Oh that mythical fountain of youth! We’ve longed to find it since the sixteenth century when Juan Ponce de Leon sought the mysterious waters that would cure aging. Though we joke about that magical fountain, the truth is that the “waters of youth” can actually be viewed as the fluids within our own bodies that carry nutrients to our cells, feeding them and flushing away cellular waste. If those fluids contain even small amounts of toxins, cells cannot excrete waste or take in nutrients efficiently.
What Is An Emulsion?
Lotions, liniments, massage oils, creams and compresses are all external preparations such as moisturisers but are also used to treat conditions such as skin problems and rashes, to relieve bruising, aches and pains.
But what is an emulsion and what does it actually mean.
All of these products tend to be water and oil preparations and as a result of the oil content will absorb into the skin.
Making a lotion, cream liniment etc is based on blending the oil and water in the right proportions to make an emulsion. Leave it long enough and it will eventually separate. By adding an emulsifier, this becomes a stable product and will remain bound. The emulsifiers you then select are dependent on which type of emulsion it is.
With more and more reports of dangerous chemicals making their way into mainstream skin care products, many people are now opting to go a more natural route in taking care of their skin. This has promoted them to seek out herbal skin care products more than ever before in the industry’s history.
Anything but new, herbal skin care products have been used for centuries to treat everything from rashes and burns to psoriasis and wrinkles. While medicinal herbs for skin may seem safer (and they usually are), there are a few things to watch out for when choosing the right natural skin care solutions.