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What Makes Skin Soft Without Causing It To Be Greasy
Milk?: I have read that milk baths soften skin, though i don't know of any scientific evidence that it's true. A good emollient lotion (aveeno, eucerin, neutrogena, many others), applied regularly, will help. No matter what you've heard or read, drinking gallons of water will not soften your skin or prevent dryness or wrinkles. ...Read more
I'm 31 and never had an issue with acne until this spring. What cld b the cause now?I always ead dry hair n skin now for 6/7 months i'm greasy!?
Genetics/irritants: Most people who have what we consider to have sensitive skin are also atopics. This means they have a combination of allergies asthma and eczema. These are all mediated by a hypersensitive immune system that may be allergicaly mediated through cells called eosinophils. In addition people with this genetic makeup have a defect in a keratin protein called fillagrin. This defect makes the membrane function of the skin less effective in preventing water loss to the environment little cracks developed within the skin and then such as soaps perfumes laundry detergents etc. Get through the skin. ...Read more
Pore Size: According to the magazine, "best health, " the size of the pores on your face depends on the girth of your facial hairs, which comes from genetic factors related to hair and skin development. That is, if your parents and extended family tend to have larger pores on their face, you are more likely to inherit the trend as well. ...Read more
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