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HOW POLLUTION ATTACKS THE SKIN, and how anti-pollution skincare can help

There are many sources of pollution.

  1. There is indoor pollution such as charcoal from firewood, paint, stains.
  2. Outdoor pollution such as air pollutants (particles, gas, ozone, sulfur dioxide), industrial pollutants, tobacco. In general, all of this creates oxidative stress. “Cells have a hard time getting rid of free radicals. This slows down their repair mechanisms. Concretely, this gives tired, dehydrated and dull skin. Some skin problems are exacerbated like skin spots, acne, skin diseases, sensitivity

 

 

  1. Environmental stress & daily aggressions

Today, climate change and the precarious environment that we face impose new challenges on our skin. It becomes all the more important every day, as external aggressions increase: extreme climatic conditions, unforeseen change of environment, increase in temperatures, pollution of urban and even rural areas, natural or technological light radiation, cigarette smoke

 

  1. Physical (ultraviolet irradiation). These pollutants act alone or in combination with each other on human health, their composition differs widely considered the seasons and regions.

 

 

What are anti-pollution cosmetics?

In recent years, the demand for anti-pollution cosmetics has increased sharply. These are generally cosmetics that contain active ingredients such as plant extracts, vitamins or antioxidant complexes. These are active ingredients capable of creating a barrier between the skin and external pollutants, thus preventing them from interacting and penetrating the skin more deeply.

 

 

Our skin acts as a protective barrier thanks to “shield cells”, but the ozone alters this natural barrier by oxidizing the lipids in the skin and fine particles infiltrate our cells.

Faced with its repeated attacks, they activate their defense system and exhaust themselves in this fight, leading to deficiencies in vitamin E and C, the main antioxidants in the skin.

It is an oxidative cascade: the collagen is degraded, so the wrinkles grow;

pores are enlarged and the production of sebum stimulated, which increases the number of pimples.

Skin barrier becomes imbalanced and reacts with patches of eczema.

Skin shines on the surface but suffers from dehydration

 

Here is How to counteract pollution attack on your skin

  1. An anti-dull complexion cleansing

Proper daily cleaning is the first step to avoiding the harmful effects of pollution. A very gentle ritual to remove unwanted particles: “The most important thing is not to alter the hydrolipidic film which protects our skin with overly aggressive products.  Replace the vitamin E deficiency with Morganna’s Prickly Pear cleansing oil

  1. In dept cleansing with mask

Once a week, and to deeply purify your epidermis, it is highly recommended to make a remineralizing and purifying clay mask.

Green, white, pink or yellow clay, choose carefully the clay that best suits your skin type.

1 / To make your mask, mix a little clay with water until you form a smooth and homogeneous paste, or use a ready-to-use mask.

2 / Then apply in a generous layer on the entire face and leave on for ten minutes.

3 / Your mask must not dry to be effective. Remember to re-moisten it if necessary with a little floral water, then rinse with clear water.

  1. Put on a cream or gel with a protective shield. The skin is a protective barrier but it sometimes needs a boost in the face of the aggressions of urban pollutants. Cosmetic innovations incorporate complex active ingredients that do not deplete the antioxidant reserves of cells. They also form a film (non-occlusive to let the skin breathe) preventing fine particles from reaching the skin.

Morganna’s Korean Orchid SC: The virtues of Edelweiss The “glacier flower” owes its multiple benefits to the extreme conditions of its natural environment. To fight against the cold, the wind and other external aggressions, this flower contains free radical scavengers, which fight against the aging of skin cells.

Morganna’s Radiant skin (STEP2) with White horeround to protect from urban pollution : http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVcgIsKlYxg&t=112shttps://www.morgannasalchemy.com/product/radiant-skin/

  1. Inside purer atmosphere: The air we breathe is 10 times more polluted: “It’s domestic pollution. Formaldehydes (a gas released from synthetic materials, furnishings or cleaning products) released by furniture, combustion and heating products, scented candles, pollute our homes. Without forgetting tobacco, household products, paints or DIY products, animal hair, humidity … the list goes on. This may seem obvious, but to dilute the pollution, open the windows at least 10 minutes a day in each room!

 

  1. Protecting your skin against pollution also involves targeting your diet: prefer products rich in vitamin C (parsley, kiwi, pepper, red fruits, broccoli, etc.) and vitamin E (wheat germ oil, fish fat, sunflower seeds, …). Certain food supplements can also help you. Thus protected, the skin is armed to fight against external aggressions and the effects of pollution.

Is my skin dry or dehydrated? How will I know?

 In a nutshell Dry skin is hungry while dehydrated skin is thirsty

 

 

The terms “dry skin” and “dehydrated skin” can sometimes be confusing, and yet it is not the same problem!

Dehydrated skin is a transient condition, when dry skin is a type of skin.

If dry skin and dehydrated skin are two different states, certain “risk factors” are common: extreme temperatures, skin aging, genetic inheritance, taking drugs or contact with aggressive products.

 

The terms “dry skin” and “dehydrated skin” can sometimes be confusing, and yet it is not the same problem!

