The first ingredient of any product is what constitutes the major part of this product. For example, if the first ingredient in your cleanser is water, the majority of your cleanser is just water. That's why it's important to know what's in your products. Are you interested in knowing what you are applying on your skin? Just as there are healthy and unhealthy foods, the same applies to skin care products.
Here is a list of ingredients for skin care to avoid.
o Mineral Oil – A liquid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum, mineral oil can attract dirt and causes blackheads and rashes. It can accelerate the damage caused by free radicals, thus accelerating the aging process because it causes the accumulation of toxins in the skin.
o All waxes such as PARAFFIN, BEEWAX, CANDELLIA WAX, CARNUBA WAX-Wax are widely used in cleansing creams, eye creams and moisturizing creams. The waxes clog the pores creating black and white dots. They also smother the skin, which, after a while, creates an enlarged pore problem.
o Lanolin – A yellow, semi-solid and greasy secretion of sheep's wool is widely used in skin care and beauty products. It can cause an allergic reaction in some people, as well as dilated pores.
o PETROLATUM – This semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons is derived from petroleum. Literally, "paraffin jelly" or "petroleum jelly" – it's not absorbed by the skin and smothers the pores. All petrochemicals pollute our water and destroy marine life. Avoid them is essential for humans, animals, fish, water, land and air.
o ACETONE – Used in nail polish and nail polish remover, this colorless and volatile liquid is often used in astringents, refreshing lotions or clarifying lotions. It is extremely toxic and dehydrates the skin while accelerating the aging process.
BORAX (boric acid sodium borate) – Used in baby powders, eye creams, skin-cooling products and protective creams as a preservative – it is rapidly absorbed through the skin. And it is still widely used, despairs repeated warnings from the American Medical Association.
o ALCOHOLS SUCH AS ISOPROPYL ALCHOL, SD ALCOHOL 40,
o ETYL ALCHOL – Alcohols dissolve the body's natural moisturizers and remove the skin from its own protection, leaving it vulnerable to infections. Alcohol destroys the ph balance of the skin and, as they absorb water, they accelerate the wrinkling of the skin.
o FD & C- When this abbreviation precedes the name of a color, it means that the FDA has certified it as safe for use in drugs and cosmetics, but not in food. D & C colors are usually synthetic, the colors of coal tar; they are toxic and should be avoided whenever possible.
I challenge you to read the labels, to know what is safe and effective and which would be most beneficial to you and your skin. There are many safe products on the market today and they are cheap and easy to use and will give your skin a healthy and radiant appearance.