Saturday, June 16, 2012
Believe it or not, all moisturizers are not the same. In an effort to save money a lot of companies use
chemical ingredients that can be harmful to your body. With prolonged use these creams can actually
dry out your skin and promote early aging which directly contradicts the point of using them. Before you
take your next trip to the beauty store, reading these tips will give you an idea of what to stay away from
as well as how to use moisturizers to produce the naturally radiant skin that we all desire.
- Stay away from Parabens! In recent years dermatologists have begun to ring the alarm about the
widespread use of synthetic preservatives, in particular the chemical Paraben. If used on a regular basis,
skin creams containing these ingredients have been known to cause breast cancer as well as prostate
tissue damage in men. Unfortunately this ingredient is used in the vast majority of creams as it is very
cheap to manufacture. A far safer alternative would be to use moisturizers that contain vitamin E
instead. Vitamin E is a natural preservative and also a vital nutrient that we need in order to stay healthy.
- Do not use petroleum based moisturizers. Yes, chances are you probably own several products,
including moisturizers, that are based on petroleum. These are a big no-no if you want healthy and
youthful looking skin. This is because petroleum is a mineral oil which cannot penetrate the skin. Instead
of moisturizing and rejuvenating, petroleum clogs up the skin and stop it from being able to breathe and
expel toxins. Because of this, prolonged use will actually dry out your skin and lead to earlier aging.
- Apply your moisturizer when your body is still damp. Beyond a doubt, the most opportune time to
apply your moisturizer is when you have just finished taking a warm shower and toweling yourself dry.
Doing this is important because during the day our skin naturally dries out as we go about our day to day
activities. Applying your moisturizer when your body is still damp will help to lock in the extra moisture
and give you a natural head start to your day.
- Be consistent with your use. Many people only use their moisturizers when they notice visibly dry and
flaky skin. But yy then the damage to your epidermal layer has already been done. The best thing you
could ever do for yourself is to prevent this from happening in the first place by using your moisturizer as
much as you can. This does not mean over applying it, but instead applying it consistently every day and
it will only be a matter of time before you get the healthy and radiant skin you want.
Beyond a doubt, obtaining beautiful and youthful skin is a dream that is shared by a majority of women.
But if you follow the advice given above, you can realize this dream faster than you might think. The key
is all in choosing the right cream and remaining consistent in using it. For more tips and product reviews
be sure to visit TopSkin.org
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Jessica is the writer behind Sweet Southern Mama. She is the mother of 2 adorable kids- Aidan, 7 and Adisyn, 5. She lives in Kentucky with her fiance and kids. She loves designing blogs, reading, writing, crafting, all things electronic, photography, and spending time with her family.