Like most worthwhile things in life, great skin takes effort, commitment and dedication. Having good skin is about eating well and living an overall healthy lifestyle, wearing daily sunscreen SPF 30 and caring for your skin with products that suit your skin type.
It is easy to see much about a person’s health and lifestyle choices by looking and touching their skin and they often have one of three types of face – wine, cheese or gluten!
Drinking even a small amount of alcohol on a regular daily basis is enough to make your skin dehydrated especially around the eye area, making crow’s feet more pronounced.
Wine faces tend to have blotchy skin, and enlargement of the blood vessels leading to a flushed appearance with thread veins on the cheek, nose and chin area.
Alcohol depletes vitamin A which is essential for collagen and elastin formation, giving skin its youthful plump appearance. So wine skin looks aged and feels drier, is more dehydrated and blotchy with more fine and deep wrinkles.
Milk is designed to grow things – it’s naturally full of anabolic hormones, the same ones that bodybuilders use to grow big muscles and it causes bad acne. There is a direct link between the amount of milk consumed and the severity of acne. This type is prone to breakouts and should avoid dairy products, milk, cheese and yoghurts.
Dairy is mucous forming and quite hard for the body to digest, which is why if there is too much dairy for your body it can come out in cystic acne, hard painful lumps under the skin on the chin and jaw area, where there are many more sebaceous glands.
Cheese face also has dark circles around the eyes, a bloated splotchy red face together with an oily T zone and lacklustre skin. They tend to suffer from skin rashes or hives and experience joint inflammation, constipation, diarrhoea or even IBS.
Gluten is a protein in wheat and other grains oat, barley and rye, its makes the dough sticky to bind together better. Gluten is also in a lot of other products such as tomato ketchup, soy sauce, imitation meat and ice-cream.
Gluten face clients tend to have puffy faces from a puffy wheat belly. They often suffer from bloating; constipation and even diarrhoea as they are unable to expel enough toxicity from their bodies. Gluten Face has swollen under eyes and dark circles from fluid retention. This can be accompanied with skin rashes and face redness.
If you would like to learn more about your skin, please contact me.
Sarah Thomas Skin Therapist, The Beauty Lodge Tel: 01234 602783