When it comes to beauty skincare products, there is a multitude of products available to choose from in the market. But you need to be vigilant while choosing the most effective skincare products for yourself, as not all the products are as effective as promised in the glossy advertisements.
In fact, many of these skincare products have harmful ingredients that do significant damage to your skin in the short term as well as in the long term. This fact might be shocking for you, but I have scientific evidence backing it.
As there are no well defined strict monitoring standards for beauty skincare products, you need to look at the authenticity and scientific potency of the ingredients that are being used in the skincare products, before you take the big decision of buying them for personal use.
Let us look at some of the harmful chemicals that you should avoid. They are used extensively in a majority of the branded skincare products-
1) Mineral Oil – It finds widespread use in skincare products. It is also known as various different names like: liquid paraffin, paraffin wax, petrolatum. It is used because it is cheaply available. It serves as a moisturizing agent for the skin, but in turn it also clogs the skin’s pores and suffocates the skin from breathing freely. Due to this the skin is unable to be free from the toxins and this causes acnes, allergies, inflammation and skin disorders.
2) Acrylamide – This substance is very commonly found in hand and face skincare products. Clinical studies have indicated that it causes Breast Tumours.
3) Parabens – These are preservatives and are very commonly used in skincare products to increase their shelf life. A longer expiry period is beneficial for the manufacturers and its makes them bigger profits. But for consumers, it is harmful. Parabens are known to cause cancer and skin allergies! But still they are being used as they are cheap.
There are many more harmful chemicals that are being abused a lot in skincare products. You can see them in detail in my website.
I would also like to tell you about some natural substances that work wonderfully to promote skin health and youth in beauty skincare products. These are the kind of substances that should form a part of the most effective skincare products.
The essential feature of such natural substances should be that they should be able to enhance the production of collagen and elastin in the body naturally. Why is it so? Collagen and Elastin are the two vital proteins in our body which are responsible for keeping our skin firm, supple, pliant and elastic.