Dry Skin or Dehydrated Skin?
Discover the difference and glow
The term “dehydrated skin” has taken on a life of its own in recent years. Dry skin and dehydrated skin are very different conditions.
Most beauty counter assistants at a department store will tell you your skin is dehydrated. It seems to have been a standard practice for years and has to be the best sales pitch of all times.
How many times have you been sold over-rated products based on how bad you felt after having your skin pronounced "Dehydrated" with a solemn shake of the head?
Equipment used by beauty therapists helps confirm an initial visual diagnosis by the therapist whether the skin is dry, normal or oily type. From this point a diagnosis of dehydrated may be made. Any skin ‘type’ can be dehydrated. A magnifying lamp is apiece of equipment used by beauty therapists to help accurately analyse the skin. Cleansed skin is required to perform an accurate assessment.
A beauty counter assistant with no tools is not in a position to judge skin dehydrated. The customer is often wearing make-up which makes a diagnosis more difficult.
There is a vast difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin. Dry skin is a skin condition and means skin is lacking in oil (lipids). Dehydrated skin is lacking in moisture (water) and can cause by many other skin conditions.
Oily skin, as well as dry skin can be dehydrated.
Dehydrated skin is directly affected by the fluid intake of a person. If fluid intake is not correctly maintained daily dehydrated skin will result. Drinking coffee, tea, soft drinks and alcohol will exacerbate dehydrated skin.
Other skin problems such as excess keratinisation (excessive dead skin cells), impaired lymphatic system and accelerated skin ageing can also be caused by dehydrated skin.
Weather conditions directly affect hydration of the skin. In summer when humidity is higher water loss through the skin is minimized. In winter water loss (trans- epidermal water loss) is much greater.
Dehydrated skin can be improved quickly by increasing water intake and with the use of quality skin care containing humectants and glycoaminoglycans (or GAG’s for short). These ingredients include glycerin, sodium PCA, Lactic Acid, Lecithin, Urea and Hyaluronic Acid.
The king of hydrators is Hyaluronic Acid is also known as Sodium Hyaluronate or Hyaluronan. The beauty of this ingredient is that it can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water. Because Hyaluronic Acid is naturally present in the skin it is a huge bonus to be able to supplement skin topically.
MiSMo Rejuvenating Gel will help improve dehydrated skin tremendously.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO IMPROVE THE APPEARANCE OF YOUR SKIN?
Many of us have two problems either at the same time or separately. Large pores and/or clogged pores on the face which usually result from oily skin.
Why don't you try my solution below it has worked for many people - and hopefully will be the solution for you.
Once a day for 1 week, exfoliate with a granular exfoliator such as Natural Exfoliator or MicroDerm Resurfacing Cream treatment followed by cleansing with Daily Face Wash which is an Alpha hydroxy acid cleanser.
The grains in Natural Exfoliator or MicroDerm Resurfacing cream will remove dead skin cells which block the pores and the application of an AHA cleanser will further loosen the glue which holds dead cells on the skin surface.
After 1 week your face should have a smoother texture with smaller pores and less breakouts.
Give it a try and let us know how you go!
So What Is MSM?
MSM or its full name, Methyl Sulfonyl Methane is a crystalline powder supplement, a source of Organic Sulphur. MSM is a pain relief and general wellness supplement which is easily absorbed by the body. MSM is neither a drug nor a medicine, but a naturally occurring nutrient that provides the body with essential sulfur and methyl groups that are used in the healing and repair processes.
How Does It Help Sports Injuries?
According to the foremost expert on MSM, Stanley W. Jacob, M.D., the substance, when taken as a supplement, exerts potent anti-inflammatory activity, stops pain impulses and muscle spasm, and improves blood supply. MSM strengthens the collagen and the other connective tissue in the joints, it also allows the body to heal faster by making the tissues even stronger.
