THE TRUTH ABOUT MOISTURE
With so many misconceptions and preconceived notions about the skin, it’s only natural that there also be many myths about certain skin types – especially dry skin! So to set the record straight, here are a number of little-known facts about dehydrated skin. With these in mind, you can rest assure you know what your skin really needs for a healthy complexion. Most products available on the market have some sort of oil or emollient in them as an ingredient. And whether your skin is dehydrated or prone to oiliness, it’s important to be mindful of what type of oil is being used in the product as opposed to trying to avoid these altogether. Natural oils are safe and beneficial to the skin such as safflower, argan, olive, jojoba and grapeseed. The main concern is that they may be comedogenic or poreclogging but this doesn’t apply to all types of oil. One type of oil getting a bad rep for being comedogenic in skincare is mineral oil. But there are those who argue that although mineral oil does originate from crude oil, it is as natural as any other earth-derived substance and won’t damage the complexion. And truth be told, mineral oil does act as a great moisturising agent for dry skin types.