Anti-Aging & Skin Care Health
Transepidermal water loss (TEWL or TWL) is the loss of water that passes from inside a body through the epidermis to the surrounding atmosphere via the process of diffusion and evaporation.
….sounds pretty simple and straightforward until you realize that THIS is the key to ALL of our skin issues.
Water loss and how the body decides to correct the problem—because that “correction” removes moisture from another area, when then causes OTHER problems and before you know it, you’re suffering from acne, eczema, psoriasis, wrinkles, dark spots, etc….
All because of water loss.
Have you ever wondered when you should start using certain anti-aging ingredients?
Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, are the most important ones but while it’s unlikely that using a product too early will have negative long-term consequences for your skin, there’s no point in paying out good money on anything your complexion doesn’t really need just yet. Instead, you should develop a good game plan—a strategy for when you’re going to introduce certain ingredients into your morning and nighttime routines for optimal skin care.
Instead of waiting until AFTER your skin is aged—be pre-emptive, start preparing BEFORE it develops and keep your skin from showing signs of aging for as long as possible—THAT’S what “anti-aging” should be about!
1. Hyaluronic Acid
Use it to: Hydrate the skin
Best age to start: 20
Signs you need it: When you start seeing fine lines under your eyes. At a young age, these suggest dehydration.
Buy it in a serum form as it absorbs quicker into the skin. This is also better for young skin, which may be more prone to breakouts.
Use it to: Stimulate elastin and collagen
Best age to start: 25 (This is when elastin production starts to slow down.)
Signs you need it: When you start seeing dynamic wrinkles—these are the lines you get when your muscles contract, such as frown lines, crow’s feet or laughter lines.
3. Vitamin C
Use it for: Brightening the skin and protecting against environmental damage such as UV rays, pollution and free radicals
Best age to start: 18
Signs you need it: Brown spots appearing on the skin from sun exposure, skin losing its glow, red marks left from breakouts which are not healing as quickly as they used to
‘Goldenseal’ is widely grown but most of us are woefully unaware of its very existence but it addresses and corrects MANY common skincare issues:
1. Golden Seal is a Natural Acne Remedy
For thousands of years Goldenseal was the trusted remedy for acne. It was used to treat skin ulcers, rashes, abrasions, various swelling and inflammation of ALL TYPES. It is gentle on the skin, and effectively treats acne with NO SIDE EFFECTS.
2. Golden Seal Treats Skin Disorders.
Recently, the latest Harvard studies came to terms with the fact that golden seal is NOT “a folk remedy” and indeed, DOES HAVE MEDICINAL VALUE and can be used to treat a myriad of skin disorders effectively.
This herb is now widely used as an active ingredient in various medicines that are used to treat ECZEMA, ITCHING, HERPES, BLISTERS, and SORES.
3. Golden Seal is an All Natural Antiseptic.
The next time you break the skin while squeezing a pimple—try using AUTHENTIC, ORGANIC Golden Seal. In addition to all of its other qualities and skincare benefits it has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and can be used to treat most open wounds without apprehension.
Chamomile has a very long and stellar reputation for healing, and with good reason. It is prepared from dried flowers and it brings an oasis of calm and tranquility,". Chamomile contains Chamazulene, a chemical compound that possesses anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antispasmodic properties so its very soothing….very calming to any type of skin eruptions and heals skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema when steroids and creams won’t work..
Chamomile helps fade spots, eliminates acne scars and fights breakouts,
Use regularly and often with NO side effects.
Tea Tree Oil - EXCELLENT for acne, reduces the itching and irritation of eczema and dry skin, and also soothes painful and irritated skin due to inflammation.
Sweet Orange Oil - Is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory but it’s not just for acne-prone skin: It's been shown to increase the ability to absorb vitamin C, collagen production, and blood flow, all of which are essential for anti-aging.
Lemon Oil - A good astringent, detoxifying in nature and rejuvenates sagging or tired-looking skin. Its antiseptic properties help in treating pimples and various other skin disorders. Also recommended for reducing excessive oil on the skin.
Lavender Oil - Helps reduce redness, blotchy patches, and acne scarring. Lavender oil's anti-inflammatory properties make it great for soothing and healing skin that's irritated or reddened from the sun, insect bites, or bacteria.
Eucalyptus Oil - A natural antiseptic with antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties making it highly effective in treating wounds, minor cuts, acne, boils, insect bites, and skin infections.
Frankincense Oil - Is tried and true Anti-Aging and Wrinkle Fighter. Frankincense essential oil is a powerful astringent, meaning it helps protect skin cells. It can be used to help reduce acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores, prevents wrinkles, and even helps lift and tighten skin to naturally slow the signs of aging.
Cinnamon Oil - An effective natural remedy for inflammatory skin concerns like rashes and acne.
Peppermint - Has soothing and cooling abilities that freshen the skin. It also has properties that facilitate oil secretion, making it an effective component against acne.
Chamomile Oil - A natural remedy for eczema.
Aloe Oil - Helps the skin heal from sunburn quickly due to its antioxidant properties.
Cassia Oil - Protects the skin and can be used to naturally treat acne, heal cuts and sores, naturally remedy rashes and treat skin irritations.
Cedarwood - Anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It may reduce the appearance of scars, treat minor wounds, alleviate arthritis pain, and sooth symptoms of eczema.
Cypress Oil - Decongests skin, addresses skin discoloration and puffiness, also calms inflamed skin and provides astringent properties for more accelerated skin tissue healing. Also an astringent, providing antibacterial support to the skin.
Hyssop Oil - Helps fade marks and reduce signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. Hyssop essential oil can also help reduce the appearance and symptoms of skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
Myrrh Oil - Reduces inflammation, stimulates the immune system, alleviates pain, and promotes wound healing. Sometimes used as an ingredient in skincare products, myrrh essential oil is also purported to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Myrtle Oil - Address oily skin, open pores, sagging skin, and acne.
Onycha Oil - Tones up the muscles and the skin. If mixed with water and used as a mouthwash, it also tightens the gums. This astringent property is very helpful for face-lifting and for the reduction of wrinkles on the skin.
Rose of Sharon Oil - Wonderful on “mature” skin.
Transepidermal Water Loss
When an occlusive cover (ie. retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, Chamomile etc) is applied to the skin, the loss of water is prohibited and the skin moisturizes. Once the occlusion cover is removed, the moisture evaporates and diffuses leaving the skin dry and open to harm.
Moisture is the skin’s protectant.
30ml Hyaluronic Acid - $29
Hyaluronic Acid improves your skin’s rate of hydration, production of collagen, fights free radicals, helps to maintain your skin’s elasticity, and even has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help with wound healing.
Use at night.
30ml Retinol - $19.99
When the body begins to slow down its production of Vitamin A, we recognize that as “aging” and it begins to show in our skin. Retinol is the most effective replacement for vitamin A. It has the power to help accelerate skin renewal and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots for firmer, smoother and more evenly-toned skin.
30ml Vitamin C - $39
Concentrated. Vitamin C optimizes the skin's own defenses to brighten, firm and help dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by providing protection against the aging effects of harmful UV rays.
Organic Golden Seal - $9.99
Goldenseal is a rich source of Vitamin B, E, C and A, along with important minerals like iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, and manganese. It also contains traces of resin, vital and important fatty acids and essential oils required for the proper functioning of your skin.
2oz Fine Mist Spray Bottle
Egyptian Chamomile Flower (Organic) - $12.99
When used topically, Chamomile Flower helps fade spots, eliminates acne scars and fights breakouts and calms skin, Use nightly.
Essential oils have been used to treat skin conditions for thousands of years with no harsh side affects when used properly.