Holidays are for relaxation and self-indulgence but your skin is not always that happy with it. Bruce Green, chartered scientist and founder of SOS Serum Skincare, explains why.
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Overindulging during the festive season does no good to your skin. Bruce Green, founder of SOS Serum Skincare, reveals how it goes hand in hand with some skincare dilemmas.
Holidays And Your Skin, What Bruce Says...
"First of all, we throw our healthy habits out the window and enjoy many alcoholic beverages, and eat more sugary treats, fatty foods. Alcohol is a diuretic, which forces water out of the body making it harder to rehydrate. It can cause the skin to look sallow and make pores and fine lines more visible. Sugary foods can result in a quick rise in blood sugar which can cause a spike in insulin. This jump can increase skin and hair oiliness leading to inflammation and potential breakouts. But this isn't me saying not to enjoy yourself! Here are a few tips that can help your skin this festive season."
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"This is the big one. For every drink of alcohol, drink a glass of water – the one for one rule. Water flushes out toxins and restores your hydration levels."
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"I know it's tempting after a sparkly social evening to reduce or even skip your facial cleansing routine but DON’T! After hydration, this is the next most important factor to protecting skin from party fallout. But be gentle and use a non-alcoholic, mild or no perfume face cleanser. SOS Cleanse (£15) is perfect for this as it is lightweight and rehydrating."
"Give exfoliation a miss until your skin cell regeneration batteries are re-charged. Follow cleansing with natural non-fragranced serums and moisturisers like our SOS Serum (£15) that delivers comfort, moisturisation and protection to the skin."
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"Take advantage of an alcohol-free night in your schedule and have an early bedtime. Your body, mind and skin regeneration is crucial and you will instantly look and feel better for it."
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"New cosmetics, skincare products and perfumes will often come to you as Christmas gifts but don’t slap them all on at once or your skin could have a freak-out! Wait until your skin has settled and balance restored before trying out a new skincare formulation; your skin could reject something for all the wrong reasons."
With these expert tips in mind, you can be sure that 'festive skin' can be healthy and glowy for the new year!
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The Science Behind Stretch Marks
Between 50 and 90 percent of women who are pregnant experience stretch marks during pregnancy or after giving birth.
Stretch marks form in the dermis, or middle layer of the skin, when the connective tissue is stretched beyond the limits of its elasticity.
Under normal circumstances the connecting fibres in the dermis can slowly stretch to accommodate growth, however, rapid growth such as through pregnancy, can cause the dermis to tear, allowing deeper layers of skin to show through.
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Made with all natural ingredients, and Full of super- elasticising Omega-packed organic oils in an organic Shea Butter base, they can help protect your tummy (and boobs, hips and thighs) from pregnancy stretch marks, and give your skin super strength and elasticity during the 9 month s-t-r-e-t-c-h!
The Tummy Rub Butter
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A velvety smooth butter. Rich in natural Omegas to instantly soothe a dry and itchy tummy.
The Tummy rub butter contains Organic Shea Butter which Provides a protective barrier to lock in moisture and helps build elasticity.
Clinically proven to protect against and prevent stretch marks, and increase skin elasticity by 20% in 2 weeks!
The Tummy Rub Oil
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A lightweight, silky blend of natural oils which absorbs quickly to boost your skins rejuvenation.
The tummy rub oil contains Organic ingredients and added vitamin E to protect your skin as it stretches.
Skin feels stronger and looks renewed.
Why not join the debate, and find out which you like the best? Butter or Oil?