Protect the health of your skin with a NUTRITIVE moisturiser
(That means ignore advice to use moisturisers with humectants and occlusives that are said to 'draw water from the atmosphere into skin and then lock in moisture'.)
David Lyons, herbalist, naturopath and specialist in skin improvement, says the busy festive season can wreak havoc on your skin.
“Busy schedules, lack of rest, acidic foods and a little over-eating, and perhaps a little more alcohol - all can lead to micro-inflammation of the skin and result in a flare of inflammatory skin conditions - commonly acne, rosacea and psoriasis,” he says. “A lack of sleep results in further skin inflammation, due to a rise in levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as in reduced barrier function.”
David's top tip is to apply a nutrient-rich hydrating moisturiser that will improve skin quality and vitality. Calendula, Chamomile, Carrot, Geranium and Avocado contain essential nutrients for skin improvement as well as large amounts of pro-vitamin A to assist healing and restore elasticity.
Light yet highly effective, nutritive moisturisers such as Damask Rose Day Creme and Oil Controlled Day Creme soothe and refresh skin without heaviness and give lasting hydration. Alba White Day Moisturiser also gives these results plus even skin tone (reduces hyperpigmentation).
Our results defy the ubiquitous advice to use moisturisers with humectants and occlusives that are said to 'draw water from the atmosphere into skin and then lock in moisture'.
To us, this is just as moisturising as splashing water on your face. Skin feels briefly refreshed but the feeling doesn't last long.