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Coping with your Isolation skin

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It’s a difficult time that we are currently going through. Wether you are trying to cope with acne, congestion, age-management, we are all missing our tailor-made professional skincare treatments.

Now is the time to do as much as we can with our skin at home, to ensure that once those salon doors open again, your therapist can jump back into treatments and pick up where we left off.

Correspond with your therapist, we are still here to help. Talk to her about what your skin is like, what your current skincare routine is and send her photos. This way she can get as much information as possible and come up with some tips and tricks to boost your skin as much as possible.

Incorporating Home Facials are an excellent idea, not only now but it’s something you can continue to maximise your skin results.

DMK offers Foamy Lift packs which are weakened, home versions of the enzyme facial you now & love. These treatments will continue the rebuilding phases of your skin journey.

Another option is for you to do an Exfoliation & Masque treatment at home.

For example, using the Lira Iluminating Polisher & following it with the Iluminating polisher will give you similar results to our in salon Vita Brita facial, but your therapist will recommend which products will best suit your concerns. This will ensure you are removing any build-up of dead cell material and then hydrating, balancing & calming the skin with your masque as well as nourishing and feeding your skin with all the great actives in the products.

It is also a good idea to think about your stress levels– it will play a major factor in your skin at this time, and let’s be honest, we are all stressed right now!

 Studies have shown that stress causes the hormone, Cortisol, to rise within the body. These stress related triggers cause an increase of sugar to be pumped into our systems, creating a very inflamed state. A natural and beneficial way of reducing cortisol levels can be promoted by the use of Chinese herbal medicine.

Regul8’s Relax formulation is based on Chinese herbal medicines. These capsules will help to reduce cortisol levels in the body and increase alertness and clarity during times of mental fatigue or strain. They contain specific herbs to help relieve nervousness and restlessness, relieve mild anxiety and assist with healthy adrenal functions.

The health of our gut is also crucial. Up to 70% of our immunity lies in our gut so keeping it happy & healthy is very important. The DMK essential fatty acid supplements (EFA’s) are an all-natural plant-based supplement that look after our skin and our gut internally. They aid in reducing inflammation & redness, keep all of our cell membranes strong and healthy and help to thin out oil in the skin to prevent congestion and protect our skins barrier.

At Let’s Face It Beauty Studio, we believe in taking a holistic approach when treating your skin. That is why we are offering free online skin consultations during this time. Get in contact with one of our therapists today to receive a fully tailor made skin care prescription.

We are here to support you!

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Gut Health

Our stomachs do more than just break down food, in fact, we underestimate how much it contributes to our functioning bodies. You may have heard the saying “everything starts in the gut”, this statement has been proven true. We know diseases, inflammation, bloating, discomfort & gas start there, but did you know skin conditions start there too? If your digestive system doesn’t function properly, everything else will start to follow.

A good digestive system will absorb nutrients & vitamins along with eliminating waste. If yours isn’t working properly, you will not be releasing toxins from the body or gaining any nutrients from food. It doesn’t matter how much organic food you eat or how many supplements you take. If your gut function isn’t working you will not be in proper health. You must address your gut function issues to ensure proper absorption of minerals & vitamins. If you find yourself intolerant to most foods, it’s not the food that’s the issue, it’s the environment the food is going into.

These days, we have several options for our diet choices, yet we are still getting it wrong. Syndromes such as leaky gut have become very common recently. Leaky gut is the term used to describe holes on the digestive intestinal tract. Bacteria, food particles & toxic waste leaks from the gut, causing the bloodstream to collect the waste. This is the cause for several issues, including one we see almost every day, inflamed skin. The overgrowth of bad bacteria in the body leads to inflammation, this induces a stress response to your system. The stress response then brings on things like acne, eczema, rosacea, dermatitis, redness, dry skin, clogged skins etc. If your gut isn’t excreting waste your lymphatic system is very sluggish, which means your blood isn’t circulating properly. Resulting in these inflamed skin conditions & stomach issues (bloating, irritation).

Leaky gut can be fixed with a change in diet, proper supplementation & a process of elimination. Foods to avoid when these conditions arise are dairy products, gluten, refined sugar, caffeine, alcohol, artificial sweeteners, processed foods, deli meats, red peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes – these vegetables are known as ’nightshade foods’. It’s important to avoid any foods your body treats as toxins. Foods that will help replenish & restore a leaky gut include steamed vegetables, they’re full of vitamin b which helps break down the food reducing inflammation & build up. Other food sources that can help are: coconut milk & yogurt, coconut oil, almond milk, avocado, healthy fats, turmeric, marshmallow root tea, peppermint tea, kimchi, sauerkraut, restorative supplements, essential fatty acids (click this link to read more about EFA benefits)

To heal the skin, we believe in a holistic approach. This ensures we are covering all the possibilities from gut health, sleep, lifestyle, hormones, stress levels to skin care. Gut health is such a big component to any skin revision. Treating the skin can only do so much, when the issues are coming from within the gut, therefore, addressing both will deliver the results.

Today 95% of supplements sold are synthetic, if you’re paying around $12 for a bottle of 120 supplements, the ingredients are not doing you any good. Supplements can be incredible at healing the body & skin, but it all comes down to the ingredients & how they’re manufactured. Natural plant-based herbs & ingredients have proven to be the best sources for supplementation. Herbal medicines are nutrient filled & extremely soothing to the body, they’re used to treat several issues that come up in our bodies. If you’re suffering from gut issues or skin dysfunctions, we provide a digestive tune-up program from basic to advanced, that can help get your body back on track! For further information on this topic, don’t hesitate to contact us via email: letsfacebookings@gmail.com, phone: 93542718 or visit us in the salon!