Beauty In­sider

WOR­RIED ABOUT BREAK­OUTS FROM US­ING NG SKIN OILS? YOU’RE MISS­ING OUT! HERE’S ’S HOW THEY BEN­E­FIT YOUR SKIN IN­STEAD. D.

CLEO (Malaysia) - - CONTENTS -

Why face oils are the next best thing for a flaw­less com­plex­ion.

QWHAT’S THE DIF­FER­ENCE BE­TWEEN MOISTURISATION AND HYDRATION? Hydrating prod­ucts are for­mu­lated to in­crease wa­ter con­tent to plump up the skin while mois­tur­is­ing prod­ucts keep the skin soft and pli­able by pre­vent­ing wa­ter con­tent in the skin from evap­o­rat­ing. How­ever, both terms are used in­ter­change­ably, as most mois­turis­ers con­tain hydrating in­gre­di­ents and vice versa. Humec­tants such as hyaluronic acid, glyc­erin, and propy­lene gly­col have hydrating properties that at­tract wa­ter molecules to the skin, whilst emol­lients, which are the oil-based in­gre­di­ents, have mois­tur­is­ing ef­fects, act­ing as a pro­tec­tive layer to pre­vent wa­ter loss and to trap mois­ture in.

QHOW DO WE LOSE MOIS­TURE FROM THE SKIN? We lose about 400ml of wa­ter through eva­po­ra­tion, and this is not in­clud­ing sweat. Air conditioning, heat, and wind in­crease this loss. Cleans­ing the skin too fre­quently will also re­move the nat­u­ral­tural oil and mois­tur­is­ing fac­tors from our skin.

QWHAT EX­ACTLY ARE SKIN OILS? Th­ese are mois­turis­ers with­out out wa­ter. Most do not have ad­di­tives like emul­si­fiers, and they con­tain less or no preser­va­tives. They usu­ally have oil ex­tracted from plants and herbs, and there­fore are rich in vi­ta­mins, es­sen­tial en­tial oils, and an­tiox­i­dants. Many can be greasy and take a while to ab­sorb into the skin while oth­ers such as Bio-Oil can ab­sorb in a mat­ter of min­utes with­out hout leav­ing a greasy feel. This is be­cause use Bio-Oil con­tains a unique in­gre­di­ent ent called PurCellin Oil, which low­ers the vis­cos­ity of the for­mu­la­tion so that it can be eas­ily ab­sorbed by the skin.

QHOW ARE OILS GOOD FOR THE SKIN? High-qual­ity oils that act as emol­lients pro­vide a pro­tec­tive layer on the top sur­face of the skin to pre­vent wa­ter loss. It also has mois­tur­is­ing ef­fects.

QIN WHAT IN­STANCES SHOULD ONE USE OIL RATHER THAN A CREAM? Oils are great af­ter baths when the skin is still damp. This way, skin ab­sorbs all the good­ness oils pro­vide as skin ab­sorbs them quicker. We also don’t stay as oily as we would if we were to use them on dry skin. An­other per­fect time to use oil is be­fore go­ing to bed since you don’t need to worry about hav­ing an oily face or hands, or oil stick­ing on your clothes.

QIS IT AD­VIS­ABLE TO LAYER CREAM OVER FACE OIL? It de­pends on your skin type. Lay­er­ing mois­turis­ers and oils ac­cord­ing to your skin con­di­tion may help tar­get spe­cific prob­lem such as com­bi­na­tion skin, to help

treat both dry and oily skin. Mois­turis­ers that are wa­ter based help re­plen­ish skin hydration while oil-based mois­turis­ers re­place the nat­u­ral oil stripped away dur­ing cleans­ing.

QHOW CAN WE TREAT SKIN ABRA­SIONS SO THAT THERE’S MIN­I­MAL SCAR­RING? There are top­i­cal gels, creams, oint­ments and oils to help with scars. With its in­gre­di­ents, Bio-Oil helps im­prove the cos­metic ap­pear­ance of scar­ring and main­tain elas­tic­ity of scar tis­sue on joints and other high mo­bil­ity ar­eas.

BIO-O-OIL, RM32.95 (60ML), RM54.95

(125ML), AND RM74.95M74.95 (200ML).

DR. NAZIRIN ARIF­FIN, PRAC­TIC­ING CON­SUL­TANT DER­MA­TOL­O­GIST FROM PAN­TAI HOS­PI­TAL, TALKS ABOUT MOISTURISATION AND SHARES THE BEN­E­FITS OF US­ING OIL ON YOUR SKIN.

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