Realizing what type of facial skin you have is the major step to figuring out what steps to follow to get the radiant, beautiful skin you’re dying to have. It’s surprisingly easy to misdiagnose yourself and end up not giving your skin what it needs.
The four main types of skin are:
One day, I went to Wawa on 36th street as I sometimes do to buy coffee. Somehow I found myself walking into Urban Outfitters and saw they were having a $10 for 3 face mask sale. I’d had been wanting to try face sheet masks for a while anyway so I got them. All three were from Korean brand Tony Moly.
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Jolade*(name changed) was cool enough to send me an e-mail. Please be like Jolade, she doesn’t have two heads. She needed suggestions to help with her facial and hair care. Below is what she sent:
I was boiling Quaker oats to make myself a healthy breakfast one morning when I noticed the water bubbling. The bubbles looked very soap-like and I immediately began to wonder if certain compounds found in oats could have cleansing properties.
So I started looking around. I found that I was in fact right: there are compounds found in many plants called saponins, which perform a variety of functions including cleansing.
Saponins are made up of complex water-soluble glucosides (sugars) bound to oil-soluble sapogenins (steroid or triterpene based). This amphiphilic structure is what helps to make saponins naturally foamy and cleansing. This property makes them surfactants. Continue Reading