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Toxic beauty Safe or Unsafe???

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Common  “cosmetic” product is known as lipstick. Lip gloss and lip balms are the alternative to lipsticks. Generally, women wear it to look different  without knowing its side effects.

Lipstick pigments contain harsh chemicals that irritate the skin and lead to blackening of lips or on can even cause leucoderma due to melanocyte destruction.  But U know Lipsticks may cause many dangerous problems if they didn’t suits to ur skin or with of long usage.

  • Lips texture may damage
  • Natural Lip Colour will be vanished totally
  • Skin texture damages deeply even if u didn’t recognize in time
  • Skin blemishes or sores or some other rashes will starts slowly
  • They may spread more n more
  • Have to wait and take medications for more time to get ur natural lips safely back.

 Lipsticks contain many harmful ingredients. These include chiefly toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium, mercury and antimony. In addition to lead, lipsticks may contain formaldehyde, a preservative and known carcinogen, mineral oil substances are also known to block pores while parabens like carcinogens are often used as preservatives. Lipstick manufacturers are also using harmful petrochemicals to produce such lip formulas

 Lip formulas tend to be ingested after long hours of application, so the impact of the present toxins increases. Researchers have found that average lipstick or lip gloss use resulted in women exceeding daily intake guidelines for aluminium, cadmium, chromium and manganese. These accumulate in your body over time and cause toxicity. Also, sleeping with lipstick increases the chances of all the harmful effects mentioned and hence, is to be strictly avoided. 

Using the product and times of using also consider for severity of problem.

Don’t get mislead by the glow; the lipstick which used to give a shinning look to you lips might have had a large amounts of lead …“Lead on lips can lead to Lead Toxicity”.

Lead is a soft toxic metal, and people has been pulling out and using it for over 8500 years. Nicander of Colophon, an Ancient Greek was the first to find out the lead toxicity in humans in 2000 BCE. Again in the 17th century it was noted by an unidentified scholar in Germany, that the monk’s who drank the sweet wine which had been sweetened by the Lead Sugar which is known by Litharge or Lead Acetate. It has developed Colic which has similar signs to Lead poisoning.

Just in the US, the yearly accounts for over 2 billion dollars with a yearly sales over 270 million individual lipsticks being sold.

Lead has one major problem that it is often stored in the bone marrow. It’s a free floating metal when goes in our body and it can be dangerous because it can imitate other important metals which the body uses like zinc, calcium and iron. It means that lead can bind and react with the proteins and molecules and cause a terrible effect. Now, the good news is that your body stores this safely in your bones till it has the space to do so. But, the bad news is that if you break a bone or become pregnant the lead is released into the body again. It is certainly a bad news for the pregnant women because lead has given some negative effects on the development of foetuses at a very low level.

Keeping this in mind with this example, if you use lipstick frequently, you should review the use of lipstick and may be bring it down to zero.

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Hidden Lipstick Ingredients

Methylparaben is a preservative used in many beauty products  these are inked to cancer, may disrupt the endocrine system, or be toxic in other ways. The Cosmetics Database labels them a “high hazard.”

Propylparaben is a frequently used cosmetics ingredient that can irritate skin and eyes or cause reactions in those who are allergic. Some studies have also raised concerns about endocrine disruption, cancer and other toxic effects. It is rated a “moderate hazard” by the Cosmetics Database.

Retinyl Palmitate is a synthetic form of vitamin A that may be toxic to pregnant women. It is rated a “moderate hazard” by the Cosmetics Database because limited evidence links exposure to a range of health problems, from cancer to reproductive effects.

Tocopheryl Acetate, also known as vitamin E acetate,  a preservative & rates it as a “moderate hazard” because it may cause itching, burning, scaling, hives and skin blistering, and may be toxic.

Be watchful off the expiry date of your cosmetics.  Try to follow Natural methods to keep lips healthy & pinky.

Friends dont forget Health is most important than Beauty.