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How Can I Know If I Have a Non-Pore Clogging Moisturizer?

When we talk about citrus fruits for healthy skin, we often talk about oranges. Orange peel contains oil that makes a very effective cleanser. The peel itself can be used as an occasional facial scrub and freshly squeezed juice can be used as a tonic and astringent. It is necessary to rinse with warm water after these are used, since the juice can leave a sticky residue. Some commercial facial cleansers contain orange oil, either alone or in a multi-ingredient product. The regular use of orange oil cleansers can cause dermatitis, which is accompanied by redness, itching and inflammation. Because of this, I usually put oranges in the category of those that you eat, not those that should be applied directly. You can't get everything that you need by eating citrus fruits for healthy skin. The vitamins A, B5 and E are necessary to maintain the skin's health. Good sources of those vitamins include carrots, wheat bran and avocado, as well as a variety of vegetable oils. Olive oil, in particular, is a good source of vitamin E and contains the fatty acids that make up sebum, the skin's natural moisturizer. The minerals calcium and potassium are necessary for maintaining the skin's moisture balance and one of the good sources of those minerals, as well as vitamin A and B5 is wakame kelp. Wakame kelp extracts have been shown, in clinical studies, to prevent hyaluronic acid (contributes to firmness) from being broken down by enzymes. Wakame, olive oil and avocado are three foods that can be processed into emulsions and applied directly. They are non-irritating and are not allergens.

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