Taking care of your body is just as important as taking care of your face. The same amount of thought and research that goes into buying facial care products should be invested when looking to buy body care products. Looking into the list of ingredients and checking if they contain toxic chemicals is crucial when shopping for body products off of the selves or even online.
Not sure of how to choose what’s best for your body? These tips will come in handy. Take a look!
Identify the Ingredients
Most commercial products use substances for their longevity, affordability and abundance. That’s why most products are packed with petroleum-based ingredients like paraffin liquidum, propylene glycol, petroleum jelly and polysorbates. These ingredients do not benefit your skin and may have side effects that affect your skin. Keeping this in mind, one must always research the ingredients in products so as to make a healthy and informed choice.
Beware of Preservatives
Preservatives are a given when it comes to commercial products. Most Companies add a ton of preservatives like Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol and others to increase their product’s shelf life without bothering about their dangers. Recently, there has been scientific research identifying these ingredients as potentially harmful. However, most consumers are not aware of this hence they cannot make an informed decision.
Don’t Fall for the Fragrance
It’s easy, as a consumer, to choose products based on their scents and fragrances. Unfortunately, people do not realise that these fragrances are composed of several different chemical ingredients which have several different side effects. Some of the organic substances used to create fragrances are highly volatile and have been linked to CNS disorders, birth effects and in some cases, even cancer.
Match Products to your Skin Type
Most commercial body products are not segregated for different skin types, unlike facial care products. That is why you must identify the ingredients in the products to determine if they should be used for dry skin or oily skin etc. In case you do have any skin concerns like acne, dry or white patches etc, it is better to opt for natural products instead of the cheaper commercial products that often do more harm than good.
Ignore the Attractive Commercial Advertising
Advertisements are specially curated to lure customers to purchase their products. While the advertisements may look especially alluring, they can often be incredibly misleading. Before choosing to buy a certain product, make sure to do your own research on the product, its claims and the ingredients in it. These steps will help you get a better understanding of the product so that you do not end up wasting your money on them while steering clear of harmful chemical-filled cosmetics that may cause your skin further harm.
When shopping online, make sure to research the ingredients and their side effects on Google so you can compare the cheap commercial products with high-quality body skin care natural proxucts.