Smoking can play havoc with the skin, robbing the body of vital antioxidant nutrients and adversely affecting the skin's blood supply. Cigarette smoke also contains a wide range of toxic substances that can trigger allergies in some people.
Stress can play a large part in skin flare-ups and a noticeable improvement can often be seen when stress levels are reduced. See our Stress Management page for information on herbs to help control stress.
Exercise can also help to reduce stress levels and boost circulation and energy levels.
It is also really important to get adequate sleep – this is when your body does its repair work, and lack of sleep can contribute to dull, problematic skin.