From recent discoveries, Our lipstick pigment stays on for long hours during the day and many times we sleep with it too!
Such a practice is definitely not the healthiest and after few facts to clarify and point out how our lipsticks are harmful to the human lips especially women.
How do Lipsticks harm us?
Lead is the commonly found harmful content in lipsticks. Am very sorry but i have to take you back to your Chemistry days in High school with the definition of Lead.
What is Lead?
Lead is a chemical element with symbol Pb (from the Latin plumbum) and atomic number 82.
It is a heavy metal that is denser than most common materials.
Lead is soft and malleable, and has a relatively low melting point. When freshly cut, lead is bluish-white; it tarnishes to a dull gray color when exposed to air.
Lead has the highest atomic number of any stable element and concludes three major decay chains of heavier elements.
With this in mind, Lipsticks mainly affects the nervous system and harms the hormonal system. Lipsticks are known to cause allergy and irritation over the lips and the surrounding skin.
Other harmful effects include blockage of pores, drying and chapping of lips. Certain harmful ingredients are known to cause cancer, also,heavy metal poisoning are present in minute quantities in our lipsticks.
How do the pigments in our lipsticks affect our lips?
Lipstick pigments contain harsh chemicals that irritate the skin and lead to blackening of lips or on can even cause leucoderma due to melanocyte destruction.
Also, be watchful off the expiry date of your cosmetics.
What are the ingredients in lipsticks we should avoid?
Lipsticks contain many harmful ingredients.
These include chiefly toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium, mercury and antimony.
In addition to lead, lipsticks may contain formaldehyde, a preservative and known carcinogen, mineral oil substances are also known to block pores while parabens like carcinogens are often used as preservatives. Lipstick manufacturers are also using harmful petrochemicals to produce such lip formulas. Do you know about these harmful ingredients in your cosmetics?
What happens if we digest these pigments?
Lip formulas tend to be ingested after long hours of application, so the impact of the present toxins increases.
Researchers have found that average lipstick or lip gloss use resulted in women exceeding daily intake guidelines for aluminium, cadmium, chromium and manganese. These accumulate in your body over time and cause toxicity. Also, sleeping with lipstick increases the chances of all the harmful effects mentioned and hence, is to be strictly avoided. Here is why you should give make-up a miss sometimes.
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