Baby it’s cold outside

Baby it’s cold outside

Winter can be grim, damp, cold, and dark. We eat more and tend to exercise less, that, lack of vitamin D and ramping up the heating in the car & home can trigger the onset of winter eczema. According to the Irish skincare foundation, eczema affects one in five children in Ireland and about one in twelve adults. Although the cause is not known, it has been determined that eczema is a sign that your body is inflamed. The solution, then, becomes figuring what’s wrong inside your body and reducing inflammation. The root cause for inflammatory skin conditions is a disturbance in your immune system . Your body is overreacting to something attacking you or inside you. When it comes to reducing inflammation, we target our gut health. Also, it would be wise to limit your dairy and gluten intake as both of these can act like triggers to an inflammatory response.

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We recommend SKIN CLEAR BIOME. A new, next generation skin supplement with innovative, patentpending biome technology to target problems and stressed skin. This completely unique biotic formula has been specially researched and formulated to support not only digestive health, but also problem and stressed skin. Suitable for everyone, regardless of age and gender or skin type. With the addition of zinc , this probiotic will also help healing .Restoring normal gut flora reduces overall immune activation and many inflammatory diseases including asthma, eczema, rhinitis and inflammatory bowel disease.

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Studies show sleep loss fuels the flames of inflammation, exacerbating eczema and other conditions. That’s among the many reasons you want to aim for eight hours of quality, uninterrupted sleep every night. We recently launched our silk sleep set to aid sleep and reduce bed mites and bacteria growth. As silk is a natural fibre it is naturally antibacterial and won’t irritate skin further. Our sleep set is made from 100% mulberry silk, this added level of comfort will induce better sleep. I also highly recommend the book “Why we sleep'' by Mathew Walker. You must educate yourself on the science of sleep to realise the importance of good sleep habits for long term health.

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To build a healthy immune system and healthy skin we need Vit A , Vit D and fish oils. Skin Vit A+ is a staple skincare suitable for all skin types which synergises vitamin A and vitamin D in one convenient, clever capsule. Omega 3 and 6 can be found in our Skin Omegas+, also enriched with vitamin A to support skin health. These supplements are not suitable for under 16, we recommend omega 3 for younger children.

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Studies show regular exercise reduces inflammation and boosts your immune system. You can try yoga, go for a walk, hike, or bike ride. All helping your mindfulness and wellbeing too.

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Besides making you absolutely miserable, studies link chronic stress levels with inflammation. Whether you do meditation, deep breathing, yoga or another form of stress reduction, make it a priority and do it regularly. I also highly recommend audio books to help manage stress.

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My top recommendations are

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Lost connections by Johanna Hari,
Own the day, own your life by Aubrey Marcus,
A new Earth by Eckhart Tolle,
Atomic habits by James Clear 

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