Many women wear make up everyday, and tend to forget about all of the different chemicals and preservatives that they are putting on their skin. Did you know that your skin quickly absorbs everything you put on it? Keeping that it mind, check out this list of make up ingredients to avoid in order to better maintain and preserve the health of your skin. For starters, methyl, propyl, butyl and ethyl parabens are often used as preservatives in make up in order to inhibit microbial growth and extend the shelf life of cosmetics. However, these make up ingredients have been known to cause allergic reactions, skin rashes and parabens have been found in human breast cancer tumors as well. Another one to watch out for is Diethanolamine, which is used as a foaming agent, known to cause eye irritation, dryness in hair and skin as well as allergic reactions. Read
Dangerous Ingredients You Should Avoid
for a list of more make up ingredients to avoid on your beauty product labels.
Other common make up ingredients found in cosmetics are Sodium Lauryl and Sodium Sulfate, which are cheap and harsh detergents that are used in shampoos for their ability to cleanse and foam. However, they often cause irritation of the eyes, dry out the scalp and also cause rashes on the skin. Petrolatum is another ingredient that you should avoid, particularly if you have acne prone skin. Also known as petroleum jelly, this mineral oil clogs pores and leads to dryness and chapping in skin. Check out
7 Lies On Your Makeup Labels
for all you need to know about the claims on make up packaging.
Rate this story|Avg member rating: 6