Ingredients in Beauty & Skin Care Products to Overlook For Gorgeous Skin

Written by  //  April 25, 2013  //  Beauty, Skin Care  //  2 Comments

Ingredients in Beauty & Skin CareMost of us today are unaware about the fact that we soak up approximately 60% of what we place on our skin. When exposed to harmful toxins, children are prone to several skin infections because their skin is capable of absorbing nearly 40-50% more as compared to adults. It is interesting to know that exposure to harsh toxins can lead to several health issues. Common among these health issues include skin allergies, cancer, birth defects and reproductive issues.

You will be surprised to know that the beauty and skin care products you purchase from the market contain several harmful chemicals and toxins that can wreak havoc on skin. Here are a few ingredients you need to steer clear of for gorgeous looking skin.

Ingredient # 1: Benzoyl Peroxide
This harmful chemical is found mostly in acne products. Benzoyl Peroxide is known to cause extensive damage to DNA and must be avoided at any cost because it is toxic by inhalation. It can irritate the skin and eyes and it is advisable to avoid products containing this harmful ingredient.

Ingredient # 2: Dioxin
Dioxin is one ingredient that does not appear on the labels of skin care products. It is therefore vital to choose skin care products wisely before buying them. Apart from causing cancer, this harmful ingredient causes disorders in the nervous system and birth defects.

Ingredient # 3: Sunscreen Chemicals
Avobenzone, benzphenone and PABA are some of the most widely used ingredients in sunscreens. Before using sunscreens think twice because these ingredients can wreak havoc on DNA and cause a variety of cancers.

Ingredient # 4: Parabens
Parabens get easily absorbed by the skin and can cause hormonal imbalances in females. Used in several cosmetic products, methyl, Butyl, Ethyl and propyl are a few of the harmful chemicals classed under parabens. You will find this ingredient in deodorants and other skin care products. So, choose your fragrances cautiously.   

Ingredient # 5: Triclosan
Recent research has shown that products containing triclosan can cause damage to human health and the environment. Present in bath soaps and other beauty products, triclosan can lead to cancer in humans. It is therefore advisable to utilize triclosan free soap to ensure no harm is caused by this chemical.

Ingredient # 6: Alcohols
Prepared from propylene derived from petroleum, alcohols are very arid and irritating ingredients. These harmful chemicals can absorb moisture from the skin, leaving it dull, dry and dehydrated. Alcohol dries out the cells, making the body more susceptible to bacteria and viruses. Research studies reveal that alcohol may lead to brown patches on skin, hyper-pigmentation and early aging.

So, the next time you go to the market to buy skin care products do remember to check out the labels. Avoid these ingredients if you want a skin that looks spotless, glowing and youthful.

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