Today we want to talk about something you’re probably familiar with – but we love to remind you.

Your hands get dry (or rather, they suffer) from the harsh cold. This yearly seasonal problem is even worse this year since everyone is washing our hands more often and using antibacterial gel, which further damages the skin.

If, in addition to dryness, your skin is red or shows more serious and bothersome signs, the skin on your hands will need more than hydration. The nutrition offered by natural body oils is a better option. We strongly emphasize that body oils be natural because they are what really help to repair the skin’s lipid barrier. They repair the damages caused to the skin and reduce oxidative stress.

We know that oil is not absorbed as quickly as cream, but it is what our skin needs in these kinds of circumstances. Chamomile, lavender, almond and calendula essential oils are especially beneficial. They are known for their soothing, relaxing, repairing and anti-inflammatory effects and are the basis of our Relax body oil.

 

 

There is no specific restriction on the use of moisturizer. Hydration should be continuous, but we must also let our skin breathe.

As for its use, we don’t want to generalize, since that depends on the type of skin and the needs of each person. For your hands, feel free to use a small amount of moisturizer after washing, since it counters the effects of continual use of soap and antibacterial gel. Shea Butter, present in our Natural Moisturizing Cream, makes your hands softer.

 

 

If you don't have any moisturizer at home, and you need to hydrate your hands, like when they are red, natural body oil is a good substitute for cream. If you don't have body oil either, you can look for alternatives in some of the products we almost always have in our kitchen, such as virgin coconut oil or olive oil. A mask of full-fat natural yogurt for 30 minutes can also help.

 

To further optimize the hydration, you can massage and moisturize your hands before going to sleep.

By gently massaging the palms of our hands using the opposite thumb and stretching our fingers, we relieve any tension generated throughout the day, as well as promoting proper circulation. We must remember that our hands are one of the parts of our bodies that we use the most throughout the day, yet sometimes we forget the importance of caring for them.

 

 

Hydrating our hands before going to sleep is very important because, as we do with our nightly face routine, we are making sure that while we sleep, our skin isn’t exposed to other external agents present during the day, such as pollution, heating or air conditioning, and the hydration is more effective. Don't forget to massage your cuticles as well, because hydrated cuticles prevent the entry of fungus and bacteria.

 

Household chores often destroy our hands, so here’s some advice.

It goes without saying that it is best to avoid direct exposure of our skin and hands to more aggressive products such as industrial cleaning detergents or similar products.

 

 

Don’t forget about exfoliation – an extra step for caring for your hands. Even though our Per Purr Salts Selection Exfoliant contains sweet almond and exotic verbena oils, exfoliation should always be gentle. Avoid exfoliating any areas of your skin that appear to be inflamed.

We would like to emphasize the benefit of salt baths for our hands. Just as massages are good for our hands, soaking them in warm water with salts and essential oils is very good for relaxing the hand muscles. If you like floral smells, I definitely recommend our Floral-Cure salts.

 

 

 

Men’s Skincare Routine

Many guys find skincare routines a bit tiresome. But times are changing, and so is demand. Today, lots of men are concerned about skincare, and I consider myself one of them.

For years I tried different brands, products, and styles of creams. I didn’t understand that mixing different products could make my skin duller and more sensitive.

After I turned 30, my skin completely changed, becoming more sensitive to the sun and pollution. I get lots of breakouts on my forehead due to sweat and creams, and because I touch my forehead a lot to brush back my hair. Aside from this issue, I started to notice that my cheeks were getting redder and very sensitive. I tried using the best creams for sensitive skin, but since I have combination skin, it was a problem.

Dermatologists and skincare experts tried to sell me more and more products, but I didn’t want to waste my time applying so many creams and serums in the morning. Per Purr has changed the way I take care of my skin. First of all, it’s so easy. Their range of facial products includes everything you need for your skin, so you don’t have to use multiple products. It’s fast and you don’t even have to think about it.

 

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I do my routine in the shower, which saves water and time.

