It's Nutrition and Hydration Week!

This week is Nutrition and Hydration week, so we thought we’d jump on this one because of its relevance to skin health.  We love to educate and the benefits of eating and drinking healthily has such a massive impact that we wanted to share it with you.

What we put on our skin on the outside is massively important as the wrong creams and lotions can wreak havoc and leave the skin feeling and looking very compromised.  However, rebalancing the skin from the inside is going to reach cells that it is impossible for topical skincare to reach. Also, our skin portrays our general health and if we are eating badly then our skin will represent that on the outside, acting like a mirror.  We have an internal Eco System.

One of our favourite supplements that we recommend for EVERYONE is Skin Youth Biome from the Advanced Nutrition Programme.  This supplement has a unique combination of good bacteria specifically developed to target skin.  It has full scientific studies into the strains of bacteria and has formulated from 5 billion active cultures.  WOW!  So, what will this do for our skin?  Independent research and studies showed significant improvement in hydration, wrinkle depth and skin integrity, whilst there were also small improvements in smoothness and elasticity.

Microbiome has become hot in the skin industry of late as we are all discovering new ways of keeping young.  If our microbiome isn’t functioning properly then this can lead to several issues such as:  Immune System disorders, inflammation, fatigue, moodiness, inflammation, issues with metabolism as well as skin concerns such as problematic skin and ageing.

It all must start from within.

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Water isn’t as sexy as this supplement, but the results that it provides the skin is definitely sexy.  As well as flushing out toxins, water is essential for the skin to stay plump and youthful.  Drinking water will hydrate the skin, but one of the most important serums for this is Hyaluronic Acid.  We absolutely love Hyaluronic Acid because it is suitable for every skin type.

This isn’t a type of acid that will strip the skin.  In fact, Hyaluronic Acid is produced naturally by the skin cells and we need it to maintain moisture.  In fact, and here’s the really sexy part, Hyaluronic Acid holds a thousand times its weight in water.  Hyaluronic Acid acts like the ultimate skin drink, plumping out lines and wrinkles, even deeper ones.  It also has anti-oxidant properties so acts to protect the skin.

If you’re looking to add a Hyaluronic Acid Serum to your skincare regime, then Environ’s Hydrating Serum is just what you are looking for.  This high quality, pure Hyaluronic Acid is applied to the skin underneath your other creams.  Try it, you’ll be astonished by the results.

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How to boost your immune system in January and all year round!

Are you taking part in Dry January?

It’s that time of the year again when you tend to lock up the alcohol and give the liver a rest after rather over indulging at Christmas.  It’s the same story year after year and I’m sure that it won’t ever really change.

It is ‘Love your Liver’ month!  So actually it is the perfect time to start looking after ourselves and cutting back on the alcohol consumption.  It is however a time when our immunity can be at it’s lowest and therefore we can need to give this a boost.

We all know the benefits of healthy eating (or we at least should do as a lot of media attention has been given to this topic).  When recommending supplements, one of the biggest objections I receive is that they eat a healthy diet, and therefore they get all the necessary vitamins to stay healthy.

WRONG!  Due to the way that fruit and vegetables are imported and stored, a lot of the nutritional value of food can be lost, especially by the time that they are cooked as well.  Yes, eating a healthy diet will of course stop many diseases from receiving few vitamins such as Scurvy and Rickets, but there isn't enough to keep us at OPTIMUM health.  That's where we need a helping hand. 

There are various supplements that can be taken to help boost your immune system and help detoxify.  These can be taken to build up immunity and ward off things like colds and flu, but can be taken in higher doses with the onset of the cold to help bring it to an abrupt halt! 

                            ANP Colostrum-C

                            ANP Colostrum-C

New to the Advanced Nutrition Programme range, the Colostrum-C capsules are designed to help support and strengthen the body’s immune system.

The Advanced Nutrition Programme's Colostrum-C is one of our favourite and best selling vitamin supplements.  Colostrum is the substance produced by mammals in the first hours after giving birth. It naturally contains immunoglobulins (IgG) which is the most common antibody in the body. IgG antibodies are very important in fighting bacterial and viral infections.

Suitable for men and women, take one or two capsules a day before a meal for best results. Do not take if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or lactose intolerant.

      Vitamin C Plus

      Vitamin C Plus

Our Vitamin C Plus contains 1000mg of vitamin C, perfect for the shorter winter days. Vitamin C contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue & normal energy-yielding metabolism. 

Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that contributes to the protection of DNA, protein and lipids from oxidative stress and helps maintain the normal function of the immune system.

                   Glutamine Powder

                   Glutamine Powder

Advanced Nutrition Programme's Glutamine supplement is suitable for vegetarians.  It provides the primary fuel of the digestive system and the immune system.  This is an excellent supplement for those with a demanding lifestyle and during convalescence.  This can be used as a brain cell fuel and is stored in muscles.  Excellent for helping cure hangovers! 

All these supplements are available at Sarah Hurst Skin & Beauty.  Please email sarah@sarahhurst.co.uk or ring the salon on 01273 270709 to come and have a chat about how our supplements can boost your immune system!