Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Why Moisturising Can Be Harmful

Let's look at what your skin really needs...

Your skin has needs just like we do.

But what are the needs of our skin?

Well one role of skincare is to offer assistance as a barrier to oxidation. We know oxygen is critical for our health. Well it’s also one of the biggest killers when uncontrolled.

When you cut open an apple and leave it on the bench, you soon see oxidization beginning to occur. The apple slowly turns brown. That’s the power of oxygen.

The same thing happens to the skin when we do not have a protective barrier that effectively keeps the oxygen from the outside world out.

So the needs of our skin here are twofold.

Firstly, the skin needs the correct nutrients and nourishment to build and maintain its own healthy barrier against the outside world. This does not mean having tough built up skin. Quite the opposite; we want the skin cells to naturally fall off when they are no longer required and not build up. The health and the integrity of the deeper cells will be more than enough to meet the needs of the skin.

The second element that aids in the protection from oxidation within the skin is the application of correctly prepared high quality oils contained in a good moisturiser.

The problem occurs when the types of oils that are used to create a moisturiser are oils such as safflower or sunflower oils that will oxidize quite readily. So then we’re adding to our skin what we are trying to prevent.

Most commercial moisturisers use these types of oils and simply add preservatives to “stabilize” these unstable ingredients. This defeats the purpose of using a moisturiser at all.

Another important element in the equation is the processing of oils. Certain processing methods can be even more damaging than adding preservatives. Using such moisturisers is not at all conducive to real skin health.

Be sure to try our Multi-Active Recovery Moisturiser. It contains no preservatives or petro-chemicals whatsoever and all of the oils are of the highest quality and have been chosen specifically to be not readily oxidized. So you can be sure it is meeting the needs of your skin.

Click here to read more about the Multi Active Recovery Moisturiser...


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