  • I wash my face with “Calm” soap, and in the summer, I use “Sunlike” soap, which is a bit exfoliating (I don’t use it every day to avoid irritating my skin). Then I just rinse with warm water.
  • If I want to deeply exfoliate my skin, I use “Sunlike” soap, which is micro-exfoliating and gentle to the skin.
  • Some days, I like to apply toner to invigorate my skin, but in this case, I use natural, alcohol-free toner or thermal water.
  • On days when I shave my beard, I use Per Purr’s natural moisturizer as shaving gel. It’s pretty light, it hydrates my beard and skin, and it doesn’t cause irritation.
  • Finally, I use Per Purr’s Facial Oil. Since I have combination skin, three or four drops in the palm of my hand is enough. I warm up the oil with my fingertips and apply it to my face, without forgetting my neck and lips.

I was skeptical of this oil at first because I have combination skin, but it has the advantage of being a serum too (so you get two skincare products for the price of one). It also works as an aftershave, nourishing the skin without causing irritation.

You might be wondering if this facial oil makes my skin greasy. The answer is no! This oil has mattifying properties and a high percentage (80%) of MUFAs + ceramides, and monounsaturated fatty acids (especially gadoleic acid and erucic acid) similar to the skin’s lipids that have hydrating properties. Since I have been using it, this product has left my skin well-nourished with a healthy glow and never shiny. Also, it doesn’t have a strong fragrance, in case you don’t like creams with fragrances.

 

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That’s how easy my daily skincare routine is! Give it a try and tell us what you think in the comments section.

Done! My skincare routine finished, and I’m ready to start the day.

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It was the year 2014 and the first articles on the subject appeared in some magazines and fashion blogs in European. It was information without content, because there is no point in talking when do you don’t know what you’re talking about, like many things you can find on Google. At Per Purr, we like to understand what we are talking about and, most of all, try things ourselves before recommending them, because it is very easy to get lost in the game of telephone that is the internet.
 
I started researching scientific articles that could explain the physiology behind the interaction between infrared rays and our beloved skin. The first articles I read were practically copy & pasted. I found experts contradicting themselves within the same article. Other research said things like: infrared spectroscopy and magnetic measurements, {Gd38 (ClO4) 6}, encapsulating six ClO4? ions?
 
Is this information, which is almost impossible to decipher actually useful to us? What I do know how to do is use something, test it on my skin and evaluate it.
 
I asked my husband, who is a doctor (and partner of Per Purr), what he thought about infrared rays. He, somewhat incredulous, went to research this hot topic. He asked two pathological anatomists (people who are cooped up in the laboratory behind the microscope looking at cells) at his hospital about this great “discovery” and he told me that they both laughed at him, telling him that it wasn’t like that.
 
Here's what he explained to me:
 
“Infrared rays are thermal energy, that light and pleasant heat that we feel when the sun touches our skin. They are not only emitted by the sun, but also by dryers, laptops, heaters, hot sidewalks and many other things. Humans also emit these rays, which are captured by night vision cameras.”
 
 

 
 
The sun’s ray is subdivided into 3 parts: UV rays - 7%, IRA rays - 54% and visible rays - 39%, which may be the next target of skin science. But what interests us here is whether these rays have the capacity to damage our skin.
 
Visible rays are what allow us to see the rainbow and are stronger than infrared rays. Why did a ray that is weaker than the rainbow become the new villain? Maybe because it is not as beautiful? Who would have the courage to accuse the beautiful rainbow of causing skin cancer?
 
So how can infrared rays cause damage? The answer is very simple: free radicals.
 
Almost all sunscreens available on the market today block half of the free radicals formed in the skin, as these free radicals cause premature aging and skin disease.
 
What is a free radical, anyway? It's a highly reactive short-lived molecule derived from oxygen. Oxygen is present everywhere and, as its name suggests, it oxidizes like rust on metal, what we call "oxidative stress.”
 
Okay, but if IRA rays produce these free radicals in the skin, wouldn’t dryers, fires and the heat of human contact also cause cancer?
 
 

 
 
No! After all, there are other factors in this equation, such as intensity and length of exposure, which leads us to understand that just by sitting very close to a heater we can feel the burn. There are two important issues to clarify about this infrared issue:
 

  1. Free radicals are not only produced by infrared rays, but also and mainly by ultraviolet rays. And you know what else? When the body’s defense cells destroy "invaders", they generate the same free radicals as infrared rays.

 
It seems that the villain has been unmasked and is not as ugly as we thought.
 
