Some Tips in Choosing Chemical Free Products
Skincare products that contain harsh chemicals could prove damaging to your skin. Some products are advertised to have natural contents but actually are not natural. It is therefore good to understand the carcinogen nature of chemicals in your skincare products and know which are these products that are good for your skincare.
Perfumes and fragrances are examples of these products that may not be good for your skin even if they smell good. Know that most of these fragrances are synthetic in origin that could affect our central nervous system causing hyperactivity, depression, irritability and other behavioral changes. Therefore, as you go buying for something that smells good for your body, make sure that essential oils are used to add the scent.
The next example is petrolatum or well known to be petroleum jelly, that is a mineral oil used in many cosmetics. This ingredient can interfere your body’s natural moisturizing mechanism leading to dryness and chapping, but because it is very cheap, it is still used even without no nutritional value for the skin.
The next information to take note when you select your skincare products is the color content of the product, which may look good because of the synthetic color but may not be suited for the skin.
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.
Mineral oil like baby oil is one of the very common everyday skin care product that we use especially on babies, and take note that this could promote acne and slows down cell development, so it is best to use it as minimal or none as 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 therefore advisable that you look for products with natural ingredients, and that these are proven effective and safe for use on your skin. As examples of these good ingredients, you will find it in 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.