The major cosmetics companies all seem to think that what goes into a lipstick or eye shadow will make you beautiful. They are wrong, but if they had their way nobody would buy anything for themselves and we all would look exactly the same. What most people don’t know is that what goes into a lipstick or eye shadow can be very harmful to your health because of all the chemicals that are used in the processing. I am going to tell you what you need to know about the chemicals that are used in beauty care products and why you should do your own research before buying any.
One of the ingredients that you should avoid in your skin and beauty care products is known as sodium lauryl sulfate. It’s commonly found in skin cleansers, makeup removers, and even shaving cream. What it does is cause a build up of lactic acid in your skin which leads to an itching sensation and irritation. After a while this leads to dry skin, breakouts, and inflammation. I recommend that you avoid products that contain it. Another skin care product that contains this chemical is cleansers, soaps, and makeup.
A third chemical that you need to avoid in skin care products is called parabens. These chemicals are used as a preservative to preserve the products for longer shelf lives, but are also thought to be a health risk because of the high level of toxicity they can cause to the body. So don’t buy any skin or beauty products that contain them. If you must use them don’t let it stand in your face for more than a couple minutes at a time and throw out or return the product if it starts to smell funny.