I have used some terms very freely in the descriptions of the benefits of the oils. I thought it might be helpful to give a quick overview of why these matter in our choice of skin care products.
Free radicals are molecules which attack collagen and prematurely age the skin.
A common threat is UV radiation which produces free Radicals which attack skin and result in loss of elasticity.
Free radicals are on the hunt for atoms like the ones in human cells so they snatch them from your body’s cells, where they can accelerate the ageing process and can lead to inflammation.
The skin is designed as a barrier so Antioxidants like vitamins A, C and E protect your skin by offering up electrons to satisfy the Free radicals.
When you add natural Anti oxidants to your beauty routine they can help prevent damage from environmental stressors.
Inflamed skin impedes the skin’s rejuvenation process. By reducing inflammation Anti-oxidants allow skin to repair itself and correct visible damage
Protect the skin cells against the damaging effects of free radicals.
Anti oxidants help reduce inflammation.
Inflamed skin impedes the skins rejuvenation process. By reducing inflammation Anti oxidants allow the skin to repair itself.
Some Antioxidants like vitamin C can also stimulate collagen production which is vital for youthful skin.
Anti oxidants, by limiting free radicals do a lot for appearance including reducing the signs of ageing.
The most potent anti oxidants are Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
Vitamin C is the anti ageing superstar by reducing the appearance of fine lines, dullness, uneven tone and redness.
There is strength in numbers, in natural oils they are perfectly balanced to work together.
Natural plant oils can penetrate the skin more effectively.
Omega Essential Fatty acids
Omega is a type of EFA.
The most beneficial ones for the skin are Linoleic acid-Omega 3 and Oleic acid- Omega 9.
Essential fatty acids are crucial in your skin care as they manage inflammation in the body.
Massaging them into the skin is the best way to deliver these fatty acids directly to the skin.
Essential fatty acids build healthy cells so they:
- Strengthen and smooth the skin surface
- Repair the skin barrier to improve moisture and elasticity
- Reduce UV damage and signs of ageing
- Eliminate dry, flaky skin
- Nourish and protect the skin against environmental damage
- Retain moisture, regulate oil production and maintain elasticity
- Make the skin’s barrier stronger and helps reduce acne and breakout
- Enhance the complexion by improving texture and soften the skin
- Help reduce the amount of water lost through the skin
- Increase collagen production which improves the firmness and texture of the skin
- Have Anti inflammatory properties so help with eczema and psoriasis
Omegas have a natural affinity with the skin and are especially beneficial when combined in perfect synergy in natural plant oils
Hope this helps!