When it comes to choosing the right cosmeceuticals for your skin, some of the most common advice is to simply check the labels before making a purchase. However, checking the labels is not going to do you much good if you don’t know what you’re looking for. In fact, the labels on skin care products can be downright overwhelming for someone who doesn’t have a strong foundation of knowledge about skin care products and their key ingredients. To make things a bit easier on yourself, remember you should avoid any product that includes one of these ingredients.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate in Cosmeceuticals
If you look at the labels on your cosmeceuticals, you may be shocked to see how many of them contain sodium lauryl sulfate. Although this ingredient is fairly common, it is also known to cause significant damage to your skin. Many people who use products with sodium lauryl sulfate report that if causes irritation and even canker sores. There is also evidence to suggest that it disrupts the balance of oils in the skin, which can lead to significant outbreaks of cystic acne. Avoiding products with this ingredient altogether is the best choice for your skin.
What Is BHA?
You may have heard that you should avoid products with BHA in them but, unfortunately, the labels on your cosmeceuticals are not likely to list BHA by that name. What you should be looking for on your product labels is an ingredient by the name of butylated hydroxy anisole. BHA is known to be a human carcinogen as well as an ingredient that can cause depigmentation in the skin. On top of all of that, it is known to throw off hormone levels, which not only impacts the skin but can have an adverse effect on many of your body’s other systems.
Choose Sunscreen Wisely
You probably already know that sunscreen needs to be a part of your daily skin care routine all year round. What you may not realize is that not all sunscreens are created equal and not all sunscreens are actually good for your skin. Oxybenzone is an ingredient found in some sunscreens that functions in the body as though it were estrogen. This can cause a wide array of hormonal problems and, in some cases, leads to endometriosis in women.
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