When I tell women that tough skin is a good thing, they tend to shy away from this skin care tip.
They shun the idea of tough skin because of two misconceptions based on the way we use language.
The first misconception is that they assume tough skin is the same as rugged skin. They equate tough skin with rough, leathery, unattractive skin. This, however, is not at all what I am talking about. But I do understand where they get this impression.
They get this mistaken impression because they are used to the carefully-spun language used by advertisers to seduce readers and viewers into buying products. When describing facial skin, glossy women’s magazine advertisements or television commercials use words like “soft,” “smooth,” “silky,” “creamy,” and so on. This unconsciously implies that skin must be delicate to be beautiful.
The second misconception is people often they think of the metaphor of thick skin, meaning a pachyderm like indifference to unpleasant facts, words, or experiences. Again, the impression is that a thick skin is something that relates to insensitive, cold, hard, and calloused people. Although this is a connotation, an associated or secondary meaning, it is still enough to cloud judgment.
The Real Truth about Tough Skin
The truth about difficult skin is that it appears lovely, healthy, and smooth because it is tough and thick. Because skin was created to defend the body rather than be an ornament thrown over flesh and bone to boost sexual appeal, it is actually seven layers thick.
For example, young people have beautiful skin because they have thick skin. Yes, their skin is thick and durable! This does not mean that it is unhealthy or unattractive due to too much swimming, tanning or neglect of cosmetic care. On the contrary, thick, durable skin means that it is well structured, long lasting and functions as an effective barrier to bacteria entering the body from a local source. Again, hard leather is beautiful, healthy and smooth. Leather is attractive. Although it may be smooth to the touch, it is not soft skin.
How Skin Gets Tough
Now that we have established that hard skin is a good thing, something you should have, you may be wondering how thick and rigid the skin becomes. Why was our skin beautiful when we were younger? This is because as we age, our skin has begun to create less collagen and elastin to stiffen.
In fact, contrary to popular belief, soft skin is a bad thing. As our skin became more delicate, it folded, wrinkled and wrinkled. It lost its hard, supple and firm texture. Soft skin is a good way to say thin and overly sensitive skin. When the skin becomes thin, it begins to sag. The pockets under the eyes, for example, are the result of fine and delicate skin.
So, when I give care advice for more resistant skins, I steer people in the right direction.
How, then, do you become a hard, thick-skinned person?
Hard skin is rich in collagen and elastin. It is healthy, firm and well structured.
The way to obtain resistant skin is to introduce more collagen and elastin into the skin tissue.
The Great Deception
Conscious that consumers are becoming much more sophisticated when it comes to skin care, cosmetic companies are pretending to offer them in skincare creams. In fact, they boldly claim that their product contains collagen and elastin, so their sales are very good.
It’s not a lie. It’s a hoax. Let me explain.
When tested by independent laboratories, a cosmetic product actually contains collagen and elastin.
What the manufacturers are not telling you is that a skin care product containing these ingredients is completely useless. Proteins have molecules too big to be absorbed through the skin. Therefore, when you apply a lotion or cream to your face, you get only temporary relief. Your skin will look younger and softer – as long as you wash the cream. It will then regain its initial weak structure and your wrinkles will reappear.
A Better Solution
To obtain a thicker and harder skin, you should not look for products based on collagen and elastin. Instead, you should look for products with ingredients that stimulate the body’s ability to produce collagen and elastin.
Only high-quality skin care products offer the right ingredients for gorgeous skin. These products do not contain additives, preservatives or fillers, but they are completely natural. The use of these products over time, if you use them daily, will recreate two vital proteins. When they return to the skin layers, you will actually look younger than years. People will be amazed by the change.
Not Made In North America or Europe
If you live in North America or Europe, you’re unlikely to have heard of skin care products that are rich in antioxidants, emollients, and, yes, ingredients that promote collagen and elastin. The best beauty products have extracts from New Zealand and the Amazon forests of Brazil.
Living in the United States, I had never heard of these products until I became an avid Internet researcher. I assure you that I had never heard of it when I attended a prestigious beauty school and had to learn everything about skin care.
Fortunately, thanks to the availability of the Internet, you don’t have to rely on large stores to get high-quality, low-cost skin care products that really work. Today you can get them wherever you live.
Here’s what I use and recommend:
Maracuja from the Amazon forests of Brazil.
Babassu from the Amazon forests of Brazil.
Phytessence wakam, an alga from Japan.
TK extension from New Zealand.
In conclusion, I hope you will remember this skin care advice. If you do, it will completely change the way you think and feel your beauty. The simple truth is that harder and thicker skin is the foundation of a beautiful and healthy skin.