Beauty Health Hazards

Your body is a vessel, a very fragile vessel that you must take good care of. Your good figure, nice skin, fabulous hair; Yes it’s all young now. However, 30 years from now…will it still look and feel the same? Will you still feel as young and energetic? Will you be able to look like before? Although it is a fact that looks change with time, using the wrong things on your body does not help at all. There are so many things we do with our body without the thought of tomorrow. That is why it is all also essential that we find out exactly what substances were putting in our bodies.

Face Care
Do you normally use anti-ageing creams, acne and scar removers or anti blemish products. If you do, like most of us, you should check the label. You might find several unwanted visitors on the label like Alpha Hydroxy Acids or AHA and Beta Hydroxy Acids or BHA. If these substances are on the label, you better chuck it out now. Many complaints for the products with these substances include inflammation, burning sensation and pain on the affected areas. If you find that you are experiencing this the first thing to do is to flush the affected area with water, then wipe it with a clean cloth and rush yourself to the E.R to get immediate treatment. It is highly suggested that you use products with trusted brand names. Also consult with a dermatologist to know your skin type and what the best types of face care products suit you.

Hair Care
The hair is the crowning glory. Women always aspire for shiny, smooth and healthy hair. So we bombard our hair with regular trips to the salon, or buy hair kits promising healthy and beautiful hair, but do we even know what is in the shampoos, conditioners, oils, creams and especially hair dyes that we use? Recent studies show that hair dyes could actually make us more prone to a type of cancer on the lymph nodes. The study also shows that most women who color their hair darker are more prone to this disease. So I guess blondes do have more fun. Nevertheless, it is highly recommended that you opt for more natural or organic based products like coconut shampoos or aloe Vera hot oils. A great way to protect your scalp before treatments is also the use of petroleum jelly.

Skin Care
Many people desire to have whiter skin. Well if you’re using bleaching creams for a long time you might be prone to a disorder where the skin becomes bruised like on the area continuously treated. If this is happening to you discontinue use and contact a dermatologist. You also have to check the labels of your lotions and other skin care products for Phthalates. This substance causes high risk of birth defects for unborn children, reproductive health problems for men and women which increase the risk for cancer. It is suggested that you use whitening and skin softeners with an organic or natural base like papayas, milk, honey and such.

Nail Care
Based on my personal experience, it is always and I mean always a must to make sure your nails get the cleanest treatment from nail salons. Several salons have unsanitary methods when it comes to nail care because they only have 1 or 2 sets of tools for all of their customers. It is better to go to pricey nail salons if it means sterile tools will be used. Always remember that in nail care there are times when you accidentally get cut so that is already an opening where bacteria can enter. Several undesired effects would be bacterial infections, allergies, warts and even yeast infection. So you better make sure your nails are as squeaky clean as they are cute.