Natural Skincare

Natural And Beauty Skincare Products

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 alternatives.

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 skin care and facial skin care products, which can seriously harm your skin health!

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 lotions.

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 AHA products.

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, 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 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 product.

    (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 FDA

  • 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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