The body's natural response to an injury is to become swollen and inflamed, the anti-inflammatory aspects of MSM helps diminish this pain and makes the joints feel less inflamed.
MSM has many benefits for sporting injuries:
-Inhibits pain impulses along nerve fibers and thus has an analgesic effect.
-Reduces inflammation and muscle spasm, both of which contribute to lessened pain and soreness.
-Increases blood supply.
-Softens scar tissue.
In the mornings I'm usually at my worst and with strong back pain and fatigue that compounds from the prior days back pain, I drag myself out of bed and spend the next three hours trying to warm up and wake up. The dull ache stays with me all day.
Now I'm getting up feeling no back pain, I spring out of bed, I'm alert, no more fatigue or grumpy behaviour for the first three hours of the day, I can actually function from the beginning to the end of my day. I feel great.
It's been 6 weeks now and I still can't believe how much it has relieved my back pain not to mention the other benefits. Thank you for such a great product.
Jamie R, Perth WA
Hi, I started taking MSM powder a few months ago to try and help with joint pains I've had since I was in my teens (a skiing accident) and twenties (a chiropractic manipulation gone wrong). I'm in my thirties now and pain free for the first time in over fifteen years. I'm thrilled with the difference MSM has made for me. – I've no joint pain and it's the middle of winter! (I also take fish oils and have done so for years but they have only ever provided intermittent relief). Thank you so much.
Rosacea (pronounced roz-a-sha) is a skin condition without a cure but able to be controlled and improved dramatically.
The most noticeable feature of Rosacea is a red face particularly in the t-zone. Broken capillairies known also as surface veins or spider veins are common to sufferers. Another curse can be pimples, cysts or acne. This acne is different to the type common in young people.
For dramatic improvement in redness, veins and blemishes follow these tips:
Rosacea can have a damaging effect on self-esteem and confidence in men and women. For women it is easy to cover the face. Mineral makeup is the best development for this. A small amount of mineral powder which takes a minute to apply is pure magic.
I have had Rosacea for nearly 20 years and suffered the embarrassment of redness and blemishes for at least 15 years. A wonderful new MiSMo client at the time, a doctor, changed my life 5 years ago.
About 6 sessions, IPLL removed redness and surface veins from my face, which in turn restored my confidence.
Continual research and trialling different ingredients have led to the closest description of a cure that can be achieved.
Recommended Products: Natural Face Cleanser and Daily Face Wash, Natural Face Exfoliator, Rejuvenating Gel, ACE Vitamin C Serum, New Age Moisturiser
For a more comprehensive Rosacea Article
Different names on creams can be very confusing to ordinary souls like myself so that means lots of others scratch their heads too.
Exfoliating cream or exfoliant are the same. Usually this means a cream (often a cleanser) base with the addition of some type of bead. Quality beads are spherical with no rough edges to scratch the skin.
Exfoliating creams usually have a small granule, which when massaged over the skin goes some way to moving off dead skin cells. Dead cells can be stubborn little devils to move as nature has them glued together to protect the skin.
Dead skin cells tend to make skin look dull and without radiance.
Resurfacing creams are a more heavy duty product. They will often give a result similar to a light peel but an instant result. Beads used in resurfacing creams vary and can include Bamboo (as used by MiSMo), jojoba, polyethylene (a no no these days) or corundum crystals.
The quantity of beads used in resurfacing cream is much higher than in exfoliating cream.
MiSMo Natural Face Exfoliator is suitable for everyday use and polishes the skin. where MicroDerm is a once a week treatment.
Men tend to love the stronger feel of a resurfacing cream. A little tip is to always remember to exfoliate behind the lower part of the ears where dead cells really build up.
Mineral makeup is from ancient times possibly as far back as 3000 BC, minerals where taken from the earth, pulverised with a pumice stone and ground down into fine particles, they where then used for skin decoration. Back then they’d never heard of chemicals, fillers or nasty parabens. Only raw natural ingredients were available and they certainly used them.
