Consider this a Breathalyzer Test for Your Skincare Products
Prepare Your Care— Take a small garbage bag into your bathroom (HINT: You may need this) and find your skincare products.
Roll Your Wrist— Pick up each product and turn the bottle in your hand until you see the ingredients list.
Read & Heed— Read the label and heed the alcohol advice below.
Discard & Guard— Now that you know… turn and throw. If you want healthier skin throw out any products containing skin-drying alcohols.
No, we’re not discussing the latest mixology craze, or cocktail combo, although many skincare companies take this approach when trying to push questionable products to unsuspecting consumers. Instead of just cranking out products to boost profits, Restored Balance meticulously produces need-based products that pinpoint problematic areas of your skin.
Not all alcohols are created equal. While it’s generally good to avoid any alcohols in skin care, (usually identified with an “ol” or “l” at the end of the word)… the fact remains that some do much more damage to the skin than do others. If your products contain any of these harmful ingredients below, you skin is not happy:
Ethanol or ethyl alcohol
Feed Your Skin the Way You Feed Your Body
When gauging the harmful effects of skincare products on the skin, you should know that ingredients are listed from highest quantity to lowest quantity... just like on food packages. After all, skincare products are food for your skin. That means if alcohol is listed near the top of the list on your product, it can have a much more harmful effect on the skin than ingredients farther down on the list.
Most people are aware that alcohols can dry the skin and make it more sensitive, but it can also disrupt the surface of the skin’s delicate layers. Many companies use alcohol as a carrier to help other ingredients like retinol and vitamin C sink into the skin.
Alcohol is less expensive than the more expensive, safer quality ingredients used by Restored Balance. But alcohol also causes more harm than good, literally breaking down layers of the skin’s surface and even doing more to destroy the components of the skin that are necessary for long-term skin health.
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The Dangers of Alcohol-Skin-Damage
Long after the alcohol evaporates, the harm to skin may remain. As soon as it touches the skin, it starts a harmful chain-reaction. In fact, a study in 2003 found that daily cleansing with alcohol-based products is an ordeal that damages, not protects, as your skin doesn’t repel cleansing agents or water, which soak into your skin and further degrade layers of your surface skin. Furthermore, alcohol can completely destroy the parts of your skin that shields it against damage from the environment. And to add to the problem, alcohol exposure can even the healthy elements of your skin to self-destruct. Research has also shown that prolonged exposure to alcohol can cause a disparaging aging effect that increases over time; meaning, if your skin is exposed for 2 days, the effect is compounded and more hurtful than a single day of exposure— this is based on only a single 3% concentration of alcohol.
Imagine the damage prolonged exposure to higher concentrations of alcohol like those found in many popular beauty products.