We are always trying to find new ways of protecting our bodies. We try to lose weight, eat healthy foods, wear the right make-up, and buy the right products to give our hair the shine we love. Probably one of the biggest areas of our body that we try to protect the most is our skin. After all this is the part that ages the most and in the end will determine how old or young we look.
There are dozens of creams and lotions on the market that claim to be the best. We often take them at their word and try them before we discover that our skin seemed to get worse instead of better. Beware of these products. When buying any type of moisturizer, creams, or lotions for your skin (especially the face) you need to look on the back and see what the key ingredient is. More often than not the words mineral oil will appear. If you see these words put the bottle down immediately and move on.
Mineral oil is the worst thing that you could use on your face. It is a clear liquid oil that you cannot smell and never spoils. Mineral oil is acctually made as a byproduct of distillation of gasoline from crude oil. It is used so often in personal care products because it is cheap and easy to get a hold of.
When you purchase these special creams and lotions you are using them to wash all of the make-up off at the end of the day. You are trying to cleanse your skin and clear your pores to remove all of the toxins and junk and to keep it looking smooth and clean. Mineral oil works against this plan. When put on the skin the mineral oil will create its own thin layer over the skin – which keeps your body from removing the unwanted toxins.
Once the skin does absorb the oil – which is a long process – it is then broken down by the liver and will pass through the intestinal tract where it will abosrb all of the fat-soluble vitamins.
Mineral oil is more often used in baby products as well as beauty care products for women. Not only is this product keeping your skin from being clean – but it is also removing important vitamins from your system.
I recommend finding prodcuts that are all natural and therefore healthier for both your skin and for your babies’ skin. It is true that these products are more expensive – but in the end they will make you healthier and more beautiful.