Skin cancer and other negative implications of makeup

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    Makeup cosmetics such as lipstick or powder applied to the face, used to enhance or alter the appearance.

    Excessive application of makeup could have a deleterious effect on the body. The chemical composition of the makeup could cause allergies, irritation, and skin cancer. … Some of the harmful effects of applying excessive makeup are wrinkles, patches, dark circles, scarring, acne, boils, and pimples.

    Mascara, lipstick, blush, foundation and eyeliner are beauty products that are a necessity for many women around the world. However, sometimes makeup can be harmful to your skin’s health. Unhealthy makeup habits can cause acne, aging, and oiliness or dryness.

    On the whole, cosmetics and personal care products don’t carry the levels of toxins needed to cause cancer. Bigger concerns are skin irritations and lack of proper cosmetic hygiene.

    While that may be true, applying makeup every day can have several harmful side effects on your skin and body.

    Headaches. …
    Hair Problems. …
    Acne. …
    Skin Allergies. …
    Eye Infections. …
    Infertility. …
    Premature Ageing. …
    Hormonal Imbalance
    cancer
    skin discoloration

    Many of the chemical based cosmetics available in the stores today contain toxic ingredients that could cause cancer. With regulations in place, there is testing being done on the ingredients before the products can be sold. However, cosmetics companies need only prove that there will be no immediate harmful results. So there is no conclusive research done on the long-term effects of all the ingredients. Try and avoid products with the following ingredients.

    Carcinogens in personal care products: Chemicals and their health concerns?

    Formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is intentionally added to some products, such as keratin hair straighteners. …
    Phenacetin. …
    Coal Tar. …
    Benzene. …
    Mineral oils (untreated and mildly treated) …
    Ethylene oxide. …
    Heavy Metals. …
    Cadmium and its compounds.
    The FDA currently acknowledges several studies linking parabens, which mimic estrogen, to breast cancer, skin cancer, and decreased sperm count

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