We often forget about our skin, or just become too busy to take the time to rub in moisturizer morning and night. I am notorious for just about falling asleep and being jolted awake remembering I hadn’t put on any moisturizer.
Our skin is such a vital organ of our body. It interacts between the inner and outer and lets us know when we need to be aware of our surroundings.
The skin is a very complex organ. It contains thousands of tiny pores and hair follicles. The skin is broken up into 3 different layers, the epidermis or top layer, dermis, and subcutaneous layer. Each of these layers performs important roles in keeping our body healthy. The skin performs six primary functions which include, protection, absorption, excretion, secretion, regulation and sensation.
PROTECTION – The skin functions as our first line of defense against toxins, radiation and harmful pollutants. Skin contains cells that provide immune functions to protect against infections. Our skin has the ability to identify and destroy foreign substances that may potentially be harmful to the body.
ABSORPTION – Thousands of pores on the surface of the skin can absorb vitamins, acids, water and oxygen in order to provide moisture and nourishment to our skin.
EXCRETION – The skin is the body’s largest waste removal system. Toxins are released through the sweat glands and pores.
SECRETION – The skin secretes sebum, a mixture of oils that keeps the skin soft and supple. The layer of sebum on the outermost layer of the skin is known as the acid mantle. When intact the acid mantle has a PH that ranges from 4.5-5.5. The acid mantle is acidic in nature to protect the skin from outside invasion.
REGULATION – The skin regulates the body’s temperature by sweating; when water from sweat on the skin evaporates it gives off heat and cools the body. The body’s temperature increases or by shivering or getting goosebumps when the body is cold. The contraction of muscles releases energy that warms the body.
SENSATION – The skin contains millions of nerve endings that transport stimuli. These nerve endings allow humans to detect sensation such as heat, cold, pain and pressure.
So our skin deserves some loving.
I have developed an special SKIN REHAB – rejuvinating Serum to help this incredible system to restore it’s suppleness, to return it to its youth in essence.
Blended with some beautiful organic ingredients, this serum feels so beautiful on your skin and leaves no oily residue. The smell is Divine as well.
You can purchace SKIN REHAB HERE with 25% off
Here is a run-down on the ingredients in SKIN REHAB
AMYRIS – Amyris uses go beyond air fresheners and aromatherapy treatments to the skin. They say that beauty is skin-deep and this oil helps in making this possible by preventing the formation of wrinkles intrinsically and extrinsically.
Amyris essential oil works as a skin moisturiser, and it lessens the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It promotes the formation of new cells. Amyris essential oil is rich in sesquiterpene compounds that increase blood circulation keeping cells healthy thereby giving the skin a smooth and a supple look. Sesquiterpenes stimulate the pituitary glands and the hypothalamus to produce growth hormone whose production drops with age. The production of growth hormone, (GH) enhances cellular function increasing the skin’s thickness as well as its elasticity. Naturally, thicker skin is supple and firm with no wrinkles. This oil also reduces inflammation.
FRANKINSENCE – This extraordinary oil has immense benefits to your skin. It helps in getting rid or wrinkles or slowing down their appearance by promoting healthy cellular regeneration and keeping the existing cells healthy.
With healthy cells, there is effective collagen and elastin production meaning that the skin remains firm and healthy.
Frankincense oil also improves the skin’s tone and reduces the appearance of scars.
It also eliminates sun spots, tightens the skin and gets rid of micro-wrinkles.
Frankincense oil has another important property – it is astringent. What this means is that this essential oil protects your skin cells from infections or diseases.
It heals acne and reduces large pores while minimizing the appearance and formation of deep wrinkles.
Frankincense essential oil also has aromatherapy/ relaxing effects which help in the management of anger and anxiety.
MYRRH – This oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
It also has antioxidant properties helping in repairing cells damaged by oxidation.
Antioxidants prevent further breakdown of collagen and promote the formation of new collagen diminishing appearance of wrinkles.
JOJOBA – This is an ingredient in most beauty products.
Though it works just fine in lotions and creams, the benefits of jojoba oil increase when used on its own.
It is rich in vitamin E, B vitamins, iodine, zinc, copper, chromium, and silicone. These components help the skin to restore its moisture.
Jojoba oil works just like sebum, the oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands to keep the skin moisturized and hydrated.
As we age, sebum production drops, and by applying jojoba oil, the skin loses its dry and flaky appearance regaining the soft and supple look.
