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Improve Your Skin’s Surface With Lightweight Oils

vine vera cosmetics Improve Your Skin's Surface With Lightweight Oils

We all know that skin dries out as we age, so it may seem like a no-brainer to assume the best way to fight aging is to apply the oiliest, thickest moisturizers to our moisture starved faces. And indeed, we have all heard the tales of someone’s grandmother who religiously applied petroleum jelly to her face nightly and never looked a day over 35. In fact, the lovely Marilyn Monroe was said to have generously applied layers of the stuff, but then again, Marilyn never did make it see how effective it was as a wrinkle fighter when things got serious.

However, regardless of Marilyn’s experience, or lack thereof, it seems like many women find thick moisturizers somewhat smothering, especially in the heat. For those who prefer lightweight oils, here are some that you might be worth checking out.

Moringa Oil
Moringa oil is derived from Moringa seeds and is rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Regular users will be rewarded with a glowing complexion without the greasy build-up of a heavier formula.

Tamanu Oil
Don’t let the thick consistency fool you. Tamanu oil penetrates the skin quickly and provides a full day of hydration when applied to damp skin. It also contains hydrating Omega fatty acid, known to promote the growth of healthy new cells, and its antioxidant properties can prevent wrinkles and sun damage.

Baobab Oil
Baobab oil traces its distinguished lineage to the baobab tree, responsible for producing fruit with the highest levels of antioxidants in the world. However, since the tree blooms but once a year, and only in the farthest reaches of Australia, Africa, and Madagascar, the oil tends to be on the pricey side. If you can get past the sticker shock, it may be well worth it. Baobab is similar to the oil our skin creates naturally and is rich in Vitamins A, D, E, and F and is known for keeping skin drying out without greasy build up.

vine vera cosmetics Improve Your Skin's Surface With Lightweight Oil

Jojoba Oil
You may know jojoba oil as being the closest oil to the oil our skin creates naturally, however, surprisingly, it is not an oil at all. According to aromatherapist and educator, Charlynn Avery, “Jojoba oil is not actually an oil, but a liquid wax, and it is considered universal in application. This means many different skin types can benefit.”

Argan Oil
Pure argan oil is often recommended for those with oily skin because of its high content of vitamin E and unsaturated fatty acids. Sources at Dermatology Review report that the oils help to control the production of sebum and contains antioxidants which remove damaged skin cells while increasing elasticity. It should be noted that those with nut allergies should proceed with caution when using argan oil, as it is derived from nuts of the Argania Spinosa tree.

Rose Hip Oil
While Rose hip oil is slightly heavier than the other oils on the list, it has a high amount of linoleic acid, which acne sufferers often have too little of, which makes it very effective for fighting breakouts. That along with its essential fatty acids and antioxidants is enough to qualify for any list of recommended skin care products.

What do you think? Are lightweight oils the way to go? Let us know which lightweight oils are among your favorites.

Vine Vera with Holiday Food Tips – VineVera Reviews

Thanksgiving time is here, and with this holiday comes immense amounts of glorious foods. When you are planning your dinner and dessert menu, thinking of your skin isn’t something that normally comes to mind. There are ways in which you can have great tasting food without lacking in flavor what-so-ever, while cutting down on the baddies such as salt and sugar, and incorporating ingredients that are more natural and fresh, yet full of flavor.

Vine Vera Cosmetics wants to help you maintain great skin throughout the holiday season. There are some foods which provoke problematic skin to act out, such as excessive oil production, and acne. These conditions can be completely tamed if we choose to change our diets and add more fresh, wholesome ingredients into the mix. Vine Vera shows you a few simple and easy changes you can make to ensure your skin is in good health.

Bottle of iodized table salt

Say Nay to Iodized Table Salt

Iodized salt is known to cause water retention and bloating, and who really wants to deal with that? With all of the cute new clothes you bought for fall, it would be a shame if you swelled to a size where you couldn’t wear them for a while. Salt is also known for exacerbating acne and blemish prone skin, and is better substituted for something more natural, such as sea salt. Sea salt is a natural compound derived for consumption in or on food. Being that it is non-iodized, there are some fantastic health benefits to swapping out your table salt for sea salt. Help control your acne prone skin and offer a healthier alternative to your guests. Chances are, they will never taste the difference!

  Beautiful pumpkin pie surrounded by mini pumpkins

Say Yes to Pumpkin

Pumpkin, believe it or not, has been known to do amazing things for your skin. It is loaded with Alpha Hydroxy Acids, which brighten and soften the skin, as well as increases and speeds up the skin cell regeneration process. So, feel free to serve a delicious pumpkin pie – although cutting back on the sugar content will be your best bet – and it will still taste fantastic! Try roasting pumpkin instead of using the canned kind to bring out its natural sweetness and make your dish more flavorful while cutting back on the added calories of extra sugar.

Gravy boat full of healthier grav

A Better Gravy

There’s nothing like mom’s homemade gravy, right? Well, you can make your own version of a Thanksgiving gravy while nixing the pan drippings, and using a low fat turkey stock instead! Use the amount of turkey stock you would normally use from the pan drippings, and make as you normally would. It tastes fabulous and also cuts down on fat content – and best of all, won’t cause blemishes, as would pan drippings. Amen to that!

While it can take a little bit of getting used to, making small changes in your holiday meal are the best thing you can do for your skin. By taking responsibility as to what goes into your body, you have the power to control what appears on your body. You can thank us later!