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Be Careful: Beauty Products That Contain These 5 Ingredients Can Cause Premature Skin Aging!

Date May 3, 2018 11:46

There’s so much we don’t know or understand about skin aging: hundreds of prejudices and uncertainties. Many companies are using them to promote their product, which can even harm your skin. It’s time to get things straight!

Here are some facts about skin aging that you most likely didn’t know:

1. Skin aging begins at the age of 25. That’s why it is recommended to avoid heavy usage of cosmetics before this age to prevent premature aging.

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2. Facial movements like smiling, laughing, frowning can actually lead the occurrence of wrinkles.

3. You can reduce the process of skin aging by approximately 20 percent by using sunscreen daily.

4. Smoking raises the chances of the occurrence of wrinkles and can make your skin look dull.

5. Interestingly enough, soda can prematurely age your skin because of high levels of phosphate it contains.

Ingredients to avoid

Soda isn’t the only thing that can negatively affect your skin. There are mainly five toxic ingredients that a lot of skin care products contain. It is recommended to avoid these:

1. Sulfates.

These chemicals can cause skin irritation and corrosion. Long-term usage permanently increases dryness of your skin. Studies showed that “sodium laureth sulfate” and “sodium lauryl sulfate” can age the skin.

2. Specific alcohols.

SD alcohol, methanol, benzyl alcohol, ethanol, and other are basically drying ingredients. These can strip away natural oil of your skin, thus leading to premature aging.

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3. Ethanolamine compounds

Triethanolamine, diethanolamine, MEA, DEA, TEA, and other ingredients that contain any of these three abbreviations are all drying out your skin and causing a premature effect. Moreover, these chemicals are known carcinogens!

4. Mineral oil

It might seem that the name of this ingredient is natural and thus beneficial for your skin. However, it comes from petroleum, which hinders the ability of skin to cleanse itself. This oil creates a thin film, causing clogging pores. The overall aged effect is guaranteed.

5. Chemical sunscreens

You can use natural sunscreens daily, but chemical sunscreen can actually damage your skin. Watch for ingredients like oxybenzone, benzophenone-3, octyl methoxycinnamate, etc.

Product proven by experts

Now that you know how to determine which products you should avoid, the question is, are there any medically proven products that can help with skin aging process? And sadly, the only product that medical value is sunscreen.

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Specialists explain that majority of skin changes are caused by sun damage, so it is a good idea to start using it. Don’t forget to use only natural sunscreen though!

Stay beautiful and healthy!


This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.

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