Wednesday, 20 March 2013

What ingredients are in your skin care products

As a beauty therapist people Come to me to improve their skin but what they don't realise is the products that they are using could be causing their problems.
If you are using a cleanser, toner, exfoliant, or moisturiser check the ingredients and try and avoid the following.
Artificial colours - These are comedogenic which mean it can clogs pores and cause acne.
Octyl Palmitate - used as a thickening agent, especially un shaving creams.Can clog pores, cause
blackheads and Is a respiratory irritant.
Hydroquinone - bleaching agent and banned in Europe.
Urocanic Acid - Often used in sun screen. This is a skin irritant,
Lanolin - This is Sheep's sweat and is used in lip balms. Burts bees lip balms are 100% natural and don't have this in.
Para- amino benzoic (p.a.b.a) - Sun screen agent can cause allergic eczema and prickly heat.
Alcohol - Dehydrates and irritates.

These are just a few ingredients I have come across but please check your skin care products as they might be causing you more harm than good.

Feel free to ask me any questions.

Hope you have a great day!

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