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Using Emu Oil and Wrinkles: Your Secret to Natural Skin Care
Emu oil has many benefits for your skin. But what about using emu oil and wrinkles? Can this healthy oil really stop wrinkles and fine lines from appearing? Read on to find out more….
Poor lonely wrinkles. Like an uninvited guest to a party, everyone wants them to leave. As we age, our skin can create free radicals. These wayward oxygen molecules are normally removed by antioxidants and your skin’s natural cleansing process. If your skin cells can’t make enough antioxidants these free radicals damage skin proteins in the dermis layer, causing inflammation.
Toss in plenty of sun exposure and effects of gravity and you get sagging skin and wrinkles. And once that wrinkle appears you may want to do something to minimize them so they’re less noticeable.
Do Anti-wrinkle Creams Work?
Walk into the cosmetics section at any department store and you’ll find lots of products promising to erase fine lines and wrinkles.
Most dermatologists agree that the number one product to prevent skin damage and premature wrinkles is sunscreen.
A good sunscreen should block both UVA and UVB rays and have a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. Not only will sunscreen prevent wrinkles, it will also reduce your risk for skin cancer. Incidentally, animal studies found krill oil can reduce the incidence of skin cancer by up to 50%.
You can buy skin care products that may improve the look of your skin and help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. These products may contain antioxidants, collagen, vitamins and other natural and man-made ingredients.
Most of these products try to replace substances or provide nutrients that your skin may need to help it look younger and healthier.
The following facts may help convince you about the benefits of emu oil and wrinkles treatment.
Age-proof Your Skin with Emu Oil
Keeping your skin moist and elastic is essential for the prevention of dry, aging skin.
Emu oil is rich in essential fatty acids, including omega 3, 6 and 9. Studies showed emu oil is anti-bacterial, hypo-allergenic and naturally non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores).
Applying emu oil to your skin allows the essential fatty acids to penetrate the epidermal layers of the skin, down to the basal layer where it can enhance new cell growth.
Scientists believe the hyper-oxygenation of the fatty acid esters contained in emu oil may increase local blood flow in the areas it’s applied, thereby increasing the healing process, slowing down the aging process and in some cases, may even reverse it.
Since emu oil’s ingredients are so similar to our skin’s fatty acids, it may make it highly compatible and the ideal substance to use for nourishing and promoting healthy skin growth.
More benefits of emu oil and why it’s good for your skin:
- May reduce anti-inflammatory chemicals in your skin.
- Penetrates deep into the skin increasing skin thickness by 50%.
- Highly compatible with human skin and may lower the risk for allergic reactions.
- Accelerates wound healing and skin cell renewal.
- Won’t clog pores (non-comedogenic).
Many people have found emu oil improves the texture and smoothness of their skin. In fact, the Aborigines of Australia used this oil for hundreds of years to help moisturize and protect their skin from the hot Australian sun.
How to Use Emu Oil to Prevent Wrinkles
I found that the best time to use emu oil is right after washing your face. While the skin is still damp, apply emu oil to the areas that need treating.
You may find the emu oil absorbs rapidly as the skin ‘soaks up’ the essential fatty acids and other skin-nourishing ingredients.
I found it’s better to use only a few drops as too much oil will leave the skin feeling ‘greasy’. Emu oil also makes a great under-the-eye moisturizer and for treating small dry patches of skin.
Here’s another way to prevent wrinkles with emu oil and copper peptides, an exciting new discovery anti-aging and skin renewal science.
I believe combining emu oil and wrinkle prevention is natural skin care at its best. You’re not using any petroleum by-products or preservatives and you’re providing your skin with the essential fatty acids it needs to enhance new cell growth.
Click here and research more emu oils for your skin!
Promotion of second intention wound healing by emu oil lotion: comparative results with furasin, polysporin, and cortisone. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. 1998 Dec;102(7):2404-7.
Anti-inflammatory activity and healing-promoting effects of topical application of emu oil on wound in scalded rats. Department of Burns, Nangfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515, China, 2005 Apr;25(4):407-10.
Science Meets Beauty: Using Medicine to Improve Appearances. FDA Consumer Magazine. Volume 38, Number 2, March-April 2004
Skin Layer picture courtesy of www.fda.gov