What is skin fatigue and how do we fight it?

Skin fatigue

Biologi’s Organic Rosehip Oil and Luminosity Face Serum. Images supplied.

What is skin fatigue? I mean, we’ve all heard about regular fatigue and in this fast-paced life, who doesn’t suffer from it? We are constantly on the go, working and living our lives at a fast pace, this kind of lifestyle does harm our bodies and it also has a negative effect on our skin. Lifestyle factors such as lack of sleep, smoking, drinking, dehydration, unhealthy diet and stress can be some of the main causes of skin fatigue. When you are under constant stress your adrenal glands release a hormone called cortisol that affects blood flow to your body and restricts collagen to the skin, thus accelerating the ageing process or the visible signs of ageing, resulting in skin fatigue. Environmental influences like pollution, city emissions and UV rays can also contribute to skin fatigue too, but it’s not all bad, there are things we can do to prevent or reduce the process of skin fatigue. So we had a chat to Dermal Specialist, Lucy Kuper at Biologi, to find out her top tips for keeping our skin in tip-top shape.

Wake up your face
Start the morning by having a shower then use that time during or straight after to begin your skincare regime. Showering first, before beginning your skincare regime allows your pores to open up from the warm water and steam. It’s the perfect skin prep for a deeper cleansing experience and gives you the perfect canvas to apply products to.

Hydrate both the inside and out
We’ve all heard this plenty of times before but there’s a reason why hydration continues to be an operative word when it comes to skincare. Lack of hydration shows visibly on the skin, which can reveal itself in fine lines and wrinkles. Start the hydration process by ensuring that you’re drinking plenty of water throughout the day (at least 2 litres) Then next step is to ensure that you’re also applying hydration topically. A hard-working hydrating serum like Biologi’s Bd Face Luminosity Serum will treat a range of skin conditions whilst working with the body’s natural hydrating processes to nourish cells from the inside out.

Treat skin puffiness
Skin can become puffy due to lifestyle and environmental factors. The best way to prevent and treat any puffiness is by gently massaging the surface of the skin. A great way to do is this is by using a jade roller combined with a nourishing oil like Biologi’s new Br Organic Rosehip Oil. Simply apply a few drops to the skin and gently massage in an upward motion (avoiding any aggressive movements around delicate areas like the eyes).

Get more sleep
Sleep is when our bodies regenerate themselves and the same goes for our skin. Some incredible things happen while we sleep so it’s important to make sure you get enough of it (and avoid broken sleep). During sleep, levels of the stress hormone cortisol fall, which helps the skin to repair daytime damage. The body also makes more collagen, which minimises fine lines. So, take advantage of these things and invest in a good night’s sleep!

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