Chemical Free Skin Care: Check The Ingredients List

By: Robert Abdy

The number of chemical free skin care products on the market has been increasing. The concept of natural skin care, which has been introduced to help you in yielding the maximum benefit of the healing touch of nature, has been around for many years. Yes, over the last decade an array of skin care products have been introduced with the ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ tags. However, just because the product has been labeled as natural it doesn’t necessarily make it hundred percent natural and safe for the skin. To be honest, there is hardly any legal definition for the term natural or organic in the ever evolving cosmetic industry and the only way to know that the product you are using is 100 percent natural is by reading the ingredients list well.

Check the so called chemical free skin care cream that is sitting on your shelf. Scan the label well and if you find an ingredient name that is pretty long or is too hard to pronounce then chances are that the innocent jar of hope contains harmful chemicals.

So, how do you know that the skin care products you are using are chemical free?

Simply check the ingredients list and remember any skin care cream or lotion that have the chemical ingredients such as methyl parabens, petroleum, alcohol, fragrance or any word ending in "paraben" and “paraffin” are unsafe to use. Yes, these are some of the most reckoned harsh chemicals to cause all sorts of skin rashes and irritations.

Look for only 100 percent natural ingredients in your skin care products to bring back the lost luster in your skin. Remember, whatever you put on your skin is as important as what you put in your body hence it is time to select natural skin care products that come with the natural healing ingredients such as 100 raw natural vitamin, organic mineral, natural oil, omega 6 fatty acids and natural antioxidants to help your skin gain back its soft and elastic structure.

Stop getting carried away by those hyped print ads and commercials. Honestly, anyone can buy advertisement space and good packaging and smart ads doesn’t necessarily make the product great. Bank on your common sense to make an informed decision and don’t buy just any off the shelf product, instead check well the ingredient list and look for ingredients in their raw form to make the maximum difference to your skin’s look, feel and appearance.

Why natural skin care?

Will you ever wash your face with a ground cleaner? Would you ever drink washing detergent? Or inhale your engine degreaser? The answers are definitely a big and resounding no. Still, almost each day you drink, ingest and inhale chemicals by feeding your skin with harsh and synthetic chemicals and toxins in the form of so called anti-aging cream, serums, lotions and much more.

Consider the following points when choosing chemical free skin care products.

Your skin absorbs toxins: Your skin pass toxins out of your body, in the form of sweat, but do you know that your skin absorbs toxin as well? Yes, your skin acts more like a sponge than a barrier and absorbs almost 60 percent of the product you put on.

Chemicals in your so called anti-aging creams can cause premature aging: Mineral oils for instance, are typically known for coating the skin, for clogging the pores and also for preventing the release of toxins. Yes, they are also known for reducing the natural functions of the skin cells, which further contributes to premature aging.

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Robert Abdy has some friends who are skin care experts and through them he learned about the advantages and disadvantages of various skin care products. Here he is sharing his knowledge about chemical free skin care products. He will keep on sharing more on skin care products in his future articles.

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