Let’s face it; the world is focused on going green. Everyone loves organic this, natural that. With this natural way of thinking, more and more people are looking to bring more natural products into their lives. This is true with skin care products. Instead of highly processed skin care products, women and men alike are seeking out natural skin care products. If you are looking to bring more natural products into your skin care regimen, here are some ingredients to avoid when purchasing skin care products.
Mineral oil sounds like a pretty natural skin care product. But upon closer examination, mineral oil should not even be allowed in natural skin care products! The only reason why mineral oil is so common in skin care products is because it is very cheap to use. The downside to mineral oil is that it makes it impossible for your skin to breathe. Natural skin care products work with your skin’s natural cycles and reactions, but mineral oil clogs pores and makes it so that these natural cycles that eliminate toxins can no longer occur. Mineral oil can cause acne as well, whereas natural skin care products can eliminate it. In addition, mineral oil has been shown to speed up the aging process in skin, causing you to look years older. Finally using mineral oil on a regular basis can create a dependency from your skin on it. Your skin can become chapped and dry, making it necessary to use even more of the toxic stuff!
Another thing that will not be included in natural skin care products is perfume. Fragrances are not found in all natural skin care items, especially natural acne skin care products, because they are not all natural. Even so, everyone wants to smell nice. Instead of using skin care products with fragrances in them, use perfume instead. A small dab of perfume on your wrist is much better than rubbing the toxins into your face or all over the rest of your body in lotion form.
Most regular skin care products will use preservatives to give products a longer shelf life. Natural skin care products have shorter shelf spans because they do not use these preservatives. Some parabens are methyl, propyl, butyl, and ethyl. Most organic and natural loving people know that preservatives are not something to bring into your life. Studies are suggesting more and more that these preservatives might cause cancer, interfere with the body’s endocrine system, and when used in skin care products it can cause allergic reactions and rashes on the skin.
When looking for natural skin care products, make sure to avoid the above ingredients.