We’re all well aware that in order to keep our body healthy, we have to include vegetable oils to our diet. They are rich in fatty acids, irreplaceable ones in particular. These are crucial to our health because they are involved in many processes of the body. In terms of skin, the lack of those fats lead to great dryness, inflammation. The body does not produce irreplaceable acids itself, we have to acquire them with food. And to keep the skin healthy, we have to follow the same principle – to feed the skin with oils. This is one of the most important skincare steps.
Oils are structurally very similar to the sebum our skin produces, so they are an ideal skin food. The vigorousness of the skin depends highly on the activity of its cells – can they synthesise lipids (fats), ceramides and other biological substances. Fatty acids, which are abundant in oils, contribute to preserving the moisture of the skin (by strengthening the barrier function), they nourish it (by enhancing the synthesis of the lipids), they also maintain the elasticity of the skin and reduce inflammation. When we use oils we keep our skin nourished, strong and supple, we prevent it from possible inflammatory reactions.
We need to have in mind that with age our skin becomes less powerful, therefore, it is able to produce less of that much needed fat. As a result, it starts losing radiance and moisture. Dryness and dullness of the skin are signals of it asking for some help – certain efforts to restore the healthy balance of skin fats.
It has been proven that when we massage oil mixture into the skin it is absorbed directly into the upper layers of the epidermis, where oil begins restoring the skin’s barrier function. In most cases, even after a few sessions, the glow of the skin can be seen slowly returning. The lipid barrier experiences all sorts of damage on a daily basis, so it’s important to take care of it constantly.
We understand that the processes which take place in the invisible layers of the skin are truly important. That is why ecological blends of vegetable oils, essential oils and plant extracts are at the core of You & Oil products. Rich in fatty acids, vitamins, active substances that are capable of penetrating deeper layers of the skin and necessary for the synthesis of epidermal lipids and phospholipids of membranes, these compositions regulate vital processes of the skin and let it keep its moisture, thus slowing down the aging. A drop of essential oil contains a strong concentration of active substances collected by the plant, which then works its way into the deeper layers. That’s why ecological plant and essential oils are the necessary food for your skin.