ageing complexion.

These essential fatty acids cannot be made by the body and must be obtained through diet, don’t over-do the fish though, we recommend you eat fatty fish twice a week.

Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds are probably the best skin foods around. They contain protein, essential minerals and Vitamins, as well as Omega-3 fatty acids. They are ideal for keeping skin clear, smooth and youthful.

Some examples include Macadamia nuts which may boost Collagen production and fight off free radicals that can contribute to fine lines. Walnuts are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and help reduce redness and inflammation. Another one is Almonds, they are packed full of selenium, manganese and Vitamin E, which work together to neutralise excess free radicals and helps protect cells from damage.

Feeling peckish – we certainly recommend reaching for a handful of nuts and seeds instead of that cheeky packet of crisps.

Dark Chocolate

Chocolate isn’t off the table though, dark chocolate lovers – this may excite you.

Chocolate derives from cacao beans which are rich in anti-oxidants called flavanols, which help plump and hydrate skin, protect it from free radical damage, and boost circulation for a healthy glow.

Make sure to choose dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa in order to maximize the benefits and keep added sugar to a minimum.

This doesn’t necessarily mean eating as much dark chocolate as you can, enjoy a few squares to curb your sweet tooth in the evenings. Who needs another excuse to pass the chocolate?

Eat a rainbow

This may come as no surprise, but fruit and vegetables really do contain essential minerals, phytonutrients, and anti-oxidants to ward off free radicals and fight other signs of ageing.

Aim for the classic 5 portions a day to help you achieve beautiful, hydrated, dewy skin. Remember, even frozen vegetables and fruits are found to be great for you — so go ahead and throw some extra veggies in your soups and frozen berries in your morning smoothies, just to make life that little bit easier.

Green tea

Green Tea contains powerful anti-oxidants such as polyphenols and catechins, that are fantastic at defending the skin against free radical damage, boosting circulation and in result helps to improve skin elasticity and moisture levels, for plump, healthy-looking skin.

Swap your coffee or builders to a skin-boosting Green Tea – Green Tea still contains caffeine, so stick to around 2-3 cups a day, or opt for a caffeine free Green Tea.

H2O

The key to beautiful glowing skin is hydration. Even mild dehydration can make your skin look dry, tired and slightly grey.

Drinking water is essential to maintain the optimum skin moisture and deliver essential nutrients to the skin cells, whilst flushing out toxins. It replenishes the skin tissue and increases elasticity, and thus helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Aim for six to eight glasses of water a day. If you work in an office, keep a large bottle of water on your desk to remind you to drink.

Many skincare experts explain that it is just as important to eat your water too. Some fruit and vegetables, such as watermelon, courgette and cucumber are mostly made up of water and will contribute to your water intake – the added benefit is that the minerals they contain will increase the rate you hydrate your body and skin.

The Bottom Line

What you eat can have a big impact on your skin health. Make sure you’re getting enough essential nutrients to protect and preserve your skin.

The foods above are just some of the best options to help keep your skin healthy, strong and glowing. Do let us know if you find any other food or drinks which have had a positive impact on your skin health…

 

Collagen our Skins Best Friend

Using Collagen in your skincare routine will nourish your skin and help bring a youthful glow to your skin. There are many different types of Collagen used in skincare and from different sources. Here at SBC, we use Soluble Marine Collagen.

We also choose Marine Collagen as it has some wonderful benefits for the skin. So, let’s find out more…

Let’s get technical…

Collagen is the main structural protein found in connective tissues in our bodies, comprising about 30% of the body’s total protein content.  Naturally produced by the body, Collagen helps the skin maintain its elasticity, keeping it looking youthful. We are born with an abundant supply of collagen, as a baby our skin is plump, firm and smooth. Unfortunately, our body stops producing collagen as early as our mid to late 20s.

 These degrading collagen levels lead to loss of support within the skin, leading to wrinkles, thinning and sagging skin.

 

 

How can Collagen help my skin?

Hydration!

Collagen is ideal for dehydrated, dry and mature skin types. Using Collagen on your skin will help increase moisture levels by providing a physical barrier to epidermal water loss. Because of its unique ability to bind water, topical collagen can naturally condition the skin and help maintain moisture levels.

