THE TRUTH ABOUT MOIS­TURE

CLEO (Malaysia) - - PROMOTION -

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.

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