In recent years, the beauty industry all natural and organic outpaced the growth of major companies in the beauty market. Consumers are increasingly demanding products made from plants and free of potentially toxic ingredients, with the expectation that they are completely secure and more beneficial than the counterpart of the bulk of the population. Skin care products natural, herbal gained the reputation of being superior to their synthetic alternatives, especially because of its power and being non – toxic and healing to the skin. Unfortunately, as many natural ingredients are safe and effective, some may not only be ineffective, but even toxic.
1. Essential oils
When used as directed, essential oils can be safely employed in aromatherapy, alternative medical therapies or even in personal care products. However, some essential oils are known to be irritating to skin, skin sensitizers and photo skin sensitizers. Due to the lack of regulation in the industry of cosmetics, beauty companies may include these oils in their formulations. The companies also included some oils that are harmful because only the percentage used in the formula.
Annoying essential oils
Essential oils of irritant may cause a slight to severe reaction when applied on the skin, including redness and blotchiness. In more serious cases, the irritation may cause pain and a burning sensation. Vegetable oils that are known for being irritating skin are:
The Bay, cinnamon, clove bud, citronella, cumin, lemongrass, lemon verbena, oregano and thyme, marigold.
Awareness of the essential oils
Awareness of the essential oils may cause an allergic reaction in the skin that leads to inflammation. To use a product that contains an ingredient of awareness, the skin can become allergic to it and react when this principle is applied to the skin (allergic contact dermatitis). Vegetable oils which are known to be skin sensitizers are:
Cassia, cinnamon bark, balsam of Peru, Verbena absolute absolute, tea, gum turpentine, Backhousia citriodora and Inula.
Photo sensitizing oils
Photosensitivity is an increased sensitivity of the skin to UV. Due to its chemical composition, some vegetable oils, which contain compounds fotorreativas can be photo sensitizing, making the skin more vulnerable to damage caused by the sun during exposure to UV rays. Using a skincare product containing an ingredient of photo toxic before exposure to the sun can lead to poisoning (severe sunburn) of the sun.
Doctors recommend up to 72 hours away from UV rays after the application of these oils for the skin. You should also use a sunscreen with wide spectrum and reaplicá it throughout the day, as recommended in order to prevent damage caused by the sun (brown spots, wrinkles, skin cancer, etc.). Plant oils that are known for their photo sensitizers are:
Angelica root, bergamot, cumin, distilled / expressed grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange, express, express, express (bitter) and rue.
However, among citrus oils, which are known to be photo toxic, there are also some that are not.
Bergapteneless distilled bergamot, lemon, distilled water, mandarine, tangerine, orange, tangerine and lime expresses, Yuzu.
If you are using a product containing these ingredients, ask the manufacturer if the ingredient was expressed (cold pressed) or steam distilled. Then, check this list to ensure that it is safe to use during the day when you are exposed to UV rays.
2. Natural and organic fragrance
Many natural skincare products contain fragrance which is obtained from organically grown plants. Unfortunately, even when completely organic, fragrances can be made with annoying / irritant scented oils, causing reactions similar to those mentioned above. Refer to this guide when choosing a perfume toxic.
3. The coconut oil
Coconut oil is an excellent multi tasking oil beauty can do wonders in your hair, and can be used as a moisturizing body, facial care, however, the coconut oil may not be beneficial for all skin types. As long as people with dry skin who are not subject to stains may be effective in moisturizing the skin due to its emollient properties, people with oily skin or acneica might leak due to occlusive properties.
4. Skin butters
In the same way for coconut oil, herbal and Shea and Cocoa Butters are excellent moisturizers for dry skin is not prone to leaks. Due to its emollient properties and occlusive, can smooth the skin and prevent the loss of moisture. However, applied in oily skin, can clog pores and cause breakouts.