Important Information in Selecting Chemical Free Products
Skincare products that contain harsh chemicals could prove damaging to your skin. Take note that although these products would label to have natural ingredients, they are actually not natural. Understanding therefore the carcinogen nature of chemicals present in your skincare products would be good.
One example of these products are the perfumes and fragrances which although they smell good, it does not mean that they are good for your skin. Be informed that these fragrances could affect our central nervous system that leads to hyperactivity, depression, irritability and other changes in behavior, because of the synthetic origin of the liquid. Thus, it is better that you read the label if the fragrance is scented by essential oils when you are shopping for something that smells good.
Many cosmetics products are using a mineral oil called petrolatum or known as petroleum jelly. This oil has not nutrient value for your skin and can even lead to dryness and chapping because it interferes the body’s natural moisturizing mechanism, but is still used because it costs so little.
Another ingredient that you should know when buying your skincare products is the synthetic coloring content of the product, of which the color may attract you but actually may not be good for your skin because of the synthetic content of the coloring.
Be aware that products like hair dyes, dandruff shampoos, and anti-itch creams have coal tar that is carcinogen and thus to be taken into consideration when using.
Men use shaving cream, while women put on nail polish, perfume and hair spray, and when doing so, check out if the products have phthalates that could be in the ingredients of the products you are using that could lead to some disorders like allergies, and so it is better to read the label to find if it has this content.
There is one very common skin care products we use daily and this is mineral oil like baby oil products, and it is said that it could promote acne and slows down skin function, therefore it is suggested to use it not as often or none if possible.
One thing to do as you go out to buy your skincare products is to check out the list of ingredients of the product, know outcome of their clinical trials and ask for evidence if they really work for good on your skin.
It is very important that you look for natural ingredients of the products that have been proven effective and safe. Examples of these good ingredients are grapeseed oil, active manuka honey, and nano-lipobelle.
It is therefore advisable that as consumers, we read labels carefully and take note of the ingredients listed in order to make a healthy choice of our skincare products for the maintenance of our skin.