Excessively produced free radicals cause damage and must be combated. By whom? By antioxidants. A good sunscreen should have good antioxidants that act on ultraviolet rays. This is the key point: free radicals are not a new discovery and, in the fight for protection against UV and IRA rays, the antidote is exactly the same.
 

  1. Research on effects of the sun on the skin shows that IRA rays penetrate deeper than UV rays. However, it is very difficult for a sunscreen to go beyond the horny layer of the skin (the first layer of the epidermis, which is subdivided into many layers of dead cells), because the function of this layer is precisely that of protection; a skin protector that does not allow any chemical agent to penetrate.

 
Even using the latest nanoparticle technology in sunscreens, pathological biopsies (the study of microscopic tissue structures) show that the horny layer of the skin allows less than 1% of all topical agents we apply to the skin to penetrate.
 
IRA protectors are sold as a protective barrier. But is an antioxidant a barrier? In theory, maybe. UV protectors are chemical and physical filters, true walls, inorganic particles (like titanium dioxide) that absorb and/or reflect the rays, which is not the same as an antioxidant.
 
Last but not least, we have a chemical factor that reveals the whole picture: vitamin C is still the top antioxidant and must be present with at least 10% of the formula in a very acidic environment (pH 2.5 - 3.5) for its effect to be stable and efficient.
 
This new topical application (UVA + UVB + IRA protectors) that is invading the market has created high expectations but with low amounts of antioxidants. Today, it is still NOT possible to find a sunscreen containing 10% to 20% vitamin C because UV filters already make up 20% of the formula, and these require a basic pH (6-7), which would destroy the vitamin C.
 

 
 
What can be done to further protect the skin?
 
It’s very simple: instead of trying to find just one ideal product, it is better to use two real products. For example, use a serum with a minimum of 10% vitamin C and then an SPF 50 sunscreen.
 
With all this complex information, there is no need to frown upon infrared protectors, because even though they are not as effective as they claim to be, they are still a little more complete than normal ones that only contain ultraviolet protectors. The difference is especially noticeable when there is overexposure to the sun (such as during a beach holiday or a poolside weekend).
 
 

The sense of smell is one of the oldest senses we possess. When an intense and penetrating fragrance reaches our nose, it undoubtedly creates an instantaneous impact that, through our brain, pervades us with different sensations, called "olfactory memories" which evoke our feelings and bring us to the past, since they remains deeply etched in our memory.

Historically, the rose has always been regarded as "the queen of flowers", considered as the flower of love in different cultures and religions. For the Greeks, the Rose was the flower of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. For mystical Christians in the Middle Ages, the rose was the flower of the Virgin, a symbol of purity.

 

 

The rose is the quintessential symbol of beauty. It accompanies us during important moments in our lives. It is a symbol of welcome at our birth, a symbol of luck when we get married and accompanies us on our final journey.

Cleopatra used rose essential oil to evoke adoration in an intense way, from impregnating the sails of the ship that transported her through the Mediterranean with its scent to announce her arrivals at port, to adding roses to her fountains. She even covered the floor of her bedroom with petals, thus bewitching her lovers, including Marco Antonio. It was Cleopatra herself who made rose-based perfume fashionable in ancient Rome.

Pure rose essential oil is the most remarkable of all essential oils. It is distilled using traditional techniques to preserve its unique characteristics and properties.

To this day, many countries produce essential rose oils; among them Morocco, Turkey, Egypt, India, Bulgaria, and the most well-known producer of all, France (in the Provence region).

The petals are always collected one by one, by hand and at dawn. A shocking 5,000 kg of fresh petals are required for the extraction of 1 kg of finished oil.

The essential oil is obtained through distillation, using steam to extract the oil from the petals. It is a very complex oil and is made up of more than 275 molecules.

On balance, one drop of essential oil contains approximately the essence of 30 roses. However, not all roses provide perfume. The Damascus rose (or Damascena) is one of the most perfumed and for this reason, it is the most valued rose in traditional perfumery.

It is an ideal ingredient for all skin types. Cosmetic treatments with this essence are powerful and delicate at the same time. It possesses numerous cosmetic properties, including antioxidant and anti-wrinkle effects.

