Don’t want to switch to ‘Botox treatments’ just yet? Natural Organic Ayurvedic treatments can help arrest the signs of aging skin, and improve hydration, without having to subject yourself to the pain, expense and time involved in injection therapy. If you choose the correct facial serum (with effective botanical actives obtained from natural cold pressed oils) this can be extremely successful in reducing wrinkles, improving skin elasticity, repairing cells, calming inflammation and redness, as well as eradication of fine lines and dryness.
Avoiding the Common Myths About Using Facial Oils
Naturally cold pressed face oils are used in our formulas for a number of reasons, not the least of which is to improve overall skin health. To understand which type of natural anti-aging treatment to choose, we’d like to acquaint you with three common myths about facial oils:
- They’re not suitable for oily skin – The truth is, in order to bring harmony to your excess sebum production, your skin does need ‘oil balancing’ in order to counteract kapha dosha (oily skin). Botanical oils help to re-balance excess facial oil production. So, no matter whether your skin is dry or oily, you need oils to lock-in the moisture and rebalance doshas.
- It’s okay to use food-grade/synthetic oils – Oils that are approved for ‘therapeutic’ usage only, and are obtained through ‘cold pressed/ steam distillation’ methods are the only effective oils to obtain truly effective results. Don’t be fooled by products containing cheap/synthetic oils! When choosing a skin care product infused with carrier oils, make sure you read the ingredient panel, and look for the terms ‘Naturally Extracted’, ‘Fair Trade’, ‘Sustainable’, ‘Wild-Crafted’, ‘Organic’, ‘100% Natural’ and ‘Cold Pressed’.
- Oils clog pores – All oils have a comedogenic rating that helps you better assess whether they clog pores or not. Most naturally extracted cold-pressed oils have a comedogenic rating of 0-1, which means that they won’t cause blocked pores. If you’re using a well-balanced skin care formula with the correct proportion of emollients/moisturizing agents, coupled with the correct skin care regimen, the natural properties of these oils will actually help clear you pores of accumulated debris (and thus helping you combat blackheads, whiteheads, acne and other skin problems.
The 7 Best Botanical Cold Pressed Oils for Reversing the Signs of Aging
1. Apricot Kernel Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil has a verittable plethora of skin healing benefits! A great source of Gamma Linolenic Acid and Omega 6 fatty acids, Apricot Kernel Oil encourages cell regeneration, and is also rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin E , causing a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. The oil has an extremely low comedogenic rating, and is easily absorbed into the skin without leaving behind any oily feel. Beneficial for both oily and extremely dry skin types.
2. Pomegranate Seed Oil
Most everyone loves Pomegranates, but this delicious fruit is also a true ‘beauty miracle’ as well! The seeds of pomegranate contain punicic and ellagic acid, which have superior free radical scavenging abilities. If you are not aware, Free Radicals are the primary cause of skin aging, so botanical agents that reduce/eradicate free radical damage actually slow down the aging process of your skin! Pomegranate Seed oil also improves skin elasticity, provides lasting hydration to cure extreme skin dryness, and heals sunburn damage and irritated skin.
3. Avocado Oil
Decades old research found Avocado Oil helps boost collagen production in the dermal matrix..something very critical to maintaining elasticity and thickness, both of which are hallmarks of young skin. Unrefined avocado oil has a significant effect on increasing the activity of an enzyme called ‘lysyl oxidase’, which helps in the formation of the ‘cross-linking’ structure and strengthening the collagen fibers in the skin. Avocado oil also has superior anti-inflammatory ability.
4. Carrot Seed Oil
Carrot Seed Oil is chock full of antioxidant benefits! It is often used in natural sunscreens due to its potent SPF factor (35-40) which helps prevent dermal aging due to sun damage. The β-Carotenoids in Carrot Seed Oil detoxifies skin cells, stimulates rejuvenation, and also provides protection against chronic and sensitive skin conditions such as rosacea and eczema.
5. Rosemary Oil
Rosemary oil actually helps tighten skin! Who doesn’t want that? Rich in vitamins, minerals and skin fortifying components such as limonene, rosmarinic acid, caffeic acid, carsonic acid and betulinic acid, Rosemary Oil covers many bases as it provides anti-inflammatory, anti-aging (especially, treating crow’s feet), detoxification and anti-fungal properties, as well as improving circulation for better overall skin health.
6. Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil is a great source of Vitamin E and healthy Omega 6 fatty acids, which makes it a top recommended anti-aging skin booster by many skincare aficionados. Besides being a great anti-aging carrier oil, Sweet Almond Oil helps heal dry skin, diminish scarring and improves skin tone and overall complexion. It acts as an emollient in skin products to encourage moisture (which, in turn helps in battling wrinkles) and improve skin tone. Sweet Almond Oil is also very effective in getting rid of under eye bags and dark circles.
7. Hemp seed Oil
Last, but not the least, if you’re looking for a carrier oil that has the same composition as our skin’s natural sebum (oil), then hemp seed oil (or, cannabidiol – CBD) is the ticket! Hemp seed oil contains no psychoactive properties (ie; THC) but does contain gamma linolenic acid (GLA), oleic acid, ALA, omega 6 fatty acids and other nutrients that protect your skin from age related degeneration. It lubricates the skin and improves elasticity for well-balanced and nourished skin.
Heal your skin today by choosing anti-aging products that are infused with the right ratios of Organic, Naturally-Derived, Wild-Crafted, Free-Trade, Sustainable and Balanced Cold Pressed Oils and Reverse the signs of Aging Skin.
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