Most companies leave out the dangers of their ingredients in their product and have limited skin care information on their labels. If they included, “Parabens are preservatives we use to lengthen the shelf life of our hydrating cream. Although, they affect estrogen levels and can cause breast tumors, our cream sure does moisturize your face!” I do not think it would attract and influence consumers to buy their products.
Today, there are over 100,000 chemicals in different areas of our life, including cosmetics, skin care, hair products, etc. Only 5 percent, of those chemicals, have been thoroughly tested for their long-term impact on human health.
According to new estimates, our skin can absorb up to 60 percent of substances applied to its surface. I do not know about you but, that is scary to think about. That being said, I think I can speak for more people than myself, natural skin care is the best choice when it comes to skin care. Most of the brands on the market today contain harmful chemicals and synthetic ingredients. With the fact that your skin eats too, those ingredients are sounding dangerous. Natural ingredients are plant-based and are made from plant extracts and essential oils. Sounds delicious. They are safer to use and milder for your skin.
Do not go be fooled by the skin care information companies tell you. Here are a few dangerous and harmful ingredients to avoid. Hopefully these will give you some insight on the truth about skin care.
Fragrances are in most skin care products. They may smell nice however, fragrances are safe for you and should not be in any of your skin and body care. Fragrance can be referred up to 4000 separate ingredients alone therefore, we do not know exactly what we are applying to our skin that eventually enters our blood stream. Many are toxic and may also be carcinogenic. Most are common to affect the central nervous system which can cause depression and irritability.
Mineral oil is also a commonly used ingredient in most skincare. It is used as a base for creams, makeup, and other skin and beauty products. Mineral oil also have other names like petrolatum and liquid paraffin. It is not only bad for the skin but it also causes the pores to become clogged. When the pores become blocked, the skin is unable to breathe and it is also unable to get rid of the toxins and wastes. This makes the skin more prone to irritation, inflammation, acne formation, and other skin problems.
Mineral oil is cheap which is the reason why companies use this ingredient. It allows them to cut costs in production leaving them a higher profit margin.
Dioxanes are widely used in skincare products and usually contains high concentrations of 1,4-dioxane which is easily absorbed through the skin. Actually, 1.4-dioxane is considered a chemical that causes cancer. It is a by-product of the cancer-causing petrochemical ethylene oxide, which is used as part of a process called ethoxylation, which makes harsh ingredients milder. Dioxanes also can cause damage to the kidneys and liver.
As you can see, these are a few of the dangerous ingredients that are commonly used. We see the commercials, with the models, advertising a new product however, they are not including the dangers of it in their skin care information. And why would they? They want consumers to buy their products so they can make money.
My advice to you: become knowledgeable about the ingredients you should not feed your skin and the natural ones that will keep you healthy and beautiful. Natural is the new trend! Visit my site today to learn about more natural ingredients and how they can be beneficial to you.