Oils of Africa
The African continent is the home of oils, one of the most generous land masses for lipid production. It’s a home to many native oil-bearing plants and due to its size and widely varied climatic zones.
The Beauty Secret Revealed
Did you know that facial oils may be the long-hidden beauty secret to a healthy, clear glowing skin? This could be your secret weapon for keeping your skin looking beautiful.
Oils can also be helpful in anti-aging routines and provide antibacterial and healing benefits. As we age, our skin moisture levels decline, causing dry, dehydrated skin, which makes fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable. Oils not only hydrate the skin but because they are rich in antioxidants, they also fight free-radical damage to cells, thereby preventing further aging. The oils keep skin layers soft, seal in hydration, and can even protect the skin by keeping the outer layer of skin, the stratum corneum, intact. Oils provide an occlusive barrier and prevent the environment from stripping water out.”
Properly functioning skin is clear, beautiful and glowing. Makeup artists and celebrities have been using them to smooth and soothe skin. These oils absorb into the skin quickly, providing instant moisture with a finish that isn’t greasy. To use a face oil, apply once or twice daily for at least 12 weeks to see results. It takes at least three months for your body to produce new collagen and elastic tissue. If you see results immediately, it is not due to new collagen and elastic tissue but rather due to the hydrating effects of the oil.
Happy skin,happy you….
The plant oils are natural beauty tonics used to protect while nourishing our skin. Since our skin cell wall are 50% lipids, the plant oils with their similar fatty acids provide an abundance of nourishment for our skin. When skin is overly dry, an indication of imbalance, its ability to hold moisture in the cells needs help. All oils help protect the skin by providing a film of lipid compounds to hold moisture in. Nourished skin stays healthier and looks younger for longer.
When oils are used on the skin while it’s still damp, moisture is held in the skin layers by the oils and in this way hold moisture in our body. Facial oils are usually designed to provide a nutrient dense mix of oils for face and neck areas. The skin is nourished and the moisture level in the tissues is maintained by the fixed oils, protecting the outer layer of the skin.Do not be afraid of applying oil to your face.
Oil, alone, will not produce blemishes. Pimples, cysts, zits, blackheads, whiteheads…these are a result of several different factors including hormones, bacteria, dead skin cells and the buildup of these factors. Learning to work with your skin, not against it, will save you a tremendous amount of pain, stress, and money.