Oil of cactus for your skin
In Dermatology Visual Blog we talk with Dr. Sánchez , Director of the Institute of Dermatology Integral of Madrid, of the oil of cactus and their effects on our skin.
Oil of cactus for your skin
The use of oils derived from the cactus is a trend in the care of the skin is concerned. We talked in Dermatology Visual Blog about the Oil of cactus for your skin; the benefits, differences with other oils such as aloe vera or Argan, recommendations for use, …..
What assets or properties you have the cactus so there are many cosmetic products manufactured on the basis of oil of cactus?
The cactus oils are made from extracts of the same plant and have been recognized for their wide range of benefits, especially for increasing hair. Helps to nourish it and keep it soft and bright, given its high content of certain vitamins, such as omega-3 fatty acids, or vitamin B5.
Some studies suggest anti-inflammatory effects, anti-acne and anti-wrinkle.
Do you think that can be better or more powerful this oil unlike other plants such as Aloe Vera or Argan oil?
It is true that argan oil has enjoyed a high status as the oil of beauty ‘par excellence’ in recent years, thanks to its high content in vitamins and precursors that provide improvements in the skin or in the hair.
But it is also true that the other ingredient, the oil of the seeds of cacti, contains higher doses of many of these vitamins and antioxidants, which causes to exceed, at least in this aspect, the Argan oil. This includes large amounts of linoleic acid (a fatty acid that is essential for stimulating the production and the turnover of healthy cells), as well as vitamin E (provides antioxidant protection and helps the skin to retain moisture) and flavonoids, which are antioxidants and anti-inflammatory.
The oil of cactus is lightweight and absorbs well. Soothes, hydrates and reduces inflammation that damages collagen. The hydration property and the soothing it is also a virtue of the Aloe Vera.
What are the benefits in the medium term can bring about the natural cosmetics based on plants for skin?
Natural cosmetics and minerals have come a long way in the last few years. Because mineral makeup is so gentle, it is also the only kind of makeup recommended for use after cosmetic surgery, chemical peels or laser. This is because the mineral makeup traditionally contains less chemicals than the makeup common and also due to certain ingredients, such as zinc oxide, have a calming effect.
Mineral cosmetics are also recommended for people who are intolerant skins and sensitive.
What would you recommend these natural tendencies to treat the skin when there is some problem in particular?
What is most important to you when choosing a product for skin care is to have a specialist examine the patient and determine their needs. Only in this way can recommend the most optimal choice of products suitable for skin with problems only can be successful and can help to improve your state when it is examined by a specialist.
Put your skin always in the hands of dermatologists. Your skin and your health will thank you for it.
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