Holistic Skin Care Articles

Tips on Nurturing Silky Soft Skin

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Silky Soft SkinWhen you ask around about how to get soft skin, the first thing people will suggest is a moisturizer.  Some might get technical and suggest an emollient.  Here you will learn what those words mean and you’ll get some advice about softening.

Moisturizers and emollients are sometimes thought of as the same things.  Technically, they are a little bit different.

Emollients are substances that actually soften and soothe.  Often emollients have moisturizing effects as well.

Several mechanisms of action are attributed to emollients.  They may work by the process of occlusion; act as a humectant or as a lubricant.

When it comes to the skin’s health and protection, the process of occlusion … Read Full Article

What Vitamins are Good for Skin Problems?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

vitamins for skin problemsThe basic vitamins for skin problems are A, C and E.  But before you start taking a supplement or buy a cream containing them, read this article.  The advice could keep you from making the problem worse.

The benefits of A and E for the skin’s health are not well understood.  The benefits of C are well known.  So, let’s start with that.

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a necessary cofactor for the body to produce strong collagen fibers.  You may have heard of collagen.  It is one of the things responsible for the skin’s elasticity, firmness and color.

As we age, collagen production slows down naturally.  During our youth, our … Read Full Article

Do Wrinkle Creams Work Against UV Light?

Monday, March 28th, 2011

do wrinkle creams workDo wrinkle creams work to protect against UV light?  That’s a new question.  Most people just want to know if a cream can really get rid of wrinkles.  Here’s why you should care about the protection of UV, even if all you thought you cared about were wrinkles.

UV rays are the invisible ones.  UVB causes sunburns.  You can usually tell when you have had too much of it, because your skin gets red and hot.

UVA causes hyperpigmentation, age spots, wrinkles and skin cancer.  You can’t always tell when you have had too much UVA.  We don’t even know how much is too much.

Many of the anti-aging lotions on the … Read Full Article

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