Almost all of us use products to clean our bodies, skin, or hair. Some products are used to make our appearance good. Most of all, we all use some products to increase our beauty. But, we don’t even consider what is on those products? Are there any harmful ingredients present, or its safe? Don’t we ask ourselves? And that’s where we are putting our health in danger.
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Why are These Ingredients Bad for Your Skin?
To maintain our skin and look gorgeous, we use some sorts of products. Some products can harm our skin, like products that have these ingredients:
Parabens are an essential ingredient that is widely used to preserve many beauty products like lotions, makeups, soaps, and other products to stop bacteria from growing on those things. Now, researchers have found out that parabens are extremely harmful to our health. That is because it can interrupt normal hormonal functions. At the same time, it can also cause many diseases and skin conditions like reproductive issues, cancer, etc.
2. Artificial Fragrance
We buy those types of products that have a very good fragrance. That is because if it smells good, then it will also make our appearance good too. But, we don’t know that those types of products that contain perfume or fragrance are artificial; well, most of them are artificial. And those artificial fragrances are made with many toxic substances, which cause serious health and skin-related diseases.
3. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS/SLES)
These ingredients are widely used and powerful detergents and foaming agents that are used in shower gel and shampoos. However, these things are extremely harmful to your health and skin. That is because SLS/SLES can boost the sebum overproduction, which will lead to inflammation and various skin diseases. At the same time, it is also responsible for various organ damage in the long run since it can penetrate the skin.
Triclosan is used in many face cleansers and deodorants because it is anti-bacterial. But, it has several negative sides, like its causes our hormones to go nuts and leads us to irritation and other problems. At the same time, this substance makes bacteria more resistant to the antibiotics that help them to develop a tumor. On the other hand, triclosan is bad for the environment, and it can harm fish and other animals. Triclosan was banned in 2016 for beauty products, but some are still using it to make cosmetics.
Phthalates are types of compounds that make plastics more durable and flexible. However, these are used in many beauty products like shampoo, lotions, perfume, nail polish, hair spray, and others as well. This substance is an endocrine disruptor that disrupts our hormones and causes many health issues. At the same time, it affects the reproductive system as well.
There are also many more ingredients that should be avoided in beauty products. But, make sure you use products that don’t contain these ingredients at all.