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
What’s the secret to keeping natural radiant skin as you age? That depends on who you ask. The experts don’t seem to agree on much of anything, except that they are right.
It seems to me that a lot of the recommendations have to do with the expert’s specialty. In a recent article, a doctor who specializes in prescribing bio-identical hormones for menopausal women said that the causes of the visible signs of aging are low estrogen levels and environmental factors.
That’s interesting, because dermatologists released a report last year saying that the primary cause was something different. They found that there are more free radicals in older skin and that fewer … 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« Previous Articles