Ingredients in skincare products you should avoid
Always check out the label before buying any products. Finding good skincare product is not only looking for products that contains skin friendly ingredients but also avoiding the ones that may damage or irritate your skin. Here are some ingredients you should try to avoid:
Fragrances.They smell good but responsible for many allergic reactions in as many as 15 percent of peoples,you may consider a product with fragrance if it is listed at the end of a ingredient list
(as a last or second last ingredient).
Imidazolidinyl urea and diazolidinyl urea. They're used as preservatives to prevent bacterial growth ,but they're also a relatively common cause of contact dermatitis.
Sodium lauryl sulfate: It's common in shampoos and cleaners to create suds and is relatively safe, but longer contact time could cause irritation and dryness, because the detergent strips the skin of lipids.
MEA(Monoethanol amine), TEA(triethanol amine): Used as common pH stabilizers, but when they're exposed to air, they form potentially irritating substances called nitrosamines. And they have a tendency to clog pores and create blackheads.
Toluene: This chemical solvent the EPA designates as hazardous waste is found in fingernail polish absorb easily through the skin or through inhalation. Toluene can cause headaches, irritated eyes, and memory loss.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Please note: This blog is only for informative purposes. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor for your medical concerns.