The cooking-based oils you use in your kitchen not only in the cold winter, but also throughout the year can play a dual role in promoting and keeping your skin healthy.
Vegetable oil and nut oil like coconut
Oil red flowers or sunflowers, extra virgin olives, almonds or avocados are not only healthy when eaten internally, but also very effective in replenishing, moisturizing and protecting the skin when applied locally.
These oils are often present in natural skin care products where their unique features and benefits are often combined to enhance or enhance the effectiveness of the product.
In order to get the best results I always recommend using these oils as the main base of the product, because you can achieve it without exposing yourself or the environment to harmful toxins found in products made from petroleum or synthetic ingredients
Keep in mind that the oil that is most similar to skin natural oil (sebum)
Are products that have the best effect on your skin and overall health.
They also tend to be more stable and have a much longer shelf life than most other oils.
Sebum, the natural oil of your body, is secreted by your oil glands (
, Usually located at the root of each hair and elsewhere in the whole body.
This oil is very important for skin health.
It softens and lubricate the skin and hair to prevent the skin from drying and cracking.
Microbial properties that protect the skin from infection and injury. Many factors (
For example, live in a dry or windy climate or a place with a high altitude)
It can cause the skin to be too dry, and the sebum you secrete is simply not enough to do the job and requires an extra moisturizer.
In the same way, excessive activity leads to excessive greasy sebum glands (and acne-prone)
The skin can sometimes be a sign of a lack of oil in the body. As counter-
If your body does not get enough essential fatty acids (EFAs)
From food or supplements, it can be over-reacted
Produce and secrete sebum to offset the potential damage or damage that this defect may cause to the skin.
All grease (Including sebum)
It consists of molecules called fatty acids.
There are two ways to classify these fatty acids.
The first is based on saturated fat.
Unsaturated fat (
Single saturation and multi saturation).
The other is a classification system based on molecular size or the length of the carbon chain in each fatty acid.
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Fatty acids are usually composed of long chains of carbon atoms with hydrogen atoms attached.
So the oil can be short.
Chain fatty acids (SCFA), medium-
Chain fatty acids (MCFA), or long-
Chain fatty acids (LCFA).
Sebum contains medium-chain fatty acids in the form of medium-chain triacid gan oil (MCTs)
Therefore, the oil composed of MCFAs is the most similar to sebum.
The two oils with the most abundant antioxidants and similar sebum are freshly squeezed coconut and EVOO (
Extra virgin olive oil)
That's why they are so good in their skin care ingredients and the main reason to look for high-quality natural lotions, creams and cleaners.
The following is a brief summary of each article: 1.
Coconut oil: fat like no other coconut oil has excellent antioxidant properties that protect the skin from free radicals.
In addition to its highly moisturizing properties, it helps to maintain the strength and softness of the connected tissue so that the skin does not sag and wrinkles.
In some cases, it can even restore damaged or sick skin.
Although the coconut oil directly applied to the skin does not have any direct antibacterial effect, when bacteria are always present on the skin, the glycerin triacid ester of coconut oil becomes free fatty acid (
Like a sebum)
The result is an increase in the number of antimicrobial fatty acids on the skin, which provides protection against infection.
With a coconut oil
You can quickly help re-use based on cream, lotion or pure coconut oil
Establish a natural antibacterial and acid barrier for the skin.
Once, due to the high saturated fat content of coconut oil, it was mistakenly considered unhealthy (a whopping 92%)
But now we know that the fat in coconut oil is unique.
Different from other fats.
There are many healthy features.
As saturated fat mainly composed of medium chain fatty acids (
Also known as Media
Chain fatty acid or MCTs)
Coconut oil is more likely to be metabolized, not easily oxidized, and does not cause harmful free radical damage like unsaturated vegetable oil.
This is true for both intake and local application.
Because coconut oil can help reduce chronic skin inflammation in a few days, it has soothing and healing effects on wounds, blood blisters, rashes, etc.
It is also an excellent ingredient in the treatment of ointment and ointment. 2.
Olive oil: of all natural oils, mother nature's biggest beauty secret, the chemical composition of olive oil is most similar to that of sebum, which makes it have a strong affinity with human skin.
It is completely safe, easy to absorb, with excellent penetration capability in the well
Including phenol (vitamin E), beta-carotene (vitamin A)
, Plant steroids (
Including quercetin skin and squalene)
And phenol compounds.
Each 10 grams of olive oil contains up to 5 mg of antioxidants, 1. 6 mg or 2. 3 IU (
Vitamin E per tablespoon.
This effective combination of antioxidants can neutralize free radicals (
Exposure to unstable molecules produced in environments such as cigarette smoke, pollution, alcohol, radiation and trans fat oxidation)
Including sunburned skin
In addition, olive oil has a natural ability to target skin cells on the top layer of the skin, which can stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastic protein
The skin is encouraged to be firmer and healthier.
Olive oil is rich in moisturizers and can go a long way.
Today, most of the commercial skin care products in the United States are made of unsaturated oil, which will quickly oxidized and deteriorated, causing free radical damage to the skin.
So choose your oil wisely.
For the best safety and effectiveness, the oil you use on your skin, whether it is the main ingredient in your product or the oil used separately, all should be certified organic, raw and unprocessed or minimum processed, as the latter destroys most of the nutritional value of the oil and increases the likelihood of rancidity.
Whether the oil is used for internal consumption, for local applications, or both.