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Tuesday 21st of November, 2017

Let's be honest, we all want our skin to look clear, smooth and glowing (with minimal wrinkles) right? But it's so hard to know what your skin needs and how to maintain it, whilst getting the results you want! Well, we're here to tell you exactly what your skin needs, why it's important and where you can find it <3 

Your skin cells are constantly regenerating and repairing. If you are healthy and feed your skin what it craves, then your skin will repair at a faster rate (win!). But if your skin is not getting enough of what it needs (energy, protein, fluids & fats) then it makes it harder for your skin to repair itself and give it that healthy glow.

Not only does skin need the energy to fuel the healing process, protein and fats are used to support the cells and ensure they're springy and full. But skin cells can't actually repair completely without fluids, which makes water one of the most important things we feed our skin. Think of cells as water balloons - it there is no water in the balloon it's flat and dry. But if it's full of water, it is plump and smooth!

If that's not enough to deal with when we age our skin becomes thinner and produces fewer oils and moisture which are essential for skin regeneration and renewal. Skin starts to wrinkle as it begins to produce less fat and takes longer to produce collagen - delaying skin regeneration. We must boost essential vitamins and minerals in our body, to ensure our skin ages gracefully. 


All of these factors are why we swear by the mantra – FEED, FORTIFY & FINISH™.  


1. FEED. 
While it is important to keep the outer layer of skin moisturised and balanced, creams and serums just don’t reach the deeper layers of the skin (the dermis). How do key vitamins and minerals that are vital for healthy skin reach these lower layers?  
We need to FEED our skin from the inside as well. Even if you have a balanced diet and eat a lot of nourishing, wholesome foods, you may not be getting enough goodness for your skin specifically. The food we eat is not as nourishing as we think, and a lot of nutrients are lost through growing conditions, storage, cooking, and refining. 
Key vitamins and minerals that are vital for skin health are vitamin C (collagen production), vitamin A (reproduction), zinc (protein & immune system), iron (cell function), copper (enzymes & proteins), vitamin K (healing) and vitamin E (protects cells). 
The Advanced Nutrition Programme's skin supplements are important to boost the vitamins and minerals in your diet and help the skin heal and regenerate! 
The Advanced Nutrition Programme use natural, sustainable ingredients so you know that what you are taking, is good for your skin and body. There is a skin supplement pack that will suit you based on your skin concerns. 



As well as taking care of your skin on the inside, you also want to ensure your outer layer of skin is happy and healthy. Our outer skin is so exposed to the damaging effects of the elements (chemicals & pollution in the air, the sun, the wind) so we want to do the best we can to FORTIFY it! 
This also means using products that are natural and will really nourish your skin. There is a growing number of brands that are not only Certified Organic and natural but also vegan-friendly and cruelty-free (good for the environment – bonus!). 
Our ranges of skincare products are just this – Certified Organic & vegan where possible but natural and cruelty-free always.  
DIVINE Woman's products are Certified Organic and nourish the skin with concentrated, natural ingredients which are collected from organic sources. Their products are suitable for any skin type and will give your skin that extra lift to help repair and renew. This range is also completely vegan-friendly! 



Our COOLA Suncare products will protect your skin from the harsh effects of the sun, which incidentally is the highest cause of premature ageing and skin melanoma. With all organic ingredients (and almost all vegan) that have natural built-in SPF boosters, you can be sure that your skin will be protected in the sun.  




Lastly, we all want that glow when we are going somewhere special or meeting friends. FINISH your routine with natural beauty products to ensure that you maintain your skin's glow! Since we aren't putting any products on your face that could be full of nasties, our pores won't get clogged. Our natural beauty products are so good for your skin that you can also sleep in them! 
Our range of brands that offer makeup and beauty products, all have natural ingredients! COOLA not only offers 2 types of primers but their BB Cream's & Mineral Face Tint give a healthy, illuminating glow to your skin. Finish this off with their Make Up Setting spray and you have radiant, a glowy skin will make you feel confident enough to face anything. 
Pair this look with one of 6 of COOLA's Mineral Liplux lip tints that will give a gentle colour to the lips without being too heavy. Perfect for that all natural look!