Realistic Wrinkle Relief
By Paul Pluss,
CEO – Jurassic Secret Emu Oil Products
It is amazing the amount of damage people do to their skin every day. In the attempt to look good they expose themselves to skin cancer, damage their skin through rough cleansing treatments and then make things worse by smothering it with petrolatum based skin care products. The short-term effect may result in “looking good”, but they wind up with long term skin damage.
Getting wrinkles may be a fact of life, but the
process can be slowed through better skin care.
As we age, the skin thins and looses its elasticity.
Emu oil fights this by supplying the critical fatty acids required for
skin and tissue nutrition while reducing inflammation. Studies have
shown that emu oil can help fight wrinkles by actually thickening the skin.
Here at Jurassic Secret we recommend eight steps to long-term healthy
skin and wrinkle reduction.
1. Sun protection. The collagen fibers are the skin’s structural protein and they can be damaged by even small amounts of ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) radiation. The damage results in the development of excessive amounts of elastin, the protein that causes tissue to stretch. In addition to wrinkles, exposure to these rays will cause damage leading to lower immunity against infections and other skin disorders, including cancer. Wear an appropriate sunscreen to protect against the damage caused by ultraviolet rays. Wearing sunglasses will help you avoid developing squint lines (aka crow’s feet). In the event you become sunburned, apply pure emu oil as soon as possible. The fatty acid composition of emu oil is similar to that of human skin and can help prevent peeling and blistering.
2. Quit smoking. Beneath your skin is a network of capillaries that supply oxygen and nutrients to the skin. Smoking destroys this network. Also, you wind up with “puff lines” around the lips from the repetitive action of smoking. If giving up tobacco is not an option for you – apply additional pure emu oil around your lips each night before bed and use Jurassic Secret Moisturizing Face Cream on top of that.
3. Reduce/Avoid alcohol. Have you ever wondered why Alcohol, when applied to a wound, hurts? Because it is killing skin cells along with any bacteria. Ever wake up feeling really dry after drinking too much the night before? Whether ingested or applied directly to the skin in toners, alcohol dries tissues. Unless you have really, really oily skin, applying toners is not necessary. If you must use a “toner”, there is no need in purchasing an expensive “name brand”; plain old isopropyl alcohol is fine.
Wash gently. Avoid coarse washcloths, scrubbing pads or rough bath brushes
as well as skin cleansers with grainy abrasives and high alcohol content.
Continued use of “rough cleaning” is associated with the tendency of
the top layers of skin to pull away from the deeper layers, making the skin
prone to wrinkles. Instead use a soft washcloth; warm water and a gentle emu oil
soap. Using a soft washcloth or
sponge with a mild, all natural soap such as Jurassic Secret Emu Oil Soap will
moisturize and rehydrate the skin while gently cleaning.
Pat dry. You should
never get in the habit of rubbing your skin dry because of the potential damage
you could cause the skin layers over the years.
Body: After bathing apply a
skin lotion such as Jurassic Secret Hand and Body Lotion.
It helps to flatten the skin cells and hold in moisture, which in turn
makes wrinkles less visible. Pay
special attention to the neck and chest area, and the hands.
Use Clean Makeup.
Makeup is not required to provide an expiration date, but that does not
mean the product has not gone bad. Exposure
to air, water or your skin oil will cause products to break down more quickly.
Liquid foundation, for example, usually has a shelf life of 3 to 6 months
while a powder foundation will last over a year.
Be cautious what you apply to your face and dispose of products that have
begun to deteriorate. Click here to see a
general list of expiration times for makeup products.
Use Clean Tools. We all know to wash our hands, but what about those cosmetic
brushes? They can carry bacteria
and germs too! Like hairbrushes,
these should be cleaned at least twice a month.
Using a mild liquid dish detergent or a baby shampoo, soak the brushes
for about 10 minutes. Rinse well
and blot the excess moisture with a towel.
Stand the brushes up on their handles in a glass or toothbrush holder
until completely dry before using.
Whether you are
interested in maintaining youthful, healthy skin or need restorative help, these
common sense steps and emu oil can help.