Carrot Root Extract
Just like any other organ of the human body, skin grows older year after year. The more you use a tool, the quicker it will get damaged over time. One of your skin’s purposes is to protect your body from external agents, so the more you expose it to bad weather and sun, the earlier it will show the first signs of aging in the form of wrinkles and age spots.
The sun, in particular, is one of your best friends and enemies at the same time. Its rays make you look good in the short term, providing you with a nice warm tan and even complexion, and helping you with the production of the much-needed Vitamin D. But in the long term, constant exposure to UV rays will slowly break some key chemical substances and cause permanent damage to your skin. That’s why you should protect it with the ingredients found in SimySkin 45+ Antiaging serum such as carrot oil.
How does sun exposure cause your skin to age quickly?
According to the World Health Organization, “up to 90% of the visible changes commonly attributed to aging may be caused by sun exposure.” Sun exposure does, in fact, damage the deeper layers of your skin, weakening it and reducing its elasticity. The effects of photoaging are quite visible, and range from premature wrinkling, sags, and bags, and dark spots. But how does that happen, exactly?
First, sun-exposed skin will gradually lose its water content, as moisture will quickly evaporate together with several essential oils. Dry skin will look flaky and chappy, and wrinkles will start appearing prematurely. Small blood vessels will become dilated – a phenomenon known as telangiectasias, causing a chronic reddened appearance and mottled pigmentation of the skin. As blood vessels become more fragile, ruptures will inevitably become more frequent, even after the slightest bump. UV rays will reduce the effectiveness of your immune system, leading to more frequent irritations.
Last, but not least, UV radiation damages some of the structural proteins that keep the inner layers of the skin together. In particular, it will cause the destruction of elastin and collagen (elastosis), causing all tissues to lose their natural elasticity. The skin will become saggy, cracked, and dull. This effect normally occurs over time, as skin aging processes are commonly associated with a progressive reduction of these critical structural proteins. Sun exposure will speed up this process, causing premature aging and a perceived age difference of up to 11 years. In other words, you will look a 60-year-old woman even if you’re just 50.
The amazing properties of carotene-rich carrot oil in skin care
Protecting the skin from sun exposure is extremely important, and that’s why we added a key ingredient to our SimySkin 45+ Antiaging serum: carrot oil.
Carrots are edible root vegetables that have been used as food by humans for millennia. Some people find them delicious, and they’re popularly seen as a “healthy” food that is highly beneficial to us. The idea that carrots are good for the eyes is nothing but a World War II myth, but these vegetable are goldmine of antioxidants and other highly active substances such as the carotenoids and Vitamin A. Beta-carotene, in particular, is found in such great quantities that its name comes from carrots – you probably noticed that “carotene” and “carrots” sound so alike already.
What many people do not know, however, is how beneficial beta-carotene is for our skin. Its cell-regenerative, protective, and skin-soothing properties are so widely appreciated by doctors and pharmacologists that beta-carotene is often used to treat even some of the most serious (and unpronounceable) skin diseases such as erythropoetic protoporphyria and lupus erythematosus. The same happens for Vitamin A, which is also a key ingredient in many formulations used against acne and other skin conditions. And guess what? B-carotene is the most important precursor of Vitamin A, which is synthetized inside your liver. Vitamin A (also known as retinol) has important antioxidant properties on its own, further helping beta-carotene during its radical scavenging efforts.
The thin, orange-colored carrot oil is a natural antioxidant that can help preserve your skin from most forms of damage caused by external agents. Beta-carotene is an amazingly effective quencher of radicals – it scavenges and deactivates all the toxic substances produced by overexposure to UV rays almost immediately. A wide variety of vitamins and other plant extracts have been used in the skin care industry because of their potent antioxidant and nutritive properties. Not many of them, however, have been studied as much as beta-carotene for its unique ability to prolong youthful skin appearance.
Just a few drops of this highly-nourishing substance can do much more than just prevent sun damage, however. Carrot oil is a naturally enriching nutrient that soothes scaly and chapped skin, and stimulates the production of sebum and other protective substances to fight dryness and irritation. It can do wonders to prevent and fight against stretch marks and wrinkles.
Feed your skin with SimySkin 45+ Antiaging serum
The power of beta-carotene is a must-have in any antiaging formula for weathered skin. It’s no surprise that we included it in our SimySkin 45+ Antiaging serum to enrich its already amazing nutritional properties. Together with Vitamin B-12, carrots will literally feed your skin cells and provide them with all the necessary elements to rejuvenate them.
Protect yourself from the damaging effects of the sun with the concentrated power of beta-carotene, and feel the enriching warmth of this orange-tinted nectar on your skin. It’s never too late to be young again.
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