Showing posts with label Skin Cream. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Skin Cream. Show all posts
What contributes to aging skin?
The aging of the skin is a natural phenomenon in the same way as the aging of the whole of the organs and the body. The skin cells are renewed constantly, in cycles of 28 days, but as the aging of the skin cycle is extended increasing to 30 days or more depending on the individual. Thus, old cells accumulate, giving a dry skin appearance, which aggravates wrinkles, which is why it is necessary to hydrate its skin as well as exfoliate when necessary.
Battling the Aging of the Skin and Wrinkles

The Aging of the Skin is a Complex Phenomenon
Let’s look at the skin cells through science. Cell death, mutations, and cell degeneration are characteristics of the DNA-bearing chromosomes shorten at each cell division.  Scientifically, the loss of telomeres causes cells stop their cells divisions and enter into senescence and then into apoptosis. Thickening and transformation of the deep layers and in particular of the zone containing the collagen the skin becomes smoother. Finally, the tissues under the skin are fatty and muscular. These tend to dissolve, so the skin is less strained.

Also, the less elastic skin is the most striking manifestation of aging of the skin is the loss of elasticity of the skin. The property of elasticity is that which allows a substance to regain its initial shape after stretching. Thus, the aging of the skin is mostly marked by a delay of the skin to return to its initial position after its stretching along with daily wear and tear. Then, the skin slowly loses its elasticity and then gives way for the skin to relax causing wrinkles.

Battling the Aging of the Skin and Wrinkles

The Effects of Repeated Contractions of the Facial Muscles
The face is particularly rich in muscles at the forehead, periphery of the mouth, and eyes. We also note for example the appearance of dark spots. These are a manifestations is called heliodermy. Helio, for short, comes from the sun being a major factor of aggravation of the aging of the skin. Constant movement of the muscles causes aging. Therefore, some take it some extremes of botox or going the less risker and more natural way using pharmaceutical creams against anti aging offered at

What accelerates the aging of the skin?
The cells of the skin are sensitive to oxidative stress, marked by the accumulation of "free radicals", responsible for modifications of the mitochondria (the energy centers of the cell), which results in a decrease in the vital energy of the cell. These are factors aggravating and accelerating the natural aging of the skin, which are usually those that increase oxidative stress. Among these accelerators the worst type that affects everyone is the sun and solar rays.

Battling the Aging of the Skin and Wrinkles

The ultraviolet rays are responsible for embrittlement by mutations within the skin cells, which in particular promotes skin cancers. Likewise, the UV inhibits the production of the elastic fibers of the subcutaneous deep layers, elastosis is observed, causing a dermis that is more rigid and thicker and less elastic. Finally, the UV accelerates the renewal of skin cells and their premature death: the skin becomes finer and parchment. It is therefore very important to protect oneself from the sun if one wants to limit the aging of the skin

The key is to find a balance where you can fight anti aging. It is a daily battle that everyone faces. The sooner you try to help the battle the more effective and longer you can fight the wrinkles from showing. Let’s be honest with each other, no one wants to get old and do you skin a favor by providing nutrition to the skin and exfoliation when needed to have a great young look.
There are thousands of skin care products currently available for consumers to purchase in large chain stores, small shops, and online. Finding these products is easy, but understanding what goes into them is not. You can usually find some of the better ingredients flaunted on the front label, but you can't know how much of of them goes into the entire batch and what is used as cheap filler.

DIY Soothing Lavender Skin Cream - Beauty Tips

The only way to be sure of what goes into your skin care products is to research each one, or more simply, to just make your own! Sound too intimidating? I'm going to share with you just how easy it is with my recipe for DIY Skin Soothing Lavender Cream. Lavender is one of my Favorite Essential Oils, and it does so much more than merely smell pleasant. Lavender has been found to alleviate anxiety, help with depression, and provide relief from some sleepdisorders. Lavender has been used for thousands of years as a remedy for various ailments from easing the mind to banishing parasites. Its versatility and soothing aroma makes it perfect for skin care.


  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup Shea Butter
  • 3 tablespoons Carrier Oil
  • 15-20 drops Lavender Oil
Not all ingredients are made the same or offer the same benefits. Oils must be extracted from plants, and the manner in which they are extracted greatly affects how well they work. Coconut oil is widely available online, in grocery stores, drug stores, and small shops. The kind required for this skin cream recipe needs to be either virgin or refined. Virgin coconut oil is the most beneficial, but it is also the most like a coconut. This might be just fine for you if you like coconut, and if that's the case, definitely spring for virgin. If you prefer a more subtle oil, refined might be a better fit. It provides many of the same benefits without the tropical aroma. 

High quality shea butter is less commonly available. You will probably have to visit stores that specialize in organic skin care or purchase your shea butter online. I've found purchasing online to be the easier option. A carrier oil works as a base oil to allow the essential oil (lavender) to better absorb into skin. There are many different kinds of Carrier Oils, and you may use whatever you have on hand or whatever your prefer. This is YOUR homemade skin cream, so you should use what you like. I prefer sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, or grapeseed oil in this application and keep those items stocked in my pantry.  Lavender essential oil has become so widely used that you may be able to find it grocery stores and pharmacies as well as small specialty shops and online retailers.

Use a double boiler set to medium heat to combine the coconut oil, shea butter, and carrier oil of your choice. DO NOT ADD THE LAVENDER OIL AT THIS TIME. Stir to thoroughly combine the first three ingredients. Then put mixture into the refrigerator for one to two hours or until the oils have become solid.

Once solid, add the lavender oil. Use an electric mixer to whip into a soft butter. Be careful to start off slow to prevent the oil from spattering. You can store your soothing lavender skin cream in a glass jar at room temperature. Slather on after a shower or bath for maximum softness and absorption of the nourishing ingredients into your skin.

Sally Wong is a massage therapist with 15 years experience practicing her trade. The daughter of a skilled massage therapist, she is originally from a small town in China and currently resides in Vancouver, Canada. She frequently visits her grandmother who still resides in China to learn about Essential Oils And TheirHealing Properties.

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