Why You Should Check the Products Used on Your Body

woman applying cream on faceDo you often go to a spa to unwind after a long work week? Do you get facials or have your body waxed on a regular basis? All these activities involve applying a product onto your skin. Doesn’t it make you wonder what exactly is being put on your body?

Before the 1990s, you wouldn’t hear much about organic products. Today, more businesses are starting to hop on the organic bandwagon. Alpha Micropigmentation LLC, for instance, uses 100% organic pigments for their services. Other brands use plant fragrances for their herbal care products.

Using organic products has tons of benefits, but some services would still use products that have these harmful ingredients:

Mineral Oil

There are a lot of moisturizing products out there that use mineral oil as their base oil. But it’s been proven that mineral oil clogs pores and suffocates the skin, leaving it damaged.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

This is a foaming agent that’s found in most soaps, shampoos, and toothpaste. It’s known to turn into a carcinogen once it mixes with certain kinds of chemicals. It also has bad effects on the liver and kidney and can cause skin and eye irritation.

Parabens

Parabens are cosmetic preservatives that prevent the growth of mold and bacteria in various products. But they also have elements that mimic the hormone estrogen, increasing the risk of breast cancer in women.

Propylene Glycol

This is actually an organic alcohol that’s used in a lot of products as a skin conditioner. Studies showed that it’s a skin irritant that can cause dermatitis and even hives.

It’s your right to find out and to choose what you should and shouldn’t be putting on your skin and body. The next time you go to a spa or salon, ask them what’s in their products. If you find any of these toxic ingredients in them, you can always choose not to use them.