Skin is the largest organ in the human body. It’s the part of you that is always visible and the first detail people tend to notice about you. They say you can always tell a person’s job just by looking at their hands. Dr. Joseph Jorizzo, MD of Wake Forest University even says that your skin is a window to your underlying health. It’s no wonder new products are being formulated everyday in the field of dermatology. One of these products that has really taken the world and the internet by storm is tissue oil. It has long been used in improving skin problems such as scars, blemishes, stretch marks, dehydration and dryness, acne and even ageing.
So what is this magical remedy people are so hyped about? Basically, it’s a type of therapeutic body oil. Sounds simple, right? The components are a lot more complicated though. Depending on the type of tissue oil, some are made by extracting oils from various plants such as marula, flax, rose hips, roobios, germ wheat and sweet almond. Then other components such as vitamins A, C and E are added to them. These oils are then mixed in just the right amounts to give the final product that deeply nourishes skin and treats countless skin ailments. So let’s get into detail about how tissue oil does all these things.
You always hear people saying drink plenty of water. One the reasons is that when you’re dehydrated or not drinking enough water it begins to have a negative effect on your skin. Well-hydrated skin not only looks healthier and more vibrant but even feels healthier to the touch. Many doctors recommend drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day but of course, your body loses a lot of water through sweat and other mechanisms throughout the day. So how do you counter this water loss? You could just drink more and more water but wouldn’t it be more effective if you could stop or minimize it evaporating and being lost in the first place? That’s where tissue oil comes in. It reduces the evaporation and water loss processes allowing the skin to remain hydrated and healthy.
How does tissue oil do it? Well, our skin is basically made up of a bunch of porous fatty layers. We all know that water and fats don’t mix very well, right? That’s why our skin keeps in some of the water because the water can’t penetrate while some however, can pass through the pores. That’s why tissue oil is so important. It forms an occlusive layer that won’t let the water pass. Simply, it stops that precious water that keeps your skin healthy from being lost, leaving you with radiant, glowing skin. In other words, tissue oil doesn’t “hydrate the skin” like some people think, rather, it seals in the existing moisture that would have been inevitably lost.
Scar tissue, stretch marks and ageing
Scars and stretch marks are the most common reasons people use tissue oil these days. Sure, some scars can be great storytellers but some can be embarrassing and can make you feel uncomfortable throughout your day. When faced with surgery, many people prefer to live with the scar no matter how uncomfortable it makes them. That’s why tissue oil has become so popular, being an extremely effective non-surgical method of treatment. Why go through surgery when you can rub on some oil instead?
So how does tissue oil do it? Well first of all, scars are due to a natural skin healing process. When your skin is subjected to any kind of injury such as a wound, a cut, a burn, etc, an automated healing process begins. Your body begins to add multiple layers of collagen, among other things, in place of the injured skin. If it takes more than three to four weeks to repair the damage, a thick layer of collagen is formed leaving the appearance of a scar.
This is where tissue oil comes in. Most of the constituents of tissue oil contain omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids not only have wound healing abilities, but can also help promote proper collagen levels and reduce excessive collagen deposition preventing extensive scarring. They also have anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce the redness and itching often associated with scars. Not only that but omega-3 fatty acids also improve the elasticity of skin by preserving a protein called elastin in your skin. This allows your skin to stretch and relax. In addition to scars, it also helps to eliminate stretch marks by improving suppleness and elasticity. In fact, some studies mentioned in the Cosmopolitan have shown the tone and texture of stretch marks to improve dramatically after just one week of using a tissue oil.
Another important component of tissue oil is vitamin E. Anti-inflammatory properties, promoting tissue regeneration and antioxidant properties are just a few of its countless benefits. It protects you from free radicals that damage your skin and even accelerate ageing. These free radicals are part of the reason skin becomes wrinkled and ages quickly. All in all, vitamin E is essential to your skin’s healing process and overall health.
