WARN­ING! Th­ese Chem­i­cals are Bad for Your Skin!

Check la­bels for th­ese in­gre­di­ents... they’re so-not-good for you!

Cosmopolitan (India) - - FAST GLAM -

1 Parabens Used in make-up, mois­turis­ers and sham­poos this add-on can mess with hor­mone func­tion and is also as­so­ci­ated with breast can­cer. Look for names that end with pararaben such as methyl­paraben, butyl­paraben, propy­l­paraben and isobutyl­paraben.

2 Syn­thetic Scents The term par­fum may sound pretty on a la­bel, but an av­er­age of 3,000 chem­i­cals are used as fra­grances. Many of th­ese have not been tested for tox­i­c­ity and can cause skin ir­ri­ta­tion or runny eyes and nose.

3 Min­eral Oil A petroleum prod­uct, this is shock­ingly used in baby oil. It can clog pores and cause acne.

4 Sul­phates Used mainly to pro­vide a rich lather in sham­poo and cleansers, it is linked to eye dam­age, de­pres­sion, un­easy breath­ing, stom­ach prob­lems and se­vere skin ir­ri­ta­tion.

5 Tri­closan Used as a preser­va­tive in de­odor­ants and cleansers, Tri­closan reaches into the deep­est lay­ers, and may cause skin ir­ri­ta­tion. It doesn’t de­grade and there­fore is en­vi­ron­men­tally un­friendly.

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