Secret behind the beauty industry you should know about
The Secret Behind Moisturizers
Why does your skin feel drier after applying moisturizer?
Moist skin is more receptive to makeup and makes you look younger. But as much as you love your moisturizer, its magic can wear off soon and leave your skin feeling more dehydrated than it was before. What if we told you that your skin doesn’t just feel drier, but actually loses moisture when you apply moisturizer?
Is your moisturizer stealing moisture from your skin?
Water by itself can’t create the silky moist texture of moisturizers. Adding in chemical humectants like polypropylene glycol (PPG) or polyethylene glycol (PEG) will produce that familiar texture. These chemicals draw water from the air to hydrate your skin, but also suck the Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF) out of your skin and disperse them into thin air. Hence the irony: the more often you apply moisturizer, the drier your skin will be.
Moisturize your skin from the inside out
Did you know nature makes its own humectants? For example, beeswax and shea butter are very smooth and serve as excellent moisturizers. They protect the skin’s NMFs while replenishing it with more moisture. Safeguard your skin with natural moisturizers that are kind to your skin instead of letting chemical ones dry it out.
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