The skin is the largest organ of the body that is subject to maximum wear and tear as it is directly exposed. Therefore, it’d not be out of place to mention that you should take good care of your skin if you want to continue looking youthful and charismatic. Since you cannot always avoid going out, the epidermis suffers not only from the deadly effects of the sun’s UV rays but also from the corrosive chemicals contained in the cosmetics and skincare products that you use.
The nail polish, lip gloss, hair spray, mousse, rouse, mascara, toner, eyeliner, eye shadow, moisturizer and foundation that you apply on the skin surface is laced with arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium, parabens, triclosan, formaldehyde, and other chemicals. Though these chemicals are present in extremely small proportions, even their negligible presence can lead to significant skin issues in the long run. You can always heed by the following guidelines to safeguard your skin from toxic chemicals and minimize damage.
- Minimize use of cosmetics
The lesser cosmetics you use, the better for your skin as well as for your overall wellbeing. There are healthier options for making your skin glow. Follow a disciplined lifestyle, for instance get up early in the morning, exercise for half an hour, eat nutritious meals, and hit the sack by 10pm. Additionally cut down on smoking and drinking or better still, give up these decadent habits altogether.
- Only use certified products
It almost sounds like a cliché to suggest that you’ll be much better off using products that have been recommended or approved by dermatologists or cosmetologists. Check the label on the packaging to see whether the product carries the FDA, USDA, ECOCERT or COSMOS seal.
- Use natural or homemade products
Going DIY as far as applying cosmetics are concerned is the safest bet. However, you may not always be able to spare time for developing skincare products at home. The next best thing would be to use products made from organic or natural ingredients.