9. Makeup that contains parabens can be harmful to your health.
While the chemicals in cosmetics make us look, feel, and smell better, research strongly suggests that at certain exposure levels, some of these chemicals may contribute to the development of cancer in individuals. Many of the makeup on the market has been found to contain parabens, which are the chemical compounds used as preservatives. Found in countless makeup and skincare products, many individuals are likely getting exposure to parabens, maybe some without their knowledge. The parabens are easily absorbed through the skin and can cause a spike in breast cancer cells’ growth.
Phthalates are commonly used in nail polish and hair spray to hold color and reduce brittleness. Phthalates are also a hormone disrupter and can disrupt the balance in which your hormones interact with each other. With so many people wearing makeup daily, it is scary to think of how many are being exposed. The next time you purchase makeup or skincare products, be sure to check the ingredients to minimize your risk.