Glam Africa Magazine celebrity skincare secrets

Founder and clinical director of Bianca Estelle Aesthetics Skin Clinics

“'What is the best moisturiser for oily skin?'

The best moisturiser for oily skin I would recommend is the BEA Firming Serum, which is a natural hydrator. The main ingredient in this is hyaluronic acid, which is a gel-like, water-based substance that retains over 1000 times its weight in water, making it an amazing natural moisturiser for oily skin types.

'What is the best food/drink for great skin?'

Water is great for your skin as it helps to eliminate toxins. Increasing your water intake will also improve skin hydration levels and prevent dehydration. Coconut water is the next best hydrator to water. Packed with vitamins and minerals, it helps promote healthy tissue and generates new cell growth.

It's important to keep the skin hydrated both internally and externally as dehydration can lead to dull looking skin and increase fine lines and wrinkles. Dehydrated skin can also lead to break outs as dehydration can cause the sebaceous glands to become over active and produce excess oil.

For topical rehydration, I recommend the use of either BEA Skincare Firming Serum or BEA Collagen Complex Cream (normal, dry, combination skin types).

As for food, try avocado, almonds and nuts, or omega fatty acids found in oily fish like salmon and mackerel. Omega fatty acids help produce the skin's natural oil barrier, as well as promoting healthier, plumper, younger-looking skin.

Citrus fruit such as lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit have natural anti-inflammatory qualities, which help with dry/irritated skin types. They are also naturally antibacterial so ideal for oily/acne prone skin to prvent breakouts, and they are all antioxidant which have a brightening effect on the skin. Oranges in particular contain ascorbic acid/Vitamin C, which s known for its anti-ageing qualities, skin brightening, in addition to the prevention and treatment of sundamage to the skin.

Including citrus fruit as part of your 5 a day has been proven to improve and prevent skin sagging, fine line wrinkles, discolouration and ageing of the skin."

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bea Skin Clinic offer cutting edge aesthetic skin treatments & bea Skin Care products in London's Crawford Street, Beckenham, Antwerp and Abuja. Founded by experienced Skin Specialist & Clinical Director Bianca Estelle, bea Skin Clinic provide a range of expert skin rejuvenation procedures to private clients. Call +44 (0) 203 322 5958 or email info@bea-skin.com for further information.
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