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This week at Beauty Naturalé we have been looking into the adverse and damaging affect smoking can have to our appearance. Often offered as a treatment, Anti ageing solutions such as; botox, filler, creams and serums are all quite confusing. Try our 5 minute quiz to see what you know about the signs of ageing, the treatments and remedies available- you may be surprised what you discover.
How Quitting Improves Your Lo
How Quitting Improves Your LooksQuitting smoking can improve your appearance. As blood flow gets better, your skin receives more oxygen and nutrients. This can help you develop a healthier complexion. If you stay tobacco-free, the stains on your fingers and nails will disappear. You may even notice your teeth getting whiter.
Combating Skin DamageWhen you quit smoking, you make your skin more resistant to premature ageing. As for the wrinkles and age spots you already have, all is not lost. Keri, the University of Miami dermatologist, says there are products former smokers can use to make their skin look better. These include topical retinoids and antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E. She also recommends wearing sunscreen every day. For more dramatic results, some former smokers choose to have cosmetic procedures. Laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels remove outer layers of skin, where the damage is most visible, botox and fillers can also be a great way of instantly removing lines and unwanted sagging on the face. “Reward yourself with a couple of skin treatments,” Keri suggests – “When you see the benefits of better-looking skin, you may be motivated to stay nicotine-free.”
At Beauty Naturalé we have several treatments available to help recover and reverse the appearance smoking may have left on your skin. Feel free to contact us for a discussion about what we offer, or why not book a free consultation with one of our doctors for a skin assessment and recommended treatment. Coming up next, – we go into more detail about some of our most effective treatments, giving incite from our leading practitioners & clients on the procedures, and as always we let you know more fantastic ways to help you look great and feel beautiful. Beauty naturalé. www.beautynaturale.co.uk Facebook
Following on from yesterdays post, today at beauty naturalé – we are looking at how the side effects of smoking can affect our appearance; from developing unwanted lines and crows feet to sagging skin and eye problems. The studies shown display an array of the aesthetically damaging side effects smoking can have to our appearance, some are quite surprising.
Poor Skin Tone
Smoking chronically deprives the skin of oxygen and nutrients. So some smokers appear pale, while others develop uneven colouring. These changes can begin at a young age, according to dermatologist Jonette Keri, MD, of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “In young nonsmokers, we don’t usually see a lot of uneven skin tone,” Keri says. “But this develops more quickly in people who smoke.”
There are more than 4,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, and many of them trigger the destruction of collagen and elastin. These are the fibers that give your skin its strength and elasticity. Smoking or even being around secondhand smoke “degrades the building blocks of the skin,” Keri says. The consequences include sagging skin and deeper wrinkles.
Sagging Arms and Breasts
Smoking doesn’t only damage the appearance of your face, it can also take a toll on your figure. As skin loses its elasticity, parts that were once firm may begin to droop. This includes the inner arms and breasts. Researchers have identified smoking as a top cause of sagging breasts.
Lines Around the Lips
Smoking delivers a one-two punch to the area around your mouth. First, you have the smoker’s pucker. “Smokers use certain muscles around their lips that cause them to have dynamic wrinkles that nonsmokers do not,” Keri says. Second, you have the loss of elasticity. Together, these factors can lead to deep lines around the lips.
Age spots are blotches of darker skin colour that are common on the face and hands. While anyone can develop these spots from spending too much time in the sun, research suggests smokers are more susceptible.
In this image, the twin on the right spent decades smoking and sunbathing, while her sister did not.
Damaged Teeth and Gums
Yellow teeth are one of the most notorious effects of long-term smoking, but the dental damage doesn’t stop there. People who smoke tend to develop gum disease, persistent bad breath, and other oral hygiene problems. Smokers are twice as likely to lose teeth as nonsmokers.
Both men and women tend to develop thinner hair as they age, and smoking can accelerate this process. Some studies even suggest people who smoke are more likely to go bald. Researchers in Taiwan have identified smoking as a clear risk factor for male-pattern baldness in Asian men.
Even the eyes are vulnerable to tobacco’s reach. Smoking makes you more likely to develop cataracts as you age. These are cloudy areas on the lens of the eye that keep light from reaching the retina. If they cause serious vision problems, they are treated with surgery.
