A quick face-wash with a face-pack, a little foundation applied, a quick brushing of face talcum and highlighter, a bright lipstick with lip-shimmer, a stroke of eye-liner and mascara, the latest hairstyle and there you go! Grab the clutch and high-heel sandals and you are ready for a dashing party with that flawless look!
Today, the beauty industry has a robust of beauty products in their pallet and what-not to serve the customers with instant magical effects. But did you ever wonder how this is possible? The application of daily skin-care products has a whole lot of dangerous chemicals hidden in them which catalyze to produce instant expected results. These are very harmful to the skin and can cause great damage.
The list is very long but here are 3 most toxic chemicals that can affect your skin badly and about which you should be educated to avoid skin damage.
Chemicals and Heavy Metals (Mercury) in Skin Creams:
Research proves that most of the skin-creams contain toxic levels of Mercury and other heavy metals. The application of such creams can cause itching and serious skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, etc. The skin lightening formula and aging creams which boast of magical results contain bleaching agents which are unimaginably harmful. Mercury poisoning may even lead to irritations, tremors, memory loss, blurred visions, and hearing. Alternatively, The use of organic products can reduce the chances of these harmful effects to a great extent.
Lead in LipSticks:
The latest investigations by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) in even very famous high-end brands of lipsticks have confirmed the presence of lead in them and that too to greatest levels. According to Forbes, five out of ten most lead-contaminated lipsticks were manufactured by L’Oréal USA, the most famous and trusted brand! These lead-contaminated lipsticks and lip-shimmers can cause serious skin problems with a high amount of lead in them as the lips are the most gentle and sensitive.
Toxic chemicals in everyday lotions, sunscreens (OxyBenzone):
Our skin absorbs up to 60% of whatever applied directly into our bloodstreams. Hence, the application of everyday skin creams, lotions and sunscreens can cause serious health problems by absorption of toxic chemicals present in them. For example, phthalates and fragrances can enter our bloodstreams when inhaled through the lungs. It is a myth that only large amounts of concentrations of chemicals can lead to serious diseases but the fact is that even a small amount of toxic chemicals can cause severe implications. For example, OxyBenzone and Octinoxate present in your favorite sunscreen might protect you from the Sun but can cause hormone disruption and other skin allergies!
The use of daily skin care products is unavoidable but a careful selection of these products can leave your skin healthy and prevent it from aging.