 


 

Other properties for the skin:

  •   As a massage oil, it is very relaxing
  •   Decongestant
  •   Regenerator for skin cells
  •   Helps to synthesize Collagen
  •   Possesses antiseptic, antibacterial and healing properties
  •   A powerful astringent that does not dry out or irritate the skin
  •   Possesses firming properties

It is difficult to describe the intoxicating fragrance of rose essential oil. It invites us into silence and the accompanying feeling of peace that it evokes.

Rose essential oil is very beneficial in restoring emotional balance.

Certainly, its high price can cause us to hesitate when purchasing it, however, it is an important, powerful and valuable essential oil. It can cost between €5,000 and €6,000 per kilo.

 

Mood-affecting properties:

Indications:

  •   Relieves daily stress
  •   Relieves pain
  •   Aids depression, postpartum depression
  •   Relieves affective shock
  •   Eases nervous tension, anxiety, anguish
  •   Sexual asthenia, aphrodisiac
  •   Treats arrhythmias
  •   Relieves headaches

 

 

Right now is a good time to use it. It’s not only in the form of essential oil, which can be expensive and difficult to find, many cosmetics contain it. At Per Purr, we have the Silky soap bar and the Flower Cure bath salts that contain essential rose oil, creating a boost for both your skin and your mood!

Hello Per Purr readers!

After much resistance from me about recording a video (yes, I'm shy and I don't like cameras at all), I finally did it! What a boredom quarantine makes, right?

What led me to record it was to see bunch of brands and influencers that do not explain well how to apply a facial product, be it an facial oil or a serum type.

In 99% of the videos you see on social networks, or on the brands pages themselves, the model takes the dosing pipette and applies a massive amount of product to her face touching the skin with the tip of the pipette! WRONG!

Never do that. Although a 100% oil product should not be contaminated, since it does not carry water, and serums that carry water also contain preservatives, when the pipette touches the skin indeterminate times and you put it back into the product that can leave little particles inside your product. Reason enough, right?

The application method (with the pipette) is used so product does not come into contact with either the fingers or the skin, keeping it better for much longer time. Furthermore, with the correct application we avoid possible contamination and product waste.

As you will see in the video, I used 6 drops of Per Purr’s Orange & Ginger Facial Oil for my entire face and neck. I have super dry skin, so if you have normal, combination or oily skin, with 3 or 4 drops you have more than enough for one application.

 

STEPS TO FOLLOW FOR A BETTER RESULT:

First and very important: clean your skin!

Either with your usual product, with a shower gel (those from Per Purr are super soft and reinforced with oat protein, so you can wash your face with them) or with a mild soap bar. I am currently using the Per Purr Relax Soap, which contains lavender and extra virgin olive oil. I made the foam between my hands and washed the face vigorously but carefully, giving an initial massage to increase circulation.

Dry the skin with a towel dedicated exclusively to the skin of the face. Do it with a light touch without dragging it on the skin. If you use any toner, now is the time to apply it.

In the palm of one of your hands deposit the number of drops of oil according to the type of skin you have. In my case it was 6 drops. Warm it lightly with your fingertips before applying it to your face. Apply a little to each area and then massage gently. Don’t forget the jaw, eye contours and lips. You can always finish the neck with upward movements.

If you realize, just with the application of the oil and a light massage, the skin is left with a perfect soft glow for the use (or not) of makeup after. Unified and nourished skin in one step! 

 


 

In the video you have not seen me passing the sunscreen, but it is an essential step at all times of the year. The UV index for April is coming in at 4-5 even on rainy days. So protect yourself!

If you have any questions regarding the application of the product or any other, please contact us on our whatsapp (+34) 645 64 49 90 or by mail at contact@perpurr.com. We are all ears!

Melatonin is a hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle by causing drowsiness and lowering body temperature through sensitivity to ambient lighting. It works best at night with the natural circadian rhythm. While sleep is incredibly important, melatonin also operates directly with the central nervous system, which ultimately really puts us to sleep.

In the 1990s, it was discovered that melatonin had other functions in our bodies, such as the elimination of free radicals, which makes it an endogenous antioxidant. Need more?

It is not just an antioxidant, it is a super antioxidant.