Crow’s Feet Eye Wrinkles
Everyone gets wrinkles on the outside of the eyes eventually, but these wrinkles develop earlier and go deeper among smokers. Heat from burning cigarettes and squinting to keep smoke out of your eyes contribute to visible crow’s feet. Meanwhile, chemicals from inhaled tobacco cause internal damage to the skin structures and blood vessels around your eyes.
Coming up this week, we will help you to combat these premature signs of ageing, offering our expert advise and tips on ways to reduce and repair the damage smoking can have to our appearance allowing you to feel great and stay beautiful. – beauty naturalé
Cigarettes and other traditional forms of smoking is harmful to our body, the processed tobacco we inhale is cocktail of harmful chemicals that not only causes internal damage to our body it is also the cause of a multitude of problems externally to the eyes, face hair and skin. These sometimes over looked side-effects are often the only visible evidence of the damage smoking can cause to our selves. This week at beauty naturalé we will delve into the harmful effects smoking has to our appearance, find out ways in which to combat this and possible treatments.
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Follow us this week for more info on why and how smoking affects our appearance, what we can do to help this and was we can treat these symptoms and side effects.
What’s the best way to care for your skin at night you say? Continuing on our sleep-themed skin care today we have some fantastic tips on how a simple night time regime can help you look great and feel fresh each morning. No expensive creams and lotions just a few simple steps to sleep like a beauty and wake up like a princess.
There are so many products on the market for you to use on your skin specifically at night time, to help the natural process of rejuvenation at night its not the specific cream that we believe is important, but rather a good skin care regime before retiring to bed.
Keep it clean – Remove your make up, especially around the eyes. It’s good to get rid of the grime of the day, so gently wash your skin with a soft cloth or use a mild cleanser. A clean surface will allow creams and lotions to penetrate better.
Moisturise – Night-time is a perfect time to moisturise. Often creams and lotions for use at night are a little thicker than those we use in the day to get that extra hydration. Don’t forget your neck.
Special creams – Serums and anti-wrinkle creams are ideal for application at bedtime. Research into our buying habits shows that moisturisers account for 59% of all women’s facial skincare sales. The anti-ageing or anti-wrinkle varieties are the most popular type, accounting for close to £2 in every £5 spent on women’s moisturisers.
Attention all areas – Eye cream and lip balm are also good to apply at night.
On your back – Sleeping on your side or front can cause creases in your face, across your forehead and around your nose and chin – more so as you get older. If you sleep on your back you may be able to avoid those sleep lines.
So, getting your beauty sleep may not be just an old wife’s tale – try these steps and let us know how it affects your skin, coming up the rest of the week we continue to look at the benefits sleep has on our bodies, we will look at ways of bettering your sleep pattern to ensure a great nights rest every-night.
Is sleep good for your skin? All of those extra hours of shut-eye could be the secret to flawless beauty! – or is this something just seen in the fairy tails? Over the next few days here at Beauty Naturalé we will look into the effect sleep has on our appearance. We will uncover how our nap time behaviour affects our appearance and if our slumber-some antics can actually be the key to everlasting beauty?
Sleeping Beauty, we all know the tale – the wicked old stepmother poisons the beautiful princess in a deep sleep for 100 years – the irony, when she awakes she is as beautiful and radiant as the moment her eyes shut – ok 100 years asleep isn’t a feasible option in todays busy world but maybe getting eight hours can be good for your complexion.
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There’s evidence that a lack of sleep shows up on your face.
In a study published in the British Medical Journal, participants rated photos of sleep-deprived faces as less attractive, less healthy and more tired.
According to a Sleep Council survey, one in 10 women feel so tired it affects their appearance every day. Top tell-tale signs are shadows under the eyes (56%), washed out, pasty skin (55%) and bags under eyes (36%).
The survey found that 94% of women agreed that the best tonic to looking and/or feeling better was a good night’s sleep.
“Beauty sleep is not a myth,” according to Dr Sean Lannigan, medical director of the sk:n clinics. “When we sleep our bodies restore themselves. In fact the metabolic rate increases to replenish dead cells at the surface of the skin.”
So what can we do to help this natural process along? follow us this week for the best skin tips and advise when sleeping.