Ladies beware! Your skin has a new enemy: inflammaging.
Actually, it’s an old enemy. It’s always existed. We’re just discovering it now (typical!).
What the heck is inflammaging?
Inflammaging describes the aging process caused by inflammation. Inflammation produces free radicals and decreases the amount of elastin and collagen in your body, making skin sag and causing wrinkles.
By the way, I’m not talking about acute inflammation here (you know, when your skin is all red and swollen, and itches like crazy). That can cause inflammaging, though. Together with unprotected sun exposure, a sugar-rich diet, pollution, smoking, irritating skincare products – all the usual suspects, basically.
No, inflammaging is so bad because it’s sneaky. It occurs on a cellular level, so you never see it happening. And did I mention, it’s chronic, too?
But, most importantly, how do you fight it? Several ways:
- Wear sunscreen every day
- Eat a healthy and balanced diet (sugar is allowed – in moderation!)
- Don’t smoke
- Use skincare products with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients, like Beuti Skincare Beuty Sleep Elixir.
What’s Beuti Skincare Beauty Sleep Elixir And How Can It Help?
Beuti Skincare Beauty Sleep Elixir sounds like something that helps you sleep, doesn’t it? And the lavender scent can help with that. Thankfully, though, only the tiniest drop of lavender oil was added here, because lavender can be irritating, and would defeat the whole purpose of using this elixir otherwise.
No, this elixir is actually a facial oil you can use at any time of the day or night. Actually, it’s a blend of natural oils (a whooping 14!), all of which have antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Let’s just mention those that make up the bulk of the formula, or we’ll be here till tomorrow, shall we?
- Green tea seed oil: one of my favourite oils, it’s a rich source of fatty acids. It moisturizes skin, fights free radicals, and soothes irritations and sun damage.
- Chia seed oil: it’s a source of antioxidants, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids, which have powerful moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Bitter cheery seed oil: it contains lots of moisturizing fatty acids that make skin super soft, and vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that busts free radicals, too.
- Strawberry seed oil: another oil rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, it helps prevent premature wrinkles and soothe inflammation.
My Personal Experience And Opinion
As much as I love facial oils, I’m always worried they won’t agree with my combination skin and will make me breakout. This time, I shouldn’t have worried. I use two to three drops on my dry cheeks and just the one on my oily t-zone, and so far it hasn’t caused even the slightest pimple.
Its oily texture is rich but lightweight, so it sinks into the skin pretty quickly. If you hate oils that leave a greasy feel on your skin, you’ll love this one. Of course, it feels a bit greasy at first (it’s an oil, after all!), but that feeling is gone within a couple of minutes – on my dry cheeks even sooner!
It doesn’t make a mess, either. The small, cute bottle comes with a pump applicator that releases just the right amount of product you need for each application.
You can choose when to apply it. In the morning, to brighten skin on those no-makeup makeup days. Under makeup, to help it go on smoothly and keep skin soothed and moisturized throughout the day. Or at night, before you go to bed (so it can do the same job while you sleep).
Either way, it leaves my skin velvety soft. I kid you not. I don’t remember the last time my skin was this soft. Of course, it also helps to soothe skin and prevent aging, but those results can’t be seen in a few weeks. Still, the science’s solid. Omega-3 and antioxidants are proven to help fight inflammation.
That’s why I made this oil part of my regular skincare routine. Being a beauty blogger, it’s rare for me to use something after I’ve reviewed it. I just give it to friends and move onto the next shiny thing. This one, I’ll keep using till the last drop, you can be sure of that.