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African kitchen staple DROWNS OUT damage in aging skin, hair, and nails

If you want to SLOW skin aging… and even REPAIR damaged cells

Why not reap the aging benefits from a tree that’s known for its longevity?

It can survive under the HARSHEST of conditions

And it provides food… shelter… medicine… and more to the locals who rely on it.

Now, I’m guessing you don’t live anywhere that’s so arid… you’ve got to store water in the trunk of a tree like this.

But that doesn’t mean that Father Time isn’t trying to DRAIN your skinhair… and even nails of their youthfulness.

And there’s nothing like being CRACKED… BRITTLE… and DRIED OUT to make you LOOK OLD!

Fortunately, there’s a way to keep aging at bay – and the secret is in this “magic” tree that grows on the other side of the world.

This is not a mirage

The baobab tree (Adansonia digitata) is LEGENDARY in Sub-Saharan African countries like Senegal… Tanzania… Kenya… Zimbabwe… Nigeria… and more.

Although it’s a little funny looking… often called the “upside-down tree,” as its top branches look like tree roots…

There’s a reason why African communities RELY on it as their “Tree of Life.”

It’s not JUST because individual trees can live for more than 3,000 years

Or that their presence in the dry landscape is usually a telltale sign of water.

Nearly every part of the tree… its fruit, leaves, and seeds… are so nutritious, they’ve become staple foods in African kitchens.

And outside of Africa… where baobab trees don’t grow… a powder made from the tree’s fruit pulp has become a popular food additive, thanks to vitamin C levels that are EXPONENTIALLY HIGHER than those found in oranges.

But LOCKED AWAY inside the fruit of the baobab tree is something else. And it’s how this “survival tree” got its common name – which loosely translates to mean “father of many seeds.”

You see, the fruit seeds and their kernels contain an oil that’s so moisturizing

Africans have use it to make hot oil soaksbath oils… and massage oils… for AGES!

Because baobab can SOFTEN even the DRIEST of skin.

Just applying it topically is enough to help it PENETRATE deeply and NOURISH  your innermost skin layers.

In a 2017 study out of South Africa , baobab seed oil helped reduce transepidermal water loss on adult female subjects.

That’s just a fancy way of saying that baobab helped keep those gals’ skin from drying out!

Not only does baobab seed oil have a low evaporation rate… which helps your skin RETAIN moisture

But it also BOOSTS your skin barrier function!

Too many older folks find their skin barriers COMPROMISED – and it’s usually because of a decline in lipid content.

Baobab oil can help RESCUE that dry… flaky… or even scaly skin…

Thanks to its high fatty acid content.

I’m talking about ESSENTIAL saturated and unsaturated fats… like vitamin E (in the form of tocopherols) and vitamin F (a.k.a. linoleic acid).

That’s what it can do for your aging skin

But baobab oil can also STRENGTHEN and CONDITION your hair and nails… keeping breakage at bay and even REPAIRING damage.

Look for cold-pressed, unrefined baobab seed oil at your local health food store or online.

It’s more stable  than other anti-aging oils (like evening primrose)… so it’s less likely to go rancid in any given period of time.

Because baobab oil has been shown to be non-irritating and non-allergenic … you can even use it as a carrier oil for essential oils.

In fact, in that South African study I just mentioned, subjects experienced ZERO irritation from baobab oil!

But before you use it on your face… hands… or anywhere else visible… conduct a patch test to make sure you don’t experience an adverse reaction.

You can also find baobab fruit powder, which is PACKED with vitamin C – a nutrient that’s CRUCIAL for the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that help your skin stay looking young.

The powder is meant to be eaten… so add a scoop to your smoothies or a glass of water for some extra antioxidant protection from the INSIDE.

To our hydrating heroes,

Melissa Young

P.S. For more anti-aging oils, visit HSI’s eAlert entries on moringaargan… and emu oil in the archives.

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