Beauty 101

Skin, sweat and exercise
Skin, sweat and exercise

It has been hot and humid in Southern California! This weather is not making my daily run easier, but nevertheless I push through the heat, the hard to breath air and the excessive sweating stoically. Have you ever wondered why we sweat and what sweating does to our skin? There are a couple of misconceptions about the unglamorous act of sweating during exercising and how this affects our skin health.

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Multi-functional, easy to formulate and cost effective
Multi-functional, easy to formulate and cost effective

FUN FACT: (1) Niacinamide can be produced (with mild efficiency) by our skin using tryptophan (an amino acid). (2) Niacinamide is found in animal-based foods such as meat and poultry while nicotinic acid is found in plant-based foods (nuts, seeds and green veggies). Nicotinic acid when apply topically causes vasodilation, redness and skin irritation.

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