As we evolve through time so does the world around us. Gone are the days where we follow blindly what advertisers tell us to buy, eat and how to be “healthy”.
One of the biggest movements worldwide and across several areas and industries is a move to a more holistic way of life. People are moving towards ‘real’ as opposed to ‘fake’, and they are becoming wiser with their choices. We see this in everything from food to skincare.
When it comes to the beauty industry one of the biggest trends has been a swing towards natural and organic skincare and make-up. People know the dangers of toxic chemicals and they want to avoid them.
They realise the need to embrace a healthier and more holistic lifestyle.
At Skin Creamery we believe that the focus should be on maintaining a healthy, glowing skin, rather than applying products to your skin that promise to turn back the ‘lines of time’, thereby trying to prevent the inevitable. Ageing!
No matter how old you are, a skin nourished with natural oils and extracts rich in nutrients, amino acids and omegas will enhance ones inherent beauty. Surely this is far more important than attempting to banish the ‘life-lines’ that define our character, with anti-aging products full of nasty chemicals that may well cause adverse side effects.
Omegas stand out as having some of the most important skin regenerating properties, and here’s why.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) or Omegas are vital fats, which we are not able to synthesise ourselves, and must therefore get through our diets. Omegas are classified as long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids derived from linolenic, linoleic and oleic acids.
They are essential to life and support our cardiovascular, reproductive, immune and nervous systems. They form part of every cell in our bodies.
When it comes to our skins, these little fatty gems are responsible for maintaining moisture and elasticity as they form part of a lipid film which coats the skin’s surface. They also provide a protective barrier on the skin, which helps with disease and bacterial infection.
As we age our bodies secrete less of these essential fatty acids, which leads to a break-down in all the important functions they perform. This effectively causes the skin to become dehydrated, causing fine lines and a reduction in the elasticity of the skin – something we like to refer to as ageing!
The best thing you can do, is to make sure you replenish your skin with omega rich products. One of the most noteworthy oils in this category is Baobab. An exceptional oil with a mountain of benefits, one of which is its abundance of Omegas 3, 6 and 9. We use this golden liquid in several of our products to protect, nourish and replenish the skin naturally.
We are all ageing. We need to accept this fact of life. Accept, and work with our bodies instead of against them. What a wonderfully liberating concept!
Maintaining a healthy skin will ensure you age gracefully and in full control. Nature nurtures, and we can’t think of a better way to embrace who you are or where you are going, than to feed your mind, body and soul with exactly what it desires.
‘ I am a woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me.’ – Maya Angelou