According to the Labour Force Survey of the United Kingdom, approximately 22,000 individuals developed work-related skin problems in 2009-10. Work stress and fatigue can actually make your skin dull and lifeless. Therefore, it is important to use the best skin care products in order to help your skin retain that youthful glow and suppleness for a long time. Below are some tips on choosing the right skin care products for you:
- Make sure that the product is soap free. A soap based product is harsh on the skin and can cause rashes or inflammation.
- For those who are buying anti-acne products, check its balance of salicylic acid. Too much of this acid can cause irritation and, at worst, burn the skin.
- Switch to skin care products that use more of herbal ingredients, rather than chemical ones. Aloe Vera, honey, avocado, olive oil and fruit based products are gentle on the skin and deliver the best results.
- Always test a product on a sensitive patch of your skin, such as the inner arm, before using it on your face. If the product causes irritation or inflammation do not use it.
- Ensure that the skin care products you are using are animal friendly. There is a huge difference between human skin and animal skin. So, there is no point in testing the toxicity level of a product on an animal’s skin. Even the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has prohibited the testing on animals.
- Many skin care products contain strong chemicals, which may interfere with your health. Parabens, found in many cosmetic preparations, have reportedly caused reproductive system disorders in men and breast cancer in women. Good quality products are always made of natural ingredients, instead of such cheap and harmful chemicals.
- Some of the best products are made of organic stem cells and roots. Hence, they are very effective and also protect you against the effects of aging.
- Finally, always choose a product according to your skin type. If you have dry skin, avoid using any product with an alcohol base. Also consider checking the pH balance (measure of acidity) of your skin and of the products to make sure that you choose the right product for your skin.