Our skin is a complex organ. Composed of several layers, it’s the outermost that we often concern ourselves with since that is what we see everyday. This outer layer does not receive its nourishment from what can be obtained by the circulation of blood, like the other layers. Rather, beneficial nutrients are obtained through their transport from the lower layers. Things like oxygen, sebum (natural skin oils), vitamins and amino acids all have to be taken from deeper layers, and that’s why good circulation and a nutritionally rich diet are extremely important for skin health. It’s not such a concern when you’re young, but once you hit 35, be careful. The supply of blood to the skin gradually declines once you hit your mid-thirties, with a dramatic drop when you get to menopause. While the skin can repair itself whatever age you are, the process of recovery slows the older you get.
To achieve the best results from any skincare regimen, everyone should combine topical treatments with an improvement in their lifestyle and diet. Healthy, beautiful skin is about taking care from the outside and inside.