What to use on my skin during the HCG Diet?
While on the HCG diet your body is undergoing dramatic changes. Some people are happy to drop all skincare and use no products at all during this programme, however for many suddenly stopping all skincare and nourishment to the skin leaves the skin vulnerable to accelerated aging and feeling quite dry and taut. Since our skin is the largest organ of the body and plays an important role in our health, we believe it is vitally important that we offer nutritional support to the skin while on the HCG diet – not only on the face but on the body as well.
This is where we tap into the power of natural, chemical-free products and pure plant essences otherwise known as essential oils. Products like this have the ability to regenerate and revitalise the skin cells as your body changes and resets its metabolism. Pure essential oils are highly concentrated substances taken from the plant with very high therapeutic value, due to their concentration they must always be diluted before application to the skin, this delivers these therapeutic substances efficiently and effectively into the cells.
In all our research we have found the best delivery system which supports skin hydration and protection from the environment without allowing the body to ingest fatty oils during the HCG Diet is Jojoba. This stunning liquid wax ester does not get absorbed into the body or processed like normal oils. This is what Megan Larsen (one of the world’s most sought after natural skincare manufacturer’s) says:
‘Jojoba oil is about 97% unsaturated waxy (not fatty) esters. These waxy esters are very similar in composition to a number of the compounds found in our natural skin sebum (which contains about 22% of waxy esters). Therefore it can closely mimic our own natural skin oil.
Also the molecular structure of jojoba oil is too large to permeate in to the blood stream, but the plant essence/essential oil synergy blends will permeate through to the skin cells to help to keep the skin looking alive, hydrated and plumped, hence limiting any skin deterioration or unnecessary aging.
Jojoba oil is unique because the oil is not composed of fat but of liquid wax. In scientific terms, waxes are esters of long chain fatty acids (not lipids) with long chain monohydroxyl alcohols, whereas fats are esters of long chain fatty acids with glycerine. Being composed of mostly wax esters means there is little likelihood of the oil’s deteriorating. Jojoba is ideal for use in cosmetics because of its molecular stability and its natural moisturising and healing properties. Jojoba’s resistance to oxidation means that it does not require additional chemical preservatives. It is suitable for ALL skin types, whether dry, oily or sensitive. Out of all of the compounds in nature, this wax ester is the most similar to human skin oil (sebum). It is theorized that applying jojoba to the skin can ‘trick’ the skin into thinking it is producing enough oil, thus balancing oil production. Jojoba is also classified as non-comedogenic – it does not clog skin pores. It is the most ideal natural chemical free product with huge benefits to the skin and body whilst undergoing something like the HCG Diet.’
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