How to support your skin from the inside out đź’Ş

How to support your skin from the inside out đź’Ş

Support a Healthy Skin Ageing Process With These Little Tips

Chronological ageing, like many things in life, is out of our control. Although growing older and its affect on our skin is out of our hands, there are a couple of factors that we can control to assist the skin in ageing gracefully.

Alcohol Intake

The diuretic effect of alcohol causes the skin to lose fluid and nutrients—resulting in dehydration. Dehydrated skin can cause dryness, sunken eyes, decreased elasticity, and dry lips.
Alcohol also causes inflammation. Inflamed tissue generates a histamine reaction which creates redness or flushing of the skin. In the short term this is not an issue but if it continues for 6 months or more the redness can become quite prominent.

So if you’re going to drink (we all love a wine now and then), drink lots of water between your alcoholic beverages and give yourself plenty of time to recover after a night of indulging.


A high fat or sugar diet can cause the skin to age prematurely. This is due to the increased amount of oxidant stress (or unstable molecules AKA free radicals) in the body and not enough anti-oxidants to get rid of them. This oxidative stress causes loss of collagen resulting in fine wrinkles, sagging, and texture changes. It can also cause dark spots and other discolouration.

So do your best to eat a healthy diverse diet with antioxidant rich foods (like berries, carrots, broccoli, and dark leafy greens). Also make sure to drink plenty of water!


Exercise makes your blood circulate more—which means more oxygen and nutrients are carried to your skin cells. This helps to create healthy and vibrant looking skin.

Exercise can also help reduce stress. Stress causes the increased generation of oxidative stress which leads to the loss of collagen.

Exercising promotes more restful sleep which can also help with stress levels.
So try to incorporate regular exercise into your day to day life. Could be yoga, a HIIT class, walking, a salsa class—whatever you enjoy will be the most beneficial.
And don’t forget to wear your sunscreen EVERYDAY! The sun and indoor lighting also cause the oxidative stress, mentioned above, so wearing UV protection daily is super important to fight the signs of ageing in the skin.


Any questions?
Reach out and we’d be happy to answer them!
Want a more in depth look at how to fight ageing within your skin?
Feel free to book a New Client Skin Consultation and/or Treatment with Tara, our dermal therapist—linked below.
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