A natural compound, found naturally in the skin of fish especially wild salmon is called DMAE or Dimethylaminoethanol. It is especially well known for providing excellent collagen support to outermost layers of skin. DMAE or Dimethylaminoethanol helps to tighten the skin providing a firmer skin reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Next we have a natural acid, Alpha Lipoid Acid, which is a very potent antioxidant that eliminates free radicals. Free radicals are one of the primary factors in the aging of skin and breakdown of skin elasticity. You can actually take Alpha Lipoid Acid internally as a skin supplement or apply externally. This wonderful natural acid dramatically improves the skin’s appearance very quickly and visible results are evident within weeks. Well it is great for the skin this is for sure. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and is proven to increase the production and synthesis of collagen.
In skin care it also protects the skin from sun damage, and even helps reverse the damaging effects that the sun has on the skin. This does not mean that a sunscreen can be abandoned but rather products that contain Vitamin C will actually be more likely to be able to neutralize free radicals. Vitamin C can be included in any skin care type product. Lastly in my article I’d like to mention ,b>Retinol a natural form of Vitamin A. Retinol is excellent in skin care products that are aimed to regenerate and rejuvenate skin. It is especially effective on sensitive skin since it does not cause redness or peeling. So many that is fantastic for the skin. Natural oils used as a base in skin care should be cold pressed. The most beneficial plant oils like rosehip, borage and evening primrose oils are polyunsaturated, which means they oxidise and go rancid fairly quickly about 6 months so some natural products actually use synthetic preservatives and a natural preservative for example could be wheat germ oil.
Some common natural ‘safe’ ingredients you may see listed are Aloe vera, purified water, coldpressed oils such as jojoba, safflower, sweet almond, olive oil and so on, herbal extracts, nongmo lecithin, calendula, essential oils of various types, cocoa butter, shea butter, beeswax, clays, dpanthenol and of course the other ingredients mentioned earlier to name a few. Finally we suggest you avoid skin care products that contain the following mineral oils, petrolatum, propylene glycol, parabens, and phthalates.Proper skin care does not have to be complex, expensive or time consuming. These 5 essential principals will go a long way towards helping you keep your skin looking its best. Of course, some people have more severe skin conditions and they should always consult a dermatologist for professional advice.