Tips for Choosing Safe Beauty Products
Today, there’s a whole range of beauty products that make choosing even more challenging. But of course, it’s a challenge we’ll always be happy to accept. And it all begins with becoming a clever and well-informed shopper.
Below are tips for picking beauty products that are effective, reasonably priced and safe:
Brands are important.
You will find tons of beauty products sold online today, most especially in social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, etc. But most certainly, these products will not all be good for you. There aren’t only different manufacturers, but also different ingredients used. Buying established brands is a good way to keep safe. If you think the cost will be too high, take note that you that when you talk about beauty products, you always get what you pay for.
Do your homework.
Before buying any particular product, take time to know more about it. What are the substances it is made of? Don’t easily fall for positive reviews, unless you read them off of trusted consumer websites. Even good comments on social media should be taken with a grain of salt. This company and its reputation is probably the most important thing you should consider.
Skip anything that is not clinically tested.
This is specifically important for those who deal with skin hypersensitivity issues. Always choose a clinically tested product that has been proven safe for the skin while providing their intended effects. This should be easy to know if you take time to just check it out!
Understand the terms.
At first, you’ll deal with some tongue-twisting with terms such as isopropylparaben or methylchloroisothiazolinone, but you’ll get the hang of it in no time. The point is to know exactly what kind of product you’re buying. If you’re sensitive to artificial scents, for instance, don’t get anything that contains phthalates.
Self-test the product.
If you’ve been using unhealthy products before, you may actually get a reaction if you use non-toxic brands. That’s the reason you really have to test these products on yourself, which is fortunately very easy to do. Just smooth on some of the product on your skin and wait a day to see how you react to it. And though a product may have been clinically tested, always keep in mind that it can still be unsafe for you.
Consult a specialist.
If you’re still not sure about the information you may have collected yourself, talk to a dermatologist and seek advice. You can’t go wrong with a professional.