The Secret Ingredients. Step 8 in 8 Steps to Maintaining Moisture and Radiant Skin.
In our previous blog topics, we learned a variety of helpful tips to attaining healthy, radiant, youthful skin. These topics are insightful and relevant tools into looking and feeling your best.
In today's society, Nature's Anti-Aging Miracles are plentiful with so many natural cures being discovered, and effective old-home natural remedies being eagerly accepted. The Secret Ingredients are found when we take the time to read product labels, research and utilize healthy topics that benefit our life.
In addition to routine exercise, water intake, a healthy diet and lifestyle....nature-based ingredients are key to restoring moisture, elasticity and damaged skin tissue at a cellular level.
Here are 5 powerful ingredients from The Alternative Daily.... "The Natural Age-Defying Secret You Must Have", that will boost your immune and regenerative system.
"Natural ways to slow the aging process:
If the mirror used to be your friend until you discovered a small highway of lines making tracks on your face, don’t fret. If you stumble when asked your child’s birthday or the date of your wedding anniversary, don’t fret. While aging is inevitable, no one said that you cannot do so gracefully.
Along with outward signs of aging, our immune systems become increasingly less efficient, leaving us vulnerable to free radical attack. Free radicals occur naturally in the body, and as long as there are enough antioxidants to suppress them we are okay.
However, it becomes dangerous when we have natural free radicals intermingling with free radicals produced from external stressors such as pollutants. The numbers of free radicals tend to outnumber the antioxidants. The result is oxidative damage to tissues.
Turning away from commercial products, we see that nature offers us a bountiful supply of anti-aging tools.
Here are our top 5 favorites.
Both Neem Oil and Neem leaves have been used to treat the skin for thousands of years. The neem tree belongs to the mahogany family and is an evergreen found mostly in India, Southeast Asia and parts of Africa. All parts of the tree, including the oils, seeds, bark and leaves, have health promoting qualities.
Studies have proven that Neem Oil has antiviral, antifungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Neem Oil is loaded with nutrients and contains a high level of antioxidants that protect the skin from environmental toxins. The oil is high in fatty acids and vitamin E, which is easily absorbed into the skin to help rejuvenate tired cells and restore elasticity.
Neem Oil will also smooth wrinkles and fine lines, giving skin a healthy glow. Use Neem Oil if you have acne-prone skin and watch your blemishes disappear. The aspirin-like properties soothe inflammation and irritation while fighting off the bacteria that cause acne, without the side effects of over-the-counter medications.
As beautiful as lavender is, it is equally therapeutic. Lavender has been used for centuries for various medicinal purposes. Once such use of this fragrant herb is to put a few drops of lavender oil in water before washing. In fact, the Latin word for lavender means ‘to bathe.’
Lavender has antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, and is used to treat a number of skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis. Also used to help promote rapid healing of wounds, cuts, burns and sunburns, lavender helps encourage healing and the creation of scar tissue. Research has also indicated that lavender oil helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Water infused with lavender re-hydrates the skin, leaving it feeling fresh and youthful.
is a potent anti-aging herb mainly due to its anti-inflammatory properties. If sore or stiff joints are a concern, ginger goes right to work to alleviate the pain and inflammation. Ginger boosts the immune system and helps the body to absorb nutrients from the food we eat.
Ginger contains over 50 different antioxidants that work at neutralizing free radicals in our bodies and stimulating the healing process in damaged cells. Ginger improves skin elasticity, prevents fine lines under eyes and reduces forehead wrinkles and sagging skin. Make a tea with a teaspoon of fresh ginger daily for best results.
is a tropical nut oil from the Pacific Islands. It has strong antioxidant properties and helps to protect skin from free radical damage. It also helps to reduce inflammation and ease sensitive or irritated skin.
When put on burns, it helps with the formation of new skin tissue. A tiny bit of this oil goes a long way and will also kill the bacteria that cause blemishes. Use this valuable oil on cuts, abrasions, stings and any other insult to the skin for prompt healing.
Coconut Oil: – The Perfect Alternative
Nature has provided the perfect alternative for healthy and vital skin: pure, extra virgin coconut oil. Organic coconut oil has been used for thousands of years medicinally, and is clearly a better option than any petroleum based commercial product.
The wonders of coconut oil taken internally and applied directly to the skin are well documented, with an ever increasing volume of scientific information accumulating daily.
Not only can coconut oil help reduce abdominal fat and help reduce cravings for unhealthy foods, it can also act as a moisturizer for all skin types. Studies (see resources) point to the ability of coconut oil to heal wounds, treat dermatitis and serve as a replacement for antibiotic treatment of acne.
Coconut oil puts nutrients back into your skin, as opposed to mineral oil products that suffocate the skin and provide no nutritional benefits. If you want to use coconut oil as a moisturizer, be sure to start with a very small amount.
If you put too much on your skin, it will be a mess and your skin will not be able to drink it all in. A little bit goes a long way, and this makes it an extremely economical choice for a moisturizer.
Coconut oil is safe for children of all ages, including babies, and can help heal up a mean diaper rash in no time.
Will you trust your skin to coconut oil, like islanders have for thousands of years? We think you will be pleased with the results."
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