Skin health stems from a comprehensive approach, encompassing nutrition, hydration, exercise, skincare, regular facials & treatments, and sometimes supplements. By incorporating these elements into your daily routine, you can nurture your skin from within, unveiling a complexion that glows, and healthy skin all year round!

Nourish Healthy Skin from Within: Nutrition

Just as your body needs proper nutrition to function optimally, so does your skin. Here are some key nutrients and dietary strategies to promote healthy skin:


Antioxidants help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and oxidative stress, which can lead to premature ageing and other skin issues. Include foods rich in antioxidants such as fruits (berries, citrus fruits), vegetables (spinach, kale, carrots), nuts (almonds, walnuts), and seeds (flaxseeds, chia seeds) in your diet.


Certain vitamins play essential roles in skin health. Vitamin C is necessary for collagen synthesis and skin repair, found in citrus fruits, strawberries, bell peppers, and broccoli. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps protect the skin from UV damage, present in nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids:

Omega-3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory and support skin health by maintaining moisture and elasticity. Include sources of omega-3s such as fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, sardines), flaxseeds, chia seeds, and walnuts in your diet.

Healthy Fats:

Healthy fats are essential for maintaining the skin’s lipid barrier and hydration. Incorporate sources of healthy fats such as avocados, olive oil, coconut oil, and nuts into your meals.


Protein is necessary for building and repairing tissues, including the skin. Include lean sources of protein such as poultry, fish, tofu, beans, lentils, and Greek yoghurt in your diet to support skin repair and regeneration.

Collagen-Boosting Foods:

Certain foods can help support collagen production in the skin. Include collagen-boosting foods such as bone broth, citrus fruits, tomatoes, soy products, and leafy greens in your diet.

Limit Processed Foods and Sugars:

Minimise consumption of processed foods, sugary snacks, and beverages high in added sugars, as they can contribute to inflammation and skin issues such as acne and premature ageing.

Maintain a Balanced Diet:

Focus on consuming a balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrient-dense foods from all food groups. Aim for a colourful plate filled with a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats to provide your skin with the essential nutrients it needs for optimal health.


Hydration: The Elixir of Life

Proper hydration is essential for maintaining healthy skin. It helps to plump up the skin, prevent dryness, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote a youthful glow and a soft, supple complexion. Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water (2 litres) per day. Additionally, consider incorporating hydrating foods such as cucumbers, watermelon, and oranges into your diet.


Get Moving: Exercise for Glowing Skin

Regular exercise can work wonders for both your overall health and your skin. Try booking a Pilates class or HIIT class, or combine both Pilates & HIIT, for the following benefits:

Increased Blood Flow: When you exercise, your heart rate increases and blood circulation improves throughout your body, including your skin. Enhanced blood flow delivers oxygen and vital nutrients to skin cells while removing waste products and toxins, promoting a healthy complexion and radiant skin.

Stress Reduction: Regular exercise is known to reduce stress levels by stimulating the production of endorphins, which are feel-good hormones. Lower stress levels can help reduce the production of cortisol, a stress hormone that can contribute to skin issues such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. By managing stress, exercise can promote clearer, healthier skin.

Detoxification: Sweating during exercise helps eliminate toxins and impurities from your body through the skin’s pores. This natural detoxification process can help unclog pores, reduce the risk of acne breakouts, and promote clearer skin. Remember to cleanse your skin after exercise to remove sweat and impurities.

Collagen Production: Exercise stimulates collagen synthesis in the skin, helping to maintain its firmness, elasticity, and youthful appearance. Collagen is a structural protein that provides support and strength to the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging. Regular exercise can contribute to smoother, more resilient skin over time.

Cell Renewal: Exercise promotes cell turnover and renewal, leading to a fresher, brighter complexion. Increased circulation and oxygen delivery to skin cells support the regeneration of new skin cells, helping to slough off dead skin cells and reveal healthier, more youthful-looking skin.


Skincare Rituals: Treat Your Skin with Care

Maintaining healthy skin requires a consistent skincare routine that includes both daytime and nighttime components. During the day, your skin is exposed to UV radiation, pollution, and free radicals, which can harm your skin. Therefore, a daytime skincare routine is essential to protect your skin from these damaging factors and provide a barrier between your skin and the environment.

