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Can Oily Skin Be Dry At The Same Time?

True or False: Oily skin be also be dry at the same time.

Answer: True.  The dryness that is felt is actually dehydration which is a skin condition (not a skin type).  The surface of the skin is lacking water.  This condition is usually caused by using and overcleaning with harsh soaps, too much sun exposure, overly hot water and either using the wrong type of moisturizer or non at all. 
Woman washing face To treat this type of condition, stay away from harsh facial cleansers containing sulfates and alcohol that strip the skin's surface of it's natural lipid barrier.  Instead, look for a mild foaming cleanser with natural surfactants from plant derived oils and extracts such as Decyl Polyglucose which is made from corn, glucose and starch.

If you decide to use a toner after cleansing, use one that will balance the skin's pH and is free from alcohol and synthetic fragrance.  Natural hydrosols are wonderful as toners. One of my favorites is organic rose water hydrosol. 

For moisturizing and sun protection, look for products that are non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) and non-acnegenic (won't cause breakouts).  They should have a lightweight texture to them.  Oily dehydrated skin needs humectants (water binders) not emollients.  Oily skin makes enough of it's own natural emollient in the form of sebum.  The best humectant ingredients to look for are: sodium PCA, glycerin and my favorite, hyaluronic acid.  All of these ingredients not only attract water to the skin, they bind it there.  Typically these ingredients are found more in serums as opposed to traditional moisturizers.

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Your Skin Type Vs. Your Skin Condition
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Beauty True or False: Oily Skin Needs LESS Moisture Than Dry Skin Part 2

In my last post, I asked, "Do oily skin types need LESS moisture than dry skin types?"

The answer to this question is NO.  I can also say the answer is FALSE if I were making the statement that oily skin needs less moisture than dry skin.

Oil and water levels within the skin are 2 very different things.  Did you know that over 78% of individuals with oily skin types are actually DEHYDRATED.  This creates a vicious cycle: the skin is oily yet dehydrated (lacking sufficient moisture) and then begins to produce more oil because of the imbalance.  This process will continue to repeat itself over and over until the problem is addressed and corrected. 

The plain and simple truth is that ALL skin types need the proper amount of hydration to look their best and stay balanced.  Oily skin types should look for a water-based moisturizer, whereas dry skin types should look for a oil-based moisturizer.  The exception to this 'rule' for oily skin types would be when using natural oils that are non-comedogenic (will not clog pores) to balance the skin such as jojoba oil and argan oil. 

If you have oily skin, your best bet would be to use a water-based moisturizer first and then apply a few drops of jojoba or argan oil over top in order to "seal" that moisturizer within the skin's surface.

Related Posts:
The Skin Care Benefits of Jojoba Oil
Beauty True or False: Antioxidants Get Rid of Wrinkles Part 1

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Beauty True or False: Oily Skin Needs LESS Moisture Than Dry Skin- Part 1

What do you think about this common skin care question:

Moisturizer

Do oily skin types need LESS moisture than drier skin types?

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Is This True or False? The Answer Is Revealed…

In my last post I asked if this statement was TRUE or FALSE: "Organized gangs in Peru have been arrested for murdering human beings in order to harvest their fat for the purpose of making cosmetics."

Well, the answer is…FALSE.  Thank God!

Initial police investigations in Peru had suggested that dozens of people from rural areas were murdered by the supposed gang in order to take the fat from their bodies to sell it for use in making cosmetics.

The preliminary investigations suggested the fat was being sold to another gang in Italy which was then selling it off to European cosmetic companies for use in topical anti-aging creams and lotions.

However, the allegations were eventually proven false especially given the fact that it's scientifucally disputable that using human fat as a part of a cosmetic anti-aging cream or lotion would have any effect on reducing wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging such as sun damage.

Another reason which helped to prove the allegations false was the obvious ABUNDANT surplus of human fat & tissue already available in Europe due to increased amount of liposuction procedures.

I don't know about you, but this entire story just gives me the creeps.  Ick.  Lets just hope and pray that no scientist or cosmetic chemist figures out a way that human fat could be made into anti-aging cosmeceuticals.  We've all heard of 'car jacking'.  With this, you'd have 'body jacking'. *shivers*

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Is This True or False?

Is this true or false?

Body Fat "Organized gangs in Peru have been arrested for murdering human beings in order to harvest their fat for the purpose of making cosmetics."

What do you think???

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Beauty True or False: Antioxidants Get Rid of Wrinkles- Part 2

The answer to the question, "Do antioxidants get rid of fine lines and wrinkles?" is…

FALSE.

Antioxidants are free radical scavengers.  Free radicals are the equivalent to tiny little bombs that bombard cells and destroy them.  Cellular degradation leads to the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin, thus contributing to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.  Antioxidants are the equivalent to 'body guards' for the cells.  They provide protection to the cellular structure to PREVENT the formation of new wrinkles, but they DO NOT get rid of the fine lines & wrinkles that you already have.

This post was inspired by a comment I read on another blog stating that you can put KETCHUP on your face to help make fine lines & wrinkles disappear due to the high antioxidants levels that are in tomatoes.  Seriously, I could not make this stuff up if I wanted to. *SIGH*. 

So, I'll leave you today with this piece of advice…Don't Believe The Hype.

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Beauty True or False: Antioxidants Get Rid of Wrinkles- Part 1

Antioxidants That's the question I'm asking you today.  Do antioxidants get rid of fine lines and wrinkles?  What do you think?  I'll be giving the answer in my next post!

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True or False: Mineral Oil Will Clog Your Pores- PART 2

In my last post, I posed the question: "Will mineral oil clog your pores?"

The answer is "No."  Today's cosmeceutical grade of mineral oil is very different from its counterpart of days gone by.  It's a myth that the mineral oil used in industry is the same as the one used for cosmetic purposes. 

However, the problem I have with mineral oil is that it IS a petroleum derivative.  I choose not to formulate with ingredients like mineral oil for this reason.  Even though it is effective in helping to dissolve hardened sebum plugs within the pores, I can think of better choices to use for this purpose such as Jojoba oil.

So there you have it.  Despite what some companies may have you believe, mineral oil is not comedogenic.  However, if using a petroleum derivative is just not your style, then simply opt for another solution such as Jojoba oil.  In my professional opinion, jojoba oil is an amazing ingredient with so many skin care benefits.  I'll be discussing these benefits in a future post.

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True or False: Mineral Oil Will Clog Your Pores- PART 1

Will mineral oil clog your pores?  That's the question I'm asking YOU today.

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What do YOU think?  Let me know your thoughts and I'll reveal the answer in my next blog post!

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