5 Ways Cosmetics Affects Your Health

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Cosmetics are an amazing way to help an individual explore their beauty. It can overcome their insecurities and uncertainties. However, there are additionally ways that cosmetics influence our wellbeing. Although many users of cosmetics worship the product, lurking beneath the glitz and glamor can be an abysmal horror.

For instance, cosmetics can dramatically affect the eyes and mouth. The eyes and mouth you say?  Yes, because these are two of the most touchy and defenseless places on the body. Contrary to popular belief, a lot of cosmetics possess small amounts of lead in them and a lot of cosmetic users use these lead containing items around their eyes and mouth. Used enough times, even though the cosmetics contain small amounts of lead,  can eventually cause a less than desired reaction from the body. Here are 5 ways that chemical containing cosmetics can affect your health.

1. BLOCKING YOUR PORES

If you utilize oil based or long wearing cosmetics, there is a pretty good chance that it will obstruct your pores. Cosmetics that are intended to keep going longer on your skin will likewise sink further into it, making it harder to evacuate. To prevent unsightly break outs use a deep cleansing exfoliator every night so that your pores won’t be stopped up.

2. TEST THE PRODUCT OUT FIRST

Who knows your skin better than you? You know what will and will not irritate it. Before you buy any cosmetics, test it out first. Put a small amount on your wrist and let it sit for awhile to see how your skin reacts to it.

3. BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR EYES

Be cautious what you put close to your eyes especially eyeliner and sparkle.  Make certain to thoroughly clean your liner since eyeliner can make it easier for particles to get in the eye and cause damage. Also be exceptionally careful when putting sparkle around the eyes. Sparkle pieces are harder for the eyes to flush out and can cause scratches and tears on the eye itself.

4. RESPITORY REACTIONS

Using facial fogs over and over again could be hurtful to the skin as well as your respiratory system. There are some particles within the facial fogs that might be  bothersome to the skin if breathed in. Keep this threat in mind by continually checking the fixings and inquiring about ones that you don’t have a solid understanding about. 

5. BRAIN PAINS

Did you know that certain aromas in your cosmetics could be causing you to experience brain pains? For instance, if you find yourself with a random headache which manifested itself out of no where it could possibly be the new cosmetics that you’re wearing. If you happen to experience this, immediately stop using the cosmetics and observe if your brain pain stops.

 

 

 

 

 

A'Leaka Brown is a Graduating Senior Broadcast/Mass Communications major here at Alcorn State University. She will be a contributor for The Campus Chronicle for the 2017-2018 school year.

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