At night, your body undergoes a natural renewal process, and your skin cells repair themselves. A nighttime skincare routine is crucial to help your skin repair damage accumulated during the day and promote cell turnover for healthier, more radiant skin. A comprehensive skincare routine should nourish, protect, and rejuvenate your skin around the clock to maintain healthy and glowing skin.

Your daily skincare routine:

1. Cleanse: Begin by washing your face with a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, oil, and makeup without stripping your skin of its natural oils. Choose a product that suits your skin type, whether it’s oily, dry, sensitive, or combination. Gently massage the cleanser onto damp skin, then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

2. Tone: After washing your face, use a toner to balance your skin’s pH. Apply the toner to a cotton pad and gently swipe it across your face and neck.

3. Serum: Apply a serum that targets your particular skin concerns. Serums contain high concentrations of active ingredients, such as Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, or retinol, and can address issues such as hydration, brightening, or anti-ageing. Pat the serum onto your skin and let it absorb fully before moving on to the next step.

Note: Retinol is best used in the evening, as it increases sun sensitivity and can cause flaking and redness. Start with low concentration and gradually build up to daily use. Do not use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

4. Moisturise: Hydrate your skin with a moisturiser that suits your skin type. If you have dry skin, use a richer, creamier formula, while those with oily skin may prefer a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser/gel. Apply it evenly to your face and neck, focusing on any dry areas.

5. Eye Cream: Gently pat a small amount of eye cream around the delicate skin of your eye area. Eye creams can help to hydrate, brighten, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness.

6. Sun Protection: In the morning, finish off your routine by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher – especially important if you use retinol in the evenings. Sunscreen is essential for protecting your skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation, including premature ageing and skin cancer. Remember to apply sunscreen every day, even if it’s cloudy! 

Additional Tips:

  • Exfoliate: Depending on your skin type, you may want to incorporate an exfoliating treatment into your routine 1-3 times per week to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover.
  • Masks: Use a face mask once or twice a week to target specific concerns such as hydration, anti-ageing acne, or brightening.


Pamper Yourself: Regular Facials for Healthy Skin

Scheduling regular facials every 4-6 weeks can help maintain optimal skin health by promoting cell turnover, removing impurities, balancing hydration, stimulating circulation, repairing sun damage, reducing stress, and receiving professional skincare guidance.

Cell Turnover:

Our skin undergoes a natural process of shedding dead skin cells and regenerating new ones. By receiving a facial every 4-6 weeks, you assist in the removal of dead skin cells, allowing for smoother, more radiant skin.

Extraction of Impurities:

Regular facials include deep cleansing and extraction of impurities from the skin. This helps prevent clogged pores, acne breakouts, and inflammation, promoting clearer and healthier skin.

Hydration and Moisture Balance:

Facials often involve hydrating masks and treatments tailored to your skin type. Maintaining optimal hydration levels is crucial for skin health, as it helps to plump the skin, improve elasticity, and prevent dryness and flakiness.

Stimulates Circulation:

Facial massage techniques stimulate blood flow to the skin, promoting oxygenation and nutrient delivery to skin cells. Improved circulation helps to nourish the skin and enhance its overall health and vitality.

Sun Damage Repair:

Over time, sun exposure can cause damage to the skin, leading to wrinkles, pigmentation issues, and loss of elasticity. Regular facials can include treatments with ingredients such as antioxidants and vitamin C, which help repair sun damage and protect the skin from further harm.

Reduces Stress Hormones:

Stress hormones like cortisol can wreak havoc on the skin, leading to inflammation, breakouts, and premature ageing. Facials often incorporate relaxation techniques such as massage and aromatherapy, which help reduce stress levels and promote overall skin health.

Professional Assessment and Advice:

A therapist can assess your skin’s condition during each facial appointment and provide personalised recommendations for at-home skincare routines and products. This professional guidance ensures that you are taking the best possible care of your skin between treatments.


Supplement Your Skincare Routine

Incorporating certain supplements into your daily routine can support skin health. Here are some examples:


Collagen is a protein that provides structure to the skin, helping to maintain its firmness and elasticity. As we age, collagen production naturally declines, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin. Taking collagen supplements can help replenish lost collagen, improve skin hydration, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin C:

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and UV radiation. It also plays a key role in collagen synthesis, promoting wound healing, and brightening the complexion. Vitamin C supplements can help support overall skin health and reduce the risk of premature ageing.

