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Your skin is a living, breathing organ. It is your largest organ, and it needs the same level of care as other organs. It needs nourishment, hydration, sleep, oxygen and apparently lots of moisturizer. For thousands of years, Ayurveda has associated aging with “drying out.” Now western science is catching up. According to recent research, some of the systemic inflammation associated with chronic diseases of aging has been linked to — dry skin!
In a recent article, Mariana Lenharo documents the research going on at the University of California, San Francisco, and the links between dry skin and inflammation.The inflammation response is part of the body’s immune system and plays an important part in healing tissue damage and fighting viruses and bacteria. But chronic, low-level inflammation has been linked to common age-related degenerative conditions (like Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and cardiovascular disease). As you age, the skin barrier deteriorates, and is unable to keep the skin hydrated. So the skin sends out signals to the immune system to try and repair itself. Those signals, and the immune system’s response, creates systemic inflammation, which can lead to chronic disease.
This creates exciting possibilities. They found that if you improve skin function, you can reduce inflammation. Basically If you moisturize your skin, you can improve your health. And one of the most exciting findings is that treating even part of the skin has enough of an impact to make a difference.
So skin care is health care, and Ayurveda was right all along. Stay moisturized. Pick a body part and start with any of these great products:
Belly Mask, Belly Oil
Lip Serum, Lip Mask, Citrus Hand Cream
Smooth Operator Intimate Serum
Line-filling Eye Balm
Ad Astra Nighttime Eye Cream Emulsion
Precious Sea Hand Saviour
Stretch Mark Cream, Stretch Mark Serum,
Founders Blend Scalp and Hair Treatment
Lip Patch, Eye Patch, Foot Mask
Himalayan Body Buff
Barrier+Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream
Stone Crop Body Oil
Creme No. 3
Ceramide Refuel Soap Jel