Healthy skin requires healthy skin cells. And a cell’s health is dependent on its supply of nutrients. Massaging dilates the blood vessels; thereby bettering the blood circulation; which allows more nutrients to be carried to the cells.
This makes the cells healthier; while also promoting generation of new ones, aiding in healing of tissues. This helps delay sign of aging, which is result of lower cell turnover rate and damaged tissues.
Massaging also increases the lymphatic (liquid) flow; helping in flushing out of toxins, as well as reducing puffiness. It also allows moisturizers and other nutrients to penetrate deeper into the skin. And thus grants a soft, supple and glowing skin.
The extract of Santalum album, known as sandalwood oil, is popular as a skin lightening agent, due to its ability to lighten and reduce marks from acne, pigmentation, freckles and under eye circles. It is also often used to reduce the appearance of fine lines because it is known to be able to tighten skin.
When used over oily skin, it shrinks the pores, while when used over dry skin, it hydrates it. It can also be used over sensitive skin types since it can reduce inflammation and irritation. It can also be used as an anti septic over boils and pimples to keep them uninfected.
Silver dust is basically silver itself; but in a very finely ground state. So, just like silver it exhibits skin rejuvenating and nourishing properties. It promotes the healing of burns, rashes and wounds. This is because of it being an essential nutrient to assist re-growth of skin cells.
Even the most sensitive of skins can be taken care of by silver. It is a cooling, and thus soothing agent; that can effectively calm skin that is irritated or stressed out. Also its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties help against a number of skin infections; even including acne.
Manjistha has for long been used to cleanse the skin off infections and diseases. It has proven effective as a remedy against acne, and problems associated with oozing and edema. It accelerates the healing of skin tissues; and helps wounds, ulcers and burns heal faster; without scar formation.
Even pigmentation anomalies, like freckles and discoloration, are helped by this herb. Plus it also reduces itching and calms inflammation of the skin. It is a great skin rejuvenator that not only makes the skin radiant, but also adds a beautiful red tinge to it.
Of these, Vitamin C also is a mild exfoliant and toner. It helps in the removal of dead cells and impurities from the skin surface. It unclogs and tightens the skin pores. It also helps maintain the skin’s pH level, and reduces oiliness. This makes it effective against problems like acne and blackheads. Even Vitamin A is known to be effective in treating oily skin, acne and blackheads.
Apart from this, Vitamin A is known to promote healing of wounds and treat pigmentation disorders. And Vitamin C, with its mild bleaching capability helps in lightening of skin tone, as well as lightening of marks, scars and blemishes.
Both Vitamins A and C are powerful anti-oxidants or anti-aging substances. They scavenge free radicals in our body, which are responsible for skin’s aging. Furthermore, they stimulate the regeneration of cells; as well as enhance collagen production, which is a necessary skin protein. These activities help lessen the depth or fading of wrinkles; delay signs of aging of the skin, including wrinkles and sagging; as well as help maintain the elasticity of the skin.
Vitamins A and E also help in minimizing the skin-damage induced by exposure to UV rays. Vitamin C further protects skin from future UV damage as well.
Lecithin, Vitamins A and E, proteins and essential fatty acids, all make wheat-germ oil a beneficial skin-care substance. They not only help in delaying premature aging (wrinkles etc); but also help repair burns, UV-damaged and scar tissues. This is because, being anti-oxidants, they stimulate the re-growth of cells.
Sourced from the embryo of wheat kernel’s seed; this oil is a soothing agent for rashes and burns. It hydrates dry skin and even helps reduce inflammation. It also improves the health and texture of the skin, by stimulating blood circulation; and thus improving the nutrient supply to the cells.