Natural and Affordable Opportunity to Stay Young
Just recently, a mobile application received a wave of press for using artificial intelligence to generate highly realistic transformations of pictures of faces. The app can transform a face to make it look younger or look older instantly. Within seconds the internet has been filled with celebrities, social media influencers and regular people posting their photos to show what they might look like when they get much older or when they were younger. Even though there are multiple options of filters within the app to manipulate the photo (such as editor options of adding an impression, smiles, make-up, hair colors, hairstyles, glasses, or beards), users tend to use age-alteration filters (looking younger or older). This social media trend gives us insights about the importance of aging process for current lifestyles in our modern society.
We all want to stay young and stop the aging process of our skin, like the app can do to our selfies, but sometimes in real life doing so can be an expensive and even painful. At the top of the list to make our face look younger are luxurious spa treatments followed by costly and consistent use of skincare products. So if you cannot afford luxurious spa, costly laser treatments, and specialty lotion to keep the wrinkles at bay, what natural yet affordable options do you have to banish aging process and retain your youth?
Moringa oleifera, also commonly known as the drumstick tree or the miracle tree, has been gaining positive attention for many years as a plant that is very high in beneficial nutrients. Moreover it contains antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory agents, in addition to a host of vitamins and minerals. The antioxidants contained within Moringa oleifera, helps prevent damage skin cells from aging the body and has the ability to protect skin from free radicals. The nutrients help sustain the production of new collagen and skin cells as well as elastin, the building blocks of youthful skin.
What Causes Our Skin to Age?
Researchers found out that solar ultraviolet exposure is the main cause of skin damage leading to skin collagen imperfection and eventually skin roughness. Aging is associated with morphological changes and is characterized by loss of elasticity, increased wrinkling, irregular pigmentation, dryness and roughness. This can be reduced by proper revitalization of skin enhancing younger and healthier appearance using phenolics and antioxidants topically.
Using Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract for Enhancement of Human Skin Facial Revitalization
Moringa leaves are reported to be rich in phenolics and antioxidants like vitamin C, B and A. Leaves are used as purgative, applied as the poultice to sores, rubbed on the temples for headaches, used for piles, fevers, sore throat, bronchitis, eye and ear infections, anti-inflammatory, scurvy and catarrh. It protects the human skin from environmental influences and combats premature skin aging.
A research conducted at Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences aims to evaluate the skin facial revitalization effect of a cream formulation containing the Moringa oleifera leaf extract on humans. Active cream containing 3% of the concentrated extract of moringa leaves was developed by entrapping in the inner aqueous phase of cream. Base contained no extract. Skin revitalizing parameters, i.e. surface, volume, texture parameters and surface evaluation of the living skin were assessed comparatively after application of the base and active cream on human face using Visioscan® VC 98 for a period of 3 months.
The results achieved in this investigation suggest that topical formulation of moringa extract is capable of revitalizing the skin and reducing signs of skin aging. Surface values were increased by the base and decreased by the active cream. Effects produced for the base and active cream were significant and insignificant, respectively, as observed in the case of surface. Unlike the base, the active cream showed significant effects on skin volume, texture parameters (energy, variance and contrast) and skin roughness, skin scaliness, skin smoothness, and skin wrinkles parameters.
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