It can cross cell membranes and also the blood-brain barrier, a filter that regulates fluid and materials that enter the central nervous system. Upon entering, and unlike other antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and glutathione, it does not undergo the “redox cycle”. The redox (reduction-oxidation) cycle occurs when an electron-poor antioxidant, such as those mentioned above, donates its electrons to cancel the effects of free radicals (highly reactive molecules that cause damage precisely because they do not have paired electrons, and molecules that need electrons to stabilize). Because they don't have a lot of electrons to donate, they can become “pro-oxidants”.

 

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Melatonin is an electron-rich molecule and can interact with free radicals through an additive reaction, forming various stable-end products excreted in the urine. From this point of view, melatonin can be considered a terminal antioxidant. Many already know that its production is directly related to sleep cycles. But what few know is how good it can be for the skin.

From the age of 30, the synthesis of melatonin begins to decrease, which explains the insomnia crises of adulthood. Melatonin deficiency is also related to depression and obesity. But what does it have to do with beautiful skin? As we said before, melatonin decreases cell oxidation endogenously, being one of the most powerful antioxidants ever found in nature.

Antioxidants in turn decrease the premature aging of cells and, consequently, the skin; smoothing and preventing wrinkles and eliminating the "tired" appearance that we dislike so much. It also helps control changes in skin pigmentation by adding melanin to melanocytes, causing the skin to change color. This interaction is also responsible for the paler color of the skin of the elderly and people suffering from insomnia.

In addition to skin pigmentation, it is also related to melanoma control, because melatonin receptors are expressed in various skin cells, including keratinocytes (keratin-producing cells, predominant in the epidermis) and fibroblasts (cells related to healing and other functions). Melatonin can also suppress ultraviolet (UV) light that causes damage to skin cells, exhibiting strong antioxidant activity in cells exposed to UV rays. Therefore, melatonin synthesized locally or topically applied* could neutralize environmental stress.

Our skin acts as a barrier between the environment and the grand organism (our body), since it is constantly subject to the actions of solar, thermal, mechanical energy, chemical and biological agents. Evolution has allowed it to develop unique properties to deal with these stressors, making it endowed with abilities to recognize, discriminate, and integrate specific signals within a highly offensive environment and integrate them into a neuroendocrine and stress response system. Further,  the skin has the ability to generate new vessels, cellular tissues, and rehabilitate scars and wounding.

Melatonin is not yet used in sunscreen creams, probably due to incompatibilities with the substances used to protect against UV rays, which require a very high pH to be stable. But the use of its properties for topical purposes is already being used in humans: melatonin in a pliable cream formulation can form a deposit in the first layer of the skin from which is continuously released into the blood vessels. Thus,the skin becomes a target organ, not only for the treatment of local routes, such as topical application, but also allowing a transdermal supply (that passes through the skin) reaching our circulatory system, creating internal treatment through this constant within the skin.

We leave you a list of foods that help in the production of this hormone: oats, berries, corn, red wine, tomatoes and oranges, potatoes, nuts and rice.

Easy, right? Nothing outside of our usual diet.

 
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In addition to the food, to have a better production of melatonin, we must monitor environmental factors: seasons, temperature, ambient lighting, and endogenous factors such as stress and age. The story that you shouldn't sleep with the lights on, or with the TV on, can be considered correct. If there is a minimal light source in the room or if the temperature is not pleasant, you can have an uncomfortable night or a series of them. It must have happened to you, right?

Melatonin in supplement form is easily found in drugstores.

Some Pointers:

  1. If you live in the far northern hemisphere with endless days in the summer and it takes you forever to fall asleep, try to close the blinds "early", since it takes about 4 hours for the body to assimilate the darkness and start producing melatonin.
  1. Eat the aforementioned foods within a varied diet.
  1. If you travel a lot and have problems with jet lag, or have a crazy routine, or just want to sleep better every day, we recommend taking melatonin as a supplement (restful sleep and beautiful skin!). 
  1. *There are also options with melatonin for topical use in all pharmacies such as serums, ampoules and creams.

 

So, sleep tight! We are working for taking care of you!

Hearing that Christmas has become more commercial because of the gifts is a common cliché. But we bet that if you receive a present this time of year, it will make you feel happy and grateful. 

Have you ever asked yourself where the tradition of gift giving comes from? There are several possible stories about its roots. Some historians say that the origin of exchanging gifts dates back to ancient Rome, where before they celebrated Christmas, they held the festival of Saturnalia between December 17 and 24. Want to know more? Keep reading!

