Some common terms related to the skin and its care

Increase your knowledge about some terms and tips associated with skin care. Moisturizing, moisturizing, antioxidants, among others are part of this list to protect your skin and prevent premature aging and some diseases like cancer.

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Moisturizing and moisturizing

Moisture refers to the moisture that the skin takes from the outside environment in a natural or artificial way. Hydration refers to the amount of water that this organ receives through the blood.

A moisturized skin depends on the use of products such as body creams, and the humidity of the environment in which it is inhabited. On the contrary, the level of hydration, depends on the balance between the water that owns our organism and the loss of this liquid through the evaporation.

Moisturizing creams are an important ally in maintaining the health of the skin, as they moisten the parched areas of the uterine tissue and help the skin maintain its natural moisture.

Urea

Natural chemical compound that is produced in our organism, as a result of the metabolic process of proteins. Urea is increasingly used in cosmetic procedures and the treatment of skin diseases such as hyperkeratosis (callus), dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, among others.

Although it is not a toxic compound, its use must be regulated, as excess can cause irritation to the skin and eyes. A moisturizing cream, for example, has urea concentrations of less than 5%. Medicated creams have concentrations between 20% and 40%, and the treatments for nails urea concentration can be up to 50%.

Oat extract

Cereal that possesses high energetic and nutritional qualities thanks to that it is a food rich in proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Oatmeal is also ideal for its benefits for skin care. Its extract is used in the production of moisturizing creams and medicaments for the treatment of diseases of the skin tissue, as it helps to maintain the moisture and flexibility of the skin, in addition to having hypoallergenic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Vitamin E

It is one of the essential components for skin care, especially to combat premature aging and keep it moisturized and flexible. Its antioxidant properties delay the aging of skin cells, as well as help fight free radicals, which cause cell deterioration.

Vitamin E is found in many foods such as leafy vegetables, soybeans and wheat germ. It can also be found in foods of animal origin such as egg yolk.

Antioxidants

Elements that eliminate free radicals from our body, preventing premature aging and some diseases like cancer. Free radicals are products of cell oxidation or death and have as a function to combat pathogenic microorganisms that can cause disease. However, when free radicals increase, negative results occur in the body. In relation to the skin, antioxidants neutralize the damaging effect of free radicals and help protect against the influence of the environment.

Zinc oxide

It is a protective emollient and skin astringent that is generally used for minor burns, scrapes, skin irritations, eczema and contact dermatitis. In the latter, zinc oxide has two functions:
Prevention: by making a protective barrier between the skin and urinary and / or fecal elimination, exudative wounds and periostomal skin.
Cure: zinc oxide has healing properties on superficial skin lesions, therefore, in cases of contact dermatitis already established, zinc has a cooling and healing effect.

Astringents

They are substances that with their local application (topical), retract the tissues and can produce a healing, anti-inflammatory and anti-haemorrhagic action.

I am Mary Emma born in 1996 and have been working as a full-time blogger since 2010. The socio-familial context led me to the area of Sciences and universe attending the Astrology course. But her philosophical inclination inclined her to the territory of Astrology, Psychology.