Being beautiful and looking good requires time, money and quality products. The beauty industry is growing every new year and many products are introduced into the market. It is however sad to note that some of these products contain harmful components.
You might actually be more likely to absorb dangerous chemicals directly into your bloodstream through your skin than if you were to ingest them (where enzymes can break them down). If you’re not convinced, the common occurrence of systemic side effects when using prescribed topically applied ointments is indicative of high absorption through the skin. Transdermal patches are becoming a common way to administer drugs because they “avoid the digestive tract completely and the drug is slowly absorbed across the skin directly into the circulation resulting in a long lasting effect.”
- Permanent and Semi-Permanent Hair Dyes (Especially Darker Colors)
Permanent and Semi-Permanent Hair Dyes (Especially Darker Colors)
Several studies have linked longtime hair dye use to bladder cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Researchers found that rodents that were fed these compounds from coal-tar in certain hair dyes were more likely to develop cancer than rodents that were not fed these compounds. Read more about it here.
Scary Scientific Fact: Aside from cancer scares, you could build up a tolerance to the chemicals and eventually suffer from a scary allergic reaction, even if you’ve been using the same product for years. Just do a little Google image search of “hair dye allergies.” Shudder.
How To Avoid: There’s always lemon juice for lightening and tea to cover up gray.
Sourced from: https://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/hair-dyes?utm_term=.yjNdwPLqMd#.pqD1k2dR51
Lip balm and lip gloss are way better than matte lipstick. You will be giving your lips the break that they really need. Go get some gel wash instead of a cream cleanser. Your skin will exfoliate gently..
Swap Matte Lipstick for Lip Balm and Gloss
“Matted lip stains tend to crease and lay into the lines of your lips,” says Rachael Rubin, owner and founder of Beauty PaRLR & RLR Studio in Framingham, Massachusetts. They’re also super-drying, as is the sun. “Give your lips a break now and then by swapping your matte lipstick for a tinted lip balm or gloss,” says Joel Schlessinger, M.D., board-certified dermatologist and RealSelf advisor. “You’ll still reap all the benefits of rocking the same color, but you’ll be nourishing and conditioning your lips in the process.” Try Yves Saint Laurent Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain ($36, sephora.com).
Swap Cream Cleanser for Gel Face Wash
When your skin is oily thanks to the humidity, you don’t need that extra hydration from cream cleansers. “This added moisturization is excellent in the dry winter, but these formulas can sometimes be too heavy in the summer,” says Schlessinger. “Instead of using a cream cleanser year-round, trade it for a gentler gel cleanser that contains more salicylic and glycolic acids to help lightly exfoliate the skin and prevent clogged pores.” He likes LovelySkin LUXE Clarifying Gel Cleanser ($40, lovelyskin.com).
Go for moisturizers that are oil free oil is not bad but on the other hand too much of something i dangerous. If you are going out ensure your mascara is waterproof so that when you laugh and tears of joy come down your mascara is still on its best behaviour.
Oil-free moisturizers: We know now that oil in your skincare products is not necessarily a bad thing. Basically, oil does not equal acne. Rather, Graf explains, oil in a product mimics the oil your skin naturally produces, allowing it to hydrate and protect your skin very well. “You can use oil as a deep-cleanser since oil attracts oil,” she says. “Different mixtures of oils can also be used to boost radiance, smooth lines, purify pores, and more.”
Scrubs with rough ingredients: It’s high time to get rid of abrasive scrubs made with ground apricot pits or crushed walnut shells, Graf says, because these scrubs don’t have even edges and are too abrasive for the skin. Instead, make sure you look for products formulated with smooth, round beads that won’t irritate your skin, or, better yet, use a chemical exfoliant formulated with alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) instead.
Waterproof mascara: Editorial makeup artist Misha Shahzada of ArtMix Beauty says that waterproof mascara just makes your lashes clump and flake. So, get rid of this product and swap it for a tube of Lash Genius by Anastasia Beverly Hills, a waterproof clear coat which can simply be applied on top of your mascara to seal lashes and make them waterproof if you absolutely must.