Vitamin E:

Another antioxidant, vitamin E helps protect the skin from oxidative stress and damage caused by environmental factors like pollution and UV radiation. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and can help moisturize and strengthen the skin’s barrier function. Vitamin E supplements may improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

Omega-3 fatty acids:

Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil supplements, are essential for maintaining healthy cell membranes and regulating inflammation in the body. They can help reduce inflammation in the skin, soothe conditions like eczema and psoriasis, and improve overall skin texture and appearance.


Zinc is an essential mineral that plays a critical role in skin health and wound healing. It helps regulate oil production, fight acne-causing bacteria, and support the immune system.


Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that support gut health and may indirectly benefit the skin by improving digestion, reducing inflammation, and supporting immune function. Some research suggests that probiotic supplements can help improve certain skin conditions like acne, eczema, and rosacea.


Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, is important for maintaining healthy hair, skin, and nails. It plays a role in keratin production, the protein that makes up the structure of the skin, hair, and nails. Biotin supplements may help strengthen brittle nails, improve hair texture, and promote healthy skin.

It’s important to note that while supplements can complement a healthy skincare routine, they are not a substitute for a balanced diet and lifestyle. Before starting any new supplement regimen, it’s advisable to consult with a professional to determine which supplements are appropriate for your individual needs and to ensure they won’t interact with any medications you may be taking.


Beauty Sleep: The Importance of Rest

Getting enough sleep is crucial for healthy skin. During sleep, your body repairs and regenerates skin cells, reversing damage caused by stressors. You should aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to promote deep, restorative sleep. Here are the reasons why it’s important:

Skin Repair and Regeneration: During sleep, your body produces growth hormone, which stimulates cell turnover and collagen production.

Reduction of Inflammation: Lack of sleep can lead to increased stress hormones and chronic inflammation, which can cause skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

Hydration Balance: Proper hydration is necessary for skin moisture, elasticity, and overall health.

Reduction of Dark Circles and Puffiness: Lack of sleep can cause dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.

Stress Reduction: Adequate sleep helps reduce stress levels and maintain a healthy balance in the body, which positively affects the skin.

Optimal Blood Flow: During sleep, blood flow increases, delivering essential nutrients and oxygen to the skin cells, promoting a brighter complexion.

Top tip: Use silk pillowcases to reduce friction and prevent creases and wrinkles on your skin.


Stress Management: Minimise Stress for Healthy Skin

Prolonged stress can have detrimental effects on your skin, which can lead to inflammation, aggravate pre-existing skin conditions such as acne or eczema, and accelerate the ageing process. When you experience stress, the body produces hormones like cortisol, which can increase the levels of oil production, making your skin more prone to breakouts and wrinkles.

To reduce stress levels, try incorporating techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, yoga, exercise and spending time in nature into your routine. These activities can help to calm your mind and body and reduce cortisol levels in your body, in turn, reducing inflammation and preventing breakouts. Regular full body treatments, such as deep tissue massage & Swedish massage can also help relieve stress. It’s important to seek support from friends, family, or a mental health professional if you feel overwhelmed by stress.


Limit Sun Exposure: Protect Your Skin from UV Damage

Proper sun protection is essential for maintaining healthy skin and preventing various skin-related issues. You can incorporate sun protection measures into your daily routine to achieve this. These measures include wearing SPF and protective clothing (hats and sunglasses), seeking shade and limiting time in the sun – especially during peak hours when UV rays are strongest. Overexposure to the sun is one of the main causes of premature ageing and skin damage. Always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher before going outside. Remember to reapply sunscreen every two hours, or more often if you’re swimming or sweating.


Listen to Your Skin: Customise Your Routine

Finally, pay attention to how your skin responds to different products and treatments, and adjust your skincare routine accordingly. What works for one person may not work for another, so it’s essential to listen to your skin’s unique needs and preferences. If you experience irritation, redness, or other adverse reactions, discontinue the use of the offending product and consult with a professional for personalised recommendations.


To achieve healthy and radiant skin, it is important to follow a comprehensive approach that involves taking care of your nutrition and hydration, introducing consistent skincare, booking regular facials, taking supplements, and self-care practices, such as booking a massage, taking a bath or booking a reformer Pilates class. By incorporating these habits into your daily routine and adjusting them based on your skin’s needs, you can nourish your skin to reveal your most radiant self.

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