It’s likely that you tend to sweat in the summer. And then in winter, in the heated air or outside in the cold, your skin sometimes becomes dry and taut, as if you are losing moisture through your skin. Oil-based skin creams help with this. But why? What effect does the cream have on the skin?
What do creams do to the skin?
You will need
- Two freezer bags
- Two hair ties
- A rich, oil-based cream
The experiment works best if you do it with someone.
Let’s get started!
1. Wash your hands
First wash both hands thoroughly with soap and then dry them carefully. Put a hair tie over each of your wrists.
2. Apply the cream to one hand, then put both your hands in bags
Now carefully apply the oil-based cream to one of your hands. You’ll probably need someone to help you. Try to avoid getting any cream on the other hand. Carefully place a freezer bag over each hand. The bags should touch your skin as little as possible. Seal the bags with the hair ties on your wrists.
Now observe for 5 minutes what happens to your hands and to the freezer bag. Do you observe any differences? Which hand is sweating more? Are there any differences between children’s hands and adults’ hands? Try it out.