Natural Beauty Tips To Complement Peptan® Collagen
Adding Peptan® collagen to your diet is one powerful way to support your beauty regime. Here are a handful of other natural ways to supplement your daily routine and keep yourself looking radiant:
Upgrade your pillowcase
Instead of coarser fabrics, opt for a soft, silky – even real silk –pillowcase. This will decrease the friction and skin compression that leaves us with those unwanted sleep lines every morning. If you sleep on your side, try switching sides regularly; better yet – sleep on your back wherever possible. Don’t lose sleep over sleep positions though, because quality sleep equals beauty sleep.
Dry brush your skin
This includes using long, sweeping strokes over the entire body – particularly legs and thighs – with a natural bristle brush. Dry brushing has an impressive array of health benefits when practised habitually. It helps shed dead skin cells, improves skin texture (yes, that means cellulite) and promotes cell renewal. It also increases circulation to your skin, and powerfully supports the lymphatic drainage of the entire body.
This fun and effective form of exercising not only burns more calories than traditional cardio like running and cycling, but it lubricates joints with no impact, combats cellulite, and tautens skin too.
Water, water, water
It’s a cliché for a reason. Drinking enough water is essential for overall good health, helping with every process in the body, from digestion and circulation to absorption and even excretion. Skin cells – like every other cell in the body – are made up of water, so plenty of quality fluids are essential for glowing skin too. Think filtered water, water with fresh lemon, homemade iced teas and coconut water. High quality hydration belongs at the top of your daily to-do list.
Protect yourself from the sun
SPF should be an essential part of your skincare routine, even if you don’t spend much time outdoors or are in a cooler climate. Our bodies are covered in clothing every day of the year, yet our faces are always exposed. Protection is a must.
Avoid added sugar
This is another one we hear regularly, with good reason. Sugar is the biggest contributor to inflammation in the body, and this shows up on the skin as acne, wrinkles and dry, itchy patches. Avoid processed foods with sugar high up on the ingredients list, and skip adding sugar to food and drinks.
Meet your micronutrient needs
Vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients are essential for our wellbeing – and healthy skin. Quality supplementation will keep your skin glowing, especially if you suffer from acne, eczema or other skin issues.
Try a tea toner
Thanks to their antioxidant content, white and green teas have anti-inflammatory, brightening, evening, cleansing and hydrating properties when applied topically to the skin. Steep your chosen teabag for 5 minutes, then allow to cool. Apply to your face with cotton pads, or pour it into a spray bottle and spritz onto clean skin.
Use tea tree oil daily
We’re well-versed on the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory power of tea tree oil, but you may not know that it can help reduce mild to moderate acne breakouts too. Tea tree oil is powerful, so simply add one or two drops to a single application of your cleanser, serum or moisturiser.