The wonders of tissue oil extend beyond scars and dehydration. It’s very effective against acne as well. Everyone at some point has suffered from acne. Whether it’s all over or just a pimple or two, it’s annoying. Not only is it sometimes painful and can make you uncomfortable, but when left untreated, it can lead to scarring. The main causes of acne are clogged pores, dead skin cells, bacteria and excessive oil production. Inside your skin, there’s a gland called the sebaceous gland that secretes an oily substance called sebum. This sebum is responsible for lubricating your skin and hair. Sometimes though, an excess amount of sebum is produced and dead skin cells build up along with it which leads to clogged pores and creates an ideal medium for bacteria to grow. Many factors can trigger or worsen this process such as hormones, stress, diet and some medication including birth control pills, cortisone, androgens and lithium. That’s why many teenagers are prone to acne due to changing hormone levels.
So the obvious question, how can tissue oil fix all of this? Well, let’s go back to where the whole problem started. At the very beginning, an excess amount of sebum was produced which started the whole cascade, right? What if you could stop that from happening? Wouldn’t that solve or at least improve the problem? That’s exactly what tissue oil does. It helps reduce the overproduction of sebum. The amount of sebum the sebaceous glands produce depends on several factors including hormone levels and the skin’s water to oil ratio. We know tissue oil helps keep your skin well-hydrated, right? Well, by doing that, it maintains just the right water to oil ratio to prevent overproduction of sebum. Not only that, but many types of tissue oil contain vitamin A which is an anti-inflammatory that helps balance your hormones and therefore covers another factor that tributes to acne formation. Many people also find that applying tissue oil to your skin has a soothing and stress-relieving sensation. Since stress is one of the factors associated with acne, it goes to show just how many triggers of acne are being covered by simply applying some tissue oil to your skin.
A perfect complexion doesn’t come easily. Dark spots in several places and uneven skin tone are actually more common than one would think. This uneven tone, called hyperpigmentation, has many causes. Normally, people have a pigment in their skin called melanin. This pigment is responsible for protecting you from UV light which can be harmful to your skin. Sometimes, with repeated exposure to sunlight and UV light, overproduction of melanin occurs which leads to brown spots and an uneven skin tone.
That’s just one of the causes of hyperpigmentation. If you’ve every had an acne breakout and most of us have, you probably know another cause. More often than not, when acne goes away, it leaves behind a small lesson or acne scarring which results in what’s called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Simply, the acne clears up but you’re left with a darkened spot. Since tissue oil helps with acne and scarring, it acts as a sort of prophylaxis to this hyperpigmentation.
But that’s not all. The vitamin A and E, which are both antioxidants present in tissue oil, also have an effect on existing dark spots by inhibiting melanin production. How? Well melanin is produced by melanocytes in a process involving oxygen. What if that oxygen was used up by something else? That’s the role of an antioxidant. It prevents other oxidative processes by taking up the oxygen and undergoing oxidation itself. That would leave the melanocytes with less oxygen and therefore less melanin to produce. It doesn’t stop there. Vitamin E also increases your glutathione levels which is a natural antioxidant produced by your body. So it helps your body and encourages your body to help itself at the same time.
Vitamin E also has the ability to halt melanin production by acting as a tyrosinase inhibitor. What does that mean? Well, the first step in melanin formation is an amino called tyrosine being changed to DOPA (dihydroxyphenylalanine) by an enzyme called tyrosinase. Eventually, this DOPA becomes melanin. Vitamin E stops it right from the beginning by inhibiting the tyrosinase enzyme so no melanin would be produced. No melanin, no hyperpigmentation. In the end, regardless of how tissue oil does it, the result is the same. An amazing even complexion.
