At Equi we are passionate about skin health and helping people achieve clear, glowing skin that is more resistant to ageing is a big part of what we do. As a registered nutritional therapist (Alice Mackintosh) specialising in skin and a busy city professional and previous sufferer of severe adult acne (Rosie Speight), we have picked up a lot of skin tips over the years. We believe that to get real results you have to bring together two approaches – inside-out, and outside-in.
 Alice and Rosie - EQUI

Alongside a good diet and consistent sleep, our multi-award winning skin product Beautiful is designed to comprehensively take care of the inside-out approach. When it comes to outside-in, we have found that natural, chemical free products are key, as it's suiting your regime to your skin type. Cleansing, toning and moisturising are vital, especially if you wear makeup or live in a polluted city.

 

We are also big fans of good homemade face masks and Alice regularly recommends these for her clients with skin conditions. They are also great for giving your skin a gentle pep up before an event if you have run out of a shop bought face mask, or simply to help nourish with nutritious ingredients to keep it looking healthy on a day-to-day basis. We love the fact that you can control what goes into these to ensure the ingredients remain completely natural and you can also be sure of the dose of powerful ingredients that may actually make a difference to your skin.  

 

Oily – these ingredients are designed to naturally control oil production and pH, whilst supporting with probiotic ingredients to prevent spot formation. Oatmeal helps to draw out impurities from the skin and spirulina algae contains a wealth of antioxidants, vitamin A, C and amino acids.  

 

  • 1 teaspoon oatmeal
  • 1 TBSP Greek yogurt or 1 teaspoon kefir
  • 1 teaspoon spirulina powder

 

Dry or Sensitive skin – this mask is all about bringing hydration to the skin by delivering essential fats and moisture bringing aloe vera. Rich in nutrients, antioxidants and also a source of good bacteria, which is essential for any smooth, glowing complexion.

 

  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil (or if you can handle the smell and have some at home, pop open a fish oil capsule with a pin and use this oil instead)
  • ¼ mashed avocado
  • 1 teaspoon Greek yoghurt
  • ½ teaspoon aloe vera juice

 

Acne Prone – This mask isn’t the prettiest, but the combination of turmeric powder and manuka honey helps to reduce inflammation, fight infection and nurture the skin. If your skin can tolerate it, you can also add a tiny dab of tea tree oil directly onto spots after you wash this mask off.

 

  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder (fresh root stains skin, so better to use powder!)
  • 1 teaspoon manuka honey
  • ½ teaspoon plain Greek yoghurt

 

Anti-aging antioxidants – Hydrating healthy fats, powerful antioxidants, vitamins C and A plus a little caffeine make this is THE perfect anti-aging mask!  

 

  • ½ teaspoon matcha powder
  • 2 small chunks of mashed papaya flesh (or use kiwi)
  • ¼ teaspoon coconut oil (or if you can handle the smell and have some at home, pop open a fish oil capsule with a pin and use this oil instead)

 

 

 

 

For more health advice and information about how Equi’s multi-award winning supplements can help your skin check out www.equilondon.com or find us on social media @equilondo. You can find out more information about consulting with Alice Mackintosh on her website www.alicemackintosh.com

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