share beauty secret with you (1)
September 20, 2008 4:14am CST
Never Uderestimate the Power of Moisturizer Whether your skin is dry, normal, or even oily, if you can only afford one skin product, experts say, your dollars will be spent on a good moisturizer. If you're in your 20s or 30s, doctors say, moisturizers will give you some of the protection you need to keep skin from prematurely aging. If skin is normal to dry, look for moisturizers containing alpha hydroxy acids. They can help skin produce more moisture on its own. If skin is very dry, look for products using a technology called vesicular emulsion. If skin is oily, look for a light,gentle moisturizer-but don't skip this step. Sometimes all you really need is a good moisturizer and a mild cleanser, and you can take years off your face. Do you agree with me, and do you like this beauty sectet?
• United States
21 Sep 08
It's not a secret, but those of us with oily skin need to be careful to use moisturizers that won't clog pores or encourage oil production. Nobody should ever use them on the nose, either, as that will produce too much oil in anyone's skin. Try to use moisturizers that contain sun-blockers, too!
• United States
20 Sep 08
I'd like to add that it is very important to find a moisturizer that does not contain petroleum products such as mineral oil. Unfortunately most of the popular and cheaper moisturizers on the market contain mineral oil. Mineral oil is a ultra refined product of crude oil, the same thing they make gasoline and motor oil out of. Personally I think it should be banned from all cosmetics. Really not good for the skin. Sad thing is that people have been using it so much for so many years nobody thinks about WHAT it is. We use baby oil on our kids from the time their born which is nothing but mineral oil with a little perfume. Almost all popular baby lotions are made with it too. Vaseline Petroleum Jelly... well the petroleum says it all. Another thing to consider, the less we use petroleum products the less imported foreign oil we use. Good/natural alternatives are products containing, cocoa butter, almond oil, olive oil, shea butter, vitamin E, or rice bran oil amongst others. All are very lightweight so they won't clog pores as easily as mineral oil will. There is also a natural jelly on the market that is identical in texture to vaseline. It's made with all natural oils, seed butters and waxes. It's excellent! Just a friendly suggestion though, it might be a good idea in the future if you are going to write discussions that you have taken from online magazine articles, such as this one from http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/beauty/makeup/beauty-secrets-0207, you might want to site your source so it won't be considered plagerism. I realize you are new to myLot and many people have done the same thing when they first start. It would be a shame to see a good information discussion deleted.