Buying new skincare products requires some careful consideration. Here are a few things to think about when shopping:
1. Your skin type
There are seven basic skin types: normal, oily, dry/dehydrated, combination, acne-prone, sensitive and mature. Choosing a product without researching the formulas could cause your skin to react badly.
2. Avoid Ingredients that may irritate your skin
After you’ve done some research on your skin type, look over ingredient lists to make sure you’re not putting anything on your skin that could irritate it. Before you purchase, make sure you read the product description and ingredients.
If the product doesn’t agree with your skin, you’ll notice irritation like redness or itching, which could indicate an allergic response.
3. Your Budget
Natural Skincare Products are available at a range of costs. If you’re checking out a new product or brand for the first time, it’s probably advisable to go with something more affordable.
4. Know What To Avoid
Here is a list of some ingredients your natural beauty products should not contain:
- Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
- Diethanolamine (DEA)
- Monoethanolamine (MEA)
- Triethanolamine (TEA)
- Propylene Glycol (PEG)
- Parabens (Methyl, Butyl, Propyl, Ethyl)
- Isopropyl (SD-40)
- Mineral Oil
- DMDM Hydantoin & Urea
- FD&C Color Pigments
- Synthetic Fragrances