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What Are Micronutrients?

Micronutrients are essential to human health; they include vitamins and minerals. Micronutrients are necessary in the diet and play an important role in topical skincare.  Macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, and fats) and micronutrients are both vital to skin health.  Our bodies need higher amounts of macronutrients, and smaller amounts of micronutrients, hence the “micro” in the name. The topical application of micronutrients can be viewed as an accompaniment to dietary consumption.  Our skin is a unique organ in that topical applications can directly enhance skin nutrition.

Our skin plays an important role as our body’s first line of defense against pathogens and the outside world.  Giving your skin needed nutrients helps it maintain a strong and protective barrier.  Did you know that your skin is highly absorbent?  This is one of the main reasons why it is important to be mindful of what products you choose to put on your skin.  Many of the ingredients and chemicals in unnatural skincare products are absorbed into the skin; these toxins then make their way into your bloodstream.  Quality skincare products, such as Edye’s Naturals, can be viewed as “food for the skin”.  Edye’s Naturals products are plant-oil based, providing your skin with a plethora of micronutrients.  Not only will these micronutrients help keep your skin strong, they will help you maintain a healthy skin appearance through their anti-aging properties. 

Edyes Naturals uses a blend of plant oils in each product.  Using a blend of oils supplies an array of micronutrients to deeply nourish your skin.  

Here are some of the plant-based oils you will find in Edye’s Naturals Products:

  • Shea Butter: Shea butter nourishes the skin with Vitamins A, E, and F.  Vitamins A and E help to maintain the skin and keep it clear and healthy.  Both are considered antioxidants and have anti-aging properties, helping to reduce lines and wrinkles.  They are also particularly helpful for sun-damaged skin.  Vitamin F is a skin protector and rejuvenator, being particularly helpful in  soothing rough, dry skin.  

  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil: This oil also contains Vitamin A and E, along with other antioxidants.  Extra-Virgin Olive Oil also contains hydroxytyrosol, a plant compound which is a powerful antioxidant.

  • Avocado Oil: Avocado oil contains an array of micronutrients which play a role in skin protection and rejuvenation.  Some of these include Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, and beta-carotene, potassium, and lecithin. 

  • Grapeseed Oil: This oil contains Vitamins D, C, E, and beta-carotene.  Grapeseed oil is considered suitable for all skin types, as it locks in moisture without clogging pores.  Grapeseed oil also plays a role in restoring collagen.  

  • Jojoba Oil: Jojoba oil acts as an anti-inflammatory.  It contains Vitamins E and B-complex, as well as the minerals copper, zinc, selenium, iodine, and chromium. 

  • Coconut Oil: Coconut oil contains vitamin E, which is known for its antioxidant properties. Coconut oil also contains the most lauric acid of any substance on Earth; this is significant when it comes to skincare, as the body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, a monoglyceride that can destroy lipid-coated viruses and bacteria.

  • Camellia Oil: Derived from the tea plant, camellia oil contains essential fatty acids, being mainly composed of oleic acid.  Oleic acid is similar in composition to natural human sebum, making it superior in penetrating the lower layers of the skin; in fact, it is known for carrying cell-rebuilding nutrients deeper into the skin, helping to repair damage caused by dryness, sun exposure, and other factors.  

All the oils used in Edye’s Naturals products are natural and organic.  They provide your skin with nourishing fats and micronutrients and are healthy for your skin and the planet. Be sure to get plenty of micronutrients in your diet by consuming a whole foods diet with a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables.  Increase your skin’s nutrition by using Edye’s Naturals products.  

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