Under the Microscope: Cellular Beauty

They say beauty comes from within and this is, of course, true. However, skin health goes deeper than we previously thought. It starts on a cellular level and we’re here to provide tips on how you can achieve cellular beauty from the inside out.

Sophisticated technology and advances in science have helped make the world a better place and that includes our health. We know that skin health is not just about external care in the form of creams, lotions, cleansers, toners and serums that we apply to our skin. Skin health is also connected to what we consume and put into our body by way of our diet. However, skin health actually goes even deeper than that – it starts on a cellular level.

At ChitoCare Beauty, using biotechnology to develop effective, natural skin care is what we’re passionate about. Our goal is to protect skin from aging, oxidation and environmental damage, and protect, energize and support cellular health of the skin. With this in mind, we have put together a list of ways you can support your cells for healthier, more radiant skin.

Antioxidant defense

Our skin is like a mirror for the rest of our body. Whatever affects us internally also manifests externally on our skin. As our diet demands more attention to nutrients due to more intense lifestyles and more processed foods, we must fill up on natural produce to remain healthy. Fresh fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, juices and plant-based foods are a significant source of energy and nutrients for our body and provide us with crucial antioxidant action. Making sure you consume a healthy, balanced diet will literally feed you and your skin cells with goodness.

Combine consuming your antioxidants with applying them topically, by using skincare products with high antioxidant action. ChitoCare Beauty Face Cream contains marine chitosan, soybean, macadamia and coconut oil, all of which support your skin’s natural barrier function with antioxidant action. They also prevent UV-induced inflammation and hyperpigmentation, and promote skin healing, thanks to the healthy Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids of those oils.

Supplement your diet

Sticking to a healthy lifestyle is not always easy. Consumers are thinking more about what they eat and are looking for smarter ways to optimize their well-being. The rise of nutraceuticals and nutricosmetics is a result of this demand and dietary supplements are a clever way to complement your diet. Consuming supplements can provide you with those essential elements that cells require to function efficiently but can be harder to find in our daily diet. Bioactive ingredients like marine chitosan, collagen complexed with glycosaminoglycans, geothermal silica, algal minerals, zinc, selenium and vitamin C can all be found in ChitoCare Beauty Hair, Skin & Nails supplement, making it easy to include these vital building blocks into your diet on daily basis.

Be mindful of your gut microbiome

A microbiome is the community of microbes (microbiota) that live within a particular habitat. This includes the human gut and skin and is often referred to as gut or skin flora. A microbiome consists of bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms that are symbiotic with the habitat in question. Microbiomes differ from human to human and are affected by a number of factors, such as geographical location, climate, air quality, age and gender. For example, a teenager’s skin microbiome is very different to that of a menopausal woman.

Maintaining a healthy gut and skin microbiome is important for your overall health. The gut-skin axis describes the intimate, bidirectional relationship between your gut and your skin, and numerous studies have demonstrated that gastrointestinal health affects skin health. When your microflora isn’t balanced, it can sometimes cause an inflammatory response in the skin. Supporting gut health will in turn support skin health and you can do so by consuming vegetables, probiotics and prebiotics, cutting down on sugar and processed foods, and supplementing your diet with ChitoCare Beauty Liposan Fibres & Vitamin C, that will provide you with extra antioxidants.

Combat those free radicals

Free radicals containing oxygen are referred to as reactive oxygen species (ROS) and can cause oxidative stress when they exceed the antioxidant defense system capacity. Antioxidants work to neutralize free radicals, preventing cells from oxidative stress damage that can lead to chronic inflammation, in turn causing collagen fragmentation and disorganization of collagen fibres and skin cell functions, contributing to skin problems such as acne breakouts, dryness, itching, soreness, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation.

Cellular damage can be prevented by making simple lifestyle adjustments, such as reducing alcohol, sugar and dairy consumption, cutting out smoking and protecting your skin from environmental stressors, such as pollution, UV radiation and a lack of sleep. Being mindful of chronic cell stress can help you limit your exposure to free radicals, making for healthier, better protected skin. To up your defense game on an external level, apply a serum, cream or lotion topically as needed, such as ChitoCare Beauty Anti-Aging Repair Serum, Face Cream and Body Lotion, to support your skin’s natural barrier function.

Fill up on H2O

The best approach to health is most often holistic, taking into consideration a number of factors that affect it. This includes hydration. Drinking enough water is one of the best ways to support skin health, as water helps to flush out toxins from your body. Some studies have even suggested that sufficient water intake increases skin density and thickness, so make sure you stay hydrated. And, just as your body needs water to survive and thrive, so does your skin. Hydrating your skin will protect it from dryness, flaking, itchiness or soreness. ChitoCare Beauty Anti-Aging Repair Serum contains powerful antioxidants, marine chitosan and hyaluronic acid, improving skin hydration, firmness and elasticity, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles.

Get sufficient sleep

Similarly, sleep hygiene greatly affects your skin. When you sleep, ideally in a dark and quiet environment, your body goes into repair mode. When your body enters the REM cycle, that’s when skin-supporting hormones are released that work to repair skin from the daily stressors and elements it is exposed to during the day. Accordingly, a lack of sleep increases stress levels, especially the stress hormone called cortisol. Cortisol is one of the things that breaks down supportive skin tissues that contain collagen and elastin – the building blocks of the whole body. When the skin experiences a loss of collagen and elastin, the result is premature aging, fine lines, wrinkles and inelastic or dull skin. Getting enough sleep, then, allows your skin to sufficiently repair and rejuvenate cells, making way for a fresher complexion.

Treat your skin on a cellular level to a skincare routine that combines care topically, from the outside, and internally, from the inside. Reduce the signs of aging and protect your skin with ChitoCare Beauty face and body products, and promote your inner health with ChitoCare Beauty supplements