The importance of feeding your skin
Your skin is a multitasker like no other. It may not look like it, but your skin is constantly working away, protecting you, cooling you, connecting you to your environment. As the largest organ of the body – with a surface area of approximately 2 metres on the average adult – the skin is important in more ways than most people realize.
The skin’s three layers work furiously to protect all the delicate things inside you – muscles, bones, ligaments and internal organs – from the outside world, including infection. It contains nerve receptors, which sense pain, and it regulates your body temperature, producing sweat to cool you down. It stores and synthesizes vitamin D which is essential for the absorption of calcium, and acts as a water resistant barrier so important nutrients are not washed out of the body.
Imagine – one square inch of your skin holds 650 sweat glands, 20 blood vessels, 60,000 melanocytes (the cells that produce melanin which is the pigment responsible for skin colour), and more than 1,000 nerve endings.
Do you take care of your skin?So if our skin is so important, why don’t we take better care of it? Like any living, breathing thing, it requires love and attention. Your skin needs nourishment and it needs to be fed properly in order to thrive.
Naturally, as skin ages, it becomes thinner, more easily damaged, and loses the ability to heal itself. It decreases in volume and elasticity and can result in an overall dullness and loss of radiance. It is not just ageing that can do this – not feeding skin properly can lead to dryness and flakiness, acne, rashes, blemishes, and dark circles under the eyes.
Feeding your skin from the inside
Feeding your skin comes from the inside and the outside. You cannot overstate the importance of a good diet for the health of your skin, with the right balance of good fats and oils, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Dark chocolate, oatmeal, peppers, olive oil, sardines, a mixture of nuts, seeds and berries, and green tea are just some of the foods said to have fantastic benefits for your skin. And if you are after something a bit more exciting, oysters and red wine are also said to play important roles in skin growth, and provide a source of anti-oxidants.
And a good diet is greatly enhanced by regular sleeping patterns, fresh air, exercise and water – which is one of the best, cheapest and most effective ways to flush out your insides and help to clear your skin.
But of course, maintaining a clean, balanced diet is not always the easiest thing to do. Time, money, energy, special occasions and the ever-tempting sugar and alcohol often get in the way. And you may have little control over the sunlight or air to which your skin is exposed. That’s why it is important to give your skin the nourishment it needs from the outside, as well as the inside.
pHformula Feeds your skin on the outside
pHformula understands the importance of feeding your skin. Products are developed with years of scientific research and knowledge, and a passion for evidence-based results. Caring for your skin doesn’t need to wait until you see the first signs of damage or ageing – in fact, the earlier you start, the better.
For example, your skin absorbs potentially damaging ultra-violet rays on a daily basis, so sunscreen is essential for everyone irrespective of age. pHformula’s multifunctional complexion correcting C.C. Cream has an SPF factor of 30+ so it blocks these ageing-accelerating ultra-violet rays while also minimizing the appearance of imperfections.
It is also important to target specific areas of your skin directly – those areas that may show a bit more wear and tear than others. The pHformula N.E.C.K recovery treatment is formulated with a unique skin tightening complex to lift, firm and smooth out sagging and ageing skin, while the E.Y.E recovery is a powerful but gentle product which assists in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, as well as dark circles and puffiness. You can use it under the brow bone for an immediate lifting and tightening effect.
And finally, to make sure your skin is getting all the vitamins it needs, pHformula’s range of Vita creams – vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin B3 – help your skin absorb crucial nutrients directly. Between them, these creams can tackle blemishes, fine lines, dehydration, dark spots, and the signs of ageing.
Give your skin exactly what it needs
pHformula is a leader in the field of innovative, aesthetic medicine and its range of treatments are designed to give your skin exactly what it needs.
After all, considering the job it has to do, your skin deserves the best nourishment possible, from the inside and out
For more information contact pHformula!