In the 1970’s mineral makeup made its come back and now has been around for years, Mineral makeup - this decades “buzz” word is everywhere you go right now, supermarkets, big department stores, pharmacies and the like. As we move through this age we are becoming more health conscious and we are questioning what we are putting in and on our bodies. It can be very confusing as to which brand to buy and then you have to wrap your brain around the ingredient list.
Mineral makeup is available as loose powder, pressed powder in compacts and liquid. The most pure form is always loose powder.
When choosing a mineral makeup it’s not necessarily what’s in the makeup that’s important, but it’s deciphering what’s not in the makeup. You’ll want to know what nasties are included in your little pot of joy and even when you read the words are you up with the scientific lingo.
What to watch for are ingredients such as:
-Talc, known to clog pores
-Bismuth-Oxychloride (a known irritant that causes acne and makes skin itch)
-Parabens used as preservatives. The trouble with parabens is there is a definite causal link to some cancers, definitely one to avoid
-Mineral oil a petrochemical made from crude oil, dyes and artificial fragrance
Mismo Mineral Makeup has been researched with the intention of offering a product that’s safe to use and one we can feel proud of. Containing a list of natural ingredients it’s a true pure product and has many benefits:
-as a natural sun protectant
-supplies nutrients to heal acne and other skin conditions
-it won’t clog your skin
Here’s a list of our ingredients and how they help your skin:
MiSMo doesn’t contain mineral oils that are disastrous for acne prone skins and there are no nasty side effects because this mineral make up doesn’t contain any chemicals or preservatives.
Mineral makeup is so versatile and can be applied dry with a brush – best for oiler complexions or mixed with our ACE serum to create an oil based formulation suitable for dry skins or mixed with one of our moisturisers for a lovely creamy consistency that glides over your skin for a dewy look.
It’s all possible you can feel marvellous while looking after your skin and not to mention you’ll look sharp doing it.
Before & After – Amazing Coverage of Scars & Pigmentation
Why we should Exfoliate?
As we age our skin cell turnover slows down and we end up with dead, dried up, weathered, contact lens shaped skin cells sitting all over our face. This causes a barrier that stops all our delicious serums and nourishing creams penetrating into the deeper layers of our skin, we may as well throw out these little gems as it’s similar to burning wads of cash! What a waste!
Not only do we encourage penetration of products but we increase blood and lymph flow to encourage waste removal, unclog pores and even out our skin to generate that luminous effect that only the latest photo shop could create, and by having smoother skin the light reflects off our faces at an angle that promotes its beauty to others. Did I forget to mention by exfoliating we set the clock back many years to when our cells where rejuvenating at a rate of knots.
There are essentially 3 types of exfoliations
Physical - cream like emulsion with an abrasive bead.
Chemical - using the Alpha Hydroxy Acids & Beta Hydroxy Acids and usually performed in a salon to penetrate the skin deeply.
Enzyme - dissolves the dead skin cells without friction.
When and how to Exfoliate
For home users once or twice a week will do the trick, using circular movements for at least a minute especially around the nose area. For those hard core chemical and enzyme exfoliates it is recommended you visit your nearest salon.
Natural Face Exfoliator with MSM
Here at MiSMo we are very happy with our New Formulation, a true beautiful silky super gentle exfoliator for your face to remove dead skin cells without harshness, no more dull complexions.
Organic Rice powder from France is a new addition to our ingredient list. This was chosen for its effectiveness without harsh abrasion. The particle is spherical and will not scratch or drag on the skin cells and the rice powder protects the skin barrier unlike other products which cause your skin to become sensitised over time. The rice particle is much finer than the previous bead we used but is just as effective, we also felt that using rice powder is better for our planet and we try to create our products with the best of natures resources and by giving back to her at the same time, no more plastic!. Feel free to use this lovely exfoliator 1-2 times a week to enhance the appearance of your skin. The success is in the feel of your skin after use.