"Your Skin Type - The Lie That's Hurting Your Skin"," The bad news is.
This lie is the worst kind of lie.
This lie has cost you hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars.
The good news is.
All it takes is a little information.
Seems innocent enough, but I believe this is the worst kind of lie.
So, starting now, let's make it absolutely clear that this is not true.
Of course, it's not that easy to remove this idea from your mind.
You are told - from a very early age - that your skin needs to be classified as normal, oily, combination, aging, sensitive.
As a result, you now believe you must only buy products for your 'type'.
It requires you to treat it as you would any other part of your body.
Have you ever stopped to wonder why you have never found that perfect product for your skin type? Why you move from one product to the next, hoping THIS time things will be different.
The truth is.
a marketing construct intended to make cosmetic companies money.
not healthy skin.
Skin is very much like any other aspect of health.
First and foremost, dermatologists agree that surface characteristics of skin vary based on a number of factors, including age, general health, diet, exercise, and the state of your immune system.
In order to maintain a healthy heart, lungs, or any other organ, we must pay attention to the healthy lifestyle guidelines.
Besides the general healthy lifestyle guidelines (i.
don't eat garbage, drink water, manage your stress levels, etc.
A solid skin care regimen involves gently removing the dead cells.
) I recommend using a non-abrasive scrub used 2 to 3 times per week.
5, which is on the acidic side.
If the acid mantle is stripped by harsh skin care products, bacteria can attack the skin causing rashes, discoloration, acne and other unattractive and irritating skin conditions.
These acids can also improve skin texture by clearing away blackheads and reducing fine lines, acne scaring and uneven skin tone.
I recommend a mask with kaolin clay as it will help stimulate circulation, leaving your skin revitalized, smooth and silky, without drying it out.
It is also excellent for treating acne, psoriasis, eczema, and most skin irritations.
Shea Butter: Shea butter is excellent for moisturizing the skin without clogging pores and has natural sunscreen as well as anti-aging benefits.
Likewise, just as there are healthy things for your skin, there are also unhealthy ingredients to avoid.
This is because some of these ingredients have the benefits of culture mythology (i.
it's natural so must be good!) or yield temporary benefits.
They can lead to skin conditions and generally unhealthy skin.
Aluminum Sulfate: This ingredient (common in deodorant) can be irritating to your skin.
Plant extracts and essential oils can be highly irritating and have side effects.
They do not belong in every day use products or you may suffer with side effects of the particular plant.
Barium sulfate: Used primarily as a whitening agent in cosmetics, I also recommend avoiding barium sulfate as it is quite harsh.
Isopropyl alcohol: This alcohol is an irritant found in many products that strip the skin.
I recommend avoiding products with lanolin.
Salicylic acid - Salicylic acid is a commonly used anti-inflammatory ingredient added to skin care products to reduce redness.
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS): Strong industrial detergent, used for foaming properties in many products, including toothpaste.
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