I am passionately interested in observing the transformation that Nature goes through in its transition from summer to wintertime…
Everything starts to slow down; the colours change their brightness, the leaves start to become reddish, then brown, and then fall – returning to the soil where everything started… This is the eternal cycle of Life where, according to the Physic Law of Mass Conservation, mass is neither created nor destroyed, but only transformed.
What seems to be the beginning of the end is in reality only a rest for a new beginning later on, in spring time.
Autumn’s transmutation also begins to take effect in our bodies, with the withdrawal of vital energy from the outside in order to protect the important inner organs from the cold, in order to keep them warm. Consequently the skin becomes paler, with a reduced blood supply, becoming more prone lacking in nutrients, and possibly looking more flaky, dehydrated or aged.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) play an important role here – they protect the skin from extreme weather and the winter elements as well as from the central heating that makes the air dry with a lack of oxygen.
The EFAs, namely ω-3 and ω-6, are a special class of indispensable fats, without which we could not survive. They protect the skin cell membranes, maintaining the integrity of the cellular walls and enabling healthy skin to function well. Without enough EFAs the skin starts losing water, becoming more prone to wrinkles and lines; and often easily inflamed and cracked.
To tackle these issues the only way is to increase the internal intake of EFAs through organic cold pressed, vegetable oils (olive oil, jojoba oil, sunflower, hemp, evening primrose oil, wheat germ oil…). Applying them in the form of oils and balms that are rich in those Fatty Acids replenishes the loss of EFAs and deeply nourishes the skin.
Inlight’s unique skincare formulae use only cold pressed, organic oils, naturally rich in ω-3 and ω-6, aligned with the chemistry of the skin. Our perfect “skin friends” for the Wintery days and nights are the Daily Face Oil, the Line Softener Intensive Formula and the Night Balm. If you have got muscular pain or discomfort that increases in the colder months, Inlight’s Joint-Easy Balm, rich in anti-inflammatory Boswellia and Castor oil, will do the trick!
Dr Mariano Spiezia