Why is Vitamin C Good For Your Skin?
Many people are familiar with the overall immune boosting benefits of Vitamin C, and some know it's good for the skin, but most don't understand how or why Vitamin C is so beneficial for the skin inside and out.
Role of Vitamin C in the Body
Vitamin C is a micro nutrient our body needs that it can only synthesize through outside sources (food, supplements and topical application). It's critical for the growth and repair of tissues in every part of the body, and forms an important protein used to make and repair skin, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. It is also required for wound healing and the formation of scar tissue.
Acne Types and Acne Causes
When we enter new clients into our clear skin program, we first have to determine what type of acne they have in order to start the best course of action for their journey to clear. This may also help you, my readers who may be dealing with acne or have in the past, or care about someone with it to understand the condition a bit better!
While there are differences in acne clinical categories, in general, there are 2 main..
Is Vaseline Good For Your Skin?
YES!!!!!! Yes it is!!!!! Here's why:
What Is Vaseline?
Vaseline is mostly petroleum jelly, petrolatum and paraffin. All these ingredients are related and derived from crude oil extraction. This may sound carcinogenic and scary, but actually petroleum, petrolatum and paraffin are some of the safest and least allergenic skincare ingredients in existence. Let's go into further detail why:
How does Vaseline work in the skin? How is it safe?
What are comedogenic ingredients? Can we make #clearskincare?
Comedogenicity is the level of pore clogging that an ingredient has been tested to have. The scale goes from 1-5. 1 and 2 being mostly not pore clogging, 3 questionable, 4 and 5 super pore clogging. Unfortunately when a skincare or beauty product is labeled as "non-comedogenic" it honestly could mean anything, and is no more than marketing lingo. There is no agency that tests this claim on a label, and the FDA doesn't look into it. So pretty much anyone can say their product is "non-comedogenic" no matter what is in it.
Are Paraben Free Products Better?
Ever since the launch of the Environmental Working Group, and the "clean" beauty movement, consumers have developed growing concerns about preservatives and "chemicals" in health and personal care products, with parabens being one of those at the top of the list. You will see "paraben free" on nearly every consumer good you can put on yourself. Are they really that bad? Should we really be worried about them?
To understand further, lets take a deeper look, starting with what parabens even are.