Tuesday, October 18, 2011

An Aboriginal skin care secret! - Emu oil


I am always on the lookout for new skin care products, especially all natural ones.  A couple of years ago I tried 100% pure Australian emu oil for the first time. 

So what exactly is emu oil?

Emu oil is made from the fat of the second largest bird in the world, Dromaius novaehollandiae, known as the Australian emu (the ostrich is taller!).


This is the product information of the 100% pure emu oil I use:

Australian Aboriginals have long used the oil of the Emu for its anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating powers.  …may help reduce the symptoms of joint inflammation associated with arthritis and provide symptomatic relief of rheumatism. …may also provide relief of muscular aches and pains, PMS, effects of psoriasis on the skin and symptoms of eczema. In addition, application may also aid recovery to damaged skin including burns, blisters, scars, cuts, abrasions, cradle cap, sunburn and nappy rash.  Pure Emu Oil may also be taken internally.
Emu oil is well-known as being able to deeply penetrate all layers of the skin providing nutrients like essential fatty acids Omega-3 & Omega-6.  Emu oil is an anti-inflammatory which is great for acne and will not clog pores (non-comedogenic).  Emu oil helps to thicken and replenish skin to reduce wrinkles and signs of aging.
How to use:

Rub a small amount of pure emu oil directly on your face, this will deeply moisturise the skin, help to fight bacteria and bring down any the swelling and/or redness. 

Use at night.  Emu oil has a distinctive smell and leaves the skin looking greasy!

Emu oil has soothing, restorative and nourishing propertiesWhen I use pure emu oil at night, the next morning I wake up with incredibly smooth, even skin. 

You can find a wide range of products with emu oil as an active ingredient, including; facial soaps and cleansers, moisturisers, shampoos and rubs.

You should try this all natural product, especially if you have acne prone skin, or very dry skin.  This is one of the few products that are beneficial to all skin types.  (However, vegans and animal activists probably won’t be comfortable using animal-based products, like emu oil.)

XOXO
Euphrasie85

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