Aging skin, especially on our hands and face begins to change due to a lack of collagen and elastin. Wrinkles begin to show as collagen dissipates. Dry, winter air can make the problem worse. A great moisturizer or serum can help dramatically with hydration and help soften the effects of aging skin. Some beneficial ingredients include:
Lavender is a skin cell regenerator. This herb is helpful for mature skin and those wishing to have anti-aging effects.
Pomegranate seed oil is a skin-tightener. This oil helps to keep skin firm. It is also helpful with UV induced photo-aging.
Camellia Seed Oil contains high levels of antioxidants. This plant oil can help diminish UVB-induced sun damage.
Mango butter is an excellent skin softener and has been reported to lessen wrinkles and signs of aging.
Helichrysum essential oil helps to regenerate skin tissue and relieve inflammation as well as protecting the skin from free radical damage.
The following products contain one or more of the above ingredients:
Perfect Face Cream: Perfect for eczema, dry skin, acne-prone, aging skin
Trinity of Roses Face Cream: This face cream is the perfect anti-ager and for dry skin. Macadamia nut seed oil contains squalane and omega 9 oleic acid. Together, they assist with cell regeneration while they also soften and hydrate.
Rose Gold Facial Serum: Great for rosacea, dry skin, acne-prone
Prickly Pear Night Serum: This serum is superior when it comes to soothing dry, aging skin. CoQ10 helps regenerate skin cells, Prickly Pear Oil helps with dryness/dehydration, rough texture, fine lines and hyperpigmentation.
Lack of sleep and stress are other factors that can contribute to lackluster skin. A routine prior to slumber can help get your body prepped for rest. A few helpful tips to wind down in the evening:
Draw yourself warm, grounding Epsom Salt Bath. I typically put 1 cup of Epsom under warm water. Soak for about 15-20 minutes.
Apply a moisturizer that contains lavender before you go to sleep. The body cream pictured below is great for dry skin and is formulated with lavender.
Applying a sleep balm to the soles of your feet is soothing and grounding. I formulate a beautiful sleep balm that contains lavender and vetiver. Applied to the soles of your feet, this balm helps bring energy away from your mind and out through your feet.
Self-care is as important to a balanced life as food is for the body. When we care for ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, we naturally find a sense of peace and meaning for our lives.