More and more people care about the way they look and want to keep their skin beautiful for as long as possible.
The term ‘growing old gracefully’ no longer means quite what it used to and many of us will now use as many products as we can so that we don’t grow old at all.
With the increase in the number of skincare products we use has come a desire to know what those products contain and awareness that some of the ingredients need to be avoided at all costs.
This is one of the many reasons why so many men and women have decided to use only skincare without parabens.
Your Guide To Choosing Paraben-Free Skincare Products
The first thing to understand is that any skincare that is water based will need a preservative to stop bacterial growth from forming. Parabens are the most common product used for this purpose and have been deemed safe to use in small quantities by the governing bodies. However, it has now been discovered that parabens may actually stay in the body much longer than first thought when absorbed through skincare products and this carries potential risks. So the first thing that you need to do when looking for skincare without parabens is to look for products that are not water based.
If you have a favorite skincare product that you want to change but are unsure if you will be able to find skincare products without parabens that are similar, then visit the website of the manufacturer of your existing product. Many manufacturers have listened to their customers and noticed an increase in the demand for skincare without parabens and are making a natural version of existing products. It may be that they have not yet been taken on by the main supermarkets but if they are making a paraben free version then you will be able to either purchase it directly or find a local outlet that is stocking it.
Beware of companies that state that all of their skincare products without parabens are made from entirely natural ingredients and therefore good for you. Many products that are found in nature actually have synthetic equivalents and it is these that have been shown to be bad for us, especially in terms of your body absorbing them through your skin. For example Vitamin E is often used as a preservative in skincare without parabens, but make sure that it is listed in the ingredients as ‘Natural Vitamin E’ otherwise it may well be the synthetic version.
Editor’s Note – The Neutrogena Naturals Cream pictured above is a tops rated product in the range of Natural Vitamin E skincare available at Amazon.
Finally there are a number of web shops that are selling only natural products that have a really good range of skincare without parabens. Some of these stores make their own products and others list those skincare products without parabens that are produced by well known manufacturers. Purchasing them from a web shop though will often save you money when compared to purchasing the same or a similar product from your local supermarket.
This is a guest post
About the author:
Iren Parusheva has been working for some of the best skincare companies and she is glad that she can share her knowledge about skincare without parabens (parabenefri hudpleje is the term in Danish).