Revital Magazine: how to nourish your skin from the inside-out July 29 2015, 0 Comments
Skin wizard Charlotte Colwell is one of the industries best kept secrets. She delivers radiant skin quickly by using a combination of powerful natural products, green technology and holistic techniques to de stress, anti age and boost radiance to the most lack lustre skin types. Her intuitive approach and knowledge means you will feel calm, balanced post treatment allowing your skin to restore and rejuvenate. She practices in leading spas and wellness centres around the world and has her own private practice in Hampstead.
What’s your special interest?
I love giving people the best skin they can have. Confidence is often wrapped up in how healthy we look. Im definitely a wellbeing and health addict and this is a big part of how I practice.
What is the best way to get radiant skin?
One of the most effective ways to improve your skin and help to prevent premature again is to focus on your diet. The skin, being our largest organ shows obvious signs when our body needs a cleanse, usually manifesting in breakout’s, inflammation and an unhealthy complexion. An easy way to intake more micro-nutrients to boost the skin is Juicing (or Blending) organic vegetables and low sugar fruits. Drinking a fresh Green Juice helps to alkalise the body, detoxing the cells and also boosting our immune system. This all makes the skin clearer, less prone to breakouts and gives it a more plumped up appearance.
Are there any lifestyle habits we can adopt to achieve healthier skin?
As well as a good skincare routine, the most important aspect is looking after yourself in nourishing ways that resonate with you. We’re all different, so finding what you enjoy is key. For me, this is eating as healthily as possible, making ‘appointments’ with myself to go walking in nature, a yoga class, healing massage and taking a bath with Himalayan Crystal Salt to detox my muscles. These rituals should be your idea of fun, they shouldn’t feel like a chore. Do what you love.
If skin is breaking out how can we cleanse from the inside out?
Our skin can become irritated and inflamed if we are toxic within. The liver has a huge impact on our skin and if it is over-loaded, the body will cleanse (breakout) via the skin, so it important to reduce your intake of alcohol, coffee, sugar, and try not to stress – until your skin settles down. One of the most powerful and easy ways to cleanse the liver is to drink Hot Water with Lemon first thing in the morning.
How are your facials different from others?
I aim work on a physical, mental and emotional level. My intention is to assist my clients to soften and switch off from their busy lives (only when you’re relaxed will treatments be truly effective) The skin is treated with Organic Skincare and muscles toning technologies, to detox, firm-up and nourish the skin. I like combining holistic and relaxation techniques with Facial Machines to help my clients feel amazing and leave with glowing skin.
If you have one insider beauty tip what would it be?
When applying moisturiser, massage your face and neck with upward motions to improve blood flow and help clear sinuses. You can work into the muscles by pinching around the jawline and cheeks. Squeezing eyebrow are and deeply stroking upwards around the third eye (the third eye area gets very tense from using computers and concentration, hence the ‘frown line’). Increasing blood flow brings fresh nutrients and oxygen to the cells, and releases tension from the muscles and tissues, hence giving you a healthy glow.
If people can make one healthy swap to improve their skin what would it be?
Don’t rely on a cream to make your skin look good, take your skin’s health into your own hands, start juicing organic vegetables/fruit and massage your skin every day. Work from the inside – out.
Why do you love your job?
I enjoy improving my client’s skin and lifting their spirits. And of course, I like to see results. It is my intention to balance my clients energy, whilst treating the complexion with whatever it needs to rejuvenate and repair itself, and hopefully leave you feeling much better than when you walked in.
Do you have anything exciting you’d like to tell us about?
I’m currently working to create an incredibly nourishing Night-Time organic facial oil, that ‘feeds the skin’ with a powerful blend of ingredients. This will be combined with mini video classes for massaging the neck and face. I believe the era of paying over-the-odd’s for anti-aging creams (that don’t really work) will slowly come to an end. We can keep our skin looking youthful and radiant by incorporating facial massage and pressure points into our daily skincare routines, as well as caring for our mind and bodies.
What skin boosting supplements do you recommend?
My skin boosting supplements are:
- Solgar’s Omega 3, 6 + 9 to reduce inflammation and lubricate hair, skin, nails.
- ProGreens for a broad spectrum of Super-foods to add to juices and smoothies
- Udo’s Choice Super 8 Probiotics for Gut Health
Himalayan Crystal Salt for muscles and joints. This salt contains detoxifying minerals to
relax muscles and reduce inflammation.
All available from Revital