How to Avoid Problem Skin Care Products?
Science and technology have come so far in skin care products. Cosmetic and beauty experimentation is an intriguing arena because so much folkloric knowledge is relevant. The results can make it difficult to determine just what works and does not work. The best skin care products use science, technology, testing and conventional wisdom to develop effective products. However, many unscrupulous skin care creators will simply take advantage of one’s willingness to believe that a product should work because it has a good name or says that it is “natural” on the label. In reality, many “natural” skin care products are anything but. In fact, some of these products can actually cause serious and chronic skin problems. Here are a few things to look for that can cause a big problem when it comes to your skin care routine:
* First check for concentrations - Some products contain extremely high concentrations of natural compounds that aren’t very good for you. For instance, high concentrations of bismuth are not at all good makeup. Bismuth is a mineral which is arguably natural. However, it must first undergo lots of chemical processing to make it to cosmetic form. This process can cause allergic reactions in many people.
* Be on the look out for artificial colors - Deeply dyed products often contain lots of artificial colors. In addition, they may need additional chemicals to preserve the color and the freshness of the skin care products. Many people already group artificial colors and fragrances together. In reality, however, artificial fragrances are much less of an issue because they often originate from natural extracts and then chemically processed. These extracts come in low concentrations and are often not major allergens. (There are, of course, exceptions to this.) But bright blues and yellows usually indicate serious levels of preservatives and chemical dyes.
* Inspect the size of your mineral makeup powder - If your mineral makeup boasts microscopic particles, back off. While mineral makeup is great for your skin, it is not necessarily ideal inside it. Microscopic particles (nanoparticles) can be soaked up by your skin. This could result in unpleasant allergic reactions. Additionally, mineral makeup has not been tested for the effects of epidermal absorption. As a result, there is not a whole bunch of information about the long term effects of this type of unintended absorption. Mineral makeup that contains conventionally sized particles cannot be absorbed in this fashion.
Skin care products come in many forms and fashions. Everyone has personal favorites. This should not cloud your judgment about the quality of your skin care products. Always keep an eye out for the impostors and make sure that your skin care product regimen is the best for you.