One of the things I have learned as a consumer is that when it comes to skin care, the more you know, the better off you are. So I took it upon myself to learn everything I could about moisturizer DIY treatments. I’ve done extensive research and can say without a doubt that one of the most important ingredients in a moisturizer is a humectant, or emollient. That is, one that will pull moisture into your skin cells without causing them to get water logged. And I will tell you exactly what to look for if you want to make this happen in your own home.
There are a lot of different humectants out there, from natural oils such as grape seed oil to synthetic chemicals such as glycerin. Which one is best? It all depends on how you use it, but in general, the less synthetic the better. A lot of moisturizers contain one or the other of these ingredients. Here’s a breakdown of the two main types of humectants, and what each does to help your skin.
Humectants can be one of two things, a carrier oil, meaning one that just sinks to the surface of the skin. One example of this would be grape seed oil. Another example would be macadamia oil. Pick one based on which one will work best for your skin type.
A humectant also may be a water absorber. For instance, honey works great for moisturizer because it is a natural absorbent. If you use products with a fragrance that is scented, you may want to avoid products that include alcohol because they will strip your skin of its natural oils. In order to prevent your skin from becoming dry, avoid products that are labeled “soap-free.”
But what exactly is a humectant? A humectant is a substance that attracts water to itself. The most common form of this is glycerin, which is used in soap. Glycerin helps to keep the skin pliable and moist. There are many other naturally occurring humectants including; sugar cane, aloe vera, cotton seed, animal fat, seaweed, and silk.
Most of the humectants found in moisturizer are readily available from the store. However, there are some oils that are better than others. Those that are derived from plants should be avoided simply because they are naturally occurring and therefore potentially harmful. If you have allergies or sensitive skin, you may experience adverse reactions from synthetically made humectants.
For those of you who have sensitive skin, it may be beneficial to buy a moisturizer that is specifically for that type of skin. These types of moisturizers are less likely to cause allergic reactions and are more likely to provide the type of results you want. Make sure that you choose the right moisturizer by reading the label and researching the active ingredients. By using natural moisturizers with plant-based ingredients such as olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, or macadamia oil you can easily improve your skin’s health and appearance.
Homemade or natural moisturizers are a wonderful way to make sure that your skin stays nourished and hydrated. When choosing a moisturizer, make sure to research the ingredients, the manufacturer, and the amount you will need to purchase. It is important to choose the right one so that you will get the best results.
You may want to try a couple of different kinds of moisturizers before you find one that works well for you. Try combining olive oil and avocado oil in order to see if you like the results. Other ingredients that are often included in natural skin care products include vitamin E, glycerin, and essential oils. You can also buy moisturizers that contain various herbal extracts and oils.
A moisturizer should always be used immediately after taking a bath or shower. It should not be used on other types of skin unless specified by a doctor. Most people experience success by using one of the moisturizing creams that are available at most drug stores. If you are interested in purchasing a more expensive natural moisturizer, you can find one online. There are some great websites that offer information on natural ingredients and the benefits of each one. You should compare several different brands before buying one.
Many people believe that all natural moisturizers are better than store bought ones. This is simply not true. You should look for a moisturizer that is designed to work on your particular type of skin. Even though a store bought moisturizer may be made from organic materials, it may not contain ingredients that are right for your skin. By using a moisturizer DIY, you can choose the best one for your skin.