Hidden Side Effects of the Excessive Use of Moisturizing Creams and Lotions

Posted in Self Improvement by Nida Zafar

moisturizing-creams-lotionsDry skin can be a cold nightmare if not for the moisturizers to heal them soft. However, their excessive use may conceal harms that you may not have imagined. Read the post and find out more about the reasons why you should not use moisturizing creams and lotions excessively.

Skin and Moisturizers

Besides the effects of environmental reasons and winter season, the lifestyle factors also contribute in the reasons why our skin needs help. Moisturizers and creams help them to regain the lost moisture and comfort it deeply. A range of qualities and types of moisturizers are available in the market, thankfully at different prices that make them accessible to all. Skin comes in to direct contact with the outside world, protecting you against heat, weather and pollution. Moisturizing creams and lotions helps it stay soft, refreshed and hydrated for long.

Synthetic Nature of Moisturizers and Creams

Cosmetic technology has come up with formulae wonders that not only cure dry and cracked skin but it has undoubtedly become a routine beauty essential at home, work or at a day out with folks. Those moisturizing creams and lotions on your dressing table may however not be as innocent and beneficial as they seem, owing to their synthetic nature and chemical contents. Whatever you apply over the skin enters the body, into the blood stream and affects you in ways more than you can comprehend.

Side Effects of the Excessive use of Moisturizing Creams and Lotions

Excessive use of moisturizing creams and lotions used can lead to skin allergies, hormonal problem and can even make your skin’s natural repairing mechanism idle in the long run. Dermatologists cautioned (report by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012) the use of a number of lighteners and creams that included many reputed products that this is irrespective of brand qualities.

  1. An important ingredient to these creams is petroleum. It creates a film over the skin to prevent loss of water. This veneer clogs skin pores that throttles cellular development, upsets hormonal activity and can even lead to cancer.
  2. The scents that these products contain are synthetic and can cause allergies.
  3. Several creams claim to be enriched with sunscreens to fend off harm from the sunrays. Both these ingredients have known to cause a misbalance in hormones; with level of estrogen and progesterone disrupted, fertility problems and even a growth in breast cancer cells have been reported.
  4. The estrogen hormone is exclusively added to the products too, disguised as ‘placental protein,’ named after placenta from where it is extracted, the organ that supports the developing fetus during pregnancy. This only accentuates hormonal disruption and even worsens breast health in women- the longer term side effects caused by the dangerous chemicals in our moisturizers.
  5. There is no doubt that creams and moisturizers are an effective way to soften the skin but the continuous application of such creams distracts the natural function of the skin to produce NMFs (Natural Moisturizing factors). This means the skin assumes that there is no need for the natural production of NFS and the cells are left idle. Healthy skin is assumed to repair itself automatically in normal circumstances.

Was to Avoid Damage Caused by Moisturizing Creams

Balanced routine use of these moisturizers and creams may not harm your skin but choosing the right moisturizer for your skin type that contains no harmful chemicals and cutting down the frequent use of the creams, and also on the various types that you might use for different skin areas is a way of avoiding its harms. Home-made options or natural herbal moisturizers are another way of staying away from any skin challenges.

Do not let those synthetics get under your skin with excessive use of these wonder potions.

Look beautiful, but stay safe!

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