Archive – December 2017

5 ways your skin supports your lifestyle

If your brain is the body’s super computer, the skin is its keyboard.

Your skin is the window to your lifestyle, if you eat healthy and exercise plenty then your skin reflects this.

What does your skin say about you?

  1. Your skin indicates your age

Once you reach 25 there is a 1.5% annual decrease in collagen, an essential ‘building block’ for our skin. By maintaining collagen levels, you can keep your skin wrinkle free and youthful. There are two main ways of obtaining collagen:

  • Foods such as citrus fruit and red vegetables contain a limited amount of collagen
  • Collagen supplements help boost your natural production of collagen

Collagen – 5 facts you need to know

  1. Women lose collagen more rapidly than men

Women lose collagen in their skin more rapidly than men during ageing, a process which is accelerated by 2% following menopause. Collagen becomes damaged by factors such as the sun, cigarette smoke and pollution as well as wear and tear over time. If these damaged collagen fibres are not fully repaired then spaces and gaps emerge, causing wrinkles and ill-supported skin. However, it’s not all bad news! Taking products that are rich in antioxidants help to prevent damage caused by free radicals which are a main culprit in collagen depletion.

 

8 common sporting challenges you must conquer

8 common sports challenges we must all conquer

Whether you’re a park runner or an elite rugby player, over the course of your sporting life you’re sure to have faced some problems along the way that have stopped you doing what you love. Here are eight common problems that all sports people encounter with tips on how you can avoid them to sustain your training and enhance your performance.

 

  1. Wrong gear
  2. Occurring injuries
  3. Cramp
  4. Getting race day food wrong
  5. Not taking enough rest days
  6. Not eating the correct recovery food
  7. Lack of sleep
  8. Too focused on weight management

Get Radiant Skin In 5 Simple Steps

Trying to find a good skincare routine based on your skin’s needs can be difficult, let alone deciding what product to use and when. To give your skin the protection and hydration it needs during the day and night you would essentially need a separate simple skincare routine for a.m. and p.m.