Finding the right health and beauty routine that works for you isn’t always simple. Sometimes, it can actually require some hard work and research. Although various techniques and beauty products have become popular over time, in reality, they can have bad, or adverse effects. It’s easy to get swept up in how things make us look. Everyone (well not everyone), but many people love to be tan, including myself. And though over time, most of us have taken precautions to prevent what we now know is terrible for us, many still ignore the warnings. Keeping that mind, here are some some small health and beauty changes to try that can actually have a huge impact. It may be easy to get that perfect look now, but we all want to look naturally fabulous in our forties, right?
Be choosy with deodorants.
Most people probably think that all deodorants are the same, and likely, pretty safe. But there are lots of products out there that can cause damage to the skin or worse. Some deodorants contain metals that research suggests could contribute to incidences of cancer. With that in mind, it’s vital that you seek out the best aluminum free deodorant online or from your local store. Failure to do that could potentially increase your chances of breast cancer, bone disorders, kidney problems, and even Alzheimer’s disease.
Why products containing aluminum are still available from high-street stores is somewhat of a mystery. Head online to look for more information about the dangers of aluminum in deodorant.
Don’t sleep in your makeup, or even wear it too long.
Anyone who’s worn makeup for more than a few hours before will know about the adverse effect it can have on the skin. If you fall asleep wearing makeup after a night out on the town, you could wake up with sore skin and spots. That is because those products clog the pores and prevent your skin from breathing properly. Considering that, you should always try and get used to cleansing your skin before bed as part of your nightly routine. Even those late nights. Look for:
Organic and non-fragranced moisturizer
Makeup removal wipes
Non-fragranced soap or face wash
Avoid hair care products containing these chemicals
There are lots of different shampoos, conditioners, and other hair care products that contain dangerous chemicals. Most people are blissfully unaware of the risks they take when using those items. The issue is that you won’t notice an adverse effect until you’ve used them for many years. Some of the most toxic ingredients you need to avoid are:
There are lots of beauty products that can also contain those chemicals. This is not to scare you to death. Just to remind you to always read labels, and packaging. And in some cases, do your research beforehand. Some of the most popular non-hair-care items that contain those compounds include eye-shadows, moisturizers, and nail polish.
Stay away from tanning beds
This is a pretty obvious one. But it’s still important to mention that if you’re still using a tanning bed these days, stop. Many still use them before they go on vacation to ensure a ‘base’ before getting in the sun, which at one point people thought a smart, sun safe thing to do. It’s not. Anytime you’re getting into a tanning bed, you’re doing a disservice to your skin and body. Experts claim that sunbeds can:
Cause the skin to become leathery
Cause you to form wrinkles while you’re still young
Damage the skin cells
Increase the chances of developing skin cancer
Okay, so I’ll go right to tanning products instead, then. But wait, they’re not the solution either necessarily. Certain chemicals used in those products can damage the skin just as much as tanning beds. The safest way to protect yourself, if you want to sunbathe, is by using lots of high SPF sunscreen, and being aware of how much sun you’re getting.
These are few a tips for making some small, but important improvements. Hopefully, in time, some of those less safe products and processes will be obsolete. While it may sound silly to worry about your shampoo, staying informed on what you use is never a bad thing.