Dehydrated skin is caused by the alteration of the skin’ barrier.

The hydrolipidic film is damaged, and the skin is more reactive to external aggressions.

Result: lack of flexibility, tightness in certain conditions (temperature and humidity of the place), and appearance of small fine lines or expression lines.

In dehydrated skin, these symptoms are not constant, they are temporary and appear periodically. For example, it is not uncommon to have dehydrated skin when winter arrives, because the skin loses its natural hydration with the cold.

How can I really tell the difference?

There are some typical clinical signs in dry skin:

  1. Tugging all the time,
  2. is rough / rough to the touch: we are talking about the “crocodile skin” effect,
  3. tends to be dull
  4. shows visible signs of dryness such as flaking (it is “peeling skin”) or sores (dry and scaly patches on the epidermis)
  5. lack of flexibility

 

  • You have dehydrated skin if:

. 1. Experience regular tightness, especially after being cleaned, in winter and in periods of high pollution

  1. Feel itching in specific spots: cheeks / cheekbones,
  2. NO flaking (white veil)
  3. Lacks flexibility
  4. Reveals the presence of dehydration fine lines at the corners of the eyes.
  5. Skin appears dull, lackluster and less supple

 

Dry or dehydrated skin makes the difference between hydration and nourishment

 

Are you going to nourish or hydrate?

Our skin is naturally made up of an aqueous part, which is a mixture of water and sweat. This aqueous part is supplemented by a lipophilic part, that is to say lipids, essentially sebum. On normal skin, these two phases are perfectly balanced, which allows skin to be supple and comfortable, with an adequate dose of water and lipids.

Water is the crucial element of our skin tissue, it travels from the dermis to the surface of the skin, hydrating all the intermediate layers in its path. This phenomenon is called Trans epidermal Water Loss. When skin is dehydrated, the hydro lipid film, which protects the skin and regulates its loss of water, suffers from deterioration. It no longer stops the loss of water, creating a lack of hydration.

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In dry skin, there is a natural lack of lipids in the skin. You can have dry skin without having dehydrated skin. In this case, the skin does not need hydrating care, but a nourishing care, which will nourish the skin with lipids to restore comfort. To have less dry skin, it is essential to nourish your skin, by providing it with lipids.

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This lipid intake will create a barrier, which will protect your skin from external aggressions. Thus, the skin cells remain well bonded to each other, maintaining the balance of the skin

How to treat dehydrated skin at home?

The First and always best answer! Water

To soothe dehydrated skin, the first simple and effective gesture: drink lots! You have to bring water to the skin tissue, and the hydration comes first through your diet. Try to drink enough (1 liter – 1.5 liters) throughout the day. This will relieve the feeling of tightness, but will also allow your body to eliminate a maximum of toxins.

What your skincare regiment should look like.

In the morning, boost the hydration of your skin with a serum and a day cream rich in fresh active ingredients

 

Try to use a gentle cleanser with no surfactants

Cleanse and remove make-up from your face only once a day, in the evening.

This will remove all makeup and pollution residue, which can speed up the dehydration process. Try using only a cleansing oil, in order to avoid irritating the epidermis

Opt for a night cream which will facilitate the regeneration of your skin tissue during the night.

How do I know if my skin is dry or dehydrated?

Remember all skin types can also be dehydrated.

The terms “dry skin” and “dehydrated skin” can sometimes be confusing, and yet it is not the same problem!

Dehydrated skin is a transient condition, when dry skin is a type of skin

Dehydrated skin is caused by an alteration of the skin barrier. The hydrolipidic film is damaged, and the skin is more reactive to external aggressions.

 The Result: lack of flexibility, tightness in certain conditions (temperature and humidity of the place), and appearance of small fine lines or expression lines. In the case of dehydrated skin, these symptoms are not constant; they are temporary and appear periodically. For example, it is not uncommon to have dehydrated skin when winter arrives, because skin loses its natural hydration with the cold.

To know if you have dry skin, there are some typical clinical signs: You experience tightness, irritation, and even itching throughout the day.

It’s a persistent discomfort that has accompanied you since childhood; it’s your skin nature, not a passing state. In people with dry skin, it is not uncommon to see fine cracks on the skin, and sometimes even cracks.

 Although dry and dehydrated skins are two different things, certain “risk factors” are common: extreme temperatures, skin aging, genetic inheritance, taking drugs or contact with aggressive products. If the skin can be soothed with appropriate care, identifying the cause of dryness or dehydration is essential.

Dry or dehydrated skin: the difference between hydration and nutrition

To better understand the difference between dry and dehydrated skin, we must first understand the difference between hydration and nutrition of the skin. Our skin is naturally made up of an aqueous part, which is a mixture of water and sweat. This aqueous part is supplemented by a lipophilic part, that is to say lipids, essentially sebum. On normal skin, these two phases are perfectly balanced, which allows the skin to be supple and comfortable, with an adequate dose of water and lipids.

