"What leads us will be what we find."
- Alan Singer
The incense rejuvenates, the Pelargonium roseum smoothes the fine wrinkles. Or which oils have a special relationship with our skin?
The skin is the largest organ in the body.
Regardless of our age, fresh and well-groomed skin is an integral part of striving to look optimal and feel beautiful. In fact, we often forget that the skin is not just an outer shell, it is an organ and the largest organ in the human body.In addition to protecting muscles and all other underlying structures, as well as the water in them, it is our connection with the environment, plays a significant role in immunity, regulates temperature, protects from ultraviolet rays, microorganisms, pathogens, serves as a receptor for the senses , is related to the synthesis of vitamin D and more, and more...
Everything we put on our skin can end up in the body.
We know that the skin has the ability to absorb, ie. through it we can absorb various substances. In recent years, there has been talk of earlier puberty, hormonal changes and related problems in both sexes. We know that chemicals and so-called endocrine disruptors are all around us - in plastics, furniture, paints, fabric etc. The fewer unfamiliar ingredients in the products we consume, the better.
The simplest rule, if we can not navigate all sorts of substances such as preservatives and others, it is of great help to be careful what we use on the skin and avoid what we do not know.
With the clear awareness that health and beauty inside and out are closely linked, we can turn to nature and at the same time take care of its well-being.
Essential oils with a special affinity for the skin include those of incense,Pelargonium roseum, chamomile (German), myrrh, sandalwood, carrot seed, lyceum and of course lavender. For today I have chosen to focus on only two of them.
Or Pelargonium graveolens- balances, soothes and lifts. Ideal oil for perfectionists who want to reconnect with themselves. It can help women for their femininity and inner peace. It has an astringent effect, has a healing, deodorizing, deeply nourishing properties for the skin, can help minimize fungal activity. Added to shampoo (one drop to the amount) or added to conditioner or body oil soothes puffy or reddened skin, moisturizes and stimulates the body's natural cleansing forces.
Incense essential oil (Boswellia carterii)
Hippocrates, the most famous physician in ancient Greece, used incense to treat wounds, stomach and digestive problems and respiratory diseases. As a skin care, incense essential oil is recommended for healing wounds, dry and mature skin, scars, wrinkles, swollen and bleeding gums, ulcers and more. The cosmetics industry offers some products containing incense, as it is believed that it prevents wrinkles and provides optimal skin care. One of the most important areas of action of incense is the nervous system, excellent for nervous tension and exhaustion, and as we know, nervous tension has a direct impact on the health of all organs of the body, including the skin.
And since there is no talk of essential oils and aromatherapy, without reminding the safety rules - do an allergy test, mandatory especially for people with sensitive skin and a history of allergies. The test is done for each individual essential oil, as 1-2 drops are dissolved in a little base oil, the mixture is applied to the elbow joint and left to stand for 24 hours. You can cover with adhesive tape. Watch for irritation or redness.
When you start a new routine, keep in mind that the skin is renewed in about a month, so give it time to adapt to natural ingredients, to clear the accumulated and then you can already appreciate the effect of the natural gifts.
Once we start understanding Nature, Nature starts helping us back. So #liveincooperationwithnature and enjoy all the benefits of the most ancient relationship - human and Nature. ❤
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