09 October 2012

8 substances that harm the skin

A self-made cosmetics are cheap, healthy and fashionable. Probably many of you have ever attempted by the hand-creation of masks, or other simple cosmetic of what exactly was at hand. In the heat of formation must be remembered that not all substances are healthy and safe for the skin. Present day 8, which are better avoided, both in the DIY cosmetics, as well as those of the store.

Skin deep cleansing agent made from bleach, detergent and bathroom cleaner? This is the worst idea! Their contact with the hands, where the skin is thicker and more resistant can cause allergies, irritation and even chemical burns, so many of them, and in fact all of them should be used with gloves.

Here the schools are different, but more and more people are consciously choosing to avoid sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodowolauretowego sulfate (SLES) in cosmetics. Both components may be preferentially weaken the hair, if they are present in the preparations for their care. However, the interaction of parabens (preservatives) in the cleaning agents may cause premature aging of the skin. It is said also at increased risk of cancer.

Isopropanol is a compound that can be found in many antibacterial soaps and shampoos, but also is a component defrosters and antifreeze. Used for a long time reduces the skin's natural ability to defend themselves against microbes and increases its permeability to the other, are not necessarily useful chemicals.
PhthalatesPhthalates can be found in perfumes, deodorants and hair sprays. This is a typical industrial compounds that can cause hormonal imbalance - premature puberty in girls, and boys to lower sperm count.


The term "mineral" is not necessarily synonymous with natural, in particular, that in this case the products of crude oil. Most of his incarnations are petrolatum and paraffin

Many companies are trying to exclude formaldehyde from paint stores, conditioners and nail polish remover, but can also meet him in cosmetics for hair and body wash - in small quantities reduces the growth of microorganisms, and more may be irritating, cause eczema (eg face a touching painted nails) and, in extreme cases, cause cancer.

Acetone is a component of nail polish remover, but these bezacetonowe there may be more harmful. The problem arises, however, when acetone is composed of peeling, cosmetic przeciwtrądzikowego or even new formulation. Small amounts of acetone has a drying effect on the skin, in the larger, particularly inhaled can be toxic, even for future mothers.

 propylene glycol

Compounds of the type of PEG and PPG can be found in almost every type of cosmetic, from shampoo, lotion with a sun, the hair paint finishing. Applied to the production of gas is a known carcinogen, and they themselves can cause allergies, immune function and neurotoxic and also lead to the development of cancer.

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