Skincare has proven to be a very lucrative business for some time now. Unfortunately, our insatiable appetite for the fountain of youth has opened the door to tens of thousands of products designed to help us hold on to the past. In that desire for eternal youth, we have also managed to create a nonexistent link between age and a lack of health. Modern skincare is but one example of this link. Aging skin is not necessarily unhealthy skin, and we should not treat it as such.
The reality of life is that we all age. There’s nothing wrong or shameful about that. In fact, some of the most beautiful people in the world are those who embrace their age for its own beauty, rather than trying to erase it or hide it under layers of artificial coverings. CRUDE, a personal care company based in Salt Lake City, Utah, doesn’t offer ‘anti-aging’ products because that’s not part of their philosophy. Rather, their products are intended to help customers of all ages bring out the natural beauty within through a daily regimen that promotes healthy skin.
What Aging Does to the Skin
This skin is more than just a multi-layered barrier that protects the internal parts of the body from the external environment in which we live. It’s actually the largest organ in the body and one that is constantly active in protecting against infection and disease. But the skin is subject to aging, just as every other part of the body is.
Aging affects the skin in ways that are easily seen by the naked eye. Age spots are but one example. Age spots are a direct result of uneven skin tone as the cells on the surface of the skin begin to break down. They are harmless in most cases, and certainly no reason to panic. Age spots do not equal unhealthy skin.
Aging also results in a loss of skin elasticity due to the body no longer producing natural collagen as quickly and as voluminously as it did at age 20, for example. It is this lack of collagen that causes sagging and wrinkles. Again, though, it is not something to panic over. Sagging and wrinkles do not constitute any sort of illness or medical emergency in and of themselves.
As long as a person is healthy otherwise, there is no medical reason to be concerned about the effects of aging on the skin. If there are underlying health issues, that’s an entirely different matter. Such issues should be discussed with a doctor.
Caring for the Skin with Age
Now that you know that aging is not necessarily a bad thing for skin health, you should be aware that you’re never too old to take good care of your skin. Remember that healthy skin is skin that is better able to act as an important part of the immune system, so it’s in our best interests to care for skin no matter how old we might grow.
All-natural beauty products designed to promote healthy skin are the way to go. When these products are used as part of a daily skin care regimen, they encourage the growth of healthy skin cells. Daily skin care should be about cleansing, exfoliation, and moisturizing.
CRUDE’s Everything Oil is an excellent example of an all-natural skincare product that anyone can use to promote healthy skin at any age. Everything Oil has been developed as both a cleanser and moisturizer. It can help you bring out the beauty from within so that you don’t have to hide behind the unnatural.