Here at Natura we believe in the benefit of a healthy, natural approach to fitness. However, there are a few healthy habits that can cause aging damage to our skin – thankfully a few of these are very easy to put right!
Going for a regular run is great for your overall fitness, but it can age your skin causing ‘runner’s face’. The up and down motion of running can reduce elasticity and give a weathered look, and unprotected UV exposure adds to premature skin damage. Make sure to slap on that sunscreen to avoid this. Try to run on softer ground, steering clear of concrete when possible – this is also a great tip for avoiding injury.
Low Fat Diets
Avoiding saturated fats and processed foods is of course great for a healthy diet. However, not all fats are evil – essential fatty acids are essential for maintaining healthy skin. By making sure to eat ‘good’ fats, found in nuts, seeds and fish, you can help banish wrinkles and keep your skin smooth and supple.
When we exercise, the pores in our skin open up and make up can clog pores by sinking deeper into the skin. This can make even the most flawless skin suffer from blackheads, spots and enlarged pores. By braving the barefaced look when exercising and using an exfoliator afterwards skin can stay fresh and healthy.
Over time, saunas can play havoc with the strength of veins and capillaries. After exercising, capillaries rise to the surface of our skin to help us cool off. The strain caused by the heat of the sauna puts stress on these tiny vessels, and over time can lead to spider or thread veins. If you do already suffer from these, here at Natura we could help with our gold standard vein treatments.
So, by incorporating a few quick fixes into your daily routine, you can save your skin from a lot of everyday wear and tear.
Natura Skin Clinic