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Our skin is under siege! From the inside, via processed foods and Phytoestrogens, and from the outside, via environmental toxins and Xenoestrogens. But, before we launch into the huge topics of chemistry and biology that affect our ability to care for our skin, lets focus on the skin itself…

Facial Skin

Skincare is a vast subject, and whilst the skin is the largest single organ of the body, the quality of our skin differs dramatically from one area to the next. On the face alone we have several different skin types, all demanding differing forms of nourishment. This is normal, but it presents us with quite a challenge when trying to find a facial serum that can supply all the needs of each area of the face.

Nevertheless, it is entirely feasible to develop a single oil blend that is so rich in nutrients, and fundamentally adaptogenic in its action, that it can support all the different skin types that make up combination skin. For example, the Wild As The Wind FACIAL OIL No.2┬áis the ultimate skin food for all skin types, and unsurprisingly, it’s the biggest selling facial oil in our range.

I have been using Wild as The Wind face oil for 8 months now and the difference in my skin has been amazing. I am 44 and I developed middle age spots (having never suffered as a teen!), my spots have totally disappeared and my skin feels fresh every day. Not only that but I am not buying any moisturisers or cleaners so saving lots of money and saving the waste from packaging and plastic that most modern cosmetic products seem to come with. I would thoroughly recommend the face oil to anyone (and I use it on my body too!).

Sonya, Wedmore

Skin Conditions

However, FACIAL OIL No.2, whilst perfectly formulated for combination skin, is not necessarily the facial oil to use when the skin is also displaying evidence of specific skin conditions in the form of rashes and/or discolouration.

The truth be known, we are not legally entitled to make any claims about the medical efficacy of our oils because they are pure oils in their natural state and thus, cannot be copyrighted, unlike synthetic products, or adulterated natural substances, the manufacturers of which are permitted to lawfully make health claims.

Nevertheless, we are very grateful for the positive feedback we’ve received from people who have been using our facial oils, who have told us that our pure, natural oil blends have helped to relieve and reduce the symptoms of eczema, acne, psoriasis, and rosacea, amongst other conditions. Others report the lightening of sun spots and a reduction in scarring.

We know that Wild As The Wind FACIAL OIL No.2 can really support people with these, and other skin conditions, in a number of ways:

  • It’s a mild sun screen
  • It’s powerfully anti-inflammatory and stress-reducing
  • It possesses hormone balancing ingredients
  • It doesn’t have any artificial ingredients
  • Several of the oils used are known to reduce scarring
  • Frankincense is known to lighten age spots

However, please be aware, we still wouldn’t openly advocate using this oil as a medical treatment for specific skin conditions.

Diet & Supplementation For Skin Health

Improvements in diet, (i.e. a proper balanced organic diet), reduction in long-term stress, removal of allergens, and the supplementation of vitamin D from October through April in the UK, as well as ensuring we get eight hours of sleep a night, (preferably with a couple of hours before midnight), are all vital strategies for combating these kinds of skin conditions.

A lot of skin conditions, like acne, are due to hormonal imbalance. Others, like psoriasis, are the consequence of compromised digestion due to auto-immunity, often including specific issues relating to the digestion of animal proteins, and thus, the sufferer will inevitably have a compromised immune system.

Both conditions usually have dietary issues as a factor; either insufficient nutrition, or overly toxic, highly processed, foods exacerbating their symptoms. Both conditions will respond well to removing pathogens and including highly nutritious, well tolerated foods. (Try the elimination diet to figure out intolerances, or obtain full-spectrum allergy testing from a reputable Kinesiologist.)

There are an increasing number of skin conditions, a lot of which are growing in severity. It is not possible to do justice to the subject of skin conditions in a single article; each one deserves at least one book written about them!

You can find more information about the conditions mentioned in this article within our blog post on bathing in salt baths, but we also highly recommend watching a 46 minute video by the inimitable John Bergman:-

Morbidity and mortality from skin conditions are both expected to increase… Prevalence and healthcare spending, related to skin disease, are considered among the fastest growing of any medical condition.

Owing to the severity of the situation relating to our skin conditions and what’s causing them, please share this article and/or Dr Bergman’s video with anyone you know who is at risk of developing severe or chronic skin disorders. (There’s easy share buttons at the bottom of the page.)

Also, keep reading this article yourself… in the final section I will briefly explain why we are in so much trouble where our skin is concerned.

Anything to add? Please let us know in the comments section. Thanks.

