Here are some tips that you may choose to ignore at your peril. Because ignoring these could mean skin that is more prone to clogging, spots, sallowness and ageing.
Previously all the talk about ageing was connected to free radicals and which foods to consume, i.e. those rich in anti-oxidants, to avoid the assault of free radicals on our body. Now the latest bogeyman is AGE – Advanced Glycation End-Product. AGEs are produced in the body when sugar binds with certain proteins or fats. AGEs are key players in skin ageing. So it is important to avoid the glycation process. Even if you think you are following a healthy diet, be aware that excessive fruit consumption can not only be a contributor to Type 2 diabetes, but can also lead to poor skin health and skin ageing.
Yes, exercise is good for the skin, but it is important to shower immediately afterwards to reduce the sweat that could clog the pores. Be mindful, however, that water dehydrates the skin, so it is critical to apply hydration (e.g. hyaluronic facial spritz) and moisturisation products immediately following a shower. After exercise and showering, the blood vessels are more dilated and the skin pores more open. Now is the time to apply good skin care products as they are more easily absorbed and can perform more effectively.
I’ve often been astounded by how infrequently clients exfoliate. Most people think once or twice a month is sufficient and then wonder why, even with maturing skin, their skin becomes prone to blackheads (comodones) and whiteheads (milia). Relying solely on the skin’s own natural exfoliation process (desquamation) is not going to cut it, even in the winter when the shedding of skin does slow down. Exfoliation is as important to mature skin as it is to younger skin.
It is recommended that exfoliation is performed at least once a week (colder months), if not twice. Upon exfoliating we facilitate the removal of the build-up of dead skin cells and help the skin to breathe better. The skin is also prepped to better absorb skin care products that work on building the proteins in our skin to create more definition (muscle) and lift. Try exfoliating products that contain gentle manual exfoliants, such as sugar, oatmeal or small-sized synthetic beads.
You’ve probably heard this one before, but do keep wearing sunscreen products on the face throughout autumn. UVA and UVB rays exist all year long—even on cloudy and rainy days. For autumn skincare, choose a sunscreen that contains hydrators (such as glycerin, squalane, Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid) and has a SPF 30 or higher.
The problem with autumn and winter is that our skin can become quickly dehydrated. This is because of the wind factor, environmental pollutants and the fact that we live in centrally heated homes. Poor diet, smoking and intake of certain medications can also cause dehydration. Dehydration is not the same as dry skin – it isn’t a skin type, it’s a condition of the skin. So we can have oily skin that is dehydrated. You know when you have dehydrated skin is when the skin looks patchy and flaky and the skin feels tight (even under an oily film). Fine lines start to appear.
Our Special Offer in October
This month, you can take advantage of 20% off an ageLOC facial. Why the ageLOC facial?
- It features an award-winning gentle exfoliation and cleansing LumiSpa routine.
- It incorporates a choice of 1 of 3 masks: 1) a marine mud-mask with over 50 beneficial sea minerals to deep-cleanse, refine and close pores; 2) a bentonite clay mask to detox and create a silky, smooth skin; or 3) hydration mask to replenish lost moisture and plump up the skin.
- It includes a Galvanic spa facial routine utilising ageLOC gene-based anti-ageing gels – this miracle, award-winning system achieves multiple results: removes debris/dirt at a deep level from the skin, amplifies moisture in the skin, adds muscle-building proteins to lift and smooth out lines in the skin.
- Features a clinically proven product to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around critical areas: mouth, nose, eyes and forehead.
- Last not least a beautifully relaxing and spiritually reviving face massage. The massage alone will tone and lift the skin.
Use FACIAL20 as a coupon code when you book the 60-minute version of this facial.
Find out what our clients are saying about our Facials and Zone Face Lift...
I recently had a zone facial with Esther which included the new ‘cupping’ technique. First of all the facial itself is so calming, I felt like I went on a lovely journey where I was able to leave all my daily worries for a while.
Then the cupping was like cushioned kisses kind of dragging across your face. I’m probably not describing it very well but it’s much better than how I’m making it sound! It’s definitely worth a try.
Overall the treatment is worth it as I felt lovely and relaxed when I left and my skin felt smooth and appeared more radiant somehow.
I’ll be back for more!
Recently had a zone lift facial with Esther.....highly recommend treatment to lift skin and to combat ageing, it was also super relaxing. I found it so much more effective after 1 treatment than a course of CACI! 🙂
Had a wonderful experience with Mind Body Oasis. It turned out to be just what I needed after a stressful couple of months.
Firstly, both and Angela and Esther are absolutely lovely ladies who make you feel very at ease.
Secondly, I loved the treatments I had. I had the Swedish full body massage and a couple of weeks later, I had the age loc mud facial (both with Esther). The massage was fantastic. It was very relaxing and helped to relieve tension I had in my body, especially in my shoulders and in my calves.
The facial was also great and helped to deeply cleanse my problematic skin. Both treatments were great for resetting my mind and preparing me for the next working day.
I can't wait to come back and try more treatments! Thank you, ladies xx
Esther is a talented and knowledgeable therapist, who takes the time to explain your treatment and makes sure you're comfortable throughout. I can particularly recommend the hot stones massage, and face and foot reflexology.
I’ve just had 3 great facial reflexology treatments and found them brilliant. They helped me relax, as well as relieve some sinus pressure I have been suffering with. Highly recommend booking a course of treatments with Esther!
I loved the facial reflexology – it improved my general wellbeing, reduced the frequency of severe migraine and my skin glowed….Ooh and I actually fell asleep during treatment which is unheard of 😊 I need to book my next one for after pay day! 😊 x
Such a talented therapist Esther is among the best. I’ve enjoyed her massage skills and her reflexology treatments are excellent.
I’m pleased to be experiencing the recently introduced Zone Facelift and after just one treatment I can see the difference. Looking forward to completing my package and seeing the results. I can highly recommend Mindbody Oasis.
I had an amazing facial with Esther. Esther used the Galvanic and ageLOC treatment I could see the difference in my skin immediately. She put me at ease and explained everything clearly. My skin still feels great.