Cosmetics of natural origin are helpful for various skin problems. Scientists analyze the impact of individual substances on certain diseases, so you have a chance to improve your appearance and get rid of unpleasant ailments for a small amount. Soap for three zlotys is appreciated not only by young people.
Herbal preparations soothe local lesions. Therefore, pine or birch tar is used in the fight against excessive seborrhea, i.e. oily skin. Specialists note that this type of substance supports the treatment of acne and psoriasis, so it is worth using cosmetics with tar, which are extremely cheap.
Tar soap, why is it worth trying?
Tar soap, also called tar soap, is a cheap cosmetic containing pine tar. Ph.D. med. Romuald Maleszka from the Department and Clinic of Skin and Venereal Diseases, PAM in Szczecin emphasizes that tar baths performed two to three times a week support the treatment of various forms of psoriasis.
The specialist notes that also in the case of seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp, tinctures containing liquid pine tar have been used for a very long time. The treatment brought positive results.
The consistency and color of tar resembles tar, hence the name of cosmetics containing tar. The black substance is produced by dry distillation of wood, bark, coal or peat. During this process, tar is created with a sticky, dark and greasy consistency.
There are several types of tar, it all depends on the type of wood. Pine and birch tar are most often used in medicines and cosmetics. This type of ingredient supports the treatment of skin problems such as:
- atopic dermatitis (AD),
Reaching for tar soap or other cosmetics and preparations containing tar also alleviates hair loss problems and removes dandruff.
Be careful with the type of product. Be sure to read the ingredients!
Before you buy your first cosmetic containing tar, read the composition of the product carefully. This is very important because already in 1918 it was proven that some substances present in tar are carcinogenic.
Therefore, when choosing tar soap, make sure it does not contain the following substances:
- phenanthrene derivatives,
- chrysene derivatives,
- anthracene derivatives,
- dibenzoacridine derivatives,
- derivatives of stilbene, quinoline and aminonaphthalene.
To avoid contaminated cosmetics, it is worth choosing only certified products.