The Best Skin Moisturizer

By admin On October 6, 2011 Under Therapies

Watered Down

Whether it is for facial fitness or the rest of the body, many moisturizers come up against the same problem when it comes to keeping the skin moist and supple.  Like water, they basically dilute the skin’s natural moisturizing substances.  These substances attract water to the skin.  But when we add things to our skin to moisturize it, we basically end up disturbing their natural function.  And the result is skin that is dryer than before we applied anything.

As we age, our system stops producing as much oil.  Sebum, the oily substance that protects and makes the skin’s machinery work smoothly, is in shorter and shorter supply.  So our skin gets dry and wrinkled.

An Oily Solution

The best solution for this problem is to give our skin what it lacks-oil.  The best way to do this is to consume it in our food.  Fish, nuts, and seeds excel at delivering these crucial substances into our bodies.  The trouble is that our skin doesn’t have first priority on those nutrients.  If they don’t all get appropriated for other body needs along the way, you will see a difference in your skin.

The only way to ensure that this happens is to apply these oils right onto your skin.

First Things First

But before we get carried away rubbing oil on our skin, we should make sure that we are eating the foods that can help us from the inside out.  Here are some of the essentials:

  • Flaxseed is a source of essential fatty acids (EFAs) that aren’t produced in the body.  It is best when ground fresh daily as the oil goes rancid rapidly.
  • Fish are rich in long chain essential fatty acids found to tend to our health in a litany of ways.
  • Olives and Olive Oil encourages a soft, glowing complexion and sustains elasticity of skin.
  • Avocado softens and rejuvenates the skin.  Found to increase collagen in the body.
  • Vitamin E is a great moisturizer, inside and out.  It is fat soluble and protects the skin as a powerful antioxidant.  Almonds and sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E.

Pour It On!

Once we have our internal base covered, we can focus on our exterior.  With the exception of fish, any of the oils listed above belong on the skin too.  Making our own mixture, depending on our knowledge about ourselves, our intuition, and our preferences, is the best way.  All of the oils listed here are excellent by themselves or in synergy with the others.

A Few More

Here are a few more oils that are excellent as skin moisturizers but not usually eaten as part of the meal menu:

  • Jojoba is a wax ester instead of an oil.  It has notable healing properties.  Because its chemical structure is similar to sebum, it penetrates and mixes well with the skin’s own sebum.  It also nurtures the skin, regenerates cells, kills bacteria, degreases oily skin, combats skin disease, and reduces wrinkles.
  • Safflower oil is extraordinarily compatible with the skin and therefore easily absorbed.  Renown for improving skin elasticity.  There is no other oil with a higher percentage of linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid.  Take a soup spoon of it daily, directly or in a smoothie.
  • Organic hemp seed oil has a 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids that seamlessly fits the body’s needs.  It soaks in deep and fast to resolve dry or oily skin.
  • Lavender Essential Oil is great for most skin problems, whether it is dry skin, acne, burns, allergies, plant and insect stings, wrinkles etc.  If this essential oil is not desirable scent wise, there are many other essential oils that are dynamic skin healers.


It is better to apply oil just before bedtime.  If the greasy feel of it is objectionable, you can apply it in the shower (best with a spray bottle) and then rinse it off.  After you have rinsed the oil off a bit, you can towel dry.  Enough will remain to make a big difference.  Of course, if you are only concerned with the challenges of facial fitness, you can just put it on and go to bed.

How could it be so simple?

That is perhaps what we all wonder about many things in our lives. Sometimes we let life get too complicated even when we all know that the simple things of life are the best.

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