Show Yourself Some Love With Expert Skin And Beauty Tips!
It's important to show ourselves some love, and what better way to do so than by taking care of your skin? After all, our skin is our largest organ and deserves the best care possible. We revisited our conversation with Nadira V Persaud from the Vitamin C Convention 2022 where she discussed her insights and skincare tips with Susie Perry (Dip ION Food Scientist and Nutritionist). Nadira and Susie had the pleasure of discussing valuable experiences around skincare and beauty, like knowing that in order to improve your skincare routine, you must get to know your skin better!
Nadira, published author and makeup artist from London College of Fashion, has worked in music, film, advertisement, fashion and the arts scenery with top beauty brands, magazines and social media for more than 25 years. When living in a world where we are faced with hundreds of solutions for skin problems, each one claiming to be the best, Nadira´s expertise comes in handy to rescue you from the confusion. From understanding what your skin truly needs, to make-up insights and facial exercises.
“My passion was always skin, everything I worked in was about skin first”- Nadira
As Nadira says, skin is the main element she focuses on in her job. However seeing conditions such as eczema and rosacea more frequently has allowed for the realisation that your skin and face can tell you more about your general health than you may think. The recognition of your gut issues, diet, stress levels, etc, becomes essential for understanding your skin condition and improving your well-being.
How to know if a product is good for me?
Nadira believes that there are no bad or good products per se, it's all about recognising the type of skin each person has and choosing the right skincare routine for you. By contrast, what we tend to find is that people follow routines that are not meant for them. For example, some people are on retinol treatment, which in some cases may not be the most suitable for that individual’s skin, according to Nadira.
“So it is not the ingredients per se, it's the choices that they are making, where they are getting their information from”- Nadira
Throughout life, we face different skin changes due to things like hormone balances or imbalances, fluxes, etc, therefore it becomes essential to understand your own skin and evolve your skincare routine according to your age.
A great tool to help you better understand your skin type is the Altrient Skin Personalities online test.
The test takes a deep dive into your lifestyle and wellness habits along with your skin’s characteristics to evaluate which of the Altrient Skin Personalities best suits you. From there, you receive a tailored liposomal nutrition protocol to elevate your skincare routine and nourish your skin from within. You will also receive some lifestyle and skincare tips according to your Skin Personality- what better way to show your skin some love!
Skin care routine top tips:
Nadira tells us what a good and simple skincare routine is all about:
Taking Altrient C on an empty stomach
Using a simple cleanser, toner and moisturiser
Trying to avoid or decrease alcohol-based products.
Last but not least, she emphasises getting to know your skin better, by touching and massaging the face, so people can perceive changes and needs in terms of hydration, plumpness, moisture, etc. This is very important as Susie discussed that skin changes can even happen overnight, like in perimenopause, when the skin tone can change and the skin could feel dry and different than before from one minute to another.
Does Vitamin C make a difference?
Susie explains how Vitamin C plays a vital role in the stimulation of collagen synthesis and repair in the body. “You can take as much collagen as you like but if you are not infusing yourself and your bloodstream with vitamin C, then a lot of that collagen is not going to get put into your skin.”
In fact, an independent, double-blind, placebo-controlled study revealed staggering results after taking 3 sachets of Altrient C a day for 16 weeks: 61.47% increase in skin elasticity and 13.5% reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Susie even recommends pairing up collagen with Altrient C to supercharge your skin and Nadira recommends taking it on an empty stomach, so it is easier to incorporate into your daily routine.
Face workouts: what are they all about?
Nadira was taught pressure and massage techniques since she was little, which in fact, have shown her the power they can have for wellness. In her book, she highlights the benefits of facial workouts, from: helping you relax and feel more energetic, to achieving a firm skin. Overall, the power of touch is amazing to understand and identify the underlying problems that your body is hiding.
Why not show your skin some love and try out some new massage techniques to help you relax after a long day, or to help you feel energised! You can watch the full conversation with Nadira and Susie above for more inspiration!.