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Does anyone know about the science of skincare etc?
Eg I heard that in order for your moisturiser to be of benefit the molecules have to be small enough to penetrate the skin, otherwise they just sit on top and get wasted.
Anyone got any comments on this kind of thing?
There are so mant products on the market that claim to do something EXCITING!!!
I think the only thing that can stop moisturiserr being absorbed is petrolium jelly!!! LOL
However i do know for a fact that if you exfoliate regulary it will absorb A LOT better!!
I just use Vit E cream on my skin & it must absorb Coz it always feels heaps better after i use it!!
Sometimes creams might feel good because they are sitting on the skin so from what I've heard, the feel of it isn't an accurate determination of how good it is. It seems the key is whether it is penetrating past the nearly-dead cells on top and feeding the still-alive cells underneath...
Well I guess i don't know about that really, but I know that i wouldn't be able to afford such a cream! :p LOL
It shouldn't be about cost... I just wish the labelling was more honest because most of us don't have much of an idea what we're using and what it's really doing and it's not proving to be all that easy to find out.
I heard that the cream mainly acts as a barrier to stop your skin from drying out, so it stays moist that way.
Also heard the best way to care for your skin is too drink lots of water.
barrier thing sounds cool.
now just have to hope it's not such that the skin can't breathe.
water sounds like an excellent idea.
Yeh I'm very sceptical about creams. I know how the skin operates from studying physiology, and whilst there are certainly things that do cross into the bloodstream ( look at all the patches availbale to deliver drugs) skin health tends to be from within. Good diet and drinking lots of water is a key element in how your skin will look, as with any part of your body, it requires nutrition. The actual layers of skin visible to your eye are dead already, but I do beleive that in summer a good sunscreen, and year round a simple moisturiser that is vitamin e rich are moeny well spent :)
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