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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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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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