One of the best things about the internet, is the ease and speed that information is at our fingertips. Now we are better informed than ever before about the products we buy, and the ingredients used. Unfortunately, many companies still use ingredients in their skincare that may be damaging. For this reason, we would recommend checking out our blog post about the 8 ingredients to avoid in skincare. Unfortunately, the backs of most skincare products are a long and complicated ingredient list. For this reason, here are the top ways you can detoxify your beauty bag. Choose clean beauty that is good for your body and the planet.
Chemicals to watch out for
Preservatives, stabilisers, mineral pigments, dyes, shines, fragrances, and many other ingredients are frequently added to beauty products. They may be added to improve their effectiveness or extend shelf life. Unfortunately, many of these chemicals are known to be allergenic of irritating existence on sensitive skin. Some have even been found to have endocrine disrupting effects.
What are endocrine disrupters?
Endocrine disrupters function by mimicking or partially mimicking naturally occurring hormones or chemicals in the body. They bond to cell receptors and block your body’s hormones from doing the job. They have been used a since a method to control hormones, but have led to potential developmental, reproductive, or neurological complications.
Do all these chemicals enter our skin?
Our skin is the largest organ in our body, and it absorbs a significant amount of chemicals that are applied topically. While some formulas only utilise small amounts of these chemicals individually, the build up from all your beauty products can prove to be harmful. Just consider the number of moisturisers, creams, serums, cleansers, shampoos, conditioners, make up and more you use daily.
Here are the top ways to detoxify your beauty routine.
- Learn to read your labels
It may be. A little time consuming and mildly confusing to start. However, it is the best way to avoid harmful ingredients,
- Be selective about your brands
Certain brands pride themselves in only using organic and natural ingredients. Find a brand with a mission and ethic system that you trust and support them to continue doing work.
- Start small
You can always start today and one product at a time. Check out some of our other blogposts to learn more about skincare, products, and ingredients.
If you are unsure, check with a licensed dermatologist to learn about the best products for your skin and skin issues, or check out the vast range of products by No Face, they are a sustainable, earth friendly, all natural brand that we support.