Cosmetics now days have become a necessity for society. They make you look pretty and hide those fine lines and dark spots. It has so happen that we cannot survive without them. Whenever we step out of the house, we make sure to dab a bit of lacquer to camouflage the reality. But is it really helping us? Are cosmetics really a girl’s best friend?  Are cosmetics killing you than making you look alive?

Cosmetics, such as foundations, face compact, highlighters  can lead to severe headaches and nausea if put on for a prolonged period of time. This is because of the harmful chemicals like propylene glycol, methylparaben and propylparaben present in them. Women feel dizziness, tired after being exposed to makeup for long hours. This can even cause unconsciousness.


Funky hairstyles have become a trend these days. Though colouring, straightening, curling might look catchy, they have long term side effects behind. Chemicals like Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Sodium Laureth Sulphate and Polyethene Glycol   used in shampoos, serums, hair colours cause serious damage to scalp resulting in itchiness, redness, dandruff as well as premature greying of hair.


Reproductive organs tend to get damaged with the use of cosmetics that contain asbestos, like talcum powder. Use of bubble baths can cause yeast infections due to   Candida Albicans   and certain photosensitizing oils   may affect the organs causing infertility. They might have a cleansing effect but cause infections and diseases like cancer.


Ageing is the most common thing with the use of heavy makeup. Taking prolonged cosmetic injections can cause people look older than they actually are. The moisturisers and makeup cause wrinkles and rashes due to sulphate present in them resulting in dullness. The cosmetic manufacturers are releasing their brands with the title, anti-aging cream to reduce signs of ageing. However, we need to be careful enough before making choices of products.


Lipsticks and lip balms containing aluminium are said to cause cancer, anaemia as well as glucose intolerance. These containing zinc oxide, barium sulphate and zinc oxide that are very harmful to kidney and liver.


Nail paints, pedicures and manicures cause serious damage to nails causing discolouration if done frequently. Nails become fragile and the quality starts to decrease.


Eye make ups like kajal, eye shadow harms the user’s eye badly. Mascara contains pseudomonas   that even causes blindness. Women wearing lenses are much exposed to harm since the chemical contents in the makeup damage the lens resulting in thinning of eyelashes and infections.


Prolonged use of chemicals can cause skin diseases even resulting in fatal cancer. Be confident in yourself and try and avoid these menacing chemicals. We can surely look prettier without these. Can’t  we?  Share this with the ladies in your life to show them that you care.

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