5 Reasons to Use Tallow on Your Face
Tallow is a powerful moisturizer loaded with a wealth of nutrients, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. While some may cringe at the sound of rubbing cow fat on their face, the ones who've tried it can't do without it.
Tallow is luxurious, nourishing and full of lipids that work harmoniously with our skin's oil called sebum.
Without further adieu, here are just 5 of the reasons why you should use beef tallow on your face (and body)...
#1 - Healthy Fats Lead to Healthy Skin
Tallow contains the same fats or lipids found in healthy, supple human skin. Lipids are found in abundance in the membrane of every cell in our bodies. They are responsible for the free flowing of liquids (aka moisture) in and out of our cells.
Lipids are beneficial because they create a protective, yet permeable barrier that prevents infection, maintains moisture, flexibility and structure of the cell.
Tallow is believed to prevent dryness at the cellular level without suffocating the skin's barrier as does petroleum-based lotions.
#2 - Promotes Youthful-Looking Skin
Beef tallow, rendered from grass-fed cattle, is loaded with vitamins A, D & K and antioxidants. One of which is vitamin E, known to promote rejuvenation of the skin by fighting free radicals that can cause wrinkles.
Vitamin E has also been shown to prevent the breakdown of collagen. "The intake of natural vitamin E products helps against collagen cross linking and lipid peroxidation, which are both linked to aging of the skin." (source)
Vitamin D has the ability to restore vibrancy in skin. In addition, Vitamin D "induces the expression of antimicrobial peptide genes in human skin and plays a significant role in preventing opportunistic infections." (source)
#3 - Harmonious Balance Between Tallow and Sebum
Tallow and sebum (the oil in our skin) share many of the same lipids or fats in similar concentrations. Some believe that it is this similarity that allows tallow to absorb deep within the layers of the skin.
I argue that tallow is the single best ingredient to use as a moisturizer. It's 100% natural, shares many of the same fatty acids as our skin and absorbs very quickly. Personally, it has transformed my skin from blotchy and rough to silky smooth and radiant.
#4 - Contains CLA - A powerful Element
Cattle allowed to graze naturally on grass in the sunshine (like ours do) develop large amounts of Conjugated Linoleic Acid, or CLA. This CLA is primarily stored within the fat cells that surround the cows organs, namely the kidneys.
"Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a naturally occurring compound found in ruminants products, has been shown to possess anticancer properties in vivo and in vitro." (source)
#5 - Intense Moisturizer
Tallow has been employed for THOUSANDS of years for one reason...IT WORKS! Better than arguably any ingredient on the market today, this natural golden oil can provide the kind of intense moisture we need to keep our skin looking plump, smooth and hydrated.
It does not clog the pores, it doesn't leave a greasy feeling and it only needs to be applied once a day.
Even in the dead of winter, even in extremely dry climates, tallow has been proven to moisturize the skin with moisture that lasts all day.
Ever wonder why your great grandmother's skin looked so great? It's probably because she used tallow from the FAMILY COW!
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