Important Information in Selecting Chemical Free Products
There are harsh chemicals that are part of the ingredients of some skincare products that could lead to your damaged skin. Take note that although these products would label to have natural ingredients, they are actually 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. 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 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.
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.
Found in shaving cream used by men, and nail polish, perfume and hair spray that women use, is the chemical phthalates which is said to lead to some disorders like allergies, and so it is advisable to read the label.
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.
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 very important that you look for natural ingredients of the products that have been proven effective and safe. As examples of these good ingredients, you will find it in 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.