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Sunday, September 23, 2018

DOES MAKE-UP GIVE US CANCER?



Keywords:
Make-up, cancer, creams, proactive, acne, treatment, beauty, tips, skin, care

Now a days, there is almost no woman is found who doesn’t apply some make-up on her skin. Make-up here doesn’t typically refer to what we apply on our face to look presentable, rather any form of cream or oil that we use in our day-to day life to protect our skin is also within a harmful range. This includes a number of cosmetic products such as soaps, body cleansers, moisturizers, and make-up on a daily basis. In fact, studies show that women use an average of 12 cosmetic products a day. In today’s world, even men are using a lot of cosmetic products to look good. We never think that whatever we are using to enhance the beauty and protection of our body may contain some harmful ingredients which may also cause cancer. 

For instance, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1,4-Dioxane is a petroleum-derived contaminant that is thought to be a probable human carcinogen. It is a byproduct that appears during the manufacturing of cosmetics. Another such harmful ingredient is Phthalates, in the form of diethyl phthalate and dibutyl phthalate, which are commonly found in cosmetics and personal care products.  Unfortunately, there are very few rules regarding what companies can and can’t put in the potions that go onto–and into–your skin, even when those ingredients are known carcinogens.
Some companies, after noticing that people are more aware of such things, come out by mentioning there products as ‘Organic’ or ‘Natural’, even  if only as little as 70% of the ingredients are organic–and whatever else that remains could be comprised of harmful chemicals. So if we are using them thinking that they are safe for us, actually they still have many ingredients that could be harmful to our health. 

So one may wonder as to what we should do to avoid being a prey of this cancer-generating products.  Firstly, educate yourself–it’s essential to read ingredient lists on labels. If there’s something you don’t recognize or can’t pronounce, don’t trust it. Secondly, choose any brand that is well known for being truly organic. Most importantly, learn which chemicals are the harshest, and avoid them. Moreover, try to use more and more of natural things available at your home to take care of your skin and hair. 

Thus in a nutshell we can say that being aware is the only solution we can have right now, until the cosmetics industry is more regulated.  We should be more cautious while shopping. A greater knowledge of ingredients and their effects will keep us and our families safe.