Why Do Some Women Age Faster Than Others?

1) The aging process accelerates with time. For example starting at the age of 18, the average person loses 1% of collagen & elastin each and every year. By the time we reach mid thirties, the loss rate of collagen & elastin doubles to 2%. By the time we reach our 50s, that rate has doubled again to around 4%. See diagram below.

Loss of collagen and elastin starts from the age of 18 and accelerates.Chart of collagen loss from 18 to 65. Notice the steep drop from 18.


2) Much like the tip of an iceberg, our body and our skin ages every day but you may not notice these signs until they build up to a point when they suddenly become visible. It’s called the “tipping point”.

3) The truth is that vast majority of skin creams don’t deliver what they promise and in fact studies show that over time, they can actually age your skin faster. For example, Many drug store and department store brands contain nothing but petroleum by-products that make your skin feel temporarily hydrated because they coat the outside layer of your skin, but they do nothing to support the crucial collagen & elastin matrix in the dermis layer that support healthy skin. Over time these synthetic ingredients degrate healthy cell activity essentially degrading your skin faster. The fact is most big brands are aware of this, but as long as consumers continue to purchase, there is no incentive to change.

So Why Do Some Women Seem To Age Faster Than Others?

 As you can imagine, the answer is not as simple as we would like. Genetics will account for about 40%. Lifestyle choices like smoking, not enough water and lack of exercise account for another 30%. The other 30% depends on the products and regimen that many people choose.

The science of anti-aging has improved so much in the last 20 years but many consumers stick to what they know. For example, take a skin cream that you can buy from your local drug store. Have you read some of the ingredients? They are basically petroleum derivatives. It simply coats the outer layer of your skin and makes you feel hydrated but it does nothing to actually address the root causes of skin damage and skin aging. In the meantime free radicals are wreaking havoc on your collagen matrix. So it shouldn’t be a surprise then that after 10 – 20 years of using that sort of skin cream your skin shows that damage.

In order to improve your chances of healthier skin:

  1. There’s not a whole lot you can do to change your genetics. You have been given what you have been given. Just work with it and be proud of who you are.
  2. Drink loads of water and get plenty of exercise. If you are a smoker – stop.
  3. Check the ingredients on the back on the skincare products you are using. Using products, for example, containing natural plant-based oils actually penetrate deeper and don’t simply coat the skin to give the appearance of hydrated skin. They actually do hydrate the skin. When it comes to skincare, the more natural the ingredients, the healthier the skin.

The Benefits of Raw Honey


Have you ever thought to use Raw Honey on your skin? Well, if you haven’t, you absolutely should and here are a few reasons why: 

  • Honey gently removes dirt and impurities without stripping the skin of natural oils.  Frequently stripping the skin of these protective oils can cause the skin to overproduce oil and hence, break out. 
  • The natural antibacterial and probiotic properties of raw honey effectively reduce breakouts and prevent new acne.
  • Raw honey also contains natural enzymes which may refine the skins texture.
  • Since it is so gentle and nurturing to the skin, it is ideal for very sensitive skin, rosacea, and eczema.
  • It works well on all skin types. It balances oily skin and moisturizes dry skin.
  • Unlike foaming cleansers, honey does not strip the skin of its protective sebum, which causes irritation and dryness. 

Face Oil for Acne Prone Skin?


When it comes to acne, oil has gotten a pretty bad name. While it’s true that excess sebum (the oil your skin produces naturally) can clog pores and cause breakouts, that’s totally different than the oils you apply to your skin. In fact, natural oils can actually help your skin produce less pore-clogging sebum. The natural oils in Pälish face oils contain effective properties that can kill acne-causing bacteria, reduce inflammation, and help shed dead skin cells that can clog pores and create more pimples, blackheads and whiteheads.

Basically, everything you’ve been told about how acne prone skin requires products that produce a desert-like environment is a total lie. Starve your skin of oils and it will rebel by producing even more sebum— and all of that excess oil will linger on your now shiny skin, sink into pores, and return the favor with more acne.

Rather than drying out your skin, a much more effective acne-fighting solution involves incorporating oils like jojoba, argan and olive into your skincare routine, applying them directly to skin after cleansing and toning, and relying on them to provide non-greasy hydration and other benefits.

