What your skin is telling you about your inner health

So many Australians pour money into skincare products in the hopes of rejuvenating and softening their skin. But few stop to consider how their inner health, and other lifestyle factors, could be contributing to their appearance.

Healthy skin is made from the inside out: it’s a mix of sound science, healthy habits and a good skincare routine. When you combine all three, your skin will be radiant – and you’ll have greater overall health to show for it.

Have you considered how these important factors could be affecting your skin?

Step one: be sun safe

While Australia is considered the “lucky” country, our climate is not very kind to skin, with dry, hot conditions that contribute to premature ageing – not to mention some of the highest skin cancer rates in the world.

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Most changes to the skin are caused by a lifetime of sun exposure. The importance of basic sun protection: use sunscreen regularly; wear sun-protective clothing (including hats and sunglasses); seek out shade wherever possible. 

Step two: follow a healthy day-to-day lifestyle

Smoking, sleep, exercise, diet and hydration can all have a major impact on skin. Some small adjustments in these vital areas could likely leave you looking – and feeling – both younger and healthier.

  • Research shows smoking ages the skin by causing collagen to degrade, blood vessels to tighten and reducing the amount of oxygen and nutrients the skin cells receive. This in turn reduces elasticity and accelerates aging. Facial expressions that smokers make also promote wrinkles.
  • Sleep is essential for the body to rest and rejuvenate; that includes skin. Sleep optimises the release of human growth hormone, which promotes cell turnover and collagen production. Skimping on sleep leaves your skin looking tired and older.
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  • Regular exercise increases blood flow and the circulation of nutrients to skin cells. It also helps reduce stress, and promotes better sleep quality.
  • And don’t forget to drink plenty of water. Dehydrated skin looks tired, old and dull.

Step three: choose your products and supplements wisely

Like the rest of our body, our skin requires nutrients to flourish. A healthy diet can go a long way. But the right supplementation can help take your skin health to the next level.

Multiple studies have singled out a unique and natural breed of white tomato – Solanum Lycopersicum – as one of the most powerful ingredients for skin rejuvenation. Harnessed the right way, it can make a very powerful change over time.

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Australian health and beauty brand Hivita recently put this to the test, and clinical trials of their new Hivita Luminous White Skin Lightening Collection have been enormously positive. After just a month, users reported significant improvements in skin spots, smoothness, elasticity, wrinkles and overall visible skin health.

luminous-whiteStarts at 60 is proud to partner with Hivita to encourage readers to explore this reliable, effective, heavily-researched avenue to healthier skin.

Hivita’s newly released Luminous White collection works both inside and out. Its two components – a once-a-day supplement and a day and night age-defying cream – work in tandem to ensure fundamental improvement.

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Hivita Luminous White Skin Lightener is a daily capsule delivering premium nutrients to the skin, along with antioxidants to help reduce premature ageing caused by free radicals and sun damage.

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Hivita Luminous White Age Defying Cream is a luxury beauty cream clinically proven to support skin lightening, evening of skin tone and fine line reduction.

Used together, these two products work together above and below the skin to deliver more beautiful and visually healthier skin.

“If you don’t have your health, you have nothing,” says Gorge Jonanov, owner and director of Hivita.

hivita-2“Good health is based on looking after ourselves on a daily basis. Part of that includes paying attention to our nutrition.”

Gorge and his wife Stanika, who founded the company together, strongly believe in the benefits of taking natural, nutritional medicine. Not only have their products been clinically proven to make skin softer, smoother, lighter and brighter; they contain no nasty ingredients that will irritate skin or harm our health.

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Stanika says many products make skin look great temporarily, but they may contain ingredients harmful to our health long-term, or may aggravate the skin.

“It’s important to use products in a responsible way and ask yourself, ‘what does this do for me long-term?’” she says.

“Our health is in our hands. Sometimes we can complicate it. But really, it’s about doing many simple things, on a daily basis.”

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This post is sponsored by Hivita. It was written as we believe it delivers valuable insights into a health topic important to the Starts at 60 community. For more information, please visit the Hivita Luminous White website.