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Dry Skin Solutions with Serum vs. Lotion

There are times when I wonder 'Why is my skin so dry?' - you too?

The human body undergoes a natural process of dehydration as it ages. Intrinsic aging is the term used to describe the progressive deterioration that occurs with the passage of time, independent of external influences. It is an unavoidable aspect of life. From as early as the age of 20, the production of collagen in the skin decreases by approximately 1% per year. This gradual reduction contributes to the thinning and increased fragility of the skin over time. Additionally, the functioning of sweat and oil glands diminishes, and elastin production decreases, resulting in drier and less vibrant skin. Using serums and body oils, that are made with natural ingredients, can be a game changer in how we deal with this natural progression.

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Serum vs lotion your skin will be healthier

Extrinsic aging occurs in conjunction with intrinsic aging as a result of exposure to environmental factors such as sunlight, tobacco use, and pollution. Extrinsic aging manifests as thickening of the outermost layer of the skin (the cornified layer), and other changes such as the development of skin cancer, the formation of freckles and sunspots, and an accelerated loss of collagen and elastin. The combined effects of these processes give our skin a rough appearance, characterized by uneven tone, brown patches, thinning, and deep wrinkles.

Prevention is paramount in minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and maintaining healthy, vibrant skin. The most effective strategy is to prioritize natural skincare as soon as possible, ideally before the visible signs of aging become apparent. Consistent sun protection throughout the year is crucial, with the use of a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 35. Zinc- or titanium-based sunscreen products are preferable. It is also recommended to incorporate a vitamin-rich daily skin treatment, such as an anti-aging serum, into one's skincare routine after the age of 25. All of the oils that we make here at Zeeta Body contain nutritive herbs and oils that are perfect for this.

The application of herbal oils to our skin provides numerous benefits that contribute to a healthy and balanced complexion. Herbal oils (aka serums) have the ability to assist and encourage the natural oil production of our skin, which plays a vital role in maintaining the skin's barrier function.

The natural oils produced by our skin serve as a protective layer, shielding it from external stressors, preventing moisture loss, and supporting the skin's overall health. When the skin's natural oil production is encouraged with the use of serums vs lotions, it can help eliminate dryness, irritation, and a weakened barrier function.

Herbal oils offer a gentle and effective way to support the skin's natural oil production. They contain a rich blend of fatty acids, antioxidants, and bioactive compounds that nourish the skin, replenish its lipid content, and help regulate sebum production - yet another reason why serums help our skins health more than lotions can.

By using herbal oils regularly, we can promote a balanced oil production that keeps the skin hydrated, reduces inflammation, and enhances the skin's ability to protect itself against environmental stressors. Additionally, herbal oils possess antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, making them beneficial for managing skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

Incorporating herbal oils into our skincare routine can significantly contribute to a stronger, healthier, and more radiant complexion.

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