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Dry skin

Dry skin

Does skin fasting work? How to do it & what to look out for

Is "skin fasting" effective? To effectively practice skin fasting, you need to have the right knowledge. This is b...
Dry skin

I had dry, flaky skin that peeled endlessly because I was using lotion to moisturize my skin

Despite lotions being branded as a moisturizing product, they have no real moisturizing effect. This is because the purpose of lotion is to hydrate, NOT to moisturize. Hydrating and moisturizing seem like synonyms, but in reality, they are quite different. Moisturizing means to keep your skin hydrated. In other words,
Dry skin

It’s because lotion is NOT a moisturizer: Use THIS instead to effectively moisturize

The purpose of lotion is to hydrate the skin, not to moisturize it. True, your skin will be moisturized after you use lotion - but only for a moment. It evaporates rapidly at room and body temperature. Therefore, lotion cannot moisturize effectively because it doesn’t contain any oils to prevent water evaporation.
Dry skin

After 16 years of chronic eczema, I finally discovered why lotions aren’t effective moisturizers

Lotions are 95%+ water. No matter how much lotion you apply, it quickly evaporates from your skin because it's pretty much just water. And when this water evaporates, it strips your skin's natural moisture too - just like when sweat evaporates. Without anything to prevent water evaporation, your skin will remain dry.