Fortunately, gone are the days when women were forced to put on poisonous cosmetics to pay tribute to beauty. The modern beauty industry is able to transform a faceless simpleton into a sophisticated queen in the blink of an eye. However, even in our civilized time, you can buy cosmetics, which include aggressive, dangerous, "uncivilized" components. Location: Location: Most shampoos, shower gels and toothpastes contain sodium lauryl sulfate. It is thanks to this component that cosmetics foam well and wash away dirt. However, there are also downsides. If you use these hygiene products on a daily basis and in large quantities, and even rinse with water poorly, then the skin becomes more vulnerable to external influences. In the end,dandruff appears, dryness, allergic reactions are possible. Shampoos and gels that do not foam well are much less harmful.
Toxic ammonia (ammonia) is a common ingredient in hair bleaching products. This substance can affect the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose and respiratory tract. In addition, it has recently been proven by scientists from the University of Southern California that hair dye can cause skin cancer. It turns out that women who use permanent dye (at least once a month) double their chances of getting this cancer.
Nail polish often contains dibutyl phthalate, which also has a detrimental effect on mucous membranes up to the manifestation of allergic reactions.
In the composition of many creams, mineral oil (mineral oil, petrolatum) appears, in other words, technical oil (produced from oil). On contact with the skin, the mineral oil forms an impervious film that perfectly retains moisture, thereby moisturizing the skin. But at the same time, the film clogs the pores, interfering with the normal functioning of the skin. Another ingredient designed to moisturize the skin is glycerin. It copes with its task perfectly due to the fact that it draws moisture from the deep layers. As a result, prolonged use of this component invariably leads to dehydration. We should also mention DMAE (DMAE) - an ingredient aimed at increasing skin elasticity and smoothing wrinkles. Many scientists believe that the effect of the anti-aging cream is to increase the volume of cells, some of which then die.
If we talk about deodorants, then you should pay attention to aluminum salts (aluminum acetate, aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum sulfate). The intensity of sweating is significantly reduced due to these components, but they can cause skin irritations and allergic reactions.
As for decorative cosmetics (powder, eyeshadow, blush, lipstick, etc.), they may contain amaranth dye (amaranth). Be aware that this ingredient is banned in many countries due to its toxicity. Lipstick is dangerous if additives in the form of heavy metal compounds enter the body, especially if they dissolve well in water and the stomach.