It’s said that the tradition of giving a gift to loved ones at Christmas originated with this Roman festival, although some relate it to the gifts the Three Wise Men gave to Jesus: the gold, frankincense, and myrrh they brought to Bethlehem.

 

So you won’t have to face the long lines and crowded malls, we'll give you our TOP 3 gift list for this holiday season.

 

Facial Oil - our new (star) product! It's perfect for all skin types because it adapts to your skin’s needs, leaving it completely balanced.

ACEITE FACIAL

 

Travel Kit - perfect for travel, this summer hit is still popular. A practical organic cotton bag with four basic Per Purr products: shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and body oil. Plus, an added bonus! This holiday season you can customize it: just write us a note with your order to let us know which oil you want in your travel kit: Skinny, Sporty, Antiox, Detox or Relax. The perfect gift for any of your loved ones.

 

travel kit Per Purr

Packs - we have packs for moms and babies, a pack for your friend who's been obsessed with her cellulite lately, a pack for sporty dads. And for your mother-in-law? We're sure she’ll love the Antiox pack.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out via e-mail, phone, WhatsApp, or our online chat.

PER PURR WISHES YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS!

The fact that women spend so much money on expensive cosmetics does not mean that they get the most out of them. What many women (and men) do not know is that daily facial care must extend to your neck and chest, two areas that are just as sensitive and thin as your face.
These areas are affected even more than your face by the sun and other external aggressors, in addition to age. But strangely enough, we don’t take care of them with the same dedication as we do our faces.
That is why we see women with a tight face and perfectly smooth skin, but as they weren't careful with their neck and chest, their age shows through with the wrinkles and spots.
Many women between 50-60 years old complain about this detail. They say that for decades they did not devote the same care to these areas, they simply forgot.

Neck alert

Neck alert!


It is not difficult to take care of these areas. Plus, it is always better to be safe than sorry. You have to worry just as much about these areas as your face: clean and protect them from the sun. Of course there are specific products for your neck but it is more practical to apply the same ones we put on our face.
Now we are going to discuss some types of products that we recommend for your everyday life without the need to spend more money on specific products for your neck:
Day: After cleansing and toning, apply a serum rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants and then sunscreen. Apply it to your face and continue until your neckline.
Night: After cleansing and toning, apply alpha-hydroxyl acid (daily and very soft peeling) serum to your face and neck and then a deep moisturizing cream.
Pay attention to your chin, this is another area that we do not think about too much, but wrinkles also appear in these places. It is very simple to keep it hydrated.
Caring for these areas of your face, neck, chest, etc, helps us to delay dermatological procedures such as peeling, fillers or even resorting to the scalpel. Moreover, with the neckline area well hydrated the skin becomes more elastic and helps keeping the breast firm and fight gravity.
Remember, you have to take care of yourself now so you do not complain tomorrow. It may seem an exaggeration, especially for those who are between 20 and 30 years old, but it is not.
For those that are already above 30 and have spent a lot of time exposed to the sun or have not taken care of these areas, you still can do a lot! More and more companies are making specific products to help catch up with hydration for these underserved areas.
The same goes for caring for your hands, lack of hydration and sun protection. It is much harder to remove the stains than to prevent them.
We hope you took some notes, we are sure that in a few years you will thank us later!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Las arrugas hacen parte de nuestra história y hay que tratarlas bien.

Pero si a ti no te lo parece, toma nota que te vamos a contar un poco un nuevo método que ayuda a frenar el envejecimiento de la piel.

Lo que a lo mejor no sabes, una piel deshidratada envejece mucho más rápido y aparenta más edad, que una piel con un buen nivel de hidratación.

¿Y cómo puedes conseguir esa hidratación profunda?

Aquí es donde entra en juego el famoso ácido hialurónico, esta sustancia que nosotros ya tenemos en nuestro organismo, pero ahora es producida en laboratorios. Dependiendo del tratamiento se añade a fórmulas cosméticas o se usa puro.

Su capacidad de penetrar en la piel e hidratarla es inmensa, por lo que consigue dejar la piel más suave y restaura su elasticidad natural. Logrando un efecto antiarrugas mucho más significativo.