Water is the crucial element of our skin tissue; it travels from the dermis to the surface of the skin, hydrating all the intermediate layers in its path. This phenomenon is called Insensible Water Loss. When skin is dehydrated, the hydro lipid film, which protects the skin and regulates its loss of water, suffers from deterioration. It no longer stops the loss of water, creating a lack of hydration.

 

In dry skin, there is a natural lack of lipids in the skin. You can have dry skin without having dehydrated skin. In this case, the skin does not need moisturizing care, but a nourishing care, which will nourish the skin with lipids to restore comfort.

In order to have less skin, that is not so dry it is essential to nourish your skin, by providing it with lipids. This lipid intake will create a barrier, which will protect your skin from external aggressions. Thus, the skin cells remain well bonded to each other, maintaining the balance of the skin.

 

To soothe your dry skin, opt for a nourishing cream rich in lipids, or an oily serum adapted to your skin.

At Morganna’s Alchemy, we work a lot with Cold press Mango butter, an excellent hydrator with the many skin healing properties

How to recognize Dry skin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dry skin is a fairly common symptom, especially in the elderly. dry skin is due to several factors, internal and external. It can also be caused by certain skin diseases or conditions of other organs.

Dry skin is characterized by very fine pores and a feeling of “parchment” to the touch: it is rough, and slightly chapped. Often, dry skin appears tense and itchy.

Dry skin often reacts to changes in temperature.
There can be many levels of dry skin:
Dry skin: temporary discomfort, slight tugging, slight peeling.
Very dry skin: discomfort and marked tightness, intense desquamation, cracks.
Pre-atopic xerosis: rough skin (scabs), slight irritation.

Healthy skin is naturally protected on the surface by the hydro-lipid film, formed mainly of water and lipids (the sebum). It is waterproof, protects the skin from external aggression and prevents water loss. When the upper layer of the epidermis is not balanced in water and lipids, it can no longer effectively play its role of barrier and becomes uncomfortable to varying degrees, as explained above.

There are also states of cutaneous dryness triggered by external factors, climatic, environmental, caused by cutaneous pathologies (atopic eczema, psoriasis …), general diseases (thyroid, diabetes, nutritional deficiencies …) and / or medical treatments.

Morganna’s Instant lift is a wrinkle smoothing cream perfectly adapted for dry skin.
Its proprietary blend and combination of Sorghum, Tara and Chicory extracts, are particularly well suited, to both reduce the look of wrinkles almost immediately, but to also provide deep hydration.

⦁ superficial tightening action and anti-aging treatment with pleasant sensory properties >

⦁ Sorghum actually binds to skin by its Polyols=> forming a coherent film, which gives the texturing and tightening effect of interest

⦁ Our Clinical testing show up to 82% wrinkle reduction with just one use

 

We Also polled 30 women to see how the liked the effects of our Instant lift

Here are some before and after 10 minutes of Instant lift application

Renewing Your Dehydrated Skin and Stopping Wrinkles with BellaTox

How We Can Make You Organically Flawless!

bella-tox-headerDehydrated skin is referring to the lack water within your skin cells. This type of skin can be experienced by anyone and is more common than having dry skin. The appearance of dehydrated skin is tight, dull, and when pulled taught it does not bounce back. In addition to the appearance of the skin many of us may also experience breakouts due to the skin making more oil to replace the missing water. Dehydrated skin can even feel oily and dry at the same time.

How Can Morganna’s Alchemy Help My Skin?

Our newest product called BellaTox which was made especially to treat dehydrated skin and reduce wrinkles! While the BellaTox provides immediate plumping it also moisturizes the skin for up to 24 hours!

Morganna’s Alchemy prides itself on using organic active ingredients such as Hydrolysed Wheat Protein, Imperata Cylindrica root, Spilanthol, and Hyaluronic Acid to produce the BellaTox. Using these ingredients together allows for the BellaTox to counter human natural ageing process and maintain the skin’s fullness! This product is perfect for those with dehydrated skin and wrinkles! BellaTox will leave you with smooth, hydrated, and wrinkle-free skin.

Break Down of Our Active Ingredients

Our active ingredients may seem complicated but rest assure all these ingredients have been researched and hand-picked by our very own, Maya Hyppolite, CEO.

The first ingredient in BellaTox is Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein. This ingredient allows for the gel to go on smooth immediately and helps with tightening of the skin.

Another Imperata Cylindrica root is from a plant that can survive in the desert therefore this ingredient helps the skin retain water. This ingredient is the reason why this gel is able to keep the skin moisturized for up to 24 hours!

Spilanthol from Acmella Oleracea is another ingredient we use in our gel to give the results of temporary wrinkle reduction with in five minutes. This ingredient is considered a natural botox due it is analgesic properties.

Hyaluronic Acid is our final but most important ingredient as it plumps the skin and increases skin elasticity.

Does it Work?

All of our products are put through clinical trials where we test just how well our products will work! In our clinical trial using BellaTox over one hundred women ages from 35-70 years old used the BellaTox for eight days. Their results were pleasing as 100% liked the cooling effect of gel, 95% felt a tightening effect, 90% agree soft and dry after feel, and 100% will want to use this product again!

 

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