Skincare Practices

There’s also a number of topical applications and processes that are particularly useful; exfoliating regularly, using a good toning cleanser, using Aloe Vera or applying natural honey face masks, with spices, such as Cinnamon, or cleansing clays, and any of the following essential oils: Turmeric, Tea Tree, Lemon, Lime, Orange and Cinnamon etc… or use them in natural food or spice form along with things like Holy Basil etc…

(Subscribe to our blog for specific remedies using these and other ingredients.)

But it’s not just our own personal bodily functions that are the issue here… External factors also play a critical role in our skin health…

Why We Need To Get Serious About Skincare

Did you know?

Chemicals are only safety tested in isolation and not in relation to other chemicals.

The chemical industry has already released over 85,000 different chemicals into our environment, and the term ‘chemical reaction’ has been coined for a reason!

These include quite a few Xenoestrogens, which are chemically synthesised oestrogens, that act as endocrine disruptors. This essentially means that artificial hormones, created by the chemical industry, which are found slushing around in our environment, are altering the normal functioning of our natural hormones. What it also means is that women today are under siege and we are getting sick at really alarming rates.

Wild As The Wind will be offering a number of talks on this subject in the new year, so please sign up to our blog if you are interested in attending one, or more, of these.

In the meantime, here’s more information on the subject of Skincare Ingredients To Avoid

Xenoestrogens are used in most till receipts, and most plastics. They are applied to pretty much any fabric at home and in our external environments in the form of flame retardants used in furnishings, carpets, cars, buses, planes etc, foams, building materials, electronics, and there’s a whole slew of them being used in insecticides… just too many to mention!

But you can find a comprehensive list here.

Then there’s the synthetic hormones that are actually to be found in our skincare products:

  • 4-Methylbenzylidene camphor (4-MBC) and Benzophenone are both found in sunscreens
  • Parabens: methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben and butylparaben are commonly used as preservatives in most of the skin and hair care products available on the market today… and, of course, they’re in our sun lotions too.

Read a much more comprehensive list of the key toxins in our skincare and healthcare products.

Sunscreens are a big contributor to toxins in the body, and have been cited as a leading cause of skin cancer.

Xenoestrogens aren’t good for us. They are even in our overly processed, denatured convenience food. But, that’s not all. There’s something called Phytoeostrogens, which are oestrogens that occur naturally in certain foods, especially in things like soy, oats, barley and linseeds etc.

A diet high in phyotoestrogens can cause infertility, and debilitating conditions such as PCOS, (polycystic ovarian syndrome), in younger women, and can cause all kinds of craziness in men, (man-boobs etc), as well as increasing the risk of cancer in both these groups.

However, women who are experiencing menopause or peri-menopause can benefit from high quality phytoestrogens in their diet. A couple of tablespoons of linseeds soaked over night are ideal, for example, whereas unfermented soy products are to be avoided.)

Here’s an article on phytoestrogens that goes into a lot more detail.

Soooo… the upshot of all this is that it’s probably a good idea to invite younger women to use hormone balancing, adaptogenic essential oils, like Clary Sage, Lavender and Geranium, and base oils like Evening Primrose as soon as their menstrual cycles kick in.

Read this for more information.

The Natural Approach

Does the idea of using entirely natural oils on your face and decolletage strike you as a whole lot more appealing in light of what you have just read?

All of the Wild As The Wind facial oils are simply made using healing carrier oils and age-defying essential oils… and nothing else.

We also advise you to buy facial oils in smaller amounts, either 30ml or 50ml for individual use, and 100ml if two or three people will be using the facial oil in the household.

Oils that are not treated with preserving chemicals can become rancid over time. We do not recommend using any skincare oil if it is more than two years old, and we advise people to ideally use a facial oil blend within six months to a year.

Our skin is our largest organ, and anything applied topically will be absorbed, in varying degrees, into our bodies whether it is good for us or not. The skin is pretty good at defending us against a lot of the environmental toxins that we face on a daily basis, but it can’t fend off everything.

Here’s a very well written and very even-handed explanation about skin, toxins and what it all means.

Our view, at Wild As The Wind, is that we can’t control what’s in our environment, but we, sure as heck, can control what we put on our faces. And our first thought on the matter is that we are not interested in putting anything on our skin that we wouldn’t be entirely happy to put in our mouths.

This approach makes sense to us… and we hope it makes sense to you too.

So what are the ingredients in our wonderful FACIAL OIL No.2? And what do they do for us?

Have you tried our facial oils? How are you getting on with them? Please let us know in the comments section. We’d really appreciate your feedback. Thanks.


The information provided is not intended to replace the medical directives of your healthcare provider. This information is not meant for the diagnosis of health issues. If you are pregnant, have serious or multiple health concerns, consult with your healthcare provider before using essential oils. If you experience any complications or adverse reactions contact your healthcare provider.













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