Natural Beauty Skin Care Tips

Are you looking to prevent premature aging and look your absolute best? Then these skin care products are for you. We all know that wrinkles are a normal part of the ageing process, but there are a few steps we can take to stay looking young for as long as possible.

The best thing you can do for your skin is to keep to a healthy lifestyle. Diet and nutrition is what fuels your body and provides nutrients to enable the body to make essential oils and collagen for the skin.

What Is Collagen?

Collagen and Elastin are the most important proteins found in the human body. Collagen makes up three-quarters of proteins found in the skin and provides the skin with resilience to withstand stretching and punctures whilst elastin ensures its elasticity. Collagen keeps dermal and epidermal tissue in optimal condition, improves moisture retention in the deeper layers of the skin and is vital for repairing skin without leaving scars.

Vitamin C and A are essential nutrients for collagen synthesis and ensure the perfect function of fibroblasts, which are the cells producing collagen and elastin. While young our collagen still retains all of its moisturizing properties and the skin appears smooth and soft with a healthy complexion. As we grow older collagen synthesis is slowing down and collagen loses its flexibility and capacity for absorption. The skin becomes thinner and the protein fibers decrease in diameter. The external effects of this process are the appearance of wrinkles and drier skin. The most effective vitamin to take to increase your collagen is Vitamin C.

Two of the most useful essential oils to use in natural beauty products to aid in the fight against wrinkles are Frankincense and Neroli. Frankincense appears to have a preservative effect on the skin. In some instances it may even reduce existing wrinkling, but it does certainly help further wrinkles forming. Neroli is particularly valuable in that it stimulates the body to produce healthy new cells, and this can help to keep the skin looking smooth by delaying the ageing process in the layers of connective tissue.

When making your natural beauty products and using essential oils, they must be mixed with carrier oils, such as avocado, or jojoba mixed with 25% of wheatgerm oil. These particular carrier oils are richer oils which are the most helpful for skin care products.

Good nutrition is important, especially foods rich in Vitamin B, C and E. Smoking, alcohol and excessive amounts of tea and coffee lower the vitality of the skin and increase the tendency to wrinkle.

We are all aware how dangerous the suns rays can be, so it is most important to protect yourself when you go outside in the sun. The sun dries out your skins natural oils and moisture making it more susceptible to crack or wrinkle.
Coenzyme Q10 is another popular anti-wrinkle ingredient. It protects the skin from free radicals, which are continually generated by the body’s metabolic processes.