It seems as if Coenzyme Q 10 is just now reaching a momentum. All the major cosmetic companies are starting to realize that there is tremendous value in this simple ingredient. What is it really about and why is it good for the skin?
Coenzyme Q 10 (Q 10 or co Q 10) has just been recently introduced to skin care products.
Before this, its benefits were known of and implemented in nutrition and health as a general category.
It plays two major roles in the human body:
It helps the cell create the energy needed for the body to function properly.
Similarly to Retinol, it is a very small molecule that easily penetrates the skin where it acts as a strong antioxidant. It helps the skin get rid of free radicals while stimulating regeneration and repair.
One study revealed that it helps reduce the visibility of "crow's feet" - wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes. It comes as no surprise then that it is heavily used in anti-aging industry as well as for preparation of natural antiaging skin care recipes.
Where is it found?
Naturally produced by our bodies, its production decreases as we age. At this point, we need to supplement our nutrition and our skin with more of it.
In food, Q 10 is found in meat and fish. Peanut is one of the sources of Q 10 although not as much as meat and fish.
DO NOT use this mask if you are allergic to peanuts!
Peanut oil face mask and skin pack
2 tablespoons of peanut oil
1 egg yolk
1/2 tablespoon of honey
a bit of lemon juice
You can use a food processor for this mask.
Start by mixing peanut oil and egg yolk.
When the mass is ready, add lemon juice and honey.
If you have unused make-up brush, you can use it. If not, simply apply to face and let it rest for 30 minutes.
Wash off with warm water using a washcloth.
Do the same thing when you want to apply it somewhere else on your body.
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