This is because jojoba oil mimics the role of sebum and keeps the skin hydrated.
The beautiful thing about jojoba oil is that it is non-oily and works for persons with oily and dry skin.
Applying jojoba oil balances the production of sebum.
By keeping the skin hydrated, cells also get access to water and nutrients meaning that they regenerate faster.
Jojoba oil’s non-comedonic property means that it will not clog your skin pores.
Jojoba oil also has healing properties, and it cures skin lesions and inflammations.
It shortens the healing process by boosting collagen production without causing any adverse effects on the skin.
Its antibacterial properties brought about by the presence of iodine in Jojoba oil prevents acne forming bacteria and also prevents infection of sores.
The vitamin E and the antioxidants in the oil slow the aging process and soothe any deep wrinkles you may already have.
COCONUT – The anti-oxidants in coconut oil protect against the free radicals that damage skin and cause wrinkles.
Coconut oil moisturizes skin to prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
Coconut oil contains vitamins E, A and essential proteins that promote the production of collagen, which keeps the skin firm and supple.
Coconut oil supports the formation of new skin cells.
Coconut oil maintains the skin’s connective tissues, preventing sagging and wrinkles while repairing damaged skin.
Coconut oil prevents the formation of dark spots due to aging and sun exposure.
The medium chain triglycerides (MCT) and lauric acid in coconut help to repair damaged skin and protect against harmful UV rays.
As a natural emollient, coconut oil softens skin.
VANILLA – Vanilla has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to soothe and calm irritated skin.
Anti-bacterial. Vanilla has been used to reduce skin infections and in wound healing.
Vanilla Bean Extract contains Vanillin, a polyphenol with powerful anti-oxidant properties.
Anti-oxidants help to protect against free radical damage and the effects of environmental stresses on the skin.
Vanilla also contains B vitamins, including niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, and pantothenic acid. All of which help to maintain healthy looking skin.
HEMP SEED OIL– Hemp oil is perfect for most skin types as it can moisturize without clogging your pores. It can even help to balance out oily skin, hydrating it and regulating the skin’s oil production.
Dryness can also cause your skin to overproduce oil, which in turn, can stimulate acne. Hemp oil can prevent dry skin without clogging pores. This helps reduce acne that’s caused by excess oil.
One of the omega-6 fatty acids that hemp oil contains is gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory while simultaneously encouraging skin growth and new cell generation.
This can help to calm inflammation and irritation on the skin, including acne and some conditions like psoriasis, while keeping the skin nourished and moisturized.
Part of what makes hempseed oil so beneficial to the skin is that it’s rich in omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Consuming these nutrients can help to treat skin conditions like atopic dermatitis.
One randomized, single-blind crossover study found evidence that dietary hempseed oil reduced the symptoms and appearance of clinical atopic dermatitis after 20 weeks.
In addition to moisturizing and soothing the skin, hemp oil has anti-aging properties. Hemp oil can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as prevent signs of aging from developing.
The linoleic acid and oleic acids found in hemp oil can’t be produced by the body but can play a crucial role in skin health and anti-aging, so they’re important nutrients to add to the diet.
OLIVE OIL – Olive oil contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. Antioxidants, when topically applied, may help protect the skin from premature skin aging.
Vitamin E partly accounts for the anti-aging benefits of olive oil because it helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light. Hydroxytyrosol, a rather rare compound found in olive oil, also prevents free radical damage to the skin.
Unlike commercial moisturizers that can clog pores and exacerbate current skin conditions, olive oil penetrates deeply into the skin while providing a cleansing effect.
Another one of olive oil’s benefits for skin is its usefulness in exfoliating applications. A common exfoliating method using olive oil is to mix 1 tablespoon of the oil with natural sea salt, rubbing this mixture over the skin. The mild abrasive qualities of the sea salt, combined with the deep, penetrating action of the oil, will remove dead skin cells and leave the epidermis looking renewed and glowing.
Olive oil is also used for nail and cuticle care, and many women use it as an eye makeup remover. Further applications include using it as an ingredient in homemade facial masks. One other interesting application for both men and women is the substitution of olive oil for shaving cream. Many men have abandoned shaving cream once they discovered how close a shave they can get with olive oil. Men and women alike have also found its refreshing qualities make it an excellent aftershave.
As a bonus, because I have just released this SKIN REHAB, I will be offering it at $10 OFF for the next month.
25 ml bottle will last months even if used every day.
You can purchace SKIN REHAB HERE