We can all probably admit to, occasionally, having those days when the only skincare routine we practice is a facewipe to get rid of makeup. If you’re anything like us, then you’ve definitely handed over cash for a skincare product without checking the ingredients list first (in fact, many of us have done this our whole lives without a second thought).
These might seem like harmless activities, but, according to Brighton Wellbeing Clinic, they can, in fact, cause a whole host of issues to your skin’s wellbeing. And if you’re skin isn’t feeling well, you probably aren’t feeling well either.
It’s never too late to break bad habits, especially if you can get advice from a professional. Enter Barbara Palloni, the owner and director of Brighton Wellbeing Clinic and an ambassador for Tropic Skincare. Below, Barbara shares her top tips on how to get a glowing skin whilst boosting your whole body’s wellbeing!
Use only natural products
“By using only pure toxin-free skincare products our immune system is less burdened to fight diseases and illnesses. After all, our skin is our biggest organ, and it is important to take care of it for the sake of complete wellbeing,” Barbara explains. “Your skin absorbs everything you apply on it. So, even all the ‘nasties’ go straight to your body.”
Therefore, skincare doesn’t need to be just about looks. “When you use natural skincare, you are helping your body and your blood to get more oxygen. This is the effect of ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties, e.g. macadamia oil, avocado oil, probiotics and acai berry oil,” Barbara explains.
Brighton Wellbeing offers Tropic Skincare products that are cruelty-free, vegan and 100% natural. They are completely free from harmful toxic chemicals: instead of using harsh preservatives like methyl paraben, Tropic uses gentle preservatives derived from e.g. sugar cane, coconut, star anis and basil. “The fantastic effects of these products are from derived oils from plants, vegetables and food extracts and aromatherapy essential oils which together create excellent food for the skin,” Barbara explains.
“If you are unsure of whether a product uses toxic chemicals, you can use the Think Dirty app to find all the nasty ingredients in a product by scanning their barcode,” Barbara advises.
Different products for different skin types
We all know that different skin types require different types of products. Yet, we often fail to find the right types of products that are just right for our skin. Sometimes it’s a lack of trying.
If you suffer from acne, eczema, blemishes, dry skin or psoriasis, you should try to find products that have skin renewal properties. “For example, if you have acne you should focus on proper cleansing with natural essential oils – not water! Our Tropic Smoothing Cleanser includes essential oils of rosemary, eucalyptus, lemongrass and chamomile,” Barbara advises. “People with eczema can benefit from our antioxidant-rich Tamanu Healing Balm (includes e.g. tamanu oil and blackcurrant extract) which helps repair damages caused by irritation, inflammation or dryness”.
Take time for yourself
Having excellent skincare products is just one side of the story. Barbara also stresses the importance of giving some time for yourself every day: “Wellbeing is a type of preventive medicine, and it can be reached either actively or passively. As busy women, we tend to have a mission after mission: career, family etc. It is extremely important to have some ‘me-time’ every day for 10-15 minutes in the morning for a complete facial routine. This way you can take an active role in your life, give energy to yourself and practice self-healing. After all, wellbeing isn’t only absence of illness: it is a state of joy, contentment and self-love. A more relaxed mind results in a better skin and a joyful spirit.”
Speaking of taking time for yourself, Barbara and the team at Brighton Wellbeing Clinic are offering Brighton Style Magazine readers a full facial for £25 (normally £50) with cleansing, exfoliation, mask, toning, moisturising and serum. Just mention the mag when booking!
Brighton Wellbeing organises weekly Wellbeing Pampering Events where customers can test different skincare products and learn daily skincare and holistic practices. You can also host a private Pampering Experience for you and your friends where Barbara provides one-to-one consultations. Tropic Skincare can also be purchased from the clinic, as well as online.
For more information, call 01273 92 17 92 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find Brighton Wellbeing Clinic at 17 Oxford Street BN1 4LA.
Post written in collaboration with Brighton Wellbeing Clinic