Oxygen is Essential to Our Organism
Oxygen gives life to every cell in our body. It is directly responsible for transforming food into energy through a process called oxidation. In addition to this, it also plays an essential role in optimal cell function and the prevention of disease.
The use of oxygen on skin can be traced to its use on medical treatment: pressurized oxygen is used in hospital to hasten the healing process of burns due to the wound healing properties of oxygen. It kick-starts the body’s repair processes – diminishing inflammation, stimulating synthesis of collagen and anti-bacterial properties which could boost the healing process of damaged skin.
Skin Oxygen Levels Start Declining After Age 25
From a cosmetic perspective, oxygen levels in the skin start declining after age 25. In other words, low oxygen levels translate to older skin.
By the time we hit age 40, about 50% of our skin has lost the ability to absorb and retain oxygen. When the cells in our bodies suffer from oxygen deprivation, it can result in blood vessel constriction and the impairment of the skin’s ability to function.
Oxygen has a unique effect on the skin because it opens our pores, increasing their absorption power. After being exposed to oxygen, the skin starts breathing again and all treatments applied thereafter produce even better results. In other words, this gas is an essential part of rejuvenating your appearance and eliminating unattractive imperfections.
Oxygen supply into the skin may prevent skin hypoxia and prevent melanocytes overactive in the production of melanin, which may prevent the formation of age spots. Including oxygen in the formula of topical skin care can also aid in the absorption of the other ingredients, helping them to reach the deeper layers of the skin more effectively.