Harmful Substances in Cosmetics:
Did you know that over 60% of what you put on your skin, the largest organ on your body gets absorbed into your blood stream? And unlike your kidneys and liver that act as your body’s filter, the skin is all on its own. 95% of the chemicals in most commercial cosmetics and personal care products are made from harmful substances. This is because it appeals more to the eyes of the consumers and also would sell real fast.
It is important to check the ingredients listed on cosmetic and personal care products before you buy. Quite a number of the so called ingredients are harmful and may rank among causes of skin cancer and few other health problems.
Below are some of the ingredients to watch out for:
Parabens: Parabens are synthetic preservatives us
The struggle to lose weight, become sleek and fashionable is one of the trendiest fashions in our modern day life now.
There's a product promising all of that, but it actually could be causing irreparable damage to your internal organs.
It is called a waist trainer, and the idea is just that - to train the waist to be smaller. If it looks like a medieval torture device, that is because it almost is. These types of corsets were popular in the 1500s. Advertisements promise you can tame your midsection by wearing this thing continuously, but doctors warn it could cause serious long term damage.
It is the newest slim-down secret that has stars pumping its popularity all over social media. Reality TV stars from Snooki to every one of the Kardashians have endorsed the products.
By Victoria Haruna
People from many different cultures have pierced their bodies for centuries. If you look into you will find that Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans decorated their bodies with piercings and tattoos of various kinds. People pierced their bodies to show their importance in a group, or because they thought it protected them from evil. Today, we know much more about the risks of body piercing. Body piercing is a serious decision anyone can make. Before you decide what you want to do to your skin please think very well about it experts have warned.
There are medical conditions that could interfere with the natural healing process after a piercing which makes getting body piercing under these circumstances not only a bad decision, but a risky one.
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Ways To Achieve A Healthy Skin
One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems — as well as increase the risk of skin cancer. For the most complete sun protection you can do the followings:
Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours — or more often if you’re swimming or perspiring. Be under the shade. Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun’s rays are strongest. Put on protective clothing. Cover your skin with tightly woven long-sleeved shirts, long pants and wide-brimmed hats. Also consider laundry additives, which give clothing an additional layer of ultraviolet p
By Victoria Haruna
Killer heels are known to cause multiple health implications.
These include knee osteoarthritis, callouses, ankle sprain, ingrown toenails, shortened Achilles tendon, risk of falling and lower back pain.
Also, according to the author of Fashionably Fatal, Summer Streves, “in earlier centuries, ladies of fashion were known to have had their ‘little’ toes amputated, slipping their feet into ever-more-pointed fashionable footwear”.
She argues that while historic practices might sound barbaric, women today are still enduring pain for fashion, referencing “the contemporary vogue for the surgical shortening, even amputation of healthy toes, in order to fit into today's sky-high stilettos”.
There are still plenty of fashion victims in the 21st Century. “Although we haven’t
A contact lens, or simply contact, is a thin lens placed directly on the surface of the eye. Contact lenses are considered medical devices and can be worn to correct vision, or for cosmetic or therapeutic reasons.
People choose to wear contact lenses for many reasons. Aesthetics and cosmetics are often motivating factors for people who would like to avoid wearing glasses or would like to change the appearance of their eyes.Other people wear contacts for functional or optical reasons. When compared with spectacles, contact lenses typically provide better peripheral vision, and do not collect moisture such as rain, snow, condensation, or sweat. This makes them ideal for sports and other outdoor activities. Contact lens wearers can also wear sunglasses, goggles, or other eyewear of their cho