What does it really mean? You might know that you are supposed to avoid parabens but not sure of the reason.
Actually, most of us would have to admit that we don’t even know what parabens are, never mind the harm it can bring to our skin.
What are Parabens?
Parabens are synthetic preservatives used in a multitude of food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products including deodorants, shampoos and moisturisers.
The most common parabens are methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben and butylparaben. Usually, more than one of these parabens will be used in a risky skincare product in combination with other types of preservatives. The use of mixtures of parabens allows the use of lower levels while increasing preservative activity.
As preservatives, parabens can keep your skin care products fresh for years. Yes, great for shelf life, but unfortunately not so good for your skin…
Why are they Dangerous?
When parabens come into contact with your skin, it has access to your body; in fact, statistics suggest that as much as FIVE POUNDS of cosmetic chemicals are absorbed by our body every year.
Parabens can mimic the hormones within our bodies and interrupt normal functioning of the endocrine system. This can lead to an array of problems, varying in severity.
The endocrine system releases hormones into the bloodstream and contributes towards healthy development of reproduction, waste elimination, digestion and metabolism. If this development is disrupted by something like parabens it can lead to an early onset of puberty in both young boys and girls.
If parabens begin to mimic estrogen then your body automatically becomes more at risk of developing breast cancer. Parabens have also been shown to be able to potentially cause decreased sperm levels.
What alternatives are there?
The best way to take control of your skin’s health and protect yourself against the Paraben Dangers is to be clued up on the ingredients in every skin care product you buy.
The best, easiest and safest way to avoid any adverse risks is to opt for all natural products. That’s where Syrinx Za come in!
All our products are absolutely, completely paraben free so you can treat your skin with the comfort of knowing it is being looked after and kept safe, protected and effectively treated.
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