Radiant, snatched and glowy skin is a common goal for many. The ability to walk out your front door without an ounce of makeup is what many strive for but are unsure how to achieve. There are many things we can control in the comfort of our own homes to encourage that radiant look. One of them is improving our blood flow. So, why is blood flow so important? Let us break it down for you.
Circulation and the skin
Blood flow is of the utmost importance to the skin. Your skin relies on a steady supply of blood to function properly which is why your circulatory system is so important. The more we encourage blood flow the better our skin will look. This is due to the nutrients that spread through the skin including antioxidants through blood flow. Deficient blood flow does not allow nutrients to protect the skin which can result in premature aging. An efficient flow of blood can also help repair traumatized skin and assist with leveling out body temperature.
Poor blood flow can be recognized in insufficiently oxygenated blood that can appear bluer. This can lead to not only dark circles around the eyes but can result in compromised kidney function which can lead to puffy eyes. To put it simply, bad blood flow can lead to baggy and dark eyes.
Skin conditions aggravated by poor blood flow
Pale/Ashy skin tone – The lack of efficient steady blood flow means your skin does not obtain the nutrients and antioxidants it needs in order to obtain radiant-looking skin.
Fine lines – Epidermal skin cells thin out as we age. Healthy circulation sends blood to the skin to maintain a healthy fresh look. With a lack of circulation comes a lack of nutrients to the skin which can adversely affect collagen production. Collagen is what gives our skin its effortless elasticity and helps prevent the appearance of fine lines.
Problematic skin/Acne-prone skin – Toxins and waste buildup can affect internal organs and systems, such as the lymphatic system. Over time if there is a lack of circulation the body cannot eliminate these toxins and stressed lymph nodes will excrete the toxins through the skin resulting in problematic conditions such as dry and flakey skin, acne or rashes.
How to increase circulation and blood flow?
30 minutes of moderate physical activity will significantly improve your overall blood circulation. 30 minutes of a brisk walk is enough to benefit your health. Whilst it does improve the overall circulation of the body it translates to your face. If you have a sedentary job, move around every 20 minutes to encourage that healthy skin!
Massage the skin
By massaging the skin you’re improving blood flow and the quality of your skin. As the skin on your face is highly sensitive to how your blood is flowing throughout your body, we recommend using the LUNA™ 4 to cleanse and massage the skin simultaneously. The back of the device houses concentric ridges that along with T-Sonic™ pulsations, provide a lymphatic drainage massage.
For the body, feel free to use LUNA™ 4 Body to cleanse whilst helping to promote blood flow, reduce cellulite and improve the overall skin.
Drink more water
Hydration increases blood flow and encourages the proper transportation of nutrients throughout the body.
Add microcurrent massage to your routine
Microcurrent technology can assist not only with cell rejuvenation but encourage blood flow, drain your lymph nodes, and reduce stress. BEAR™ is a safe and efficient at-home beauty-tech device that delivers results in under 1 week. It assists with circulation in under 2 minutes and is your salon-like treatment at home. Pair with microcurrent conductive SERUM SERUM SERUM for the ultimate results.