Do you suffer from breakouts and/or oily/congested skin?
Do you feel like your skin is always greasy or congested? The kneejerk reaction is to intensify your cleansing and over-wash the skin. But, this is the opposite response to what is needed!
Your skin is actually in need of a gentle cleansing method. Skin care products that give you the illusion of “squeaky clean” skin, only provide you with a short term result, and cause significantly more damage to your skin in the long term. If you take a look at the ingredient list for these products, you will see things like spirit, acetone, detergents, alcohol, mint, and eucalyptus. All of these ingredients will leave your skin refreshed and oil free immediately after use, but will damage your lipid barrier and can serve as potential irritants that can trigger nerve irritation and lead to inflammation.
What does that mean for your skin?
Well, a damaged lipid barrier allows bacteria to easily access your sebaceous glands and thus produce even more oil. It becomes a vicious cycle!
Learn about the toxic chemicals in sun creams and the difference between mineral and chemical sunscreens. Discover some natural alternatives to prevent burning and long-term skin damage. What is sunscreen and how does it work? Sunscreen, also known as sun cream or sunblock, is a topical product which is applied to the skin; the aim being to protect it from the sun. It works by absorbing or reflecting ultraviolet rays from the sun, preventing sunburn. There are two types of ultraviolet rays: Ultraviolet A (UVA) which is a long wavelength associated with skin burning; and Ultraviolet B (UVB) which is a shorter wavelength