Creams Can Dry Skin
Jul 02, 2009 10:46PM
How cream affects skin depends on the cream’s composition, say the scientists. Some creams are based heavily upon mineral or vegetable oils that tend to weaken the skin’s protective barrier and change the way our skin produces its own protective oils. As a result, the skin loses its self-regulating processes and can become drier.
Skin is a living, breathing organ. To ensure that a cream does not interfere with normal skin functioning, researchers suggest looking for complex cream compounds that contain not only natural oil, but sufficient water, which should be listed as the first ingredient.
Source: Vetenskapsradet, The Swedish Research Council, 2008