Why Chemical Skin Care Damage is a Danger to You

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Chemical skin care products are really not as safe as they should be. For instance, isopropyl alcohol is an extremely drying and irritating solvent that is found in many cosmetics and skin care products. Unfortunately, what it accomplishes is to dry your skin and do away with its natural acid mantle. This in turn makes your skin highly susceptible to viruses, molds and bacteria. Anything made from propylene will have been derived from petroleum and thus may encourage the premature aging of your skin and even bring forth brown spots.

Another example is the use of F, D and C color pigments. They have been used for years for various skin treatments. You should know, however, that they are made from coal tar and will cause skin sensitivity and, of course, extreme irritation of the skin.

Yet another example is mineral oil. It has long been used for skin care; unfortunately it is a petroleum by-product that will coat the skin very much like plastic, thereby clogging the pores with whatever is held under the plastic coating. It also interferes heavily with the skin’s elimination of toxins. This in turn encourages acne and other skin disorders.

Further, it slows down cell development, as well as skin function and unfortunately also causes premature aging. The use of petrolatum, another product of mineral oil, grows steadily in skin products because it is easy to make and also incredibly cheap.

It would be helpful if we could all have some specialized skin care training because then we would know how to address different concerns. If we were all skin doctors we might realize how damaging sun and improper skin care really are. People who bask in the sun and lay in the tanning beds generally have thick, leathery skin that appears to be aging quickly. Doctors are seeing more dermatology problems like wrinkles, skin cancers and premature aging every day. In most cases these are the result of skin exposure and poor skin care.

Of course you need to use skin care products to protect and nurture your skin, but many of these formulas are worsening your problems. Many of the creams and lotions contain chemicals that are damaging and are promoting the development of wrinkles, discolorations, age spots, fine lines and blemishes. You need to be careful and make sure that you are providing your skin with quality care not creating more issues in the process.

Look at the package labels and make sure that the ingredients listed are really natural, organic substances. Today there are some wonderful skin care products available that are created without harsh chemicals and other toxins. You can let your voice be heard by supporting these types of products and the companies that produce them. Refusing to buy and use dangerous skin care formulas is the best way to express your displeasure.

The important fact to remember is that skin products with toxic elements must be eliminated and replaced with those that are made from completely natural and safe ingredients. These types of products will list organic herbs, essential oils and other botanical ingredients on their labels. Using these truly natural skin care preparations will prevent premature aging and protect your skin against the other worrisome skin problems that are continuing to increase among today’s population.

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