When men start buying skin care products, they may not pay much attention to the ingredients of the product in front of them. Men have been known to glance over the shelves and read general features, such as “anti-aging,” “no more wrinkles”, “bye bye greasy skin” and think that is all they need to know. While these “advertising tags” are beneficial to help pick a skincare product, in recent years another more prominent skin care feature is gaining attention, “organic product.”
Organic skin care or natural skin care refers to the use of all-natural ingredients to take care of our skin. These products are generally made of more than one type of herbs and seeds, that combined are able to bring the same results as a chemical based products. Organic lifestyles and the rediscovery of ancient herbs are making organic skin care increasingly popular in men skin care products, and have put chemical based products under the spotlight.
Chemical skin care became popular thanks to its sometimes incredible results in correcting skin problems. In addition, that was the reason they had a higher price too. However, as years had passed, medical investigations had shown that some of these components are not safe. Components such as Aluminum, Propulene Glycol and Imidazolidinyl urea, have been proved to be harmful to people. Their effects include links with breast cancer, contact dermatitis, ototoxicity, kidney damage and more. Most of the products with these components have been banned, but there are some that not, even with all the research to back that up. There may be also other components not YET found harmful.
Unfortunately, men are in contact with many of these chemicals on a more regular basis than women, due to higher instances of exposure at work or industrial areas. An average woman uses 12 beauty products a day, this adds up 168 chemicals!However, with all that, consumers shouldn’t rely so blindly in organic skin care without more personal experience.
Organic products are notoriously under-regulated and some of these so-called “all-natural” products can contain manufactured chemicals, and chemical processes to blend the components. The best advice here is to know what you are using. Be well informed, once your skin is damaged it is much more difficult to repair it than prevent the damage in the first place. You may think if you are a man, your skin is tougher, but that is not true. Facial skin is more sensitive in men due to constant bad shaving habits. Do a search on Internet
for the ingredients on the product you are about to buy and if possible ask a doctor for advice.