Here is blog post number two – this is a bit more about how I help to make people’s skin better.
People always ask me how I make my products; it’s a bit like making a cake, get a load of excellent quality ingredients, put them together in the right way and bingo, the end result is a really good product. But how do I know what ingredients to use – well trial and error plays a part, but good research also helps. Avocado oil is one of the ingredients in my world famous “Organic Scratchy Balm”. Why? I hear you ask! Read on…
Avocado oil helps faster healing and delivers amazing skin quality because it penetrates the skin well, i.e. it really sinks in getting right down the lower levels of your skin. It contains naturally occurring things that regenerate skin: Vitamin A, D and E are all involved in skin cell growth and regeneration.
Vitamin A and E are antibacterial and anti-inflammatory so they help wounds and damaged skin heal quickly and prevent scarring. For this reason they are great for itchy and dry skin. Even broken and weeping eczema can tolerate avocado because of the antimicrobial layer it will leave on the skin: it will help to stop your skin getting infected.
– Vitamin E is also known to protect skin cells from free radicals (what causes your skin to deteriorate)
– Vitamin A is useful in neutralizing the harmful elements in our skin.
Studies have shown that using avocado oil on your skin can reduce age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin A and D promote collagen production (collagen increases skin strength and elasticity). It makes it amazing at healing skin that may be damaged or have prematurely aged by eczema.
Avocado oil is a great source of lecithin, a fatty acid that acts as an emulsifier and moisturiser. When rubbed into the skin, lecithin forms a protective covering on your skin’s surface, stopping more moisture loss due to wind and climate damage. There is evidence that using avocado oil on the skin helps to block the rays of the sun and therefore protects skin from getting destroyed from sun heat. Avocado oil is also high in sterolin which is a skin softener which makes it perfect for using on psoriasis, as well as eczema.
So you see, all these absolutely amazing naturally occurring elements exist in nature, there is no need for synthetic chemicals
Of course, I only use organic avocado oil which means they are grown without the use of any preservatives or chemicals, because you don’t want to be accidentally rubbing them into your skin.
So there you go, that’s why I use avocado oil. The secret is how I combine it with a number of other 100% natural ingredients to make it work even better.
Hop over to www.lj-natural.com to see more about my gorgeous organic natural hand-made skincare.
Thanks for reading.