Has your mother ever scolded you for eating her red colored lipstick, while playing a wedding game? Well, our today’s write up will tell you the fact that she wasn’t tormented about the loss of her favorite lipstick, rather was bothered about the dangerous elements that may have arrived in your tiny body.
There is no doubt that modern society has put its hard efforts to modify your natural selves. We put makeup on to change the way we look or just to look more beautiful . But makeup might behoove us to ask – what will it cost? There are researches which point out the presence of toxic chemicals in your lip color.
Your crayon or colored Matt is surely a game changer makeup product as it can change your look from i- did- sleep-a –wink-last night to ready- all- the time and this is what makes your lipstick a long-run product. But have you ever thought how much dangerous is this beautiful presence for your health?
Lead In Lipstick:
Your lipstick may contain a poisonous ingredient lead. You have possibly heard that lead is not so good in the paint which you use for coloring your walls, so how can you let lead to paint your lips? It’s worse to rub it on your lips–those are near your mouth–but people use it so willingly every morning. Lead is a neurotoxin which, in turn, may cause learning and language problems.
Besides this, your lips are one of the most permeable among other body parts, which means any toxic chemical present in your lipstick can easily be absorbed by your lips. Cosmetic industries use these heavy toxic chemicals to give shimmery effect to your lipstick, so don’t be after to glittery sparkles of your lipstick.
Keep your children away from lipstick:
Exposure to lead may have elusive effects on the intellectual development of infants and children. Infants and toddlers are particularly susceptible to the harmful effects of lead because they are undergoing a period of rapid development; furthermore, their growing bodies absorb lead more easily and excrete lead less efficiently than adults. In addition, infants and young children are more likely to ingest lead because of their natural habit of putting objects into their mouths… Lead can stay in the body for over 30 years following exposure.
Research from US food and drug administration (FDA) found noticeable amounts of lead in over 400 brands of lipstick, including those most commonly sold in grocery stores and pharmacies. FDA says that it is not concerned because lipstick is a “topical” product that is not intended to be “ingested.” In other words, the agency is acting as if lipstick stays on lips. But if you wear lipstick, you know that’s not true.
We lick our lips all day long, which mean that we’re eating lipstick all day long, and reapplying it all day long, too. But a new study finds a wide range of brands contain as many as eight other metals, from cadmium to aluminum.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that you have to decide between going lipstick less and eating lead. There are plenty of healthy options, scroll down and know what you can do to protect yourself.
- Choose lighter colors over darker ones and matte over shimmer.
Medical research has found that darker reds and browns often contain more lead and other heavy metals than lighter hues. Shimmery lipstick usually contains tiny particles of mica, which is made up of lead and other metals, so use those on special occasions rather than every day.
- Buy healthier lipstick.
It is never mentioned o your lipstick that it contains lead as ingredient. In fact, it is almost impossible to read the tiny print on the label of a lipstick tube or package, but even if you could, you wouldn’t find “lead” listed as an ingredient. Always try to buy healthier lipstick which is made up of natural elements like coconut butter, shea butter, essential oils and colors derived from plants rather than mineral pigments and even insects.
- Switch to plant-based lip balm.
If your aim is predominantly to keep your lips moist, it is advisable to use a plant-based balm rather than a traditional lipstick. The natural plant-based balm is toxic free and can make your lips healthy without costing your life.
- Be careful when it comes to your kids:
An advisory committee to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared that there is no safe level of lead for children and stressed the importance of preventing lead exposure for kids and pregnant women. Avoid “kiddie lipstick” and don’t let your children to play with your “grown-up” lipstick.