Our skin, the largest organ of our body, is put to the test by a series of external factors: air pollution, solar radiation, stress, heat, sun, cold, wind, causing it to suffer all year round.
Our skin is one of our bodys important defense systems. It acts as a barrier to pathogens and is a tireless a tireless soldier, constantly renewing itself. Skin also regulates the expulsion of toxins and different wastes from our body through sweat.
No doubt it is necessary to take care of our skin through good nutrition and a normal amount of sleep. It is also necessary to moisture and nourish our skin with natural remedies that do not alter any of its essential functions.
The specific skin products generally used in winter are almost all based on vegetable oils and medicinal herbs whose main actions are to soften and revive skin.
In this article, we will show you a few products that are easy to find, and easy to apply, to keep our skin hydrated and well nourished. They also work to relieve redness and irritation which may cause discomfort, especially in the winter months.
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Here are a few things everyone should know:
Hyaluronic acid is a molecule normally present in our body and it is this substance that gives compactness and freshness to the faces of young people. This quality declines progressively with advancing age. One of the main functions of Hyaluronic acid is, in fact, to stimulate the production of collagen which gives firmness and elasticity to the skin.
When our skin is dry and cracked, it is recommended to use creams based on this molecule or to eat foods fortified with it.
Jojoba oil in its chemical composition is very similar to the sebum produced by human skin. Sebum is a substance rich in fatty acid and cholesterol that moisturizes and protects the skin from external factors such as cold, bacteria and smog. We certainly look unwell when our skin is cracked and irritable due to dryness, but this condition can also affect our body’s defenses. To alleviate this condition just massage a few drops of jojoba oil gentily into the skin until completely absorbed. Your skin will feel rejuvenated. Jojoba oil also protects skin from wrinkles.
Vegetable oils are perhaps the best available nutrients for the skin because they are rich in substances such as vitamins (especially A and E), minerals and especially essential fatty acids , These ingredients are necessary for the proper functioning of our body. These substances, once absorbed into the skin, acts as nourishing emollients. They also improve elasticity, prevent wrinkles and stretch marks.
Argan oil, shea butter and grain seed oil is crucial to strengthen the hydro-lipid film protecting our skin. If this film is thinned or absent, skin becomes cracked and irritated.
Calendula (or marigold) oil is obtained by macerating flowers in vegetable oil, This oil has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, healing, refreshing and emollient properties. It is also possible to use against redness, inflammation and cracking of the skin.
Chamomile, thanks to its protective action on the mucous membranes and its anti-inflammatory properties, is used in many cosmetics. It relieves congestion and soothes skin irritations.
With a little care, we can nurture our skin without the use of synthetic chemicals, simply by using natural ingredients, fantastic, isn’t it?