Are You Happy in Your Own Skin?
It’s the largest organ of the body covering about 2 square metres, making up 15% of our weight, protecting us from the elements and from infection and renewing itself every month. Despite all this, many of us are not happy with our skin. Whether it’s too dry, too oily or has too many blemishes there are many reasons why some of us are not comfortable in our own skin.
We can all remember a time when we tried everything to cover up a spot, decided that people will see it a mile away, contemplated not going out or considered wearing a bag over our head! Sadly, some people experience these feelings on a daily basis. It’s not just spotty skin that’s the problem: eczema, vitiligo, rosacea, dry skin, oily skin and scarring are just some of the things that can affect our skin confidence. A study by Garnier found that over half of women (51%) said that skin problems stop them from living their lives to the full and just over a tenth have reclusive tendencies due to lack of skin confidence.
So, what causes these issues? Different conditions have different triggers and causes, but there are some commonalities across many skin problems. Diet can be a factor as poor nutrition, not drinking enough water and lack of vitamins and minerals can lead to poorly hydrated skin that can also look dry or greasy. Food intolerance is another dietary factor and many sufferers react by experiencing skin rashes.
Lifestyle plays a huge role on skin health. Experts may not agree on exactly what you shouldn’t eat, but they all agree that eating fresh fruit and vegetables and drinking plenty of water is definitely essential for keeping your skin healthy and hydrated.
Stress can contribute to skin issues. Some research suggests that when we are stressed our skin becomes more sensitive and reactive and its ability to heal itself is reduced. Stress can also trigger episodes of psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema. Many women also find that hormonal changes have a great impact on their skin as certain hormones have different functions in relation to the skin. If testosterone levels rise, the skin can become oily and prone to adult acne. When oestrogen levels reduce e.g during menopause there is less blood flowing to the epidermis (upper layer of your skin) and more water lost from your skin - leading to your skin being less hydrated and feeling dry.
Environmental factors also impact our skin. We all know that too much sun can age the skin and make it appear wrinkled, but there are also other external factors: cold, wind, dust, chemicals, air conditioning or central heating and some chemicals found in beauty products. Many of these dry out the skin or introduce toxins to the body. Remember to moisturise frequently with products that create a soft barrier and have an ‘anti-pollution effect’ avoid products containing chemicals or toxins and get plenty of sleep.
At Tamaar, giving people the confidence to show off their skin is part of what inspires us to create our products. We focus on giving real results and are proud to receive feedback from clients saying: “I love myself a little more” and “I need less makeup because my complexion is clearer”. Our Nourish lotion has been designed to help those with eczema as we understand just how debilitating it can be, and our Balance cream was created to help those with blemish prone skin to love their skin again. All of our products are made from natural ingredients to avoid introducing unnecessary chemicals into the body.
Our skin has such an important role to play in our overall health protecting us from bacteria and viruses, creating vitamin D, regulating temperature and preventing UV rays from harming us that we need to do our best to keep it healthy by getting the right nutrients, reducing stress, drinking plenty of water and putting the right products on it.
If you aren’t happy with your skin, get in touch to see which of our products will be able to give you more skin confidence.