Thursday, April 17, 2008

Emu Oil For Softer Younger Skin

If there's one word you need to remember, it's this one. Emu. Emu oil could someday hold the key to eternal youth. But for the time being, it can improve the skin you're in because this oil is an excellent emollient with strong transdermal properties. In other words, it can nicely penetrate the skin's layers. It doesn't just sit on the surface like many expensive moisturizers do.

Emu oil comes from the emu, a large flightless, ostrich-like bird. Maybe not the prettiest animal on the block. But Australian aborigines were said to have discovered the benefits of extracting this oil thousands of years ago. And what researchers have come to learn is that there is something in the oil that is compatible to human skin.

Leigh Hopkins, PhD. explained it in this manner. "The fatty acid composition of emu oil is very close to the correct composition of the fats as found in normal, human skin."

Above all, emu oil can make your skin softer and glowing. It is also anti-inflammatory, won't clog pores, and is odorless. Over time, studies have found that emu oil can plump up your skin and help diminish wrinkles and age spots. It has also been proven to be very effective on first and second degree burns and radiation burns. It takes away the pain, and scarring and blistering are greatly reduced. And wounds heal alot faster with emu oil.

First, you need to purchase 100% pure, certified emu oil. Although, it feels greasy and thick, it rubs in smoothly. Just massage a few drops into the desired area. It absorbs quickly and does not leave a greasy feeling. You can also blot with a tissue to remove any trace of oil. Remember, you don't need gobs of emu. A little goes a long way.

For facial skincare, use emu oil as a moisturizer after cleansing. Just smooth a few drops over the entire face and neck. And emu oil can be added as a top layer to skin re-building products like copper peptides and glycolic acid. By using emu oil as the very last layer on your skin, this aids in the absorption of other topically applied products. Thus, the emu oil must always goes on last.

Most internet sites sell 100% pure, certified emu oil for about $10-$15 for a 2 oz. bottle.

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