Those who buy Clearasil for their teenage daughters, raise your hands!
Are you aware about the reports linking it to Cancer? Clearasil as well as many other acne skin care products have some deadly chemicals in them. One is called sodium methylparaben, which has been banned in cosmetics by the European Union. You have to wonder why the European Union bans this chemical and we don’t? Before you buy your next acne medicine for your teenager, I would suggest that you read more about the side effects.
Do you know what “phthalates” are?
This is a chemical compound used in plastics. Are you aware of the dangers of plastics on your health? Studies have shown the adverse effects of phthalates on the liver, kidneys, and lungs.The problem is that many companies do not list all the types of phthalates nor the levels that are in their products. Phthalates are linked to all sorts of genetic problems. The levels of phthalates while a woman is pregnant can cause harm to her unborn child. Research has been showing a relationship to undeveloped genitals in male babies.
It has been determined that there are over 10,000 personal care products out there that are not being held accountable to the levels allowed by the regulatory standards. About three quarters of our personal care products have phthalates in them and because of the lack of federal regulatory guidelines, our health is at risk. We can jump on the bandwagon and voice our concerns by staying on top of this subject. You can get frequent updates here by going to “Action for Safe Cosmetics.”
Many people go to the grocery store and look at the ingredients of the products they ingest. However, we should also be monitoring the products we might be using in the topical sense because of the skin’s absorption of these products. We need to be aware of the long term effects that some of these chemicals can have on our health. While writing this article, it causes me to consider more seriously on what is being absorbed through my skin. Attached to my article, I have found a report that explains how woman are absorbing five lbs of cosmetics per year through their skin. You have to ask yourself what is the cost for “beauty” if you don’t have your health. That is why many “natural” products have been used to counter this effect, many creams and lotions are now using ingredients such as manuka honey which have amazing anti-bacterial properties that can heal wounds, I have used many great natural creams that have helped my reoccurring skin problems. If you are in the market for new products make sure to always read the label and see what the ingredients are actually doing to help you!