The great thing about tissue oil is that it has all these great benefits without all the troublesome side effects of pharmaceuticals these days. You’ll never find yourself saying “I forgot to take my tissue oil after lunch” because it’s not a tablet with a strict dosage regimen. You can simply rub it on a few times a day and watch it work its magic in a few days. In fact, you can even add a few drops of some tissue oils to a warm bath for an all-over moisturizing. It can be applied to your elbows, knees, heels or pretty much any area of your skin. For those hard working hands, keep a bottle in front of you in the kitchen. For those people who are starting to lose weight, or starting to gain much, you can rub some oil onto your hips, arms, legs and any other places that are liable to forming stretch marks.
Believe it or not, the benefits of Hypoderm Tissue Oil don’t end with healthy skin. Many types of tissue oil can be applied to the scalp to relieve flaking and itching. They can also be applied to your hair, especially the ends which are always the driest, to deeply nourish and revitalize your hair. By leaving it in for 10-15 minutes before rinsing, it can give your hair the soft, radiant, healthy look you’ve always wanted. Some oils, you can even leave overnight and wash them out in the morning. Another thing people do quite often is spray the oil onto their nails to help with brittle nails and soften cuticle. Right after filing or painting your nails, you can rub some right on for a nourishing finish.
The important thing when applying Hypoderm Tissue Oil is to apply it directly to the place you want in a massaging motion. Use a cotton pad if you’d like. Most people apply it twice a day. Some massage therapists even use it as a massage oil during sessions. You can even use it with a moisturizer to maximize your skin hydration and keep it healthy inside and out. See? The applications for Hypoderm Tissue Oil go on and on.
When it comes to applying something topically, people don’t give it much attention if the area in question is the arm or the elbow for example, but when it comes to their face, they become very reluctant. It’s only natural. Your face is the first thing people look at. If you’re already troubled by acne or a scar or dry skin, the last thing you need is to worry about a product making it worse, right? Well the great thing about Hypoderm Tissue Oil is that it’s absolutely safe for skin, including the face. That being said, it’s also best to be smart when applying Hypoderm Tissue Oil. If you have dry skin, then it won’t matter as much as if you had combination skin. Well not everyone knows what that means. Basically, with combination skin, some areas of your skin are dry while other areas are oily. The most oily areas are usually the T-zone and the U-zone. Since Hypoderm Tissue Oil mainly seals in the moisture to keep your skin hydrated, it’s better to apply it to the dry skin areas. It’s okay to apply it to the oily areas but don’t be over generous with it.
Another thing people are always concerned with is safety during pregnancy. There are so many restrictions for pregnant women that practically everything is contraindicated. Hypoderm Tissue Oil however, is not one of them. Most tissue oils can be safely used during and after pregnancy which is great because during pregnancy hormone levels are constantly changing which lead to development of acne.
Last thing to remember is that Hypoderm Tissue Oil isn’t sunscreen. Just because it reduces dark spots doesn’t mean it protects against sunlight and UV light. So don’t forget to apply sunscreen of at least SPF 15 before going outside. There are sunscreens made especially for people with oily skin or people who are prone to acne, so consider that when choosing a sunscreen.
Now that you know all the benefits of Hypoderm Tissue Oil and how to use it, all that’s left is how to pick one out of the countless brands and products available. First of all, Hypoderm Tissue Oil comes in various forms. Some are simply oils that can be sprayed. Others come in the form of Hypoderm Tissue Oil cream. Regardless of the form, one thing you should definitely look for when picking an oil is whether it’s greasy or not. It’s always better to go for a non-greasy product that is well absorbed such as Hypoderm tissue oil so that you can apply it without having to worry about staining your clothes. Being well absorbed is also important to make sure you get the most out of it’s therapeutic effect. No wonder it has so many reviews and positive feedback.
Now you know everything about it. You don’t need to have acne or scars to use it. Even if your skin’s perfect, it’ll make it even better. Just keep in mind that while its effects are magical, they won’t happen overnight. Consistency is key. Always remember that a little goes a long way. Don’t ignore the biggest organ in your body. So grab a bottle, oil up and let Hypoderm Tissue Oil show you what your skin really looks like.