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What Are Skin Creams Made Of?

What Are Skin Creams Made Of?

A skin cream is basically a blend of oil and water. To produce a light cream, you start with an oil-in-water emulsion. To make a richer cream or a salve, you reverse the proportions, producing a water-in-oil emulsion. So the ingredients are essentially the same, it’s just the proportions that are different. To make sure the mixture of oil and water holds together over time and doesn’t separate, you add an emulsifier. Emulsifiers bind together liquids that are partly hydrophilic (attracted to water) and partly hydrophobic (with an affinity for oil). Skin cream can be compared to mayonnaise, in which...

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Is "Oily Skin" such a BAD thing?

Is "Oily Skin" such a BAD thing?

Not if you know how to take proper care of it   Did you know that oily skin can be classified into two subcategories: oily (without water deficiency) and oily dehydrated (with water deficiency). In the first case, the skin has proper hydration; while it feels and looks oily, it does not have the sensation of “dryness”. In the second subcategory, the skin lacks moisture yet the skin has all the characteristics of oily skin present but the individual tends to complain of “dry skin”. People with oily skin tend go two ways in their skincare routines. One is to...

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Retinoids in your Skincare Routine

Retinoids in your Skincare Routine

What are retinoids? The retinoid family is a group of compounds that are derived from vitamin A. They have been available in skincare since the 1970s and scientific studies  shows they are the only topical agents that repeatedly demonstrate anti-aging effects. Retinoids help minimize the appearance of wrinkles, slow the breakdown of collagen and fade pigmentation or age spots. They work by improving skin cell renewal and stimulating collagen production. There are several forms from over-the-counter to prescription strength in topical and oral medication form. Over-the-counter (OTC) retinoids are most often found in eye creams, night moisturizers, and serums. When...

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Tips to Keep Skin Hydrated this Winter

Tips to Keep Skin Hydrated this Winter

rThe cold, harsh weather is upon us. Our skin is affected differently by the environment changes from season to season. For some of us it tends to become dry, flaky, rough, and irritated, while others experience little to no change. Why you may ask? If you stay hydrated beyond drinking water, you are less affected by the weather changes. Not only does the temperature drop during the winter season, the humidity does as well. This leads to dryness in the skin but with proper care, you can easily avoid this condition.   How to keep our skin hydrated? It is...

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