Important Information in Selecting Chemical Free Products
Your skin could be damaged from skincare products that contain harsh chemicals. Some products are advertised to have natural contents but actually are not natural. It is thus advisable that we understand the carcinogen nature of chemicals in some skin care products for the good of our skin.
To name one are the perfumes and fragrances which although they smell good, they may not be good for your skin. It is said that many fragrances are synthetic in origin of which could affect the nervous system leading to some behavioral changes like depression, hyperactivity, irritability and so on. 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.
The next example is petrolatum or well known to be petroleum jelly, that is a mineral oil used in many cosmetics. This ingredient is very cheap but actually no nutrient value for your skin and can interfere the natural moisturizing mechanism of your body leading to dryness and chapping.
Another information to watch out for in your skincare products is the color content of the product, which because of the synthetic coloring, may not be good for your skin.
Dandruff shampoos, hair dyes and anti-itch creams are products that contain coal tar, a carcinogen ingredient that you have to consider when using the products.
There is a chemical found in shaving cream for men, and in women’s hair-spray, nail polish and perfume called phthalates that can cause allergies, and so it is advisable to check your skincare products if they contain this chemical.
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.
As you go buying your skincare products, it is better that you know or read some proofs, from the company’s website about clinical trials and evidences showing the product works, and that you can see the ingredients listed on the product.
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. Examples of these good ingredients are grapeseed oil, active manuka honey, and nano-lipobelle.
In the overall, we as consumers should read labels carefully and make a healthy choice of skincare products to maintain our skin.