A healthy body means healthy skin
At Endulge Therapy, we believe that a healthy body is a healthy skin meaning proper nutrition is of the utmost importance. We recommend a nutritionally balanced diet to prevent a number of skin allergies that surface as a result of poor nutrition. A balanced diet acts not only to nourish the cells for a healthy-looking body and skin but to support active cell growth and repair. A daily diet of fruits, proteins, vegetables, milk or yoghurt and nut oils like hemp seed and rapeseed oil are examples of foods that make up a healthy balanced diet.
Don’t forget the all-important water – it makes up about two-thirds of our body weight and is a vital component both inside and outside the body cells. Water is essential for growth, temperature regulation, waste removal, and general maintenance and hydration for our body cells. Aim to drink at least 2 litres of water a day regardless of the season. We like Volvic’s Natural Mineral water because it’s smooth in the mouth with enough minerals to keep you going through the day without the metallic mineral taste.
We understand that it can be difficult avoiding guilty pleasures like alcohol and caffeine in today’s times but by keeping their consumption to a bare-minimum will prevent you depriving your body of its essential vitamin reserves that are necessary for healthy skin. Alcohol and caffeine dehydrate the body and skin aggravating conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. Excessive consumption of alcohol and caffeine interferes with proper digestion and blocks the absorption of vitamins and minerals whilst dehydrating the body cells and stimulating the skin ageing process. You don’t actually need Caffeine in an excess of more than 3 cups of coffee or tea a day! For healthier glowing skin, opt for caffeine-free drinks or food high in potassium, magnesium and vitamin B complexes such as shellfish, liver, dark chocolate, baobab powder and avocados.
Last but not least is the most crucial – SLEEP! For the mind and body to function and absorb nutrients effectively, it needs to rest. Stress through lack of enough rest or sleep (insomnia) is shown in the face as tension lines when facial muscles are tighter than normal preventing healthy blood and nutrient circulation. As a result, the skin becomes dull in some cases causing a sluggish skin condition with dark circles beneath the eyes. Too much sleep can also cause puffiness – because the circulation is less active, the body fluids form puffy deposits under the skin. Stress and anxiety are most notably the underlying cause of certain skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. We believe exercise and pure relaxation come hand in hand and are effective ways of maintaining a healthy immune system and metabolism. For cheap and effective ways to exercise, take up running, yoga or simply play your favourite tunes and have a super-boogie for at least 45 minutes every 2 days – you will feel a lot happier and healthier for it. Our range of mobile body massage and facial treatments in Southampton are designed to induce relaxation right from the core – superb for insomnia sufferers.