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TOP 10 Mistakes to avoid when you have oily and acne prone skin

Around 30% of adults age 35 to over 50, report having the occasional breakout or just plain old suffer from acne due to oily skin.  Oily skin concerns almost every skin type and every person.

Sebaceous glands produce sebum on the skin.  When there is an over production of sebum, it clogs the pores on your skin.

Through the oxygen that is in the air they turn into black heads and, acne.

Male hormones favor the production of sebum

Here is a list we have compiled to help you minimize these breakout and the formulation of black heads.

 

  1. The use of aggressive cleansing systems: Brushes, AHA’s BHA’s , purifying masks etc. use soft mousse
  2. Never forget to remove your makeup. We have all been guilty of this, but try cleansing oil. No cleansing wipes, use a soft cloth designated only for your face.

 

  1. Not hydrate your skin enough. Your skin is glowing, looks to oily; it might be because it is dehydrated.  Sebum is there to protect your skin, it is produced every day.  Use a very moisturizing emulsion with Mango butter, reapply if needed

 

 

  1. Don’t Be afraid to use vegetable oils. They can be great for oily skin, try light ones.  Nourish your skin with Nigell oil, or Jojoba oil. 3 drops heat in your hands and apply during one minute.
  2. PUT AWA THE Mattifying products, powders, mattifying creams its an aggression on your skin, and it makes the sebum just come back because you are annoying your skin.
  3. When you are using prescribed medications such as retinoids, anti acne etc: put it only on the spot where it is needed. As soon as you are better, forget about those products!!! They break the skin barrier and provoque dehydration
  4. Stop switching products constantly.  Try a a new products for at least two cycle of 3 weeks , if it works stay with this product
  5. Purifying masks: Clay etc… we will talk about this in a separate blog post (SERIOUS ACNE) apply 2 drops of oil, apply the green clay a thick coat, NEVER EVER LET IT DRY. IF you have serious acne with REDNESS and sensitivity try the yellow or white clay instead
  6. Cleanliness: Wash your hair, it can bring oil to your skin, do not touch your face, (bacteria) do not add wash your hands) Wash your brushes, Use your own towel dedicated to your face only

Change your diet (NO CHICK FILLET) No dairy…. Fruits and vegetables (carrots are best eaten cooked they give you 5 times more Provitamin A, haricots blanc, Omega3 linseed oil a small teaspoon full, selenium, zinc.

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

Top 10 tips to prevent and treat dry skin

  1. Use moisturizing products adapted to your skin, ideally based on urea.
  2. Apply your moisturizing product to your skin while still humid/ wet
  3. Regularly and generously apply a moisturizing product to the face, hands and the rest of the body.
  4. Use a neutral or slightly acidic cleanser
  1. Opt for showers to baths, lukewarm (or cool) water in hot water. Space them and limit their duration.
  2. Pat dry your skin after a shower rather than rub
  3. Wash your hands with cold water.
  4. Dress appropriately especially during extreme weather conditions: winter, sunny and dry weather, etc.
  5. Humidify the interior of your house and ventilate it regularly •
  6. Adopt a balanced diet and drink regularly.

How to treat dry skin in the winter?

8 tips from Grandma’s secrets!

During the winter months our skin tends to feel very dry due to the drier air because it lets out more water. Skin becomes rough, it is uncomfortable, it pulls, it itches. The parts that are the most exposed are the most prone to drying out: hands, feet, legs, face … And with age, the sebaceous glands that produce a large part of the fats of the skin, become scarce and are less active. For them, the barrier function of the skin is impaired and water losses are even worse

1.The benefits of vinegar

If you really want to take a hot bath, you can add vinegar. This is actually cider vinegar, in which we have macerated flowers during a fifteen day period. This used to be a very prominent during the mid-nineteenth century, and was very popular. Then completely fell into disuse. Still, it is very interesting for dry skin. Mainly because it neutralizes the limestone (we will find it solid in the bottom of the bathtub) and it makes the water less hard.

To prepare it You have to heat 1 liter of vinegar until the first signs of boiling. Then add a good handful of softening flowers (burdock, mauve, verbena, lavender …). Once the vinegar is cool, pour it into a large jar and let it sit for two weeks. Then filter and pour scented vinegar into a glass bottle. A cup in the bath is enough.

2. Use moisturizing products adapted to your skin, ideally based on urea.Apply your moisturizing product to skin that is still we regularly and generously apply a moisturizing product to the face, hands and the rest of the body.

3. Apply your moisturizing product to skin that is still wet

4. Regularly and generously apply a moisturizing product to the face, hands and the rest of the body.

5. Use a neutral or slightly acidic cleanser

6. Take showers rather than baths, lukewarm (or cool) water in hot water. Space them and limit their duration.

7. Pat dry rather than rub

8. Wash your hands in cold water

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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

4 basic necessities for perfect skin!

perfect skin

It is safe to say that we truly are living in the Golden age.  Modern technology has helped us go from an average life expectancy of 49 years in the early 1900’s to 74 years in the year 2014. Thanks to the advancement of Science, medicine, sports, a woman or man reaching 40 does not need to worry about not looking pleasing to others.  The progress does not apply to the oldest, as even the youngest people know that it is best to prevent rather than to cure disease, or in this case, skin aging.  Pollution, stress, smoke and sun contribute to over 80% of skin aging.  Yet, some of us do not even do the basics to protect this vital organ.  When we follow some basic rules of awareness for maintenance and prevention, imagine that we can even repair damage that has occurred.

1) Understand that Skin is an Organ

It is the main defense mechanism against exterior aggression, be it physical, chemical or microbial. It protects the body from drying and overheating.  It also receives touch stimuli through the sense organ.  Did you know that it syntheses vitamin D? Vitamin D is known to help us not be depressed.

2) Know Your Skin Type


Follow these easy steps to find your skin type (Normal, Oily, Combination, or Dry). Simply wash your face with a light scrub. Do not apply any product and wait an hour. Get a Kleenex and press on certain parts of the face: forehead, nose, chin. Find your skin type below:

Normal:  if after the hour there is no tightening feeling, no sebum anywhere.

Oily:  if there is excess sebum all over the face

Combination:  if the T-zone areas have excess sebum, and tightening around the mouth area.

Dry: if there is a tight feeling all over the face. No sebum

3. Exfoliate, Protect, Prevent, clean

Exfoliate:  Pass the age of 30; this should be as natural to us as brushing our teeth.  Depending on which system you use, it can only be necessary to exfoliate only two or three times a week.  Babies have smooth, soft skin because it is constantly renewing itself.  It is scientifically proven that after age 25 that process starts to slow down; going from a cycle of 28 days to almost three months.

Treat your skin:  There are so many good products out there that can help in preventing damage on the skin.  Make sure to always look for those which contain high amounts of anti oxidants.

Protect your skin.  Do not go out into the sun without sunscreen.  No matter, what you skin color!  The sun causes inflammation on our skin at the cellular level; that swelling leads to wrinkles, age-spots and all.

Always clean skin by removing make-up and any residue that may accumulate during the day.

4. Carefully choose your products.

Carefully choose your products by a. Reading ingredient labels, to get an idea of where the ingredient you are using the product is situated. b Knowing that all products are not the same in quality.  In our world today we had better be looking into organic or biodynamic.