 

El ácido hialurónico además se incluye en diversos cosméticos como cremas, lociones, serums, champús, acondicionadores, aceites de baño, barras o protectores labiales, etc. Los productos que contienen AH pueden también proteger la piel contra los rayos UV, debido a sus propiedades anti-radicales libres.

 

La función principal del AH en la cosmética es lograr esa hidratación profunda, además también es un producto que se usa en temas médicos y farmacéuticos por su biocompatibilidad y biodegradabilidad.

 

Las propiedades físico-químicas del AH dependen del tamaño de la molécula, pudiendo utilizarse no sólo para las arrugas sino también para reducir líneas faciales y cicatrices.

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Ácido hialurónico: una piel bien hidratada tarda más en apresentar arrugas

¿Quieres saber cómo actúa el ácido hialurónico en tu piel?

Es un ingrediente muy común en productos de cuidados para la piel, ya que al seren sus moléculas muy diminutas penetran fácilmente vía tópica. Una vez que atraviesan la barrera de la piel, estas moléculas se expanden y absorben agua en gran cantidad, manteniendo la piel hidratada por mucho más tiempo.

 

La presencia del ácido hialurónico en el tejido epitelial promueve que haya más queratinocitos (células de la piel) y ácido retinoico, responsables de la hidratación de la piel. La interacción del ácido hialurónico, también aumenta la síntesis del colágeno, una función importante para la integridad estructural de la piel.

 

¿Pero inyectarse AH es seguro?

La FDA (Agencia de Alimentos y Medicamentos Americana) aprobó su uso hace más de 10 años. Uno de los productos más conocidos es el Restylane, inyecciones de ácido hialurónico utilizadas para suavizar temporalmente las arrugas añadiendo volumen a la piel.

¿Tienes piel seca? ¿Crees que el ácido hialurónico no es para ti? Mejor que sigas leyendo…

El AH se utiliza en tratamientos de enfermedades relacionadas con la extrema sequedad de la piel en zonas como el cuero cabelludo, piernas, brazos, laterales del abdomen y muslos. Los síntomas asociados se concentran en la capa externa de la piel, causando picazón y grietas.

Esto ocurre con más frecuencia en invierno, cuando la humedad del aire es mucho más baja y la piel pierde su agua, se pela y hasta agrieta.

Bañarse o lavar las manos con mucha frecuencia, usando jabones pobres en glicerina y aditivos hidratantes, con agua muy caliente, y además tener falta de vitaminas A y D, también contribuyen a agravar esta situación.

A día de hoy, muchas cremas y lociones, normalmente basadas en aceites y mantequillas vegetales, y hasta lanolina, están disponibles en el mercado con el fin de impedir la eliminación de los lípidos naturales de la piel.

Como medida preventiva, esos productos pueden ser aplicados sobre la zona afectada, según lo necesites, para evitar que la piel sufra con los factores ambientales.

Profundizando un poco sobre este tema de las enfermedades de la piel, tenemos la dermatitis atópica, un tipo de eczema /sequedad recurrente caracterizada por rojez, edema de la piel/hinchazón, picazón, grietas, ampollas y hasta sangrado. Esta condición también puede ser tratada con una loción para la piel que contiene ácido hialurónico como ingrediente activo.

El ácido hialurónico también se aplica en la cura de las heridas junto con la fibronectina (proteína). El AH al ser un componente importante de la piel, se involucra en la recuperación de la misma tras sufrir una quemadura solar, debido a sus propiedades reepitelizadoras.

En la piel "normal", el AH se encuentra en concentraciones relativamente altas, ayudando con el paso de nutrientes e interactuando con el ácido retinoico (vitamina A). Los efectos del ácido retinoico usado con el AH es maravilloso para recuperar una piel envejecida por mucha exposición solar, ya que aumentan de la hidratación de los tejidos.

¿Lo tuyo no son las jeringuillas? Tenemos un plan B

Si aún no te animas a dejarte pinchar tan pronto, te vamos a recomendar dos productos que adoramos y recomendamos, Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion de Clinique y la Hydrating B5 da Skinceuticals.

Los dos contienen altas dosis de AH y puedes utilizarlos independientemente de tu tipo de piel y edad. Sin duda los dos son un “must have” de tu neceser.

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