For most of us, when we think about the coconut palm, we envision faraway, exotic locations with sun-bleached sand and clear, inviting waters. What some may not know is that from the palm tree’s large fruits we can extract what is now a rising star in the natural beauty world: coconut oil. Among its many uses, this oil is particularly helpful in the natural treatment of mature skin by reputedly reducing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles through gentle, irritation-free methods.
A few things you may find interesting about this unique oil:
Vitamin E: Coconut oil contains significant quantities of this vitamin, which is essential for healthy skin growth and keeping skin smooth and crack-free. It is also reputed to prevent aging and wrinkling of skin, as it has good antioxidant properties.
Proteins: This oil is rich in proteins,which keeps skin youthful, healthy and rejuvenated.
Healing Properties: Containing antifungal and antibacterial properties, coconut oil may aid in the healing of damaged skin.
For effective treatment against wrinkles, find a gentle, all-natural moisturizer containing coconut oil, such as Snowy Owl Cove’s Driftwood Face Cream, and gently pat it onto skin before bed.
Snowy Owl Cove’s Morning Dew and Owl Eyes Under Eye Serums
At some point, we’ve all spent more time obsessing over our complexions in the mirror than we’d like to admit. You’ve probably noticed that the skin around your eyes differs from the thicker, slightly tougher skin on the rest of your face. Skin in the area around your eyes is indeed more thin, more delicate, and more sensitive than the rest of your face and should be treated as such. When choosing an under eye moisturizer, it’s important to be selective and mindful of the ingredients to maximize soothing capabilities and minimize irritation. Try keeping the following tips in mind:
For the best wrinkle prevention, women should start using under eye moisturizers in their early 20’s. Even if aging is not visible, keeping skin hydrated will put you one step ahead in combating fine lines later in life.
Gels or serums are often preferable consistencies for under eye moisturizers, as delicate skin in the eye area readily absorbs substances and does not necessarily require heavy creams or lotions.
To reduce puffiness and dark circles, look for natural ingredients such as soy peptides that plump skin by improving circulation to the under eye area.
If you’re looking to tighten sagging skin, try finding ingredients such as avocado seed oil, which is reputed to promote collagen production in skin.
For maximum efficacy, look for eye moisturizers suitable for day and night use. A separate moisturizer for night-time use is important, as skin absorbs products more effectively at rest.
When applying under eye moisturizer, simply dab a small amount on skin using your ring finger (which is the weakest finger and won’t stress the skin) in a semi-circular motion under each eye, then gently pat skin until product is absorbed. Be careful to keep the product out of your eyes, as it may cause irritation!
Above all, remember that if you treat sensitive under eye skin as delicately as possible, it will reflect your time and care!