Moisturization is the key to keeping the skin on the face soft and young looking - but there is no need to resort to chemicals for such a sensitive skin area.
Even if you have problem skin, you can safely and gently use a natural essential oils product to give back a youthful glow and avoid acne breakouts
. And the bonus is the wonderful natural smell that comes from using essential oils.
Why should you avoid commercial face products?
If you check out your food labels you should do the same for the products you plan on applying to your skin. This is because there are so many chemicals in those products and the industry itself is barely regulated. Many of the synthetic chemicals (included in skin care products) are actually skin irritants, skin penetrators, endocrine disrupters and even carcinogenic.
Another point to remember is that commercial skin care products tend to strip the natural oil from your skin, leaving it to try and repair itself by replacing that oil with synthetics and leading to a cycle of being tight and dry followed by the inevitable oil slick. This means that each time the natural oil gets stripped away, your skin over-compensates for the lack of moisture by creating even more oil.
When checking the labels, make sure to look for and avoid
- Synthetic colors
- Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) / Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)
- Propylene glycol
- Sunscreen chemicals
You can avoid these toxic chemicals.
Which essential oils product can you use?
Our own Simply Face Oil
promotes clear and glowing skin and it is made from a blend of pure natural essential oils and cold pressed or expeller pressed precious oils.
The ingredients in this Face Oil help to tighten and tone the skin. This is because the rejuvenating compounds assist in cell regeneration, and the synthesis of collagen in the skin, while the oil itself is rich in high concentrations of vitamins, minerals and powerful anti-oxidants, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, essential fatty acids and squalene.
What is squalene?
Squalene can be found in many plant oils. It is also found in human sebaceous secretions. In humans, squalene levels peak in the early 20s before declining very rapidly. Highly refined squalene from olives demonstrates the most notable squalene characteristic: its ability to completely and rapidly penetrate the skin. Argan oil is a natural source of squalene. Once absorbed, squalene is an antioxidant, prevents UV damage and the formation of age spots
while promoting cell growth. Squalene is also antibacterial.
Other helpful ingredients in Simply Face Oil
- The Formula contains argan and chia seed oils which have the perfect balance of Omega-3 to Omega-6 essential fatty acids for optimum skin nourishment.
- Rosehip seed oil and grape seed oil are also included. Rosehip seed oil is known as the oil of youth and has high levels of fatty acids - linoleic and linolenic - to help the skin to heal and speed up regeneration.
- Grape seed oil is rich in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid, and vital for the skin and the cell membranes.
Taking care of your skin from the inside too
One excellent way is to eat more fruits and veggies as well as foods rich in good fats and these include:
1. Fish like tuna and salmon that are loaded with omega-3 fatty acid. Skin cells are surrounded by a fatty membrane that protects them. When the cells are healthy, they are able to support the structure of the skin.
2. Red vegetables improve sun protection as tomatoes, peppers and beets contain the antioxidant lycopene which also increases collagen levels.
3. Dark green vegetables like spinach and kale are rich in vitamin c which has antioxidiant properties that stabilize the messenger enzymes that break collagen down. These dark green veggies also protect against free radicals to prevent weak collagen.
4. Orange vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, which restores and regenerates damaged collagen.
5. Berries with blackberries and raspberries scavenging free radicals while simultaneously increasing collagen levels.
6. Citrus fruits such as oranges, limes, lemons and grapefruits (rich in vitamin C) are able to help amino acids—lysine and proline—convert to collagen.
7. Garlic is one of the best sources of sulfur, which is necessary for collagen production in the body. Garlic also provides lipoic acid and taurine that help rebuild collagen fibers that have been damaged.
Of course good skin care is not confined to just females - males can benefit too!