Hello beautiful ladies,
While being beautiful and taking care of skin is very important, it is equally important to know what are the effects of harmful chemicals that are present in your beauty products. Here are Harmful Skin Care Ingredients and their effects on your skin care products.
#1: Parabens. As a diaries9 reader, you must be well aware that I strongly warn against using skin care products with parabens in them. But why? Parabens mimic the estrogens in a woman’s body, which is linked to breast tumors. Parabens are found in breast tumors. So this might be enough for you to shun skin care products with parabens in form of isobutyl paraben, ethyl paraben, methyl paraben, etc. So always look into the skin care products ingredient list and throw away the products which have Parabens in any form.
#2: Mineral Oil. It is there in many creams and lotions which leads to clogged pores, skin irritation, breaks skin moisture barrier and ages skin faster. So companies use this ingredient to combat dryness while it does the opposite!
#3: SLS. Sodium Laureth Sulphate is commonly present in skin care products, especially in cleansing products which foams like face washes, scrubs and cleaners, etc. It causes skin irritations, nausea, vomiting and acne. This is present in high concentration in foaming face washes, shampoos, body washes, etc.
#4: Hydroquinone. This ingredient is present in skin whitening products. It leads to loss of skin pigmentation, vitiligo, skin aging, hyperpigmentation and many harmful effects.
#5: Phthalates. This one in form of DEHP or diethylhexyl phthalate, is a possible carcinogen. So it is best avoided.
Other than these there are loads of other Harmful Skin Care Ingredients like synthetic colours, fragrance, triclosan, formaldehyde, toulene, etc. which you should avoid at all costs. It is best to avoid chemical based skin care products and switch to natural skin care products.