2B Organic Irish Skincare

4 Tips To Look After Your Skin

Are you aware the skin is the largest organ in the body? 

Well, it is.. 
These are great ways to look after your skin from our Founder and Qualified Herbalist Simone. 

1. Water
Tap water contains things like chlorine, herbicides, nitrates, and many other things that accumulate in our body and clog our cells. 
Water helps with the elimination of toxins from our body, the purer the water the better. Springwater is great if it’s found away from areas with high pollution or farming areas. Mineral water that has been bottled at the source is also brilliant, Volvic and Evian are very good. 

Try to drink 8 cups per day. 
Kick start your day with water. It will energize you by increasing your red blood cells which gives you more energy.

2. Exfoliate
If you want to get the maximum benefits from your skincare then you need to clear the way for it to enter your skin.
Dead skin cells that lie on the surface of the skin are about 15 to 20 layers deep. So we must remove these once a week. Whether it’s from your face or your body, dead skin cells will slow creams and oils from being absorbed by the skin.
Tan Tip
Best exfoliate the day before applying the tan due to sensitivity issues and also only use an Organic Tan where possible. 

3. Probiotics 
They are essential for the gut flora, we need to have the right balance of good and bad bacteria in our gut so we can easily absorb the nutrients of our food. 
This is important for the absorption of foods rich in vitamins and minerals that our skin needs like vitamin A, E, and C, which help to build collagen fibers that are the strength and elasticity of our skin. 
A Natural Probiotic is Apple Cider Vinegar. Take up to 2 tablespoons per day in the water with honey or salad dressings or as I do just straight. This makes the pH of our gut less acidic, making the gut a nice place for the all-important good and bad bacteria to live together. 

4. Sun Screen
As my Dermatologist says “Don’t put out the bins without it on..!!” 
As a child, I spent a lot of time in the Middle East and South America. I must have got sunburned over 20 times so I have to be very careful. 
But as it turns out so do most of us who have low levels of melanin or pigment in our skin. I wear factor 50 on my face during the summer months but I also use it during the winter. I also take supplements of Vitamin D during winter to make sure my levels are at the optimum. 
I use Aloe Pura Organic Aloe Vera Sun Lotion SPF 50 on my face and neck. 

These small changes in your day to day life will make a big difference to your skin. 
Simone xx

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