Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me by Paula Begoun

By Paula Begoun

While ladies search trustworthy information regarding the relative worth and function of particular attractiveness items, they seek advice Paula Begoun. From drug shops and residential purchasing to shops and catalogs, Paula Begoun stories all the significant beauty and skincare traces — greater than 25,000 together with seventy five new product traces during this variation. the excellent attractiveness bible from “the Ralph Nader of Rouge” — The Detroit information “Paula is nationally famous ... She takes the cosmetics businesses to job for his or her puffed-up claims and deceptive information.” — The Miami Herald

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32 Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me The term “oil-free” is probably the most misleading, because there are plenty of ingredients that don’t sound like oils, but that absolutely will aggravate breakouts. Many cosmetics contain waxlike thickening agents that can clog pores. These ingredients are included in moisturizers because they duplicate the natural lipids (sebum or oil) in our skin, or prevent dehydration, and that’s great. But if you have problems already with the oil being created in your pores, adding more of the same kind of substance will only make things worse.

The interaction between the active ingredient and your skin is controlled more by your body’s chemistry than anything else. That’s why your friend or sister may have brilliant results with a self-tanner that made your skin look rust-colored or unnaturally orange. ACNE PRODUCTS: Dermatological journals from around the world make it clear that acne products must deliver four categories of performance to deal with breakouts: (1) gentle cleansing (to remove excess oil and reduce inflammation), (2) effective exfoliation to unblock pores and reshape the pore lining, (3) disinfection, and (4) absorption of excess oil (Source: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 2001, volume 2, number 3, pages 135141).

Technically speaking, silicone as a chemical compound is often discussed in relation to fluid technology. Either way, regardless of the precise name, silicone is an elegant skin-care ingredient that has an exquisite, silky, somewhat slippery feel; it also has an affinity for skin and “dries” to an almost imperceptible finish. Its popularity in formulations reflects its versatility and the finish it gives products. For someone with oily or acne-prone skin, silicone is not necessarily a problem, because there are new silicone polymers that have oil-absorbing properties and can leave a soft, almost powder-like matte finish on skin.

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