When 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
Do 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
The most effective anti aging moisturizers on the market today contain tiny particles of the antioxidant Coenzyme Q10. You’ll learn about that ingredient in this article, but I thought you might also be interested in the benefits of an anti-aging diet.
In order to produce new skin cells and fibers, your body needs nutrients. The necessary nutrients include the amino acids found in protein.
The skin’s cells and fibers are actually made of simple structural proteins containing only a few amino acids. The better anti aging moisturizers contain one of those structural proteins. It’s called keratin.
The recommended dietary intake of protein varies depending on whether or not you are trying … Read Full Article« Previous Articles