Hydrated skin also plumps out the appearance of fine lines for a more youthful looking complexion. Daily expressions will leave their mark on the skin fine lines over time, this added to the inevitable fact of ageing, exposure to the sun and free radical damage; skin does need a helping held. Hydrated skin looks plump, bright and smooth.

Ultimately hydrated skin is happy skin!

SBC Collagen Skincare and Body care CollectionCollagen Collection

SBC’s Collagen Collection is our ‘hero’ Collection. Formulated with plenty of other nourishing ingredients including Passion Flower Seed Oil, Kukui Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Squalane and Hyaluronic Acid. Did we also mention it smells divine a zesty citrus infusion. The fragrance opens with vibrant crushed grapefruit, tart apple and zippy orange. Rounded with a sweet and succulent bite of raspberries, cassis and stunning gardenia florals, and finishes with a veil of soft vanilla to close this beautiful aroma.

The ultimate collagen skincare regime

  1. Cleanse – Collagen 3-in-1 Cleanser – gently massage this hydrating cleanser onto the face, then remove with the ingenious SBC Skin Shammy
  2. Eye Cream Collagen Illuminating Eye Cream – tap a rice grain amount around the eye contour – coming soon to a salon near you !!!!
  3. Treat – Collagen Hydra-Gel Serum – apply 1-2 pumps onto your skin with gentle tapping movements
  4. Moisturise – Collagen Ultra Rich Cream – as a moisturiser smooth over entire face, neck and décolletage, as an intensive night cream or a mask – apply a generous amount to face and allow to sink in overnight or dab off any remaining excess after 10-15 minutes.

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5. Collagen Day & Night Cream – smooth over face, neck and décolleté morning and night. 


Don’t forget to include Collagen in your body care regime too…

  1. Cleanse – Collagen Bath & Shower Crème – Apply to damp sponge and wash gently as it lathers or add desired amount to a running bath and soak.
  2. Moisturise – Collagen Body Butter – Apply daily to the entire body after bathing or showering. Massage until absorbed.


Boost your whole routine with Collagen Skincare Gel

With a healthy measure of Soluble Marine Collagen, this signature formula can help soften, hydrate, and smooth skin whist helping diffuse signs of ageing for a rejuvenated, youthful appearance. This lightweight hydrator may be used on its own or to enhance and customise your existing skin care regimes. Simply, smooth over the face and body as a moisturiser. Apply morning and evening on its own or under SBC Collagen Moisturiser for that hydration boost. 

So, what do you need to do now….

Give your skin the hydration it deserves with the Collagen Collection!

Contact us to find Salons in Cyprus that Stock SBC Professional Skincare

 

Problematic Skin

problematic-skin

It is very complex, the extracts comes from the beehive and the resin its self is absolutely tiny so its created by the bees by collecting the amino acids, the extracts from trees and plants they mix it with their own enzymes take it back to the hive and fill the gaps around the hive to keep hive clean and antibacterial and free from infection. To learn more follow this link https://xtessentials.com/2016/10/11/propolis-skincare-gel/

Rose & Argan Oil Skincare Gel

Are you one of those many women experiencing hot flushes and blushing when they go through the menopause………….. did you know that it is imperative to keep the skin cool and hydrated, reducing the chance of a ‘flare up’ and keeping the redness at bay. Our wonderful Rose & Argan Oil Skincare Gel is formulated to intensely replenish and calm that inflamed skin, reducing redness and flushing but at the same time providing an immediate feeling of comfort, relief and coolness. Apply all over the face and body as a moisturiser, to cool skin morning and evening.

Propolis Skincare Gel

It is very complex, the extracts comes from the beehive and the resin its self is absolutely  tiny so its created by the bees by collecting the amino acids, the extracts from trees and plants they mix it with their own enzymes  take it back to the hive and fill the gaps around the hive to keep hive clean and antibacterial and free from infection.

How to use it

Cleanse, tone your skin, then before you apply your day and night cream take your Propolis Skincare Gel and use it like a serum like a concentrate on your skin it has active ingredients so its going to keep you skin in a really healthy clean environment.

Use it as a prevention, if you know you get break outs, if you know your skin, it’s not just for face it’s for body as well, if your skin is dry, flaky, itchy, irritated that sometimes happens in winter use it as a prevention put it under your moisturizer, body butter, body lotion its really going to give your skin a fighting chance to be healthy as possible and to function effectively