Q&A by Nataliya Robinson, Facialist, practitioner of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and a Founder of Quantum Botanika Natural Luxury Skin Care .
Q. During the summer time what is the most common skin problems /complains people come to you with?
A. People booked during the summer time specially when the summer is hot and humid is a deep pore cleansing facial treatment.
Q. Why do you think this is the case ?
A. During the summer time our skin is overheated, sebaceous glands work more to produce more sweat and oil. As a result pores are getting wider, blocked with blackheads and spots.
Q. What do you advice to your clients to prevent this common summer skin conditions?
A. I advice to switch to light textured skin care products and cleans your skin 2 times per day.
A. I would recommend to exfoliate your skin by applying an enzyme face mask using (https://www.nataliyarobinson.co.uk/yoghurt-face-mask/ ) Greek Style Yoghurt. This mask is an optimal exfoliant plus helps with a skin microbiome and deep hydrating because of the lactic acid contained in yoghurt. Do this two to three times per week.
Q. What do you recommend that we avoid using on sunny days ?
Q.What foods, supplements, herbs support skin health during hot summer weather and help prevent the formation of wide pores, breakouts, rosacea and control oil production?
A. I recommend that people eat “cooling” foods during the summer time to reduce the body’s temperature.
Q. What food should some one avoid if they have a tendency to rocasea , flared up skin and overall “red” complexion?
A. I follow a Tradition Chinese Medicine approach ,I would recommend to avoid foods that are warm and hot that bring internal heat to our bodies. Examples include: beef, coffee, ginger, hot chilies and fried food.
Q. What is an effective way to protect our skin from ultraviolet radiation on sunny days?
A. Wearing a wide breamed hat, regular application of sun block (every two hours) and keeping your skin hydrated.
Q. What is the best way to maintain hydrated skin?
A. To keep your skin hydrated it’s important to wash your face with a gentle cleanser that doesn’t remove the protective layer-the lipid barrier. This lipid barrier is highly important for our skin in order to be healthy , glowing and plump.
Q. And lastly , how often should we have professional facial treatments to keep our skin looking its best?
A. The golden rule for maintaining a healthy complexion is to have a minimum of one treatment per month.
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