To answer the question of whether oils dry the skin, let’s analyze its structure:
On the surface of the skin is a hydro-lipid barrier: water and fat.
Below is the epidermis. The epidermis is like a wall of bricks with water inside.
The closer to the surface of the skin, the less water is contained inside the cell bricks.
Bricks, as expected, are held together with cement. Omega fatty acids and other complex lipids work as cement at our construction site.
The basic principle to be understood is that building blocks containing water are surrounded and interconnected by a scaffold of fatty acids.
This is the only way our skin can retain water in its structure.
The question arises – where does this water come from? Exclusively from the body, therefore it is imperative and necessary to consume enough water daily.
When we apply an expensive miracle cream to our skin, it just contains the purest water and high-quality vegetable oils.
Water and oil are what our skin needs. It is vegetable oil, not water, that is absorbed by the skin. Due to the similarity in structure with fatty acids of intercellular cement
oil easily penetrates between the “bricks”, this is the so-called intercellular path. It depends on the level of hydration of your skin.
When you use a cream, your skin absorbs only the oil base from it, and the water evaporates from the surface without a trace.
And it’s the fatty acids that improve the structure of your skin, not the water.
Main principles and recommendations:
Use vegetable oils, not synthetic motor oils.
Nature itself gave us vegetable oils, which already contain fatty acids necessary for our skin.
It is these acids that support the intercellular cement, which allows cells to retain moisture received from within the body, which will make the skin elastic.
Water never enters the body through the skin. This is a scientific fact.
Any moisturizer moisturizes the skin with fatty acids, which are found in abundance in vegetable oils.
Therefore, the assertion that vegetable oils dry the skin is absurd.
Any cream is a beautiful advertising presentation of fatty acids, which are naturally found in vegetable oils.
If you’re using a thick, thick vegetable oil, yes, it can close pores, interfere with absorption, and stay on the surface.
In this case, it is important that the skin is moist. Because drops of water on the surface of your skin will break the oil into thousands of small fractions.
In other words, one drop of thick oil breaks into many smaller ones that are easier to absorb.
Better try to avoid “heavy” oils like coconut, cocoa and shea, they take longer to absorb and can clog pores, they are great for the body.
High-quality light oils can be applied to dry skin without fear.
And if you use moisturizers, be sure to check which oil the cream contains – mineral or vegetable.
Only vegetable oils will help hydrate your skin.