Natural And Beauty Skincare
More and more women are turning to natural skincare or organic
products as they come to realise the true cost to themself and
the environment for using standard or non organic skincare
You owe it to yourself to pay particular attention to the type
of beauty skin care products you are using. This beauty skin
care article explores one of the main additives in standard
and facial skin care products, which can seriously harm your
Additives That Can Harm Skin Health!
In addition to the list of harmful chemicals in
non natural skincare and facial skin care products especially, already outlined
Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) can harm your skin. AHAs
come from fruit and milk sugars and are used in many creams and
Many products claiming to be effective anti-aging skin care;
wrinkle reduction creams; and even some cosmetic products that
claim to help to combat sun-damaged skin do in fact contain AHAs.
However, there have been a number of reports to the Food And
Drug Administration FDA, of skin reactions in people using
Reactions include, severe redness, swelling (especially in the
area of the eyes), burning, blistering, bleeding, itching and skin
discoloration. AHAs may also increase your risk of sunburn.
Be especially careful also with any permanent facial make-up. These,
have become very popular. However, according to womens health.gov, the
inks or dyes used are generally colour additives, which have not
been approved by the Food And Drug Administration (FDA).
Natural skincare or organic skincare products are a better
alternative, however, if you must use a skin care product that
contain AHAs, to ensure
your skin health, the advice from womens health.gov is as follows:
Always protect your skin before going out during the day. Use a
sunscreen with a SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15
Wear a hat with a brim. Cover up with lightweight, loose-fitting,
long-sleeved shirts, and pants
Buy beauty skin care or facial skin care products with good
label information that list the
ingredients to see which AHAs or other chemical acids
are in the
(AHAs) may be called other names, like glycolic acid
and lactic acid). In some cases the name and address of the
maker, along with a statement about the product's AHAs
and PH levels might also be included. (The first
two have to be on the label. The third is one is by choice.
But you can call or write the maker to find about a product's
AHAs and PH levels
If you cannot buy organic or natural skin care products, a further
measure to protect your skin health, is to buy only
skin care products with an AHAs level of 10 percent or
less and a PH of 3.5 or more. Test a small area of skin
to see if it is sensitive to any AHAs product before
using a lot of it.
Stop using the product right
away if you have any of the reactions mentioned above and seek
immediate advice from your doctor or dermatologist. You can
also report any adverse reactions to the
So there you have it!
In pursuing your health and beauty goals, Health Womens Healthy Living Goals guidance to you is that when ever possible, aim to buy natural
skincare or organic skincare products.
If you must buy non
natural skincare or facial products, follow the guidance
outlined above to minimise the risk to your skin health.
"Blessed are the flexible, for they
shall not be bent out of shape"
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The information on this site is purely of educational value
and is not intended to replace your seeking medical advice. You
must consult your doctor over all your health concerns.
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