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Lisa’s approach to skin health and wellness stems from more than just our physical appearance, but rather the way in which we live our life. From lifestyle choices to stress management, diet, and self-care practices, Lisa holds immense value in opening up the dialogue with clients to better understand their needs and truly treat any issue. Lisa is the General Manager at Little Company, a holistic beauty space nestled in the back streets of Richmond Victoria and Byron Bay where you can pause, rest, reset and nourish while treating your skin to some much-needed love. With an emphasis on bringing the outside in, Little Company provides a peaceful and meditative experience from the minute you step inside. Using a range of sensory enhancements from massage techniques, soundscapes, scents and lighting treatments, their living skin facials will harmonise your mind, body, heart, and soul. With the intention to continuously stay challenged and question the norm, Lisa lives her life with purpose and meaning - to breathe deeply, love slowly, and step mindfully.
While Lisa was recently in Byron Bay, we sat down with her to go through Little Company’s top tips for caring for your skin in Summer. Sun exposure, dehydration, and poor nutritional choices we all experience throughout the silly season and over summer, can have last effects on our skin. It is important to remain smart and attentive to your skin over summer. Maintain your skin-care rituals and look after the largest and one of the most important organs in your body - your skin.
Little Company’s top tips for your skin this summer:
Slip, slop, slap! We live in one of the harshest climates in the world which means we need to be covered in various ways. Every day no matter what, reach for your SPF in the morning. After your morning skin-care routine, make sure you are always applying your SPF of a morning to ensure you are protected from the sun. Although this is not enough if you are going to be outdoors and in the sun for hours, it will help support your skin while you are out getting your morning coffee or on your way to lunch with the girls. If you are outside for an extended period of time, make sure you reapply your sunscreen, wear protective clothing and remain under the shade as often as possible. Be sun smart by protecting your skin and yourself in a myriad of ways.
The skin hydration levels can be a result of many contributing factors. Everything from our environment, stress levels, topical applications, daily water intake, water temperature, gut health and our genetic composition. My tips are to increase your daily water intake to 2.5-3L of water a day and to make sure your body is absorbing it, have your water with a dash of juice - I love adding lemon juice to my water every day. The water we drink only amounts for around 13% of hydration in the skin.
Our skin is the last organ that receives any nutrients from the food we ingest. Finding that balance between food, supplements and topical applications, is key for optimal skin health. Although summer is also the silly season and full of events with friends and family, always be conscious of the foods you are eating and any drinks consuming. As often as you can, choose organic natural wholefoods and drinks which will hydrate and support your skin health.
AVOID HEAVY MAKEUP
No doubt we all have endless Christmas parties and end-of-year events to attend. And with that generally comes choosing makeup and heavy cosmetics. This summer though, try a tinted moisturiser and let your skin breathe. Heat and humidity can impact the skins ability to breathe, so on those hot summer nights out, choose lighter products like a tinted lip balm and a tinted moisturiser. Heavy and consistent makeup can cause the skin to become congested. Make the switch to lighter mineral-based makeup and incorporate makeup-free days to give the skin time to restore and repair.
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