Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Science of Skin Care

I've embarked on a mission to learn about the science of good skin, and thanks to CloudyApples on Youtube we now have the best video I have yet to see on the matter. In fact, I've poured over so many skin care websites, I've lost count. And none are as good as her 8 minute tutorial.

Acid mantle? Oh yeah, I'll be looking that up ASAP.

Why do I care about all of this? Why not just buy the latest products and trust the manufacturers to get what my skin needs right?

Because I've been "blessed" with sensitive (read "angry") skin. It takes very little for my skin to flare up in crazy, chaotic and painful ways.

I'm 34 years old. I've tried it all, I've done and used it all. I've tweaked my routine so many times hoping for a working combination that I've just given up hope that manufacturers will magically nail what my skin needs down.

So I'm learning the science behind good skin and am going to come at getting good skin more educated about what good skin needs to be healthy. Follow along for more info in the future.