It is now very common nowadays to witness that everybody around us is using some skincare products, including us. But we are rarely aware of the substances those products contain and whether they are healthy for our skin. This should be the foremost question coming to our minds before using any skincare product because, in most cases, instead of caring for our skin, we are damaging it.

Skin_ a Delicate Organ

As a matter of fact, the skin is the most delicate, sensitive, and widely distributed organ of our body in terms of aesthetics, but we can cause serious damage to it. We use the so-called skincare products blindly. It requires a lot of care for maintaining healthy, flawless, glowing, and well-hydrated skin that will contribute to a person's beautiful and young appearance.

Why Be Watchful About Skincare Products?

Many skin care products have been introduced in the market with the name of well- known brands, and some skincare brands online are also emerging. It has been proved that the harmful effects of chemicals in cosmetics cause irreparable damage to the skin. People have also noticed that there are products that cause a temporary well to their skin, but afterward, it has hazardous effects. For example, skin whitening creams seem to whiten your skin when you apply them, but when washed away, leave their skin darker than before. 

Also, some brands have taken advantage of the people's saving money notion and produced such products which are cheap in money as well as quality. So now people don't go for expensive but healthier products relatively cheap but damaging.      

Some Unhealthy Ingredients

Some harmful ingredients have been found in many prominent skincare products, including cleansing lotion, shower gel, moisturizing lotions, hand wash, sunscreens face wash, scrubs, anti-aging, and anti-wrinkle creams, deodorants, etc. these are

  • Formaldehyde 
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate
  • Petrolatum
  • Alcohol
  • Triclosan

Detrimental Effects

These chemicals can cause unfavorable effects together with

  • Skin irritation
  • Redness
  • Dry skin
  • Allergic reactions
  • Dermatitis
  • Dandruff

Not only are these, but even they are carcinogenic.

Safe Side

Now, after a lengthy discussion of the destructive outcomes of some skincare products and also the reason why they are not suitable, we will see how to choose skincare products so they will be nutritious to our skin than damaging it. And you can easily get safe skincare products online as well.

You should first know that the more you are close to nature, the more your skin remains healthy and glowing. So if you want your skin to be as you want, use the products that contain

  • Hydroquinone

  • Beta hydroxy acid
  • Rosewater
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Coconut oil
  • Aloe Vera
  • Vitamin C

If you don't know the ingredients, you can check ingredients in cosmetic apps as there are various apps developed for this purpose.

Remain Close to Nature

Besides using healthy skin products, you should also take a nutritious diet to have a glow on your skin. More importantly, Vitamin A, B, C, and E, zinc omega 3, fresh fruits, and vegetables should always be part of your diet. Also, you should drink plenty of water to keep your skin well-hydrated.

People are also curious to know, is it bad to use a lot of skincare products? So they should be mindful that using a lot of skincare products also leads you to move away from natural to an artificial environment. Hence one should not go for too many products. The second thing is the frequent use of the product, which may be healthy and safe, but if they are used in a controlled way, as it is said that a balanced approach is the best.


After reading the article, you might be more attentive towards the consumption of skincare products. And you must now distinguish between safe and destructive products. So do care for your skin in a real sense by realizing the requirements of your skin. Also, go for a long-term advantage rather than only temporary good.  

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