Sugar for Exfoliation

20170202_133617.jpgYou’ve probably seen them before – sugar scrubs. Our number one selling product is our sugar scrub. Most may already guess that sugar is great at exfoliating the skin, but did you know that it has more benefits than just sloughing off the dead skin cells?

First, sugar is a natural humectant. This means that it actually draws moisture from the environment into the skin. So when you apply products with sugar they will actually help hydrate your skin and keep moisture within.

Secondly, sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that penetrates the skin and breaks down the “glue” that bonds skin cells, encouraging cell turnover and generating fresher, younger-looking skin. Glycolic acid is typically used to treat sun-damage and aging skin.

Finally, sugar’s small particles make an excellent topical exfoliant, and are used in a number of body scrubs to exfoliate dead surface skin cells and reveal the glowing, healthy-looking skin underneath.

Sugar vs. Salt: Sugar scrubs have a few benefits over salt scrubs. For one, small sugar granules are generally gentler than salt, which can cause microscopic tears in the skin; two, because of sugar’s natural humectants properties, these scrubs are more hydrating than salt scrubs, which can strip skin of natural oils.

TIP: Sugar scrubs are great to use in the winter, as exfoliating the top layer of skin helps moisturizers penetrate more deeply and hydrate longer. Our sugar scrub contains a great amount of coconut oil, as well as sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, grapeseed oil and vitamin E. Therefore, when you use Pälish sugar scrub, the sugar exfoliates that top layer of the skin and is directly followed by plant-based oils that moisturize and protect that newly revealed skin.


Coconut Oil & Your Skin

Pälish sugar scrub and face polish are made with a few different plant based oils – including a substantial amount of coconut oil. Why coconut oil for these two products and why is it so good for your skin?

  • Coconut oil is famous throughout the world as an excellent moisturizer for the skin.
  • In the tropical parts of the world it is believed that coconut oil protects from the sun’s harmful rays. So this natural oil, without any chemical or additives, can protect the skin in the hottest and sunniest places on earth.
  • Coconut oil is a great skin softener and helps you do away with dry and hard skin conditions including conditions on hands and feet.
  • As an exfoliate, including coconut oil with sugar (sugar scrub) or baking soda (face polish) you will be able to successfully scrape off excess dead skin and clean out the substances that have blocked the pores without leaving the skin feeling irritated. The natural soothing nature of the oil combines with the grainy, exfoliating material perfectly, and leaves your skin with an even color, closed pores, and a soft texture.
  • It is claimed that coconut oil is good for several skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis and eczema.
  • Traditionally, coconut oil has been praised and popularized for its anti-aging properties

That’s alot of benefit from one “little” plant-based oil. Want to dig a little deeper? Check out the composition of Coconut Oil below:

Coconut Oil- Composition

Saturated Fats: Predominantly, these saturated fats are medium chain fatty acids or triglycerides. When applied on the skin, it is smooth to the touch. Due to the presence of these fats, coconut oil also retains the moisture content of the skin, as the fats eliminate moisture loss through the pores on the skin.

Capric /Caprylic/Lauric acid: These are not very different from the medium chain fatty acids, but it is still important to mention them as they have their own contributions. These three fatty acids have strong disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. As a result, when applied to the skin, coconut oil protects from microbial infections that can get into open wounds or even enter the body through the pores.

Vitamin E: The contributions of vitamin E towards skin care are well known. It is essential for healthy skin, keeping the skin smooth, and protecting it against cracking. Above all, it prevents premature aging and wrinkling of the skin, since it has good antioxidant properties. 100 grams of coconut oil has about 0.1 mg of vitamin E, thus enhancing its skin-nourishing properties.

Proteins: Like coconuts themselves, coconut oil is rich in many proteins. These proteins keep skin healthy and rejuvenated. Proteins also contribute to the cellular health and tissue repair. For any damaged cells on or near the skin, a healthy flow of proteins guarantees their replacement at a normal rate, whereas people with protein-deficiency heal slower and often develop more scars due to the extended healing time.

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