Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Know your enemy - Parabens

The ugly truth behind cosmetic

We all want to be young and beautiful (and women especially), hence, we apply everything on face to "maximizing" the benefits of the products. However, do you read the label before buy or use the products?

Using paraben-free product

What are Parabens?

As it is cheap at price, natural and no peculiar smell and most of all, non-poisonous, paraben is widely used as preservative plus it also stop fungus, bacteria and other microbes from growing in your favourite creams. That is why it is not only used in preserving beauty range products but also medicine and artificial foods.

Paraben can cause skin irritation, dry skin and sensitizing the skin

The Dangerous Preservative

Parabens are used to preserve products and greatly extend their shelf life. A research shows that may cause influence estrogen levels, accumulate in tissues, and increase UVB-mediated DNA damage. Long term using may actually be harmful to our health.

Patients with atopic dermatitis must be careful with high concentration parabens because it will cause induced dermatitis or maybe contact urticaria.

People with atopic dermatitis have to avoid using parabens

Despite of this, paraben that is stored in a concentration in-between 0.1% and 0.3% will decrease the percentage of catching sensitivity to the skin but doesnt mean that it is 100% effective. 

Scrub parabens until its clean

Cleanse Properly

A source stated that a doctor found parabens in a womans breast slice. We advice everyone that even if you are using soap for showering, scrub it until its clean!

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