Is there harmless cosmetics?

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The endless hunger for the use of beautifying products and services determines continuously the increasing offering on the market. The situation with the modern cosmetics is such that the vast majority of it contains synthetic chemicals for which there is more and more evidence that they are harmful, toxic, cause hormonal disorders, allergies and other unpleasant consequences.


Although many of the issues related to the safety and health effects of the use of cosmetics still remain unclear, though there are options to be attractively healthy and healthily pretty. The use of natural ingredients for hair care is preferable to the hair dye containing ammonia, peroxide, PPD and the like. For example the apple cider covers the grizzled hairs, the tea lightens it, and the coffee darkens it.


In the hair sprays, perfumes, deodorants, body lotions and nail polishes is often contained DBT (dibutyl phtalate), and its derivatives phtalates. Numerous studies link this chemical with the infliction of various disabilities.


The formaldehyde (usually used in perfumes and lacquers) and the preservatives (Diasolidinyl urea, DMDM ​​hydantoin, Imidazolidiny, Quaternium-15, etc.), which may emit formaldehyde, cause itching and burning of the skin, irritation of the throat, eyes, and white lungs.Mandatory avoid such preservatives.


Perfumes, deodorants and toilet waters are produced mostly on a petroleum base. Use essential oils, aromatherapy and herbal extracts in their place.


Make your own cosmetics using natural products such as fruits, seeds, exotic essential oils and others known in the beautification. Recipes and ingredients beneficial to the skin can be found everywhere.


And last but not least, spare yourself and your body.


Nanoparticles in the cosmetics


According to a research made by British scientists, the nanoparticles used in the face creams and other cosmetic products may be harmful to the body. Large cosmetic giants regularly use in their production nanoparticles, thousand times thinner than a human hair, but 87% of the consumers are not aware of this fact, shows a British study. Of 67 companies asked whether their products are safe, only 17 responded and only 8 of them were willing to give information regarding the use of nanoparticles into the products.Scientists claim that because of their size the nanoparticles can penetrate through the protective barriers in the body – such as the brain and reach even to the baby that is developing in the womb of the mother. Furthermore, the nanoparticles of a certain chemical may have different properties from the larger particles of the same substance.


Therefore, dear ladies, be very careful when you buy cosmetics and all kind of products in general and thoroughly read the labels on the package. After all this is your health we are talking about.


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