Wednesday, June 20, 2007

5lbs of damaging chemicals in our skin?!

I was reading this article on Daily Mail, Women absorb up to 5lbs of damaging chemicals a year thanks to beauty products.

Holy Crap.

Well, there are two sides on the debate. One says that we are putting too many chemicals on our skin and those chemicals are absorbed into our blood stream and who knows what kind of damage they are doing. One says this is a total overreaction. The cosmetic products are strictly regulated. The cocktail effect of chemicals is an urban myth. And the scientists do know how different chemicals react individually and can predict how they interact with each other and this is taken into account when the safety of products is assessed.

What do you believe? I'm not going to stop moisturizing my face that's for sure. But I'll definitely be more diligent about cleaning out old creams and makeup regularly.

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