Do you find yourself staring at the mirror, examining wrinkles, discoloration, or blemishes? One of my family friends told me about Swedish Beauty Secrets by Dr. Paavo Airola, N.D., Ph. D. I was very intrigued since I love makeup and skincare; just like everything else, makeup needs a good base! Our lives are often so busy we forget to take even a couple of minutes to take care of our skin. Then years later, we see the outcome of our neglect. But what if your skincare regime didn’t mean you had to spend hundreds of dollars on face masks, moisturizers, and exfoliates?
The Relationship Between Skincare and Rosehip
As many people know, skincare starts deep beneath the exterior layer we see every day. Collagen is the main structural protein in skin and connective tissues. It keeps our skin youthful and glowing. A lack of collagen can lead to premature aging. Unfortunately, in America, we often are exposed to many environmental factors that break down our collagen such as too much exposure to UV light and not enough nutrients. The key nutrient in collagen production is Vitamin C. So when we’re deficient in Vitamin C, our collagen will start to break down too.
“The breakdown of collagen caused by deficiency of Vitamin C, is the main cause of the deteriorating processes of the skin and the primary contributing cause of premature aging. Wrinkles, flabbiness, discolorations, etc. are caused by physiological changes in collagen – the inter-cellular cement substance.” – Dr. Paavo Airola, N.D., Ph.D
Now, how can Rosehips “save your skin”? Rosehips are the round portion of the rose flower containing the seeds, just below the petals. Rosehips are loaded in vitamins and minerals including Vitamin C, which as I mentioned before, is crucial to good collagen. Dried rosehips and the seeds inside are used to make medicines and natural remedies for Vitamin C deficiency among other issues.
“Centuries ago Swedish women knew nothing about vitamin C or its effect on health and on the complexion…perhaps intuition drew these women into the forests to pick the fruits of wild rose bushes. In the northern climates of Scandinavia, where few fresh fruits and vegetables grow, rose hips became an essential food element, providing not only Vitamin C but an increased resistance to disease and a beautiful fresh complexion as well.” – Dr. Airola
Choosing the Best for Your Skin
Your skin deserves the very best! Choose your skincare products wisely as mass-produced products often contain substances that may actually be harmful to your skin. Also, drink a couple of cups of SEI MEE TEA Matcha Rosehip a day and start restoring and building up new collagen to prevent further aging. That said, you won’t want to throw out your moisturizer–it’s a good fix to day-to-day dry skin–just make sure to carefully read the ingredient list and look out for alcohols or other drying substances.
Stress can also cause blemishes and premature aging. The process of making and drinking a cup of tea can be very relaxing. L-Theanine in Matcha is also a natural relaxer that will work to calm your nerves and give you steady focus throughout the day. Not to mention, you’ll also be taking advantage of matcha’s long list of health benefits and Vitamin C enhances the antioxidant activity of green tea. What a drink!
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