Oiling the Skin?
By Atom Bergstrom
Re: It’s interesting that within the skin care arena, the majority of top recommended oils are PUFA. There’s A LOT of quality research that shows efficacy. Thoughts on how a PUFA oil can be good topically but not internally?
That’s definitely not “quality” research! The cosmetic industry spews out more BS than the supplement industry!
The exception to the rule is OLIVE OIL.
It’s good for the skin — and beyond — as long as you don’t sunbathe after application.
Extra virgin olive oil is the only oil capable of penetrating the dermal defense barrier.
Not even magnesium can do that!
Wrinkled skin in OIL does not resume its flexibility.
Wrinkled skin in WATER does resume its flexibility.
Don’t let cosmetic fraudsters sell you the Brooklyn Bridge.
Even using toxic products like propylene glycol are better for your skin than clogging up its pores with oil. Bwaa Ha Ha!
Re: What about coconut oil?
Maybe your skin can digest it into healthful lauric acid and other medium-chain fatty acids.
My skin can’t.
Marshall T. Savage (The Millennial Project: Colonizing the Galaxy in Eight Easy Steps, 1992, 1994) wrote …
“One’s skin makes a good space suit for several reasons; it is impermeable; it is well attached to the underlying tissue; and most importantly, it applies counter pressure to the fluids of the body.”