Our founder Elle Macpherson recently sat down with world-renowned skin expert and aesthetics doctor, Dr. Barbara Sturm, for a chat about all things skin. Elle spoke to her close friend about the importance of nourishing your skin from the inside-out, her own skincare routine and how to live, feel and look well for life.
Read on for a few of Elle and Dr. Sturm's best tips from their #SkinSchool online seminar (or watch the entire discussion via the video below) and how to build your own ideal skincare routine with WelleCo and Dr. Barbara Sturm.
Lesson #1: Beauty comes from being well within
"You can’t just put stuff on your skin and then treat the inside of your body poorly and expect it not to show," Elle said to Dr. Sturm. "Our skin is our biggest organ and the biggest reflection of our wellbeing, so we do need to nourish it from the inside as well to get the best results and the quickest results." Elle says that she makes sure to drink WelleCo's The Super Elixir as part of her morning skincare routine.
Lesson #2: Pigmentation can be impacted by your diet
"The sun has been my nemesis as far as my skin is concerned,” explained Elle. “If I can get rid of the sun damage, it takes ten years off my skin. But what I realised is when I changed my diet, I started to see a difference in my skin because the sun damage wasn’t only from being in the sun, it was also from inflammation and acidity in my diet. When I started to balance it out with my [WelleCo] products, believe it or not, my sun spots diminished. That and [Dr. Barbara Sturm] Brightening products have really helped.”
Lesson #3: Inflammation plays a big part in your skin's health
"It’s good because inflammation, as you said, is the root cause of diseases, ageing… so it’s important to understand the inflammatory triggers in your life – that could be no sleep, stress, diet, it could be the skincare you put on your skin. That’s why I’m always so militant about not doing acid peels, Retin-A, glycolic and lasers – it all causes inflammation on our skin," explained Dr. Sturm, who once worked as an anti-inflammatory doctor. Elle says she combats inflammation with a plant-based diet, movement, love, laughter, oxygen, sleep and low inflammatory proteins.
Now you can put that new knowledge into practice and balance your inner and outer beauty. Here's a simple 3-step daily routine to bring your real beauty and vitality out to the world, with the masters of beauty-through-wellness and the masters of skin beauty, WelleCo and Dr. Barbara Sturm.
Step 1. BUILD YOUR BEAUTY BASE
THE SUPER ELIXIR GREENS
The Super ElixirTM is truly super. More than a powerful, nourishing greens powder that improves gut health, it also contains a specific beauty blend of ingredients that improves the quality of your skin health, hair thickness and nail strength. Just two teaspoons daily. It’s that easy!
This gentle foaming Cleanser removes makeup, dead skin, pollutants and other impurities without disturbing the delicate pH-balance or skin barrier function.
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Step 2. GET CLEAN & LEAN
Packed with a highly concentrated balance of low and high weighted Hyaluronic molecules, the Hyaluronic Serum provides instant hydration at the surface and deeper skin layers.
Support a clean, lean body and a flat tummy with this delicious, plant-based Nourishing Protein, the afternoon pick-me-up formulated with skin-loving ingredients for beauty from the inside.
Step 3. REST & RENEW
SLEEP WELLE CALMING TEA
Ensure your most renewing beauty sleep yet. The Sleep Welle Calming Tea helps to settle the mind and ensure a restful night’s sleep which is vital for supporting the body’s overnight cellular turnover.
This anti-aging FACE CREAM will keep your skin hydrated and firm throughout the day. When used at night, it acts as an intensive regeneration treatment so you awaken to healthy- looking and refreshed skin 24/7. Hyaluronic molecules, the Hyaluronic Serum provides instant hydration at the surface and deeper skin layers.
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