Renew & Protect Your Skin with These Three Ingredients
These three ingredients, which are used extensively in Plant Essentials facial and body products, are among the most important skincare remedies you could possibly use on your skin. So just what is so great about Calendula, Rosehip & Avocado?
Calendula has been used medicinally for centuries. Traditionally, it has been used to treat conjunctivitis, eczema, minor burns including sunburns, warts, and minor injuries such as sprains and wounds. It has also been used to treat cramps & coughs. Calendula has a high content of flavonoids, chemicals that act as anti-oxidants in the body. Anti-oxidants are thought to protect body cells from damage caused by a chemical process called oxidation. Oxidation produces oxygen free radicals, natural chemicals that may suppress immune function.
The astringency of Rosehip oil makes it a valuable addition in our products. It has the ability to help regenerate new skin cells. This can be used to treat scars, acne & burns. While it is an astringent, it does not dry out the skin; actually it helps to rehydrate it, keeping the moisture in. Drinking rose hip tea daily will also benefit your skin. Rose hips have a high vitamin A content. Vitamin A is commonly referred to as the "skin vitamin". It helps to regenerate skin cells, healing wounds and scars. It also helps to keep the skin elastic and nourished. This will not only prevent wrinkles, but can actually help to minimize any that have already appeared.
Avocados are packed with antioxidants. These antioxidants help protect against free radical damage. Free radicals are compounds that have can speed up the aging process. Avocados also help provide nourishment for the skin and give it a healthy glow. Not only are avocados packed with healthy nutrients, but they can also help the body absorb the nutrients that are found in other foods. There was a study done where participants were asked to eat salad. One group of participants ate a regular salad while the other group ate a salad that contained avocados. The results of the study showed that the subjects who ate their salads with avocados absorbed five times more carotenoids. This is to be expected as fats help the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins and other nutrients, so it is ideal to include a small amount of "good fats" with every meal.
Add Rosehips, Avocados and Calendula to your internal & external diets to improve the condition of your skin today.
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