Skin is the mirror of your health and beauty. However, this largest organ undergoes a lot of wear and tear during the day. Using chemically toxic skincare products can do more harm to your skin than good. It is therefore necessary to choose safe skincare products. Following are some guidelines.
Don’t believe tall claims
Most skincare products make claims such as ‘dermatologically tested’, ‘fragrance-free’, ‘all natural’, etc. You never know if those claims are true. It is best to carefully read the list of ingredients and make sure that it doesn’t contain any toxic chemicals that have been proven to be damaging to your skin.
Steer clear of petroleum-derived ingredients
Many skin care products contain petroleum-derived ingredients as they are cheap and last long. However these substances can contain carcinogens and lead to allergies. These substances are bad for the environment as well.
Be wary of preservatives
Just as many types of natural and artificial preservatives are used in foods to make them last longer without causing decay and decomposition, preservatives are used to extend the shelf-life of many skincare products. Some of these substances that were considered safe before are now under suspicion.
Some of them such as different types of Parabens, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl alcohol, etc. can cause tumors in the skin and breasts, depress the central nervous system and cause allergic reactions. It is therefore important to be cautious about such preservatives and stay away from products that use them.
Be careful of fragrances
Fragrances used in the skincare and beauty products are made mainly of Petroleum and coal tar which contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) linked to cancers, damage to central nervous system, birth deformities and allergies. Even the essential oils used in some natural products can cause similar damage if they are overused.
Selecting your skincare products from Primitive Outpost with care is therefore important to keep you and your skin healthy.