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October 30, 2013

Start To Learn About Natural Moisturizers And A Few Secret Ingredients

Moisturising the skin daily is an important habit and crucial to the success of skin care. If you learn what to look for when purchasing moisturisers your skin will look better and you will save money as well.

Let’s look at what the perfect moisturiser will contain.

  • Oils to nourish, especially in winter when the skin doesn't produce as much oil. Dry conditions and breezy weather make the situation much worse for the skin.
  • Hydrators to hold moisture in the skin. In warm or hot weather the skin loses lots of moisture (water) so special ingredients called humectants help keep the skin well hydrated and plumped.
  • Rejuvenating ingredients to help scale back wrinkles and lines. These come in the form of peptides or Vitamins like Vitamin C, A and E.
  • Necessary fatty acids that duplicate our own natural oils to extend skin health.

Dry skin needs a high oil content in the cream.

Combination skin has an oily t-zone which means the forehead, nose and chin are oily. This skin type needs little to no oil in the moisturiser applied.

Oily skin can work best with special formulations that supply moisturizing in an oil free form which keep skin hydrated without oiliness.

The words “dehydrated skin” are used consistently especially from sales helpers on cosmetic counters. All skin types can be dehydrated and this is often caused by different factors:

Dehydrated skin is lacking in moisture (water) – not oil. Often dehydration can be remedied by drinking more water. Each cup of coffee, tea or alcohol consumed will dehydrate your skin. A tumbler of water is required to offset each cup you drink of these beverages.

Ingredients like Hyaluronic acid, lecithin or glycerin will increase the moisture content held in your skin and impart a dewy plumped appearance to your skin. Hyaluronic Acid is the king of hydrators but often only found in Serums because of how expensive it is.

Natural oils including olive squalane and macadamia nut oil contain an oil profile really close to human skin. Jojoba has an identical split of essential fatty acids even though it is in fact a wax and not an oil. Sweet almond and Apricot kernel oils are also useful to the skin. Skin health is strikingly improved when these natural oils areutilised in Natural Moisturiser formulations.

Research has shown Organic Aloe Vera can increase the rate of regeneration of skin cells by many instances when used in sufficient quantity. Penetration capability of Aloe Vera is legendary.

Troublesome skin typically has redness present. The mineral MSM is ideal for keeping redness under control. MSM is organic sulphur (or sulfur) a wellness supplement originally developed for arthritis and joint pain. Sulfur exists in each cell of the body. When formulated in a moisturiser a straightforward solution to inflammation is attained.

Like so many skin care products or ingredients, a side benefit emerged early in the life of MSM, and that is the smoothing of skin. When taken as a powder supplement skin is softer on the whole body not simply the face. It works from the inside out. Maybe we should call it Super skin MSM.

Irene McDonald has been develping Natural Skin care products for over 9 years. She has a special interest in